Kent State Golden Flashes vs. Ohio Bobcats - 10/22/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Ohio Bobcats (4-3) at Kent State Golden Flashes (2-5)
College Football: Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 1:00 pm (Dix Stadium)
The Line: Kent State Golden Flashes +3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Kent State Golden Flashes look for a big win in their college football tilt with the Ohio Bobcats at Dix Stadium.
The Ohio Bobcats know they must be careful from here on out with a 4-3 record and Bowl bid still up for grabs. The Bobcats come off a 27-20 defeat to the visiting Eastern Michigan Eagles as an eight point favorite where they lost control during the second half and couldn’t get a much needed stop. The Eagles won the yardage battle 435-415 and forced a pair of turnovers and seemed to have an answer for anything positive Ohio did in the final 30 minutes. The Bobcats quarterback duo of Quinton Maxwell and Greg Windham completed 26-43for 291 yards with Maxwell throwing for a touchdown and interception. Sebastian Smith led the Bobcats receivers with eight catches for 123 yards while Dorian Brown was the top runner with94 yards on 14 touches including a six yard scoring dash.
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The Kent State Golden Flashes have reached the point where another loss will end their postseason hopes. The Golden Flashes blew a 14-3 lead in an 18-14 defeat at Miami (OH) that dropped their record to 2-5. Kent was outgained 281-262 which made their two turnovers even more painful as they struggled to move the chains on the air and on the ground. Quarterback/running back Nick Holley went 7-11 for 91 yards and an interception with George Bolas going 1-3 with a pick. Holley led the Golden Flashes on the ground with 84 yards on 24 carries with a pair of trips to the endzone while Will Matthews ran for 47 yards on eleven totes and caught a 48 yard pass.
The under is 6-0 in Ohio last 6 games overall and the under is 4-0 in Ohio last 4 conference games while the under is 5-0 in Ohio last 5 games on fieldturf. Kent State are 1-7 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and the under is 6-1 in Kent State last 7 vs. a team with a winning record while the under is 5-1 in Kent State last 6 home games vs. a team with a winning road record. The under is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings in Kent State and the under is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings while the road team is 12-4 ATS in their last 16 meetings.
I am not sure who will be under center for the Golden Flashes and Ohio is a bit of a mystery so for now…