Toledo Rockets vs Eastern Michigan Eagles Prediction, 10/29/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Toledo Rockets vs Eastern Michigan Eagles
Date: Saturday, October 29, 2022
Location: Rynearson Stadium in Ypsilanti, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Eagles (+11)
The Eastern Michigan Eagles (5-3) will try to beat the Toledo Rockets (5-3) at Rynearson Stadium on Saturday. Eastern Michigan opens this matchup as 11-point dogs. The total is set at 58.
The Toledo Rockets come into this game with a record of 5-3 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Rockets took on the Buffalo Bulls and ended up losing by a score of 34-27. DeQuan Finn connected on 25/47 with 249 yards passing and 1 touchdown. He had a QB rating of 87.7 and finished the contest with 4 picks. Jacquez Stuart was the rushing leader for the Rockets with 14 totes for 107 yards (7.6 yards per carry). The Toledo Rockets ran the ball a total of 38 times and compiled 198 yards, which is an average of 5.2 yds per attempt. At the end of the game, they had 86 plays for 447 yards. Toledo surrendered 22 completions on 39 tries for 245 yards, and a completion rate of 56.4%. Against the run, the Rockets gave up 153 yards on 38 attempts, which averages out to 4.0 yds per run allowed.
The Rockets have earned 3,264 total yards this year. With reference to getting in the endzone, Toledo has amassed 19 passing touchdowns and 17 rushing touchdowns. They have surrendered the ball 15 times. Toledo has earned 177 first downs as a unit, and they have been flagged for 48 infractions for 343 yds. Offensively they have an average of 193.9 yards in the run game which has them sitting 34th in Division 1. In terms of scoring points, the Toledo Rockets are sitting at 37.0 points per game.
Regarding passing yards, the Rockets are allowing 1,606 yds which ranks them 53rd in D-1. They have conceded 200.8 yards per contest through the air in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 58.0%. During the season, they are conceding 363.8 yards per game which has them sitting 53rd in Division 1. They have yielded 11 touchdowns through the air in addition to 16 touchdowns via the ground game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.1 yards per tote and 163.0 rushing yards per game for the season. Over the course of this season, they have allowed 1,304 yards via the running game in 8 contests. The Rockets rank 74th in D-1 regarding team defense, allowing 27.3 points per game.
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The Eagles step onto the field holding a record of 5-3 this season. The last time they took the field, the Eagles took home the win by a final score of 20-16 against the Ball State Cardinals. Austin Smith finished the game with 197 yards on 20/34 through the air while his quarterback rating was 107.5. He kept the ball away from the defense with no picks and his Y/A was 5.8. Austin Smith carried the football 19 times for 52 yards, ending the contest with 2.7 yds per carry for Eastern Michigan. Eastern Michigan ran for 3.2 yds per carry, finishing the contest with 149 yds on 46 attempts. The Eagles finished the contest with a total of 346 yards while they ran 81 plays (4.3 yards per play). The Eagles passing defense gave up a completion rate of 57.7%, relinquishing 178 yards on 15 for 26 through the air. Eastern Michigan relinquished 34 running attempts for 114 yards (3.4 yards per rush).
The Eastern Michigan Eagles hold an average of 358.1 yards/outing, which is good for 96th in the nation. The Eastern Michigan offense has compiled 587 yds of penalties on 64 violations, which ranks 7th in D-1 in terms of helping out the opposition. During this campaign so far, the Eagles have racked up 1,743 yards via the pass as well as holding an average of 217.9 passing yards per contest, ranking them 91st in college football. Regarding this team's ability to score points, the Eagles are ranked 75th in the nation averaging 27.4 PPG.
The Eagles are relinquishing 30.6 points per game, which puts them 99th in college football. Eastern Michigan has given up a total of 1,321 rushing yards (165.1 yards per contest) in addition to 14 touchdowns on the ground this season. In total, they have conceded 245 points in total. They have surrendered 15 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 217.0 yards per outing, which has them sitting 50th in college football. The Eagles defense has been on the field for 553 plays, which is good for 103rd in college football.
Who will win tonight's Rockets/Eagles college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Eagles +11
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