Kent State Golden Flashes vs NIU Huskies Prediction, 12/4/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kent State Golden Flashes vs NIU Huskies
Date: Saturday, December 4, 2021
Location: Ford Field in Detroit, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Huskies (+3)
Ford Field is where the NIU Huskies (8-4) will take on the Kent State Golden Flashes (7-5) on Saturday. NIU opens this contest as 3-point underdogs from oddsmakers. The over/under is set at 73.5.
The Kent State Golden Flashes head into this matchup 7-5 for this season. In their last contest, the Golden Flashes played against the Miami RedHawks and went home with a win by a final score of 48-47. Dustin Crum went 24/33 with 325 yards passing and 2 TDs. He had a quarterback rating of 163.3 and walked away from the contest with 2 picks. Marquez Cooper was the leader on the ground for the Golden Flashes with 24 attempts for 126 yds (5.3 yards per attempt). Overall, they ran 85 plays for 642 yds. The Kent State Golden Flashes ran the ball 51 times and tallied 303 yds, which earned them an average of 5.9 yards per carry. In the running game, the Golden Flashes gave up 144 yards on 31 attempts, which is an average of 4.6 yds per run allowed. Kent State surrendered 26 completions on 51 tries for a total of 405 yds, and a completion rate of 51.0%.
The Golden Flashes have earned 5,878 yards in total for the season. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Kent State has totaled 16 touchdowns via the pass and 34 rushing touchdowns. They have surrendered the ball 10 different times. Kent State has recorded 310 first downs as a team, and they have committed 90 infractions for 826 yds. As a team they hold an average of 247.3 yards on the ground which has them sitting 3rd in college football. Concerning scoring points, the Kent State Golden Flashes hold an average of 33.4 points per game.
The Golden Flashes sit in 128th in the country when it comes to their opponents scoring, allowing 34.6 points per game. They are allowing 4.8 yards per running attempt and 184.3 rushing yards per game on the year. In total, they have conceded 2,212 rushing yards through 12 games. Concerning yards via the pass, the Golden Flashes are allowing 3,496 yds which has them ranked 138th in D-1. They are conceding 291.3 yards per game through the air and giving up a completion percentage of 63.3%. For the year, they have given up 475.5 yards per contest which puts them 136th in college football. They have relinquished 22 touchdowns through the air and 30 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Huskies head into this matchup 8-4 for this season. The last time they took the gridiron, the Huskies took a loss by a score of 42-21 against the Western Michigan Broncos. Jevyon Ducker carried the football 13 times for 104 yards, finishing the contest with 8.0 yds per attempt for NIU. Ethan Hampton finished the game with 23 yds on 4/10 passing while his QB rating was 59.3. He kept the ball away from the defense with no interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 2.3. NIU gave up 50 rush attempts for 298 yds (6.0 yds per rush). The Huskies passing defense allowed a completion rate of 80.8%, relinquishing 338 yds on 21 for 26 passing. The Huskies finished the game with 291 yds and they ran 37 plays (7.9 yards per play). NIU ended up running for 9.9 yards per carry, finishing the contest with 268 yards on 27 attempts.
The NIU Huskies have an average of 426.7 yards/game, which has them sitting 48th in the nation. The NIU offense has 569 yards of penalties on 64 violations, which is 92nd in the country in terms of hurting your team. During the season so far, the Huskies have thrown for a total of 2,340 yards via the pass along with an average of 195.0 passing yards per contest, which has them ranked 98th in college football. When it comes to their scoring prowess, the Huskies are sitting 50th in Division 1 by tallying 30.8 points per game.
The Huskies are surrendering 33.5 PPG, which puts them 124th in Division 1. NIU has given up a total of 2,610 yards rushing (217.5 yards per contest) and 30 touchdowns on the ground this year. Overall, they have surrendered 402 total points. They have surrendered 22 touchdowns via the pass as well as 235.5 yards/outing, ranking them 90th in the country. The Huskies defense has participated in 808 plays, which is 69th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Golden Flashes/Huskies college football game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Huskies +3
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