Kent State Golden Flashes vs Akron Zips Prediction, 11/20/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kent State Golden Flashes vs Akron Zips
Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021
Location: InfoCision Stadium in Akron, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Zips (+13.5)
The Akron Zips (2-8) host the Kent State Golden Flashes (5-5) at InfoCision Stadium on Saturday. Akron opens as 13.5-point dogs. The over/under has been set at 73.5.
The Kent State Golden Flashes head into this game 5-5 this season. In their last game, the Golden Flashes played the Central Michigan Chippewas and took a loss by a final of 47-30. Marquez Cooper was the best rusher for the Golden Flashes with 21 carries for 83 yards (4.0 yds per attempt). Dustin Crum went 28/38 with 322 yards passing and 2 touchdowns. He had a QB rating of 162.2 and finished the game without throwing a pick. On the ground, the Golden Flashes gave up 131 yards on 39 tries, which calculates to 3.4 yds per run allowed. Kent State surrendered 33 completions on 57 attempts for a total of 532 yds, and a completion rate of 57.9%. Overall, they ran 76 plays which gave them a total of 456 yards. The Kent State Golden Flashes ran the ball a total of 38 times and accrued 134 yds, earning them an average of 3.5 yards per carry.
When talking about putting the ball in the endzone, the Kent State Golden Flashes hold an average of 31.5 points per game. As a team they average 225.4 yards in the run game ranking them 11th in Division 1. The Golden Flashes have earned 4,741 yards in total for the year. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Kent State has amassed 13 passing touchdowns and 26 touchdowns via the ground. Kent State has earned 255 1st downs as a unit, and they have committed 74 penalties for 680 yards. They have given the ball to the opposition 8 times.
Regarding passing yardage, the Golden Flashes are allowing 2,979 yards which puts them in 139th in Division 1. They have yielded 297.9 yards per game via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 64.8%. For the season, they are conceding 496.9 yards per outing which puts them 140th in the country. They have relinquished 18 touchdowns via the pass and 29 touchdowns via the ground game. The opposition is running for 5.0 yards per tote and 199.0 rushing yards per game on the year. Overall, they have conceded 1,990 rushing yards through 10 contests. The Golden Flashes are ranked 135th in the country when it comes to the opposition scoring, giving up 36.8 points per contest.
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The Zips head into this game 2-8 this year. When they last stepped on the field, the Zips got the win with a final of 40-31 against the Western Michigan Broncos. Zach Gibson (2 touchdowns) finished the contest with 305 yards on 26/40 through the air while his quarterback rating was 145.6. He didn't toss any interceptions and his average yards per pass attempt was 7.6. Jonzell Norrils carried the ball 15 times for 58 yds, walking away from the contest with 3.9 yards per carry for Akron. Akron ended up running for 2.9 yds per attempt, finishing with 84 yds on 29 attempts. The Zips finished the game with 391 yds while running 72 plays (5.4 yds per play). The Zips secondary allowed a completion rate of 58.1%, surrendering 185 yds on 18 out of 31 through the air. Akron relinquished 42 running attempts for 240 yds (5.7 yds per rush).
The Akron Zips hold an average of 353.8 yards/outing, which has them sitting 102nd in D-1. The Akron offense has racked up 513 yds of penalties on 63 infractions, which is good for 64th in the country in terms of helping out the other team. During the season to this point, the Zips have earned 2,318 yards via the pass as well as an average of 231.8 passing yards per game, which has them ranked 66th in D-1. In relation to the points being put on the board, the Zips sit 108th in the country with an average of 22.4 points per contest.
The Zips are surrendering 38.7 PPG, which has them 137th in D-1. Akron has given up a total of 2,296 rushing yards (229.6 yards/game) and 25 touchdowns rushing so far this season. Overall, they have given up 387 total points. They have conceded 22 touchdowns through the air as well as 225.5 yards/contest, which has them in 67th in the country. The Zips defense has participated in 639 plays, ranking them 38th in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's Golden Flashes/Zips college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Golden Flashes -13.5
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