Michigan State vs. Central Michigan - 9/26/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Central Michigan Chippewas (1-2) at Michigan State Spartans (2-0)
College Football: Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 12:00 pm (Spartan Stadium)
The Line: Michigan State Spartans -28 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Big Ten Network
The Central Michigan Chippewas and Michigan State Spartans play Saturday at Spartan Stadium.
The Central Michigan Chippewas could use an upset victory to get back to a .500 record. Cooper Rush is completing 70.3 percent of his passes for 983 yards, five touchdowns and three interceptions. Rush has thrown at least two touchdowns in five of his last six games. Ben McCord and Jesse Kroll have combined for more than 460 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Mark Chapman has 12 receptions. The Central Michigan Chippewas ground game is averaging 84 yards per contest, and Devon Spalding leads the way with 107 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, CMU is allowing 21.3 points and 308.7 yards per game. Kavon Frazier leads the Chippewas with 26 tackles, Tim Hamilton has 2.5 tackles for loss and Tony Annese has an interception. Gary Jones is out and Joe Ostman is questionable.
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The Michigan State Spartans look to keep rolling and remain undefeated. Connor Cook is completing 58.1 percent of his passes for 695 yards, eight touchdowns and one interception. Cook has a touchdown pass in six straight games. Aaron Burbridge and Josiah Price have combined for more than 460 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while R.J. Shelton has nine receptions. The Michigan State Spartans ground game is averaging 156.6 yards per contest, and Madre London leads the way with 202 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, MSU is allowing 24.3 points and 414.3 yards per game. Riley Bullough leads the Spartans with 39 tackles, Shilique Calhoun has two sacks and Montae Nicholson has two interceptions.
The Chippewas are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 non-conference games and 5-13 ATS in their last 18 games in September. The Spartans are 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 games in September. The road team is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
Michigan State hasn't exactly been blowing teams out, and Central Michigan has a quarterback who can move the football. Again, Rush has thrown for at least two scores in five of his last six games.
I'm taking the points here.