Ohio Bobcats vs Akron Zips Prediction, 11/24/2023 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Ohio Bobcats vs Akron Zips
Date: Friday, November 24, 2023
Location: InfoCision Stadium in Akron, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Zips (+14)
InfoCision Stadium is where the Akron Zips (2-9) will take on the Ohio Bobcats (8-3) on Friday, November 24, 2023. Ohio opens this contest as 14-point favorites. The total has been set at 41.
The Ohio Bobcats come into this game with a record of 8-3 for this year. In their last game, the Bobcats stepped onto the field against the Central Michigan Chippewas and notched a win by a score of 34-20. Kurtis Rourke finished 15/23 with 222 yds through the air. He had a QB rate of 146.3 and finished the game with no interceptions. Sieh Bangura led the offense in rushing for the Bobcats with 21 carries for 126 yards (6.0 yds per carry). The Ohio Bobcats ended up rushing 41 different times and compiled 148 yds, which came out to an average of 3.6 yards per carry. For the game, they ran 65 plays which gave them 377 yds. Ohio allowed 10 completions on 21 tries for 157 yds, and a completion percentage of 47.6%. Against the run, the Bobcats conceded 162 yds on 33 tries, which averages out to 4.9 yards per rush surrendered.
The Bobcats have earned 3,779 total yards over the course of this year. With reference to getting the ball in the endzone, Ohio has totaled 14 touchdowns through the air and 12 touchdowns on the ground. They have given the ball to the opposition 13 different times. Ohio has accrued 226 1st downs, and they have been flagged for 63 penalties for 570 yards. As a team they average 132.6 yards rushing ranking them 94th in D-1. Concerning putting points on the board, the Ohio Bobcats have an average of 22.7 points per game.
Concerning yards through the air, the Bobcats are conceding 1,876 yds which has them sitting in 9th in college football. They have surrendered 170.5 yards per game through the air as well as allowing a completion percentage of 61.5%. Overall, they have relinquished 271.8 yards per game which puts them 5th in the nation. They have allowed 11 touchdowns through the air in addition to 7 touchdowns via the ground game. The opposition is running for 3.4 yards per running attempt and 101.4 yards on the ground per game on the season. For the season, they have conceded 1,115 yards via the ground game in 11 games. The Bobcats rank 6th in college football in terms of team defense, giving up 15.5 PPG.
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The Zips come into this matchup with a record of 2-9 for this year. For their last game, the Zips went home defeated by a final of 30-27 against the Eastern Michigan Eagles. Jeff Undercuffler finished the game with 223 yards on 19/26 through the air while his quarterback rating was 145.1. He didn't toss any picks and his average yards per attempt was 8.6. Lorenzo Lingard carried the rock 26 times for 71 yds, ending the game with 2.7 yards per attempt for Akron. The Zips finished with a total of 315 yards while running 72 plays (4.4 yards per play). Akron rushed the ball for 1.8 yards per attempt, finishing with a total of 75 yds on 41 attempts. Akron gave up 34 run attempts for 101 yds (3.0 yds per carry). The Zips pass defense allowed a completion percentage of 62.5%, surrendering 214 yards on 20 out of 32 passing.
When discussing how much they score, the Zips currently rank 131st in the country averaging 16.5 points per game. The Akron Zips maintain an average of 287.3 yards per contest, which has them ranked 129th in college football. The Akron offense has compiled 653 penalty yards on 76 violations, which ranks them 28th in the country in terms of making mistakes. They have thrown 14 picks while losing 6 fumbles and they have earned 187 1st downs. During this campaign thus far, the Zips currently sit at 2,225 yards through the air as well as an average of 202.3 throwing yards per game, giving them a rank of 94th in D-1. They hold an average of 85.0 yards per game via the rush and have run for 935 yards overall.
Akron has conceded a total of 1,587 yards rushing (144.3 yards per outing) and 21 touchdowns rushing so far this season. They have given up 18 touchdowns via the pass as well as 185.4 yards/game, ranking them 19th in Division 1. They have tallied 6 fumbles and 6 interceptions for the year. The Zips defense has participated in 699 plays, which is good for 36th in college football. The Zips are relinquishing 28.3 points per game, which has them ranked 92nd in D-1. Over the course of the season, they have conceded 311 total points.
Who will win tonight's Bobcats/Zips college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Zips +14
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