Central Michigan Chippewas vs Miami RedHawks Prediction, 10/2/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Central Michigan Chippewas vs Miami Redhawks
Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021
Location: Yager Stadium in Oxford, OH
Odds/Point Spread: RedHawks (-1)
The Miami Redhawks (1-3) welcome the Central Michigan Chippewas (2-2) at Yager Stadium on Saturday. Miami opens as 1-point favorites. The total comes in at 55.5.
The Central Michigan Chippewas head into this matchup 2-2 this year. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Chippewas faced off with the FIU Panthers and notched a win by a score of 31-27. Jacob Sirmon went 14/26 with 121 yds through the air and 1 TD. He had a quarterback rate of 97.9 and ended the game with 1 pick. Lew Nichols was the best rusher for the Chippewas with 25 totes for 152 yds (6.1 yds per attempt). Overall, they tallied 89 plays which totaled 599 yds. The Central Michigan Chippewas ended up rushing 40 times and amassed 202 yards, which is an average of 5.1 yds per attempt. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Chippewas gave up 42 yards on 32 attempts, which is an average of 1.3 yards per run surrendered. Central Michigan relinquished 20 completions on 38 attempts for 395 yds, and a completion rate of 52.6%.
When talking about scoring, the Central Michigan Chippewas have an average of 30.3 points per game. As a unit they're averaging 179.8 yards on the ground which ranks them 50th in Division 1. The Chippewas have earned 1,873 total yards for the year. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Central Michigan has amassed 12 touchdowns via the pass and 3 rushing touchdowns. Central Michigan has earned 101 1st downs as a team, and they have been called for 23 infractions for 209 yds. They have surrendered the ball 6 different times.
The Chippewas rank 98th in the country concerning the opposition scoring, conceding 27.5 points per game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.5 yards per run and 108.3 rushing yards per game this season. During this campaign, they have given up 433 running yards through 4 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the Chippewas are allowing 1,065 yds which ranks them 121st in Division 1. They have relinquished 266.3 yards per outing via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 62.5%. In total, they are granting 374.5 yards/game putting them 86th in college football. They have relinquished 9 touchdowns through the air and 4 touchdowns on the ground.
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The RedHawks head into this game 1-3 for this year. For their last game, the RedHawks took a defeat with a final score of 23-10 against the Army Black Knights. Keyon Mozee carried the football 5 times for 11 yards, finishing the contest with 2.2 yards per carry for Miami. Brett Gabbert (1 touchdown) walked away from the game with 193 yards on 11/25 through the air while his QB rating was 122.0. He didn't toss any interceptions and his Y/A was 7.7. Miami gave up 63 run attempts for 384 yds (6.1 yds per rush). The RedHawks pass defense allowed a completion rate of 0.0%, surrendering 0 yds on 0 for 5 through the air. The RedHawks ended up finishing with 232 yards while running 47 plays (4.9 yards per play). Miami rushed the ball for 1.4 yds per carry, finishing with 28 yards on 20 carries.
The Miami RedHawks average 343.5 yards/game, which ranks them 107th in D-1. The Miami offense has accrued 196 yards of penalties on 24 violations, which is good for 78th in the nation in terms of hurting your team. Over the course of the season so far, the RedHawks have thrown for 844 yards via the pass as well as holding an average of 211.0 throwing yards per contest, which is ranked 86th in the nation. Regarding the points being put on the board, the RedHawks are ranking 103rd in D-1 by tallying 23.0 PPG.
Miami has surrendered a total of 844 yards via the ground game (211.0 yards per outing) in addition to 8 touchdowns via the rush this year. They have conceded 3 touchdowns through the air as well as 146.3 yards/contest, which puts them in 21st in college football. The RedHawks defense has been on the field for 247 plays, which has them sitting 43rd in the nation. The RedHawks are allowing 27.5 points per contest, which puts them 99th in D-1. This year, they have given up 110 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Chippewas/RedHawks college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the RedHawks -1
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