Toledo Rockets vs. Eastern Michigan Eagles Pick-Odds-Prediction - 11/2/13
Eastern Michigan Eagles (1-7) at Toledo Rockets (5-3)
NCAAF Football: Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 7:00 pm (Glass Bowl)
The Line: Toledo Rockets -28 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Toledo Rockets welcome the Eastern Michigan Eagles to town in Saturday action.
Eastern Michigan has struggled to produce on both sides of the ball which we saw in a 59-20 defeat at Northern Illinois in week nine. The loss was number seven in a row following a season opening win over sub division Howard. All seven defeats have come by double digits and this one didn't begin well with EMU trailing 38-3 at the break with NIU piling up 658 yards and 30 first downs while the Eagles checked in with 336 yards. Javonte Greene and Bronson Hill gave the Eagles a viable source of rushing with a combined 131 yards on 17 touches but Eastern Michigan needed points quickly and in bunches. Brogan Roback and Tyler Benz struggled through the air on a combined 13-32 for 173 yards and a TD but the defense couldn't stop Jordan Lynch who totaled 332 yards.
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Toledo wasn't able to absorb another conference defeat heading to a very good Bowling Green and played like it was do or die and came away with a 28-25 victory. The Rockets improved to 3-1 in the conference with when Alonzo Russell hauled in an eleven yard scoring pass with 88 seconds left for the win. The Rockets led 21-0 at one point and totaled 372 yards with the rushing attack taking center stage with 242 yards and nearly six yard average with Kareem Hunt rambling for 114 yards while Doug Fluellen and Terrance Owens combining for 110 yards. Owens managed the air game well, completing 15-23 for 130 yards for three touchdowns while the defense held on with 353 yards given up.
Not a big fan of laying four touchdowns especially if Toledo is banged up so probably a pass for me but based on potential I will back the Rockets...