Akron Zips vs Kent State Golden Flashes Prediction, 10/22/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Akron Zips vs Kent State Golden Flashes
Date: Saturday, October 22, 2022
Location: Dix Stadium in Kent, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Flashes (-20)
The Kent State Golden Flashes (2-5) will take on the Akron Zips (1-6) at Dix Stadium on Saturday. Kent State is 20-point favorites. The total has been set at 67.
The Akron Zips come into this game with a record of 1-6 this season. The last time they took the field, the Zips played the Central Michigan Chippewas and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 28-21. Demarcus Irons Jr. went 25/38 with 255 yds passing and 1 touchdown. He had a quarterback rating of 130.8 and finished the contest without throwing a pick. Demarcus Irons Jr. led the offense in rushing for the Zips with 15 carries for 12 yards (0.8 yards per attempt). For the game, they tallied 67 plays which converted into 287 yds. The Akron Zips ran the ball 28 different times and amassed 20 yds, which had them averaging 0.7 yards per tote. Against the run, the Zips gave up 199 yards on 44 tries, which is 4.5 yards per rush allowed. Akron conceded 13 completions on 21 attempts for a total of 138 yds, and a completion percentage of 61.9%.
The Zips have racked up 2,379 total yards this year. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Akron has compiled 7 passing touchdowns and 9 rushing touchdowns. They have surrendered the ball 12 times. Akron has accumulated 152 first downs as an offense, and they have been hurt by 44 penalties for 412 yards. As a team they're averaging 67.3 yards rushing which has them sitting 131st in Division 1. When it comes to putting the ball in the endzone, the Akron Zips are averaging 18.7 PPG.
The Zips are ranked 129th in the country when it comes to team defense, allowing 39.0 points per contest. They are allowing 4.8 yards per tote and 193.1 rushing yards per contest for the year. During the season, they have conceded 1,352 yards via the ground game in 7 outings. Concerning yards through the air, the Zips are giving up 1,902 yards which puts them in 112th in Division 1. They are allowing 271.7 yards per outing through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 66.2%. For the year, they are giving up 464.9 yards/game putting them at 121st in Division 1. They have yielded 14 touchdowns by air in addition to 20 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Golden Flashes head into this game 2-5 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Golden Flashes went home defeated by a final of 52-31 when they played the Toledo Rockets. Collin Schlee ended the game with 162 yards on 13/26 through the air while his QB rate was 94.6. He tossed 1 interception and his average yards per attempt was 6.2. Marquez Cooper carried the rock 31 times for 166 yards, ending the contest with 5.4 yards per carry for Kent State. Kent State rushed for 5.0 yards per attempt, finishing the contest with 231 yards on 46 carries. The Golden Flashes finished the game with 393 yds and they ran 72 plays (5.5 yards per play). The Golden Flashes pass defense allowed a completion percentage of 72.7%, relinquishing 263 yards on 16 out of 22 through the air. Kent State conceded 49 attempts on the ground for 227 yds (4.6 yards per rush).
When it comes to the points being put on the board, the Golden Flashes are ranked 76th in college football maintaining an average of 27.7 points per outing. Over the course of the season so far, the Golden Flashes have compiled 1,581 yards through the air as well as holding an average of 225.9 passing yards per contest, putting them at 82nd in the nation. The Kent State Golden Flashes have an average of 430.9 yards per game, which has them sitting 51st in the nation. The Kent State offense has racked up 389 penalty yards on 48 infractions, which is good for 29th in Division 1 in terms of helping out the opposition.
The Golden Flashes are giving up 32.9 points per game, ranking them 114th in D-1. Kent State has allowed a total of 1,226 rushing yards (175.1 yards per game) as well as 12 touchdowns by way of the ground game for the year. Overall, they have relinquished 230 total points. They have conceded 16 touchdowns through the air as well as 274.3 yards per game, which has them sitting 110th in the nation. The Golden Flashes defense has participated in 487 plays, which is good for 97th in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's Zips/Golden Flashes college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Zips +20
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