NIU Huskies vs Kent State Golden Flashes Prediction, 11/3/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: NIU Huskies vs Kent State Golden Flashes
Date: Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Location: Dix Stadium in Kent, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Flashes (-3.5)
Dix Stadium is where the Kent State Golden Flashes (4-4) will attempt to defeat the NIU Huskies (6-2) on Wednesday. NIU is 3.5-point underdogs. The betting total comes in at 66.5.
The NIU Huskies step onto the field holding a record of 6-2 this season. In their last contest, the Huskies stepped onto the field against the Central Michigan Chippewas and notched a win by a score of 39-38. Rocky Lombardi connected on 17/27 with 348 yards passing and 3 TDs. He had a QB rating of 207.9 and walked away from the contest without throwing a pick. Jevyon Ducker was the rushing leader for the Huskies with 31 attempts for 183 yds (5.9 yds per carry). The NIU Huskies rushed the ball a total of 49 times and compiled 195 yards, which is an average of 4.0 yards per carry. When the final whistle blew, they tallied 77 plays which gave them a total of 546 yards. NIU allowed 26 completions on 42 attempts for 311 yds, and a completion percentage of 61.9%. Against the run, the Huskies conceded 189 yards on 29 attempts, which averages out to 6.5 yards per run allowed.
In terms of scoring, the NIU Huskies have an average of 29.8 points per outing. As a team they're holding an average of 232.8 yards on the ground ranking this team at 10th in college football. The Huskies have earned 3,186 total yards for this campaign. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, NIU has amassed 9 passing touchdowns and 16 touchdowns via the ground. NIU has 172 1st downs, and they have been called for 49 infractions for 440 yds. They have surrendered the football 10 times.
The Huskies are ranked 116th in college football concerning the opposition scoring, conceding 31.5 points per game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5.3 yards per attempt on the ground and 185.6 rushing yards per game for the season. During this campaign, they have allowed 1,485 running yards through 8 games. When it comes to yards via the pass, the Huskies have conceded 1,878 yards which ranks them 84th in the nation. They have given up 234.8 yards per contest through the air as well as giving up a completion percentage of 56.5%. During this campaign, they have yielded 420.4 yards per contest which ranks them 108th in the nation. They have yielded 12 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 20 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Golden Flashes step onto the field holding a record of 4-4 for this year. In their last game, the Golden Flashes walked away with a victory by a final of 34-27 when they faced the Ohio Bobcats. Dustin Crum (1 TD) finished the game with 257 yards on 26/31 passing while his quarterback rate was 164.2. He didn't toss any interceptions and his average yards per pass attempt was 8.3. Dustin Crum carried the rock 17 times for 93 yards, finishing the contest with 5.5 yards per attempt for Kent State. The Golden Flashes finished the contest with 457 yds and they ran 76 plays (6.0 yds per play). Kent State ran for 4.4 yds per attempt, finishing the game with 200 yds on 45 carries. Kent State conceded 34 running attempts for 135 yds (4.0 yards per rush). The Golden Flashes pass defense conceded a completion rate of 79.1%, surrendering 322 yards on 34 for 43 passing.
The Kent State Golden Flashes have an average of 450.5 yards per outing, which ranks them 28th in Division 1. The Kent State offense has racked up 575 yards of penalties on 60 infractions, which ranks 24th in college football in terms of hurting your team. Over the course of the season thus far, the Golden Flashes have thrown for 1,843 yards through the air as well as holding an average of 230.4 passing yards per contest, which has them sitting 71st in D-1. When it comes to how much they score, the Golden Flashes are 67th in college football with an average of 29.1 points per game.
Kent State has given up a total of 1,638 yards via the ground game (204.8 yards/game) as well as 21 touchdowns via the rush so far this season. They have surrendered 11 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 270.4 yards/outing, which has them ranked 124th in the country. The Golden Flashes defense has been on the field for 613 plays, which is good for 127th in the nation. The Golden Flashes are giving up 33.4 PPG, which has them ranked 125th in college football. This season, they have conceded 267 points.
Who will win tonight's Huskies/Golden Flashes college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Huskies +3.5
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