Friday, November 25, 2016
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The Northern Illinois Huskies take on the Kent State Golden Flashes on Friday, November 25, 2016 at Dix Stadium. The opening line for this game has Kent State as 2 point favorites. This season the Huskies are 5-6-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-6-0. The Golden Flashes have an over/under record of 6-5-0 and they are 6-5-0 against the spread.
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Daniel Santacaterina finished with 103 yards through the air for Northern Illinois last week. He completed 5 passes out of 15 attempts for a 33% completion percentage. The Huskies were led in rushing by Jordan Huff, who finished with 173 yards on 23 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 8 yards per carry. Aregeros Turner was the team leader in receiving with a total of 84 yards and 3 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 28 yards per reception. As a team in that game Northern Illinois got a total of 20 first downs. Of those first downs, 11 came on the ground while 8 came through the air. They ran 77 total plays for 485 yards for the game. The Huskies ran for 324 yards on 52 attempts.
Nick Holley finished with 127 yards passing for Kent State last week. He went 8 for 19, resulting in a 42% completion percentage. The Golden Flashes were led on the ground by Justin Rankin, who finished with 21 yards on 5 carries. He ended the game with an average of 4 yards per rush. Ernest Calhoun led the team in receiving with 112 yards and 5 catches. He finished the game with an average of 22 yards per reception. Kent State had 10 first downs total. 2 came from running the ball and 8 came from a pass. They ran 50 total plays for 254 yards for the contest. The Golden Flashes ran for 9 yards on 22 carries as a team.
Northern Illinois scores 30.5 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 58th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 20 passes on 34.4 attempts for a 58.2 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 221.6 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 78th in college football. The Huskies run for an average of 242.2 yards per game on 43.4 attempts for an average of 5.6 yards per carry. That ranks them 18th in the nation. They also run 77.7 plays per contest and average 6 yards per play for an average of 463.8 yards per game, ranking their offense 32nd overall this season. The Huskies average 23.3 first downs per game which ranks them 37th in the country. They accumulate 72.3 penalty yards per game via 7.3 penalties, which ranks 10th in the nation.
Northern Illinois allows 255 passing yards per game, ranking 95th in D-1, and they allow 31.2 points per contest on defense, which ranks 90th. They give up 20.2 completions on 34.5 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 58.6. The Huskies allow 202 rushing yards per game on 44.6 carries for an average of 4.5 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 91st in the country. Northern Illinois allows 457 total yards per game including 5.8 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 109th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.4 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7 penalties for 70.4 yards per game, ranking them 119th among D-1 teams.
Kent State averages 20.5 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 117th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 12.1 passes per game on 23.2 attempts for a 52.2 percent completion percentage. They throw for 136.1 yards through the air per game, ranking them 122nd in Division 1. The Golden Flashes run for an average of 165.6 yards per game on 40.4 attempts for an average of 4.1 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 76th on the ground. They also run 63.5 plays per game and average 4.7 yards per play for a total of 301.7 yards per game, ranking them 126th in the country on offense. The Golden Flashes get an average of 14.8 first downs per game, which ranks 127th in the nation. They average 43.8 penalty yards per game via 5.2 penalties, ranking them 108th in college football.
Kent State allows an average of 191.2 passing yards per game, which ranks 21st in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 28.5 points per contest, which has them ranked 68th in the nation. They give up 15.5 completions on 30 attempts for a completion percentage of 51.5 per game. The Golden Flashes allow 187.5 rushing yards per contest on 42.4 carries for a 4.4 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 80th in the country. Kent State allows 378.6 total yards per game for an average of 5.2 yards per play, which ranks 44th in D-1. They force 2 turnovers per contest and 4.9 penalties for 45.9 yards in each contest, ranking 32nd in the nation.
Northern Illinois Betting Trends
Northern Illinois is 5-6-0 against the over/under this season
Northern Illinois has an ATS record of 5-6-0 this season
Kent State Betting Trends
Kent State is 6-5-0 against the over/under this season
Kent State has an ATS record of 6-5-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/20/16 DE Joe Sanders Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Friday vs. Kent State
11/20/16 RB Joel Bouagnon Undisclosed injured last game, probable Friday vs. Kent State
11/20/16 QB Ryan Graham Concussion injured last game, "?" Friday vs. Kent State
11/20/16 LB Sean Folliard Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Friday vs. Kent State
11/20/16 CB Shawun Lurry Ankle injured last game, "?" Friday vs. Kent State
11/14/16 QB Anthony Maddie Leg out for season
10/27/16 LB Bobby Jones IV Toe out for season
10/14/16 DT Mario Jones Lung out indefinitely
09/15/16 QB Drew Hare Hamstring out indefinitely
08/27/16 S Jackson Abresch Ankle out indefinitely
11/08/16 S Nate Holley Suspension out indefinitely
10/03/16 QB Justin Agner Undisclosed out for season
09/30/16 QB Mylik Mitchell Wrist out for season
09/06/16 WR Kris White Leg out indefinitely
08/11/16 WR Antwan Dixon Illness out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Kent State
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