Saturday, September 17, 2016
Kelly Shorts Stadium
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The UNLV Runnin' Rebels take on the Central Michigan Chippewas on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Kelly Shorts Stadium. The opening line for this game has Central Michigan as 13 point favorites. This season the Runnin' Rebels are 2-0-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-0-0. The Chippewas have an over/under record of 1-1-0 and they are 2-0-0 against the spread.
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Johnny Stanton finished with 153 yards through the air for UNLV last week. He completed 11 passes out of 28 attempts for a 39% completion percentage. The Runnin' Rebels were led in rushing by Lexington Thomas, who finished with 112 yards on 19 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Devonte Boyd was the team leader in receiving with a total of 84 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 17 yards per reception. As a team in that game UNLV got a total of 18 first downs. Of those first downs, 10 came on the ground while 8 came through the air. They ran 63 total plays for 328 yards for the game. The Runnin' Rebels ran for 175 yards on 35 attempts.
Cooper Rush finished with 361 yards through the air for Central Michigan last week. He completed 30 passes out of 42 attempts for a 71% completion percentage. The Chippewas were led in rushing by Devon Spalding, who finished with 29 yards on 11 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Tyler Conklin was the team leader in receiving with a total of 96 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 14 yards per reception. Central Michigan got a total of 23 first downs in that game. 6 came from running the ball and 15 came from a pass. They ran 68 total plays for 418 yards for the game. The Chippewas ran for 57 yards on 26 attempts.
UNLV scores 42 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 31st in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 11 passes on 20.5 attempts for a 53.7 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 188 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 94th in college football. The Runnin' Rebels run for an average of 227.5 yards per game on 39.5 attempts for an average of 5.8 yards per carry. That ranks them 35th in the nation. They also run 60 plays per contest and average 6.9 yards per play for an average of 415.5 yards per game, ranking their offense 64th overall this season. The Runnin' Rebels average 19.5 first downs per game which ranks them 80th in the country. They accumulate 65.5 penalty yards per game via 6.5 penalties, which ranks 37th in the nation.
UNLV allows 212 passing yards per game, ranking 63rd in D-1, and they allow 27.5 points per contest on defense, which ranks 83rd. They give up 20.5 completions on 41 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 50. The Runnin' Rebels allow 163.5 rushing yards per game on 37.5 carries for an average of 4.4 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 85th in the country. UNLV allows 375.5 total yards per game including 4.8 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 75th in terms of yards per game. They force 2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.5 penalties for 42 yards per game, ranking them 26th among D-1 teams.
Central Michigan averages 39.5 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 36th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 23 passes per game on 34.5 attempts for a 66.7 percent completion percentage. They throw for 299 yards through the air per game, ranking them 26th in Division 1. The Chippewas run for an average of 156 yards per game on 32 attempts for an average of 4.9 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 82nd on the ground. They also run 66.5 plays per game and average 6.8 yards per play for a total of 455 yards per game, ranking them 51st in the country on offense. The Chippewas get an average of 23 first downs per game, which ranks 49th in the nation. They average 58 penalty yards per game via 6 penalties, ranking them 54th in college football.
Central Michigan allows an average of 185 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 45th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 15 points per contest, which has them ranked 30th in the nation. They give up 19 completions on 33 attempts for a completion percentage of 57.6 per game. The Chippewas allow 47 rushing yards per contest on 29.5 carries for a 1.6 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 5th in the country. Central Michigan allows 232 total yards per game for an average of 3.7 yards per play, which ranks 9th in D-1. They force 2 turnovers per contest and 5 penalties for 50 yards in each contest, ranking 51st in the nation.
UNLV Betting Trends
UNLV is 2-0-0 against the over/under this season
UNLV has an ATS record of 2-0-0 this season
Central Michigan Betting Trends
Central Michigan is 1-1-0 against the over/under this season
Central Michigan has an ATS record of 2-0-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/11/16 WR Brandon Presley Foot "?" Saturday vs. Central Michigan
08/28/16 WR Kendal Keys Knee out for season
08/19/16 RB Romello Ross ACL out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Central Michigan
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