Tuesday, November 8, 2016
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The Western Michigan Broncos take on the Kent State Golden Flashes on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at Dix Stadium. The opening line for this game has Western Michigan as 18.5 point favorites. This season the Broncos are 7-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-4-0. The Golden Flashes have an over/under record of 5-4-0 and they are 5-4-0 against the spread.
Zach Terrell finished with 367 yards through the air for Western Michigan last week. He completed 23 passes out of 34 attempts for a 68% completion percentage. The Broncos were led in rushing by Jarvion Franklin, who finished with 109 yards on 17 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Corey Davis was the team leader in receiving with a total of 272 yards and 12 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 23 yards per reception. As a team in that game Western Michigan got a total of 26 first downs. Of those first downs, 10 came on the ground while 16 came through the air. They ran 62 total plays for 553 yards for the game. The Broncos ran for 186 yards on 28 attempts.
Nick Holley finished with 102 yards passing for Kent State last week. He went 10 for 18, resulting in a 56% completion percentage. The Golden Flashes were led on the ground by Nick Holley, who finished with 144 yards on 24 carries. He ended the game with an average of 6 yards per rush. Mike Carrigan led the team in receiving with 42 yards and 2 catches. He finished the game with an average of 21 yards per reception. Kent State had 14 first downs total. 8 came from running the ball and 6 came from a pass. They ran 60 total plays for 330 yards for the contest. The Golden Flashes ran for 228 yards on 42 carries as a team.
Western Michigan scores 45.2 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 5th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 19.3 passes on 27.1 attempts for a 71.3 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 262.4 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 38th in college football. The Broncos run for an average of 245.3 yards per game on 45.9 attempts for an average of 5.3 yards per carry. That ranks them 17th in the nation. They also run 73 plays per contest and average 7 yards per play for an average of 507.8 yards per game, ranking their offense 12th overall this season. The Broncos average 26.1 first downs per game which ranks them 8th in the country. They accumulate 47.1 penalty yards per game via 4.8 penalties, which ranks 99th in the nation.
Western Michigan allows 218.6 passing yards per game, ranking 52nd in D-1, and they allow 19.3 points per contest on defense, which ranks 16th. They give up 18 completions on 31.4 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 57.2. The Broncos allow 150.4 rushing yards per game on 33.4 carries for an average of 4.5 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 48th in the country. Western Michigan allows 369 total yards per game including 5.7 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 34th in terms of yards per game. They force 2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.4 penalties for 53.2 yards per game, ranking them 65th among D-1 teams.
Kent State averages 22 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 115th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 12.1 passes per game on 22.9 attempts for a 52.9 percent completion percentage. They throw for 131 yards through the air per game, ranking them 125th in Division 1. The Golden Flashes run for an average of 177 yards per game on 43.1 attempts for an average of 4.1 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 61st on the ground. They also run 66 plays per game and average 4.7 yards per play for a total of 308 yards per game, ranking them 128th in the country on offense. The Golden Flashes get an average of 15.1 first downs per game, which ranks 127th in the nation. They average 41.6 penalty yards per game via 4.9 penalties, ranking them 116th in college football.
Kent State allows an average of 204.8 passing yards per game, which ranks 36th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 26 points per contest, which has them ranked 56th in the nation. They give up 16.9 completions on 32.6 attempts for a completion percentage of 51.9 per game. The Golden Flashes allow 145.9 rushing yards per contest on 37.3 carries for a 3.9 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 41st in the country. Kent State allows 350.7 total yards per game for an average of 5 yards per play, which ranks 24th in D-1. They force 2 turnovers per contest and 5.1 penalties for 49 yards in each contest, ranking 45th in the nation.
Western Michigan Betting Trends
Western Michigan is 5-4-0 against the over/under this season
Western Michigan has an ATS record of 7-2-0 this season
Kent State Betting Trends
Kent State is 5-4-0 against the over/under this season
Kent State has an ATS record of 5-4-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/07/16 RB Jamauri Bogan Undisclosed injured last game, doubtful Tuesday vs. Kent State
08/29/16 WR Bryson White Dismissed has been dismissed
08/29/16 LB Ron George Dismissed has been dismissed
11/07/16 S Juantez McRae Concussion is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs. Western Michigan
11/07/16 RB Will Mathews Ankle is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs. Western Michigan
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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