Ball State Cardinals vs Miami RedHawks Prediction, 11/4/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Ball State Cardinals vs Miami Redhawks
Date: Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Location: Yager Stadium
TV: CBS Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Ball State (+3)
Yager Stadium is the site where Brett Gabbert and the Miami Redhawks (8-6 last year) will take on the Ball State Cardinals (5-7 last season) on Wednesday. The odds on this game have Miami as 3-point favorites. The total is set at 55.
The last time they took the field in 2019, the Ball State Cardinals played the RedHawks and added a win to their record by a score of 41-27. Caleb Huntley paced the team on the ground for that contest. He broke a long run for 30 yards and he added 3 touchdowns for this outing. He rushed for 134 yards via 24 carries which meant he averaged 5.6 yards per carry. Yo'Heinz Tyler led the team in receiving yardage by earning 88 yards on 3 catches. He had an average of 29.3 yards per catch for that contest. Drew Plitt went 26/40 with 317 yards by way of passing and threw 3 TD's. He finished the game without throwing an interception.
The Cardinals tallied 5,578 total yards for the previous season. As a team they averaged 221.3 yds on the ground, which was 21st in the nation. Ball State totaled 24 touchdowns through the air and 28 rushing touchdowns. Concerning putting points on the board, the Ball State Cardinals held an average of 34.8 points per contest. The Cardinals ranked 106th in Division 1 when it comes to the opposition scoring, conceding 31.4 points per game. They gave up an average of 4.6 yards per rushing attempt and 181.2 rushing yards per contest throughout last year. Overall, they conceded 2,174 rushing yards through 12 games. Regarding yards through the air, the Cardinals allowed 2,941 yards which ranked them 84th in Division 1. They gave up 11 touchdowns through the air as well as 34 touchdowns on the ground. They conceded 426.3 yards/game which put them 103rd in D-1.
For his career, Plitt has passed for 4,356 yards with 33 touchdowns and 18 interceptions. Since his college career started, he has attempted running the ball 161 times totaling 243 yds. He has a quarterback rating of 137.4 with a TD percentage of 5.6% and an interception percentage of 3.1%. He is averaging 181.5 yards per contest. Drew Plitt has connected on 365 of his attempted career 585 passes for a completion percentage of 62.4%.
In their last game last season, the Miami RedHawks took on the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns and ended up taking the loss by a score of 27-17. Tyre Shelton paced the team on the ground in this contest. His longest run of the day went for 26 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on this day. He racked up a total of 59 yards by way of 6 carries which meant he averaged 9.8 yards per carry. Jack Sorenson was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 107 yards on 10 catches. He had an average of 10.7 yards per reception in this contest. Brett Gabbert went 22/31 with 248 yards by way of the pass but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He finished this contest without throwing a pick.
Regarding putting points on the board, the RedHawks had a ranking of 99th in college football by scoring 24.1 points per game. For the previous season, the RedHawks threw for 2,495 yards via the pass along with averaging 178.2 passing yards per game, which had them ranked 111th in college football. They averaged 132.3 run yards per game and toted the ball for 1,852 yards in total. The Miami RedHawks averaged 310.5 yards per outing which had them sitting 122nd in Division 1. The RedHawks allowed 28.1 points per contest, which put them in 80th in D-1. Overall, they surrendered 393 points in total. Miami allowed a total of 2,421 yards via the ground game (172.9 yards per contest) in addition to 24 touchdowns via the rush last season. They yielded 27 touchdowns through the air and 209.2 yards per outing, which had them in 52nd in the nation.
Gabbert has passed for 11 TD's compared to 8 interceptions in his collegiate career. His touchdown rate on pass attempts is 3.5% and his interception rate is 2.5%. He has rushed for 72 yds on 88 attempts. He averages 172.2 passing yards per contest with a 125.9 quarterback rating. In the 14 contests in his career, Brett Gabbert has completed 175 of his 316 tries for 2,411 yards.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/RedHawks college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the RedHawks -3
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