Saturday, October 15, 2016
Summa Field at InfoCision Stadium
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The Western Michigan Broncos take on the Akron Zips on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Summa Field at InfoCision Stadium. The opening line for this game has Western Michigan as 10.5 point favorites. This season the Broncos are 5-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-3-0. The Zips have an over/under record of 5-1-0 and they are 2-4-0 against the spread.
Zach Terrell finished with 327 yards through the air for Western Michigan last week. He completed 18 passes out of 24 attempts for a 75% completion percentage. The Broncos were led in rushing by Jarvion Franklin, who finished with 169 yards on 31 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Corey Davis was the team leader in receiving with a total of 122 yards and 6 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 20 yards per reception. As a team in that game Western Michigan got a total of 28 first downs. Of those first downs, 15 came on the ground while 11 came through the air. They ran 74 total plays for 573 yards for the game. The Broncos ran for 246 yards on 50 attempts.
Tra'Von Chapman finished with 174 yards passing for Akron last week. He went 15 for 29, resulting in a 52% completion percentage. The Zips were led on the ground by Tra'Von Chapman, who finished with 80 yards on 10 carries. He ended the game with an average of 8 yards per rush. Bruce Natson led the team in receiving with 81 yards and 7 catches. He finished the game with an average of 12 yards per reception. Akron had 16 first downs total. 6 came from running the ball and 8 came from a pass. They ran 64 total plays for 299 yards for the contest. The Zips ran for 125 yards on 35 carries as a team.
Western Michigan scores 44.8 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 7th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 16.8 passes on 24 attempts for a 70.1 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 231.7 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 67th in college football. The Broncos run for an average of 246.8 yards per game on 48.5 attempts for an average of 5.1 yards per carry. That ranks them 15th in the nation. They also run 72.5 plays per contest and average 6.6 yards per play for an average of 478.5 yards per game, ranking their offense 29th overall this season. The Broncos average 24.8 first downs per game which ranks them 19th in the country. They accumulate 51.3 penalty yards per game via 5.2 penalties, which ranks 81st in the nation.
Western Michigan allows 216 passing yards per game, ranking 48th in D-1, and they allow 20.5 points per contest on defense, which ranks 29th. They give up 16.7 completions on 28.2 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 59.2. The Broncos allow 130.7 rushing yards per game on 33.5 carries for an average of 3.9 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 31st in the country. Western Michigan allows 346.7 total yards per game including 5.6 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 27th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.8 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6 penalties for 54.5 yards per game, ranking them 63rd among D-1 teams.
Akron averages 37.7 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 31st in the country. In the passing department, they complete 19.5 passes per game on 32.5 attempts for a 60 percent completion percentage. They throw for 284 yards through the air per game, ranking them 29th in Division 1. The Zips run for an average of 130.5 yards per game on 28.8 attempts for an average of 4.5 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 111th on the ground. They also run 61.3 plays per game and average 6.8 yards per play for a total of 414.5 yards per game, ranking them 68th in the country on offense. The Zips get an average of 20.7 first downs per game, which ranks 79th in the nation. They average 75.7 penalty yards per game via 8.3 penalties, ranking them 12th in college football.
Akron allows an average of 292.7 passing yards per game, which ranks 117th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 33.5 points per contest, which has them ranked 101st in the nation. They give up 22.7 completions on 36.3 attempts for a completion percentage of 62.4 per game. The Zips allow 174.3 rushing yards per contest on 43.7 carries for a 4 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 77th in the country. Akron allows 467 total yards per game for an average of 5.8 yards per play, which ranks 109th in D-1. They force 1.3 turnovers per contest and 7.7 penalties for 80.2 yards in each contest, ranking 125th in the nation.
Western Michigan Betting Trends
Western Michigan is 3-3-0 against the over/under this season
Western Michigan has an ATS record of 5-1-0 this season
Akron Betting Trends
Akron is 5-1-0 against the over/under this season
Akron has an ATS record of 2-4-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/09/16 RB Jamauri Bogan Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Akron
08/29/16 WR Bryson White Dismissed has been dismissed
08/29/16 LB Ron George Dismissed has been dismissed
10/10/16 WR Jojo Natson Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Western Michigan
10/10/16 DL Se'Von Pittman Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Western Michigan
10/09/16 QB Thomas Woodson Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Western Michigan
10/09/16 RB Warren Ball Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Western Michigan
10/05/16 DL Jamal Marcus Undisclosed out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Akron
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