Miami vs Kent State NCAA Football Picks & Predictions 10/26/2019
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Dustin Crum and the Kent State Golden Flashes host the Miami RedHawks at Dix Stadium on Saturday, October 26, 2019. Miami opens this game as 2-point underdogs. The RedHawks are 3-4-0 ATS and 5-2-0 when betting on the total. The Golden Flashes are 3-4-0 when wagering on the over/under and 4-3-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Miami RedHawks played the NIU Huskies and notched a win by a score of 27-24. Brett Gabbert paced the team in rushing for that contest. He tore off a long run of 31 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He ran for a total of 42 yards by way of 7 carries which had him averaging 6.0 yards per carry. Jalen Walker was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 138 yards on 7 receptions. He averaged 19.7 yards per catch for that contest. Taking the lead at quarterback for the RedHawks was Brett Gabbert who went 15/28 with 273 yards through the air and completed 1 TD. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. The RedHawks rushed the ball a total of 32 times and racked up 88 yards which had them averaging 2.8 yards per rushing attempt. In the game, the RedHawks earned a total of 14 1st downs and they had 5 penalties for 33 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. On the day, they ran 60 plays for a total of 361 yards. In terms of defense, Miami allowed 21 catches on 35 tries for a total of 235 yards, and a completion percentage of 60.0%. On the ground, the RedHawks allowed 117 yards on 42 tries which is an average of 2.8 yards per attempt allowed. In the game, they conceded 352 yards but didn't get any takeaways.
The RedHawks head into this matchup 3-4 for the 2019 season. For total yardage, they are currently ranked 12th in the conference and 126th in D-1 with 1,924 yards. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the nation with an average of 22.4 points per contest, putting them 102nd in D-1. As a team, they have an average of 103.3 yards on the ground per contest which is 10th in the MAC. The RedHawks have one of the most lackluster defenses in D-1, allowing 35.4 points per contest putting them 11th in the conference. In discussing yards on the ground, Miami is allowing 192.4 yards per contest which has them at 7th in the MAC and 100th in college football. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.5 yards per carry putting them 4th in the MAC and 83rd in the nation overall. In total, they have allowed 1,347 yards rushing through 7 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the RedHawks have allowed 1,201 yards. Opponents are completing 60.3% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 7.3 yards per attempt.
In their last game, the Kent State Golden Flashes played the Ohio Bobcats and were defeated 45-38. Dustin Crum paced the team on the ground for that game. His longest run of the day went for 22 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for 96 yards on 16 carries which means he ran for an average of 6.0 yards per carry. Kavious Price led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 85 yards on 5 catches. He earned an average of 17.0 yards per reception for that game. Running the show from under center for the Golden Flashes was Dustin Crum who went 24/35 with 262 yards through the air and threw 4 TD's. He ended the game without an interception. The Golden Flashes rushed the ball a total of 39 times and racked up a total of 214 yards earning them an average of 5.5 yards per carry. In the game, the Golden Flashes racked up 27 1st downs and they had a total of 8 penalties for 86 yards telling us that this team had an undisciplined week of practice. Overall, they finished with a total of 74 plays for a total of 476 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Kent State allowed 19 catches on 28 tries for a total of 342 yards, and a completion percentage of 67.9%. In the running game, the Golden Flashes allowed 229 yards on 46 tries which is an average of 5.0 yards per run allowed. For the game, they conceded a total of 571 yards but didn't get any takeaways.
The Golden Flashes come into this matchup with a record of 3-4. Kent State has built a respectable ground game this year by averaging 177 rushing yards per game, which has them at 53rd in the nation. As a unit, they have a total of 1,239 rushing yards through 7 games, so they'll look to the run game to try to keep the opponents off balance so they'll have open receivers. The Golden Flashes average 370 yards per contest overall putting them 94th in the country and 8th in the MAC. The Golden Flashes are giving up 32 points per contest ranking them 9th in the Mid-American Conference and 104th in D-1. Their pass defense is one of the mediocre groups in D-1. They are conceding 222.4 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Golden Flashes sit in 5th in the Mid-American Conference. In terms of points given up, they have given up 224 points in total. In discussing rushing yards, they are allowing 245.4 yards per game ranking them 128th in the nation and 12th in the conference. This year, they have given up 1,718 yards rushing and 20.3 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's RedHawks/Golden Flashes college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the RedHawks +2
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