Saturday, October 22, 2016
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The Ohio Bobcats take on the Kent State Golden Flashes on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Dix Stadium. The opening line for this game has Ohio as 4 point favorites. This season the Bobcats are 3-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-6-0. The Golden Flashes have an over/under record of 4-3-0 and they are 4-3-0 against the spread.
Quinton Maxwell finished with 188 yards through the air for Ohio last week. He completed 17 passes out of 26 attempts for a 65% completion percentage. The Bobcats were led in rushing by Dorian Brown, who finished with 94 yards on 14 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 7 yards per carry. Sebastian Smith was the team leader in receiving with a total of 123 yards and 8 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 15 yards per reception. As a team in that game Ohio got a total of 25 first downs. Of those first downs, 8 came on the ground while 16 came through the air. They ran 73 total plays for 415 yards for the game. The Bobcats ran for 124 yards on 30 attempts.
Nick Holley finished with 91 yards passing for Kent State last week. He went 7 for 11, resulting in a 64% completion percentage. The Golden Flashes were led on the ground by Nick Holley, who finished with 84 yards on 24 carries. He ended the game with an average of 4 yards per rush. Will Matthews led the team in receiving with 48 yards and 2 catches. He finished the game with an average of 24 yards per reception. Kent State had 14 first downs total. 11 came from running the ball and 2 came from a pass. They ran 62 total plays for 262 yards for the contest. The Golden Flashes ran for 163 yards on 48 carries as a team.
Ohio scores 30.6 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 60th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 21.1 passes on 36.4 attempts for a 58 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 233.9 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 63rd in college football. The Bobcats run for an average of 188.9 yards per game on 42.7 attempts for an average of 4.4 yards per carry. That ranks them 51st in the nation. They also run 79.1 plays per contest and average 5.3 yards per play for an average of 422.7 yards per game, ranking their offense 57th overall this season. The Bobcats average 23.6 first downs per game which ranks them 32nd in the country. They accumulate 62.9 penalty yards per game via 6.3 penalties, which ranks 33rd in the nation.
Ohio allows 258.6 passing yards per game, ranking 92nd in D-1, and they allow 26.3 points per contest on defense, which ranks 63rd. They give up 22.9 completions on 34.7 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 65.8. The Bobcats allow 108.3 rushing yards per game on 34.4 carries for an average of 3.1 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 14th in the country. Ohio allows 366.9 total yards per game including 5.3 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 44th in terms of yards per game. They force 2.4 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.3 penalties for 64.9 yards per game, ranking them 108th among D-1 teams.
Kent State averages 23 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 107th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 12.4 passes per game on 22.7 attempts for a 54.7 percent completion percentage. They throw for 139.4 yards through the air per game, ranking them 122nd in Division 1. The Golden Flashes run for an average of 171.7 yards per game on 42.4 attempts for an average of 4 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 71st on the ground. They also run 65.1 plays per game and average 4.8 yards per play for a total of 311.1 yards per game, ranking them 124th in the country on offense. The Golden Flashes get an average of 14.9 first downs per game, which ranks 128th in the nation. They average 44.3 penalty yards per game via 5.3 penalties, ranking them 109th in college football.
Kent State allows an average of 210.3 passing yards per game, which ranks 47th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 28 points per contest, which has them ranked 70th in the nation. They give up 17.3 completions on 33 attempts for a completion percentage of 52.4 per game. The Golden Flashes allow 142.9 rushing yards per contest on 38.6 carries for a 3.7 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 48th in the country. Kent State allows 353.1 total yards per game for an average of 4.9 yards per play, which ranks 34th in D-1. They force 1.6 turnovers per contest and 4.9 penalties for 44.7 yards in each contest, ranking 26th in the nation.
Ohio Betting Trends
Ohio is 1-6-0 against the over/under this season
Ohio has an ATS record of 3-4-0 this season
Kent State Betting Trends
Kent State is 4-3-0 against the over/under this season
Kent State has an ATS record of 4-3-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/16/16 WR Brendan Cope Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Kent State
10/16/16 LB Corey Quallen Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Kent State
10/16/16 LB Quentin Poling Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Kent State
10/16/16 CB Randy Stites Thumb "?" Saturday vs. Kent State
10/16/16 SS Tyler Tupa Illness "?" Saturday vs. Kent State
10/16/16 RB Maleek Irons Illness "?" Saturday vs. Kent State
10/16/16 RB Vinny Emanuele Head "?" Saturday vs. Kent State
09/05/16 RB A.J. Ouellette Foot out for season
10/17/16 RB Justin Rankin Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Ohio
10/17/16 QB Nick Holley Head injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Ohio
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
Tony's Pick: Take Kent State
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