Central Michigan Chippewas vs Ohio Bobcats Prediction, 10/9/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Central Michigan Chippewas vs Ohio Bobcats
Date: Saturday, October 9, 2021
Location: Peden Stadium in Athens, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Bobcats (+5.5)
Peden Stadium is the site where the Ohio Bobcats (1-4) will try to defeat the Central Michigan Chippewas (2-3) on Saturday. Ohio opens as 5.5-point dogs from oddsmakers. The total is 54.5.
The Central Michigan Chippewas come into this matchup with a record of 2-3 for this year. In their last game, the Chippewas played the Miami RedHawks and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 28-17. Daniel Richardson finished 22/41 with 326 yards passing and 2 TDs. He had a QB rating of 136.5 and ended the contest with no interceptions. Myles Bailey was the rushing leader for the Chippewas with 8 totes for 29 yds (3.6 yds per carry). The Central Michigan Chippewas rushed the ball a total of 27 different times and accounted for 52 yds, which had them averaging 1.9 yds per carry. For the game, they tallied 76 plays which gave them a total of 430 yds. Central Michigan surrendered 25 completions on 38 attempts for a total of 350 yards, and a completion rate of 65.8%. On the ground, the Chippewas gave up 164 yards on 38 attempts, which is 4.3 yards per run surrendered.
The Chippewas have earned 2,303 total yards over the course of this season. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Central Michigan has earned 14 touchdowns through the air and 3 rushing touchdowns. They have turned the football over 6 different times. Central Michigan has tallied 126 first downs as a team, and they have been called for 26 penalties for 229 yds. Offensively they average 154.2 yards on the ground which has them sitting 78th in the nation. When it comes to putting the ball in the endzone, the Central Michigan Chippewas are sitting at 27.6 points per game.
Regarding passing yardage, the Chippewas have given up 1,415 yards which has them sitting in 128th in the nation. They have surrendered 283.0 yards per outing via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 63.2%. During this campaign, they are allowing 402.4 yards per game which ranks them 98th in the nation. They have yielded 13 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 4 touchdowns pounding the rock. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.7 yards per run and 119.4 rushing yards per contest so far this year. In total, they have allowed 597 rushing yards through 5 outings. The Chippewas sit in 99th in college football concerning their opponents scoring, allowing 27.6 points per contest.
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The Bobcats come into this game with a record of 1-4 for this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Bobcats walked away with a victory by a final of 34-17 when they played the Akron Zips. Kurtis Rourke (1 touchdown) finished the game with 56 yds on 7/12 passing while his QB rating was 108.4. He had 1 interception and his average yards per attempt was 4.7. De'Montre Tuggle ran the football 17 times for 201 yds, ending the game with 11.8 yds per carry for Ohio. The Bobcats finished the contest with 458 yards on 62 plays (7.4 yds per play). Ohio rushed for 8.5 yards per carry, finishing the game with 398 yds on 47 attempts. Ohio relinquished 38 running attempts for 112 yds (2.9 yds per rush). The Bobcats secondary gave up a completion percentage of 72.0%, surrendering 215 yds on 18 for 25 passing.
In relation to the points being put on the board, the Bobcats rank 118th in the nation holding an average of 17.8 PPG. During the season thus far, the Bobcats have thrown for 747 yards via the pass along with holding an average of 149.4 passing yards per game, giving them a rank of 121st in college football. The Ohio Bobcats average 341.8 yards per game, ranking them 107th in the country. The Ohio offense has accrued 260 yds of penalties on 29 infractions, which is good for 82nd in the country in terms of helping out the opposition.
Ohio has conceded a total of 1,256 yards rushing (251.2 yards per contest) and 13 touchdowns rushing for the season. They have conceded 5 touchdowns via the pass and 168.2 yards/contest, which puts them in 27th in the nation. The Bobcats defense has taken part in 356 plays, which is good for 113th in D-1. The Bobcats are giving up 31.6 points per game, which puts them 119th in the country. This year, they have allowed 158 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Chippewas/Bobcats college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Chippewas -5.5
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