Akron Zips vs Kent State Golden Flashes Prediction, 11/17/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Akron Zips vs Kent State Golden Flashes
Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Location: Dix Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Akron (+22.5)
Zach Gibson and the Akron Zips (0-2) go to Dix Stadium on Tuesday where they'll take on the Kent State Golden Flashes (2-0). Akron opens this game as 22.5-point dogs. The over/under opens at 58.5.
The last time they took the field, the Akron Zips went up against the Ohio Bobcats and took the loss by a score of 24-10. Teon Dollard paced the team in rushing for the game. He broke a long run for 39 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for 165 yards on 22 carries which meant he averaged 7.5 yards per tote. George Qualls Jr. was the receiving yardage leader by earning 64 yards on 3 catches. He notched an average of 21.3 yards per reception for the game. Zach Gibson went 18/30 with 218 yards via the pass and completed 1 TD. He tossed 2 picks on the day.
Regarding getting in the endzone, the Akron Zips are averaging 11.5 PPG. As a team they average 173.5 yards on the ground which has them sitting 58th in D-1. The Zips have tallied 691 total yards for this campaign. In terms of scoring, Akron has compiled 2 passing touchdowns and 0 touchdowns on the ground. In terms of passing yards, the Zips are allowing 388 yds which has them sitting in 25th in the nation. Over the course of this season, they have surrendered 395.5 yards per game ranking them 71st in the country. The Zips are ranked 134th in the nation when it comes to the opposition scoring, giving up 41.0 points per game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 5.6 yards per rush on the ground and 201.5 rushing yards per game this season. In their 2 games played this year, they are allowing 194.0 yards per contest via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 63.9%. In total, they have allowed 403 yards via the running game in 2 games.
For his career, Gibson has thrown for 768 yards with 3 touchdowns and 6 picks. Since he has been in college, he has attempted running the football 29 times for a total of -61 yds. He has a QB rating of 98.9 with a touchdown rate of 2.1% and an interception rate of 4.3%. He is passing for 128.0 yards per outing. Zach Gibson has completed 77 of his attempted career 141 passes for a completion percentage of 54.6%.
In their last outing, the Kent State Golden Flashes went up against the Bowling Green Falcons and took home the victory by a score of 62-24. Bryan Bradford led the team on the ground for that game. His longest run of the day went for 21 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on this day. He scurried for 113 yards via 13 carries which gave him an average of 8.7 yards per run. Isaiah Wooden led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 83 yards on 3 catches. He had an average of 27.7 yards per reception for that game. Dustin Crum went 18/27 with 271 yards by way of the pass and tossed 4 touchdowns. He walked away with no picks.
Regarding the points being put on the board, the Golden Flashes are sitting 10th in D-1 holding an average of 44.5 points per outing. During the season so far, the Golden Flashes have compiled 591 passing yards along with an average of 295.5 passing yards per game, giving them a rank of 21st in the country. They maintain an average of 253.5 run yards per game and have toted the ball for 507 yards for the year. The Kent State Golden Flashes maintain an average of 549.0 yards per contest which has them ranked 6th in college football. Kent State has given up a total of 321 rushing yards (160.5 yards per game) and 4 touchdowns via the rush for the season. The Golden Flashes are conceding 23.5 points per contest, which has them sitting 51st in the nation. Overall, they have allowed 47 total points. They have yielded 2 touchdowns through the air in addition to 173.0 yards/game, ranking them 21st in the nation.
In the 31 games in his career, Dustin Crum has been successful on 288 of his 426 tries for 3,523 yards. He averages 113.6 yds per game through the air with a 157.2 quarterback rating. Crum has thrown for 29 TD's while tossing 5 picks in his career. He has run for 1,188 yds on 290 attempts. His touchdown percentage on pass attempts is 6.8% and his interception rate is 1.2%.
Who will win tonight's Zips/Golden Flashes college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Golden Flashes -22.5
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