Ohio Bobcats vs Kent State Golden Flashes Prediction, 10/1/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Ohio Bobcats vs Kent State Golden Flashes
Date: Saturday, October 1, 2022
Location: Dix Stadium in Kent, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Flashes (-7)
Dix Stadium is the location where the Kent State Golden Flashes (1-3) will take on the Ohio Bobcats (2-2) on Saturday. Kent State opens this contest as 7-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under has been set at 69.
The Ohio Bobcats head into this matchup 2-2 this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Bobcats took the field against the Fordham Rams and walked away with a win by a score of 59-52. Nolan McCormick was the leader on the ground for the Bobcats with 17 attempts for 62 yards (3.6 yds per attempt). Kurtis Rourke connected on 41/50 with 537 yds through the air and 4 touchdowns. He had a QB rate of 198.6 and finished the contest without throwing a pick. On the ground, the Bobcats conceded 137 yds on 33 attempts, which is 4.2 yds per run allowed. Ohio relinquished 27 pass completions on 35 attempts for 503 yds, and a completion percentage of 77.1%. Once the final whistle blew, they had 82 plays which totaled 688 yds. The Ohio Bobcats ended up running the ball 32 times and totaled 151 yds, which came out to an average of 4.7 yards per tote.
Concerning scoring, the Ohio Bobcats hold an average of 30.0 points per contest. As a team they average 101.3 yards in the run game ranking them 116th in the country. The Bobcats have earned 1,660 yards in total for the season. When it comes to notching touchdowns, Ohio has totaled 9 touchdowns through the air and 4 touchdowns via the ground. Ohio has earned 88 1st downs as a team, and they have committed 26 penalties for 232 yards. They have turned the football over 6 different times.
The Bobcats sit in 127th in college football regarding team defense, conceding 44.8 points per game. They are allowing an average of 5.1 yards per rush on the ground and 162.0 yards on the ground per game for the season. Over the course of this season, they have given up 648 rushing yards through 4 games. When talking about yards through the air, the Bobcats are conceding 1,505 yards which ranks them 130th in D-1. They are giving up 376.3 yards per contest through the air in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 70.7%. For the year, they are giving up 538.3 yards per outing which has them sitting 130th in D-1. They have given up 17 touchdowns by air as well as 6 touchdowns running the ball.
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The Golden Flashes step onto the field holding a record of 1-3 for this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Golden Flashes took a defeat with a final score of 39-22 against the Georgia Bulldogs. Collin Schlee (1 TD) ended the contest with 174 yds on 14/21 through the air while his quarterback rating was 142.5. He threw 1 interception and his average yards per attempt was 8.3. Marquez Cooper carried the football 21 times for 90 yds, walking away from the contest with 4.3 yards per attempt for Kent State. The Golden Flashes finished the game with a total of 281 yds while they ran 52 plays (5.4 yds per play). Kent State ran the football for 3.1 yds per carry, finishing the game with 93 yds on 30 attempts. Kent State allowed 41 run attempts for 257 yards (6.3 yards per rush). The Golden Flashes passing defense gave up a completion percentage of 75.0%, surrendering 272 yds on 27 for 36 through the air.
In terms of putting points on the board, the Golden Flashes rank 91st in Division 1 with an average of 27.0 points per game. During this campaign so far, the Golden Flashes currently have a total of 715 yards through the air not to mention holding an average of 178.8 throwing yards per contest, which is ranked 112th in the nation. The Kent State Golden Flashes are averaging 368.0 yards/game, which has them sitting 95th in Division 1. The Kent State offense has 210 yards of penalties on 26 infractions, which is 62nd in the country in terms of making mistakes.
The Golden Flashes are giving up 31.8 points per game, which has them 99th in college football. Kent State has given up a total of 635 rushing yards (158.8 yards per contest) and 7 touchdowns by way of the ground game on the campaign. Over the course of the season, they have allowed 127 points in total. They have given up 8 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 289.0 yards/outing, which puts them in 118th in the country. The Golden Flashes defense has taken part in 283 plays, which is good for 84th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Bobcats/Golden Flashes college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Golden Flashes -7
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