Toledo Rockets vs Ball State Cardinals Prediction, 9/25/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toledo Rockets vs Ball State Cardinals
Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Location: Scheumann Stadium in Muncie, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Cardinals (+3)
The Toledo Rockets (1-2) are en route to Scheumann Stadium on Saturday where they will take on the Ball State Cardinals (1-2). Toledo opens as 3-point favorites from oddsmakers. The betting total comes in at 56.5.
The Toledo Rockets come into this game with a record of 1-2 this season. In their last contest, the Rockets went up against the Colorado State Rams and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 22-6. Bryant Koback led the offense in rushing for the Rockets with 13 attempts for 32 yards (2.5 yards per carry). Carter Bradley connected on 22/36 with 254 yds through the air. He had a QB rate of 120.4 and walked away from the game without throwing an interception. In the running game, the Rockets gave up 211 yards on 48 attempts, which is 4.4 yards per rush allowed. Toledo surrendered 11 pass completions on 28 tries for a total of 110 yards, and a completion rate of 39.3%. When the final whistle blew, they tallied 71 plays which totaled 291 yds. The Toledo Rockets ran the football 28 times and had 21 yards, which came out to an average of 0.8 yds per carry.
Regarding scoring points, the Toledo Rockets are sitting at 28.0 points per game. As a team they maintain an average of 116.7 yards rushing which ranks them 111th in the country. The Rockets have earned 1,085 total yards over the course of this season. When it comes to notching touchdowns, Toledo has earned 2 passing touchdowns and 5 rushing touchdowns. Toledo has amassed 48 1st downs offensively, and they have committed 34 penalties for 328 yards. They have turned the ball over 2 times.
The Rockets rank 72nd in the country in terms of their opponents scoring, giving up 21.3 PPG. They are allowing an average of 3.8 yards per rush and 163.3 rushing yards per contest for the campaign. For the year, they have allowed 490 rushing yards through 3 contests. In terms of passing yards, the Rockets have given up 552 yds which puts them in 53rd in college football. They have conceded 184.0 yards per game via the pass as well as allowing a completion percentage of 52.4%. In total, they are giving up 347.3 yards per outing which has them sitting 73rd in the country.
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The Cardinals head into this game 1-2 this year. In their last game, the Cardinals took a loss by a final score of 45-12 when they faced the Wyoming Cowboys. John Paddock ended the game with 82 yards on 13/20 through the air while his quarterback rating was 89.4. He threw 1 pick and his Y/A was 4.1. Carson Steele ran the ball 13 times for 76 yds, ending the game with 5.8 yards per attempt for Ball State. Ball State ran the ball for 2.9 yds per carry, finishing with a total of 118 yds on 41 attempts. The Cardinals finished with 260 yds and they ran 75 plays (3.5 yds per play). The Cardinals secondary conceded a completion rate of 60.9%, surrendering 201 yards on 14 out of 23 through the air. Ball State conceded 39 rushing attempts for 177 yds (4.5 yards per carry).
The Ball State Cardinals maintain an average of 320.7 yards/outing, which ranks them 115th in D-1. The Ball State offense has racked up 108 yards of penalties on 13 violations, which has them sitting 118th in D-1 in terms of making mistakes. During this campaign so far, the Cardinals have a total of 556 yards through the air not to mention an average of 185.3 passing yards per outing, putting them at 104th in college football. Concerning this team's ability to score points, the Cardinals rank 115th in college football holding an average of 18.7 points per outing.
Ball State has conceded a total of 487 rushing yards (162.3 yards/game) and 6 touchdowns via the rush this season. They have allowed 5 touchdowns through the air in addition to 273.7 yards/outing, ranking them 123rd in college football. The Cardinals defense has participated in 208 plays, which ranks 92nd in Division 1. The Cardinals are surrendering 36.7 PPG, which has them sitting 131st in the country. In total, they have conceded 110 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Rockets/Cardinals college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rockets -3
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