Friday, December 2, 2016
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The Western Michigan Broncos take on the Ohio Bobcats on Friday, December 2, 2016 at Ford Field. The opening line for this game has Western Michigan as 17 point favorites. This season the Broncos are 9-3-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 7-5-0. The Bobcats have an over/under record of 1-10-1 and they are 6-6-0 against the spread.
Zach Terrell finished with 196 yards through the air for Western Michigan last week. He completed 19 passes out of 25 attempts for a 76% completion percentage. The Broncos were led in rushing by Jamauri Bogan, who finished with 198 yards on 31 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 81 yards and 8 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 10 yards per reception. As a team in that game Western Michigan got a total of 25 first downs. Of those first downs, 11 came on the ground while 12 came through the air. They ran 73 total plays for 445 yards for the game. The Broncos ran for 249 yards on 48 attempts.
Quinton Maxwell finished with 169 yards passing for Ohio last week. He went 14 for 25, resulting in a 56% completion percentage. The Bobcats were led on the ground by Maleek Irons, who finished with 54 yards on 11 carries. He ended the game with an average of 5 yards per rush. Jordan Reid led the team in receiving with 62 yards and 5 catches. He finished the game with an average of 12 yards per reception. Ohio had 17 first downs total. 8 came from running the ball and 7 came from a pass. They ran 61 total plays for 299 yards for the contest. The Bobcats ran for 130 yards on 36 carries as a team.
Western Michigan scores 44.8 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 4th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 19 passes on 26.6 attempts for a 71.5 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 257.2 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 43rd in college football. The Broncos run for an average of 247.6 yards per game on 46.4 attempts for an average of 5.3 yards per carry. That ranks them 14th in the nation. They also run 73 plays per contest and average 6.9 yards per play for an average of 504.8 yards per game, ranking their offense 14th overall this season. The Broncos average 26.3 first downs per game which ranks them 6th in the country. They accumulate 46.3 penalty yards per game via 4.8 penalties, which ranks 94th in the nation.
Western Michigan allows 200.8 passing yards per game, ranking 31st in D-1, and they allow 19.2 points per contest on defense, which ranks 16th. They give up 16.3 completions on 29.2 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 56. The Broncos allow 160.8 rushing yards per game on 32.9 carries for an average of 4.9 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 55th in the country. Western Michigan allows 361.5 total yards per game including 5.8 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 32nd in terms of yards per game. They force 1.9 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.3 penalties for 52.7 yards per game, ranking them 68th among D-1 teams.
Ohio averages 26.8 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 78th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 17.8 passes per game on 31.7 attempts for a 56.1 percent completion percentage. They throw for 218.3 yards through the air per game, ranking them 79th in Division 1. The Bobcats run for an average of 186.2 yards per game on 41.2 attempts for an average of 4.5 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 57th on the ground. They also run 72.8 plays per game and average 5.6 yards per play for a total of 404.5 yards per game, ranking them 71st in the country on offense. The Bobcats get an average of 21.3 first downs per game, which ranks 66th in the nation. They average 59.8 penalty yards per game via 5.9 penalties, ranking them 36th in college football.
Ohio allows an average of 255.1 passing yards per game, which ranks 98th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 21.7 points per contest, which has them ranked 22nd in the nation. They give up 22.1 completions on 34.8 attempts for a completion percentage of 63.5 per game. The Bobcats allow 105.1 rushing yards per contest on 35 carries for a 3 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 4th in the country. Ohio allows 360.2 total yards per game for an average of 5.2 yards per play, which ranks 31st in D-1. They force 1.8 turnovers per contest and 6.3 penalties for 60.1 yards in each contest, ranking 97th in the nation.
Western Michigan Betting Trends
Western Michigan is 7-5-0 against the over/under this season
Western Michigan has an ATS record of 9-3-0 this season
Ohio Betting Trends
Ohio is 1-10-1 against the over/under this season
Ohio has an ATS record of 6-6-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/28/16 S Justin Ferguson Ankle out for season
08/29/16 WR Bryson White Dismissed has been dismissed
08/29/16 LB Ron George Dismissed has been dismissed
11/22/16 QB Greg Windham Ankle probable Tuesday vs. Akron
11/22/16 OL Jared McCray Undisclosed "?" Tuesday vs. Akron
11/22/16 DL Tony Porter Foot "?" Tuesday vs. Akron
11/21/16 WR Andrew Meyer Undisclosed "?" Tuesday vs. Akron
11/21/16 S Mayne Williams Head is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs. Akron
10/27/16 CB Randy Stites Leg out for season
09/05/16 RB A.J. Ouellette Foot out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Ohio +17
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