Kent State Golden Flashes vs Ohio Bobcats Prediction, 10/23/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kent State Golden Flashes vs Ohio Bobcats
Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021
Location: Peden Stadium in Athens, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Bobcats (+6)
Peden Stadium is the site where the Ohio Bobcats (1-6) will try to beat the Kent State Golden Flashes (3-4) on Saturday. Ohio opens as 6-point dogs. The over/under has been set at 63.
The Kent State Golden Flashes head into this game 3-4 for this season. In their last matchup, the Golden Flashes faced off with the Western Michigan Broncos and took a loss by a final of 64-31. Marquez Cooper was the leader on the ground for the Golden Flashes with 9 carries for 29 yds (3.2 yards per carry). Dustin Crum went 15/26 with 210 yds through the air and 2 TDs. He had a quarterback rate of 150.9 and finished the contest without throwing a pick. When it came to stopping the run, the Golden Flashes gave up 341 yards on 51 attempts, which is an average of 6.7 yards per rush surrendered. Kent State relinquished 15 completions on 22 attempts for a total of 307 yds, and a completion rate of 68.2%. When the final whistle blew, they had 68 plays which gave them a total of 362 yards. The Kent State Golden Flashes ran the football 34 times and tallied 124 yds, which earned them an average of 3.6 yards per carry.
The Golden Flashes have tallied 3,147 total yards for the year. In terms of scoring touchdowns, Kent State has amassed 8 passing touchdowns and 16 touchdowns via the ground. They have surrendered the football 5 different times. Kent State has 173 first downs as a team, and they have been called for 52 infractions for 519 yds. Offensively they're averaging 223.0 yards via the ground game which ranks them 17th in D-1. Concerning scoring, the Kent State Golden Flashes are averaging 28.4 points per contest.
The Golden Flashes are ranked 125th in the country when it comes to team defense, giving up 34.3 PPG. The opposition is running for an average of 5.5 yards per tote and 214.7 rushing yards per game this season. In total, they have given up 1,503 yards via the ground game in 7 games. When it comes to passing yards, the Golden Flashes have allowed 1,841 yds which puts them in 130th in the nation. They have conceded 263.0 yards per game via the pass as well as allowing a completion percentage of 62.5%. During this campaign, they are allowing 477.7 yards per game which ranks them 135th in the nation. They have yielded 11 touchdowns via the pass and 18 touchdowns running the ball.
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The Bobcats head into this matchup 1-6 this year. The last time they took the gridiron, the Bobcats took a loss by a final score of 27-26 when they played the Buffalo Bulls. Armani Rogers finished the contest with 75 yards on 6/10 passing while his quarterback rate was 123.0. He didn't throw any picks and his average yards per attempt was 7.5. Armani Rogers carried the football 22 times for 183 yards, ending the contest with 8.3 yards per attempt for Ohio. The Bobcats finished the game with a total of 346 yds while running 53 plays (6.5 yds per play). Ohio ran for 6.3 yards per carry, totaling 271 yards on 43 attempts. Ohio allowed 38 rush attempts for 138 yards (3.6 yards per carry). The Bobcats pass defense allowed a completion rate of 73.3%, surrendering 261 yards on 22 out of 30 passing.
The Ohio Bobcats have an average of 346.3 yards per outing, ranking them 104th in Division 1. The Ohio offense has accrued 412 penalty yds on 45 violations, which has them sitting 40th in D-1 in terms of giving up free yards. For the year so far, the Bobcats have a total of 1,012 passing yards in addition to holding an average of 144.6 passing yards per game, putting them at 123rd in college football. In terms of their ability to score points, the Bobcats are 114th in D-1 averaging 20.3 PPG.
Ohio has given up a total of 1,598 yards rushing (228.3 yards/game) and 16 touchdowns via the rush this year. They have given up 8 touchdowns through the air and 194.1 yards/game, which has them sitting 37th in D-1. The Bobcats defense has participated in 495 plays, which is 128th in Division 1. The Bobcats are relinquishing 30.7 points per game, which has them ranked 110th in Division 1. This season, they have given up 215 points.
Who will win tonight's Golden Flashes/Bobcats college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Golden Flashes -6
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