Western Michigan Broncos vs Akron Zips Prediction, 11/4/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Western Michigan Broncos vs Akron Zips
Date: Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Location: InfoCision Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Western Michigan (-17)
InfoCision Stadium is the venue where Kato Nelson and the Akron Zips (0-12 last year) will play the Western Michigan Broncos (7-6 last season) on Wednesday. Western Michigan opens this game as 17-point favorites. The over/under opens at 56.
The last time they took the field last year, the Western Michigan Broncos played against the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers and left there with a loss by a score of 23-20. Jon Wassink went 19/36 with 193 yards by way of passing and tossed 1 TD. He tossed 1 interception on the day. LeVante Bellamy paced the team on the ground in this contest. He tore off a long run of 7 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for 60 yards on 18 carries which gave him an average of 3.3 yards per run. Skyy Moore was the receiving yardage leader by earning 68 yards on 4 catches. He notched an average of 17.0 yards per reception in this contest.
Regarding scoring points, the Western Michigan Broncos were sitting at 33.1 points per game. As a team they had an average of 205.1 yards rushing, which ranked them 28th in the country. The Broncos earned 5,794 total yards last season. Western Michigan earned 21 touchdowns through the air and 35 touchdowns on the ground. The Broncos ranked 63rd in D-1 in terms of the opposition scoring, allowing 25.9 points per game. Opposing teams ran for an average of 4.7 yards per tote and 181.6 yards on the ground per contest over the course of last season. For the year, they gave up 2,361 yards via the running game in 13 games. When talking about passing yards, the Broncos gave up 3,095 yards which had them ranked 99th in D-1. They gave up 21 touchdowns via the pass as well as 18 rushing touchdowns. They allowed 419.7 yards/outing which ranked them 99th in the country.
For his college career, Kaleb Eleby has thrown for 1,092 yards with 4 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. Over the course of his collegiate career, he has left the pocket to run 29 times for a total of -27 yards. His quarterback rating is 129.9 with a TD percentage of 2.7% and an interception rate of 2.0%. He is averaging 218.4 yds per game. Eleby has completed 92 of his career 147 throws for a completion percentage of 62.6%.
In their last contest of 2019, the Akron Zips faced the Ohio Bobcats and left there with a loss by a score of 52-3. Peter Hayes-Patrick paced the team on the ground in this outing. His longest run of the day went for 9 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on this day. He rushed for a total of 42 yards by way of 14 carries which had him averaging 3.0 yards per run. Jeremiah Knight was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 22 yards on 2 catches. He had an average of 11.0 yards per catch in this outing. Zach Gibson went 3/11 with 23 yards via the pass but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He tossed 1 interception for the game.
They had an average of 48.0 run yards per game and ran for 576 yards for last season. Last season, the Zips compiled 2,342 yards through the air in addition to an average of 195.2 passing yards per outing, which ranked 100th in the country. The Akron Zips averaged 243.2 yards per contest which had them ranked 130th in the country. Regarding how much they scored, the Zips ranked 130th in the country scoring 10.5 points per outing. The Zips relinquished 36.3 PPG, which put them in 134th in Division 1. Last season, they allowed 436 points in total. Akron conceded a total of 2,560 rushing yards (213.3 yards/game) in addition to 28 touchdowns on the ground over the course of last year. They allowed 23 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 200.7 yards per outing, which had them sitting 41st in the country.
Kato Nelson has thrown 34 touchdowns compared to 16 picks in his career. His touchdown rate on pass attempts is 4.5% and his interception rate is 2.1%. He has run for 622 yards on 335 attempts. He averages 165.7 yds per contest through the air with a 119.5 quarterback rating. In the 31 contests in his collegiate career, Kato Nelson has completed 399 of 762 tries for 5,138 yards.
Who will win tonight's Broncos/Zips college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Broncos -17
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