Eastern Michigan Eagles vs. Western Michigan Broncos Pick-Odds-Prediction - 11/9/13
Western Michigan Broncos (1-8) at Eastern Michigan Eagles (1-8)
NCAAF Football: Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 1:00 pm (Rynearson Stadium)
The Line: Eastern Michigan Eagles +3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Western Michigan Broncos shoot for back to back victories when they take the field at the Eastern Michigan Eagles.
Western Michigan is a shell of their former selves with injuries and graduation robbing the team of much of their talent the last few years. A lack of scoring punch and a struggling defense have hurt the Broncos although the offense broke through just in time in a 31-30 victory at Massachusetts with the defense stopping a two point conversion with 22 seconds left to preserve the win. The Broncos totaled 393 yards with most coming through the air with the rushing attack with Darevon Chance and Brian Fields combining for 116 yards on 31 carries. Fortunately Zach Terrell had a big day in the air with 275 yards and four touchdowns including a 54 yarder to Corey Davis who hauled in ten receptions for 154 yards and a pair of scores overall.
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Eastern Michigan has struggled to both score and keep opponents from doing the same and that is reflected in their record. Both trends continued in a 55-16 loss at Toledo for defeat number eight in a row. The Rockets amassed 729 yards and led 38-10 at the half which was too much for the Eagles to over come with their 309 total yards. This was a day EMU were desperate for a consistent ground attack that saw Ryan Brumfield total 67 yards on 17 carries which was about it. Eastern Michigan can throw the ball a bit but Brogan Roback struggled to connect with his receiving corps with an 11-22 day producing 209 yards with a pair of touchdowns and an interception with Dustin Creel grabbing six throws for 115 yards and a touchdown.
I think this is risky business backing either and I'm inclined to simply take the points and call it a day. No other real edge here but I will continue to look at this and the total when it's released so please check back...