NIU Huskies vs Kent State Golden Flashes Prediction, 11/25/2023 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: NIU Huskies vs Kent State Golden Flashes
Date: Saturday, November 25, 2023
Location: Dix Stadium in Kent, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Flashes (+17)
Dix Stadium is the location where the Kent State Golden Flashes (1-10) will compete against the NIU Huskies (5-6) on Saturday, November 25, 2023. Kent State opens this game as 17-point underdogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under comes in at 45.
The NIU Huskies head into this game 5-6 this season. In their last game, the Huskies went up against the Western Michigan Broncos and notched a win by a score of 24-0. Antario Brown led the offense in rushing for the Huskies with 21 carries for 159 yards (7.6 yards per carry). Rocky Lombardi connected on 9/17 with 92 yds passing. He had a quarterback rating of 98.4 and walked away from the contest with no interceptions. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Huskies gave up 24 yards on 18 tries, which is 1.3 yards per run allowed. NIU gave up 18 pass completions on 31 tries for a total of 182 yards, and a completion rate of 58.1%. At the end of the game, they tallied 68 plays which totaled 386 yards. The NIU Huskies ran the ball 50 different times and totaled 287 yards, which had them averaging 5.7 yards per carry.
When it comes to scoring points, the NIU Huskies have an average of 24.2 points per outing. As a unit they maintain an average of 173.0 yards rushing which is 48th in the nation. The Huskies have earned 3,955 total yards for the year. With reference to notching touchdowns, NIU has compiled 12 touchdowns through the air and 19 touchdowns on the ground. NIU has accounted for 202 1st downs as an offense, and they have been called for 53 penalties for 482 yds. They have turned the ball over 15 different times.
Concerning passing yardage, the Huskies have allowed 1,722 yards which has them ranked 4th in the nation. They are giving up 156.5 yards per outing via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 57.3%. During the season, they have given up 312.5 yards/outing which puts them 18th in D-1. They have surrendered 9 touchdowns via the pass as well as 19 touchdowns on the ground. The opposition is running for 4.3 yards per attempt on the ground and 155.9 rushing yards per contest for the year. In total, they have allowed 1,715 running yards through 11 games. The Huskies sit in 35th in Division 1 when it comes to team defense, allowing 20.6 points per game.
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The Golden Flashes head into this matchup 1-10 this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Golden Flashes went home defeated by a final of 34-3 when they played the Ball State Cardinals. Gavin Garcia ran the ball 7 times for 29 yards, finishing the contest with 4.1 yards per attempt for Kent State. Devin Kargman finished the game with 52 yds on 5/12 passing while his QB rate was 78.1. He didn't toss any interceptions and his average yards per pass attempt was 4.3. Kent State surrendered 52 rushing attempts for 300 yds (5.8 yards per rush). The Golden Flashes secondary conceded a completion percentage of 41.2%, surrendering 88 yds on 7 out of 17 passing. The Golden Flashes finished the contest with 97 yards while running 48 plays (2.0 yds per play). Kent State rushed the ball for 1.1 yds per attempt, totaling 29 yards on 26 carries.
When discussing the points being put on the board, the Golden Flashes currently sit 133rd in college football with an average of 13.5 PPG. The Kent State Golden Flashes average 261.7 yards/game, which is good for 132nd in D-1. The Kent State offense has 534 yds of penalties on 61 infractions, which is good for 91st in D-1 in terms of hurting your team. They have thrown 6 interceptions while letting opponents recover 4 fumbles and they have tallied 162 first downs. During this campaign thus far, the Golden Flashes have thrown for a total of 1,722 yards through the air as well as an average of 156.5 passing yards per game, putting them at 125th in college football. They maintain an average of 105.3 rushing yards per game and have rushed for 1,158 yards in total.
The Golden Flashes are allowing 34.4 PPG, which puts them 121st in the country. Kent State has conceded a total of 1,870 yards via the ground game (170.0 yards per game) as well as 28 touchdowns on the ground on the campaign. In total, they have surrendered 378 points. They have given up 20 touchdowns through the air and 217.4 yards per game, which puts them in 52nd in the country. The Golden Flashes defense has taken part in 717 plays, which has them sitting 51st in D-1. They have tallied 2 fumbles and 6 interceptions on the campaign.
Who will win tonight's Huskies/Golden Flashes college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Golden Flashes +17
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