Toledo Rockets vs NIU Huskies Prediction, 10/8/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Toledo Rockets vs NIU Huskies
Date: Saturday, October 8, 2022
Location: Huskie Stadium in DeKalb, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Huskies (+5.5)
Huskie Stadium is the site where the NIU Huskies (1-4) will play the Toledo Rockets (3-2) on Saturday. Toledo opens this game as 5.5-point favorites. The over/under comes in at 60.
The Toledo Rockets come into this matchup with a record of 3-2 for this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Rockets took on the Central Michigan Chippewas and walked away with a win by a score of 38-17. Jacquez Stuart was the best rusher for the Rockets with 16 carries for 122 yds (7.6 yards per carry). DeQuan Finn finished 13/23 with 186 yds through the air and 2 TDs. He had a QB rating of 153.1 and ended the game without throwing an interception. In the running game, the Rockets gave up 33 yards on 26 tries, which is 1.3 yds per rush surrendered. Toledo surrendered 25 pass completions on 46 attempts for a total of 252 yds, and a completion rate of 54.3%. In all, they ran 73 plays which gave them 447 yards. The Toledo Rockets rushed the ball a total of 50 different times and accounted for 261 yards, which earned them an average of 5.2 yards per carry.
Regarding getting in the endzone, the Toledo Rockets have an average of 33.0 PPG. As a unit they average 193.4 yards on the ground giving them a rank of 32nd in Division 1. The Rockets currently have 1,978 total yards over the course of this year. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Toledo has earned 8 passing touchdowns and 13 rushing touchdowns. Toledo has recorded 106 1st downs, and they have committed 33 infractions for 253 yards. They have given the ball to the opposition 8 different times.
The Rockets sit in 64th in D-1 regarding team defense, giving up 24.2 points per contest. They are giving up an average of 4.1 yards per run and 156.0 yards on the ground per game on the season. In total, they have given up 780 rushing yards through 5 outings. When it comes to yards through the air, the Rockets have allowed 915 yds which puts them in 30th in D-1. They have allowed 183.0 yards per game through the air in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 58.5%. Overall, they are giving up 339.0 yards/contest which has them ranked 43rd in the country. They have conceded 8 touchdowns by air in addition to 8 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Huskies head into this game 1-4 this season. The last time they took the field, the Huskies took a defeat with a final score of 44-38 when they played the Ball State Cardinals. Ethan Hampton (2 touchdowns) finished the game with 194 yards on 17/29 through the air while his QB rate was 130.7. He threw 1 interception and his average yards per attempt was 6.7. Harrison Waylee carried the ball 30 times for 230 yards, finishing the contest with 7.7 yds per attempt for NIU. The Huskies finished the contest with a total of 526 yards and they ran 86 plays (6.1 yards per play). NIU ran for 5.8 yds per carry, finishing the contest with 332 yds on 57 attempts. NIU conceded 31 run attempts for 77 yds (2.5 yards per carry). The Huskies pass defense conceded a completion rate of 69.0%, relinquishing 403 yards on 40 out of 58 through the air.
The NIU Huskies are averaging 394.2 yards/game, ranking them 77th in D-1. The NIU offense has racked up 285 penalty yards on 33 infractions, which is good for 58th in Division 1 in terms of making mistakes. For the season to this point, the Huskies currently sit at 1,047 yards via the pass not to mention holding an average of 209.4 passing yards per outing, ranking them 95th in D-1. When looking at their scoring prowess, the Huskies sit 66th in college football with 31.6 points per game.
NIU has allowed a total of 625 yards rushing (125.0 yards per game) in addition to 5 touchdowns via the rush for the season. They have yielded 18 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 311.8 yards/outing, which has them in 129th in Division 1. The Huskies defense has taken part in 351 plays, which ranks them 88th in D-1. The Huskies are conceding 35.6 points per game, which has them ranked 118th in the nation. This year, they have conceded 178 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Rockets/Huskies college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Huskies +5.5
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