Eastern Michigan vs Toledo NCAA Football Picks & Predictions 10/26/2019
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Carter Bradley and the Toledo Rockets play the Eastern Michigan Eagles at Glass Bowl on Saturday, October 26, 2019. The Eagles are 3-4-0 ATS and 3-2-2 when betting on the total. The Rockets are 3-4-0 when wagering on the over/under and 3-4-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the Eastern Michigan Eagles faced the Western Michigan Broncos and notched a win by a score of 34-27. Leading the way at QB for the Eagles was Preston Hutchinson who went 31/36 with 357 yards through the air and added 3 TD's. He walked away with no picks. Shaq Vann paced the team in rushing during the game. He tore off a long run of 35 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He scurried for 97 yards by way of 17 carries which means he ran for an average of 5.7 yards per carry. Arthur Jackson III was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 98 yards on 7 catches. He had an average of 14.0 yards per catch during the game. The Eagles ended up rushing 38 times and racked up a total of 140 yards earning them an average of 3.7 yards per rushing attempt. In the game, they ran 79 plays for a total of 547 yards. Overall, the Eagles got 27 first downs and they totaled 4 penalties for 33 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. On the defensive side of the ball, Eastern Michigan allowed 15 completions on 24 throws totaling 192 yards, and a completion percentage of 62.5%. For the game, they conceded 359 yards and forced 1 turnover. Against the run, the Eagles allowed 167 yards on 36 runs which gave them an average of 4.6 yards per run allowed.
The Eagles head into this game 4-3 for this season. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the nation averaging 26.9 points per contest, putting them 82nd in college football. As a unit, they have an average of 102.3 yards on the ground per contest which is 11th in the conference. For total yards, they sit in 6th in the Mid-American Conference and 75th in college football with 2,734 yards. The Eagles have one of the most lackluster defenses in D-1, allowing 31.3 points per game ranking them 8th in the Mid-American Conference. When it comes to yards through the air, the Eagles have conceded 2,018 yards. Opponents are completing 64.7% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 8.2 yards per try. In regard to yards on the ground, Eastern Michigan is giving up 180.9 yards per game putting them 5th in the Mid-American Conference and 89th in college football. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.7 yards per carry putting them 7th in the MAC and 95th in college football overall. Overall, they have allowed 1,266 yards rushing through 7 games.
In their last game, the Toledo Rockets played the Ball State Cardinals and lost 52-14. Ronnie Jones led the team in rushing in the game. He broke a long run for 44 yards and he ran for 2 touchdowns for the game. He ran for a total of 72 yards via 8 carries which gave him an average of 9.0 yards per carry. Nick Kovacs was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 53 yards on 3 receptions. He had an average of 17.7 yards per catch in the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Rockets was Carter Bradley who went 14/34 with 137 yards passing but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He walked away with 1 pick on the day. The Rockets ran the football 38 times and added 138 yards which had them averaging 3.6 yards per rushing attempt. In the game, they totaled 76 plays for a total of 309 yards. For the contest, the Rockets racked up 16 first downs and they totaled 5 penalties for 28 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. On the defensive side of the ball, Toledo gave up 11 catches on 17 attempts totaling 206 yards, and a completion percentage of 64.7%. On the ground, the Rockets gave up 376 yards on 49 carries which gave them an average of 7.7 yards per rushing attempt allowed. For this contest, they gave up a total of 582 yards and earned 1 takeaway.
The Rockets head into this matchup 4-3. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Rockets have one of the average offenses in the nation. Toledo has shown the nation they have a formidable rushing attack by averaging 227.7 yards on the ground per game, which has them at 20th in D-1. As a team, they have a total of 1,594 yards rushing through 7 games, so they'll look to continue their dominance on the ground to grind out wins. The Rockets average 436.6 yards per contest overall which has them at 41st in the nation and 3rd in the Mid-American Conference. The Rockets are giving up 27.1 points per game which puts them at 2nd in the Mid-American Conference and 66th in the nation. In regard to points allowed, they have allowed 190 points in total. In terms of yards on the ground, they are conceding 204.6 yards per game ranking them 112th in college football and 10th in the Mid-American Conference. This year, they have conceded a total of 1,432 rushing yards and 13.3 rushing touchdowns. Their passing defense is one of the mediocre groups in the country. They are giving up 271 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Rockets are ranked 12th in the Mid-American Conference.
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Tony's Pick: Take the Eagles
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