Kent State Golden Flashes vs Western Michigan Broncos Prediction, 10/16/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kent State Golden Flashes vs Western Michigan Broncos
Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021
Location: Waldo Stadium in Kalamazoo, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Broncos (-6.5)
The Kent State Golden Flashes (3-3) are traveling to Waldo Stadium on Saturday where they will try to defeat the Western Michigan Broncos (4-2). Kent State opens as 6.5-point dogs from oddsmakers. The over/under is set at 65.
The Kent State Golden Flashes come into this matchup with a record of 3-3 this season. The last time they took the field, the Golden Flashes played the Buffalo Bulls and went home with a win by a final score of 48-38. Dustin Crum went 22/36 with 407 yds passing and 3 touchdowns. He had a QB rating of 183.6 and ended the game without throwing an interception. Marquez Cooper was the leader on the ground for the Golden Flashes with 21 attempts for 112 yards (5.3 yards per carry). Overall, they ran 81 plays which converted into 633 yards. The Kent State Golden Flashes ran the ball 45 different times and accrued 226 yds, which is an average of 5.0 yards per carry. When it came to stopping the run, the Golden Flashes gave up 312 yds on 54 attempts, which averages out to 5.8 yards per run allowed. Kent State conceded 24 pass completions on 45 attempts for a total of 237 yds, and a completion percentage of 53.3%.
The Golden Flashes have earned 2,785 total yards this year. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Kent State has compiled 6 touchdowns through the air and 14 rushing touchdowns. They have surrendered the ball 4 times. Kent State has accumulated 153 1st downs as an offense, and they have committed 45 infractions for 434 yds. As a team they maintain an average of 239.5 yards in the run game which is 14th in the country. When talking about putting points on the board, the Kent State Golden Flashes hold an average of 28.0 points per game.
The Golden Flashes rank 108th in Division 1 in terms of the opposition scoring, conceding 29.3 points per game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5.2 yards per attempt on the ground and 193.7 rushing yards per contest on the year. Over the course of this year, they have conceded 1,162 yards via the ground game in 6 games. Regarding yards through the air, the Golden Flashes have given up 1,534 yards which ranks them 120th in D-1. They have surrendered 255.7 yards per game via the pass and giving up a completion percentage of 62.1%. During this campaign, they are giving up 449.3 yards/game which ranks them 122nd in the nation. They have yielded 8 touchdowns through the air as well as 13 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Broncos come into this game with a record of 4-2 for this season. When they last stepped on the gridiron, the Broncos walked away with a loss by a score of 45-20 against the Ball State Cardinals. La'darius Jefferson ran the ball 21 times for 65 yards, ending the contest with 3.1 yds per attempt for Western Michigan. Kaleb Eleby walked away from the game with 257 yards on 19/33 through the air while his quarterback rating was 110.9. He tossed 2 picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 7.8. Western Michigan gave up 27 run attempts for 65 yds (2.4 yards per carry). The Broncos passing defense allowed a completion rate of 57.7%, surrendering 310 yards on 15 for 26 passing. The Broncos finished the contest with a total of 376 yds and they ran 84 plays (4.5 yds per play). Western Michigan ran for 2.4 yds per attempt, totaling 119 yds on 49 carries.
The Western Michigan Broncos maintain an average of 402.3 yards per contest, which has them sitting 67th in Division 1. The Western Michigan offense has 345 penalty yds on 37 infractions, which ranks 54th in Division 1 in terms of giving up free yards. During this campaign so far, the Broncos have compiled 1,458 yards through the air as well as an average of 243.0 passing yards per outing, which has them ranked 58th in college football. When it comes to their ability to score points, the Broncos rank 88th in Division 1 holding an average of 25.5 points per game.
The Broncos are conceding 25.5 PPG, which has them sitting 83rd in the nation. Western Michigan has allowed a total of 694 rushing yards (115.7 yards/game) and 6 touchdowns by way of the ground game for the campaign. Overall, they have allowed 153 pts. They have conceded 13 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 196.7 yards per game, which puts them in 48th in D-1. The Broncos defense has been on the field for 323 plays, which is good for 27th in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's Golden Flashes/Broncos college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Golden Flashes +6.5
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