Miami-Ohio RedHawks 2020 Win Total - College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Breaking Down The Miami-Ohio RedHawks Win Total For The 2020 Season

2020 College Football Season

Over/Under: 6.5 Wins -- Odds To Win The National Title: +100000 Click Here for the Latest Odds

THe Miami-Ohio Redhawks head into 2020 wuth high hopes in the MAC.

The Miami-Ohio RedHawks come into the 2020 college football season looking to build off of one of the best seasons of the decade for the program, bookending the 2010s with the RedHawks’ two winning seasons of the decade after an 8-6 overall record, including a 6-2 record in MAC conference play to finish atop the MAC East division and represent the division in the MAC conference championship game, a game that saw the RedHawks beat Central Michigan 26-21 for their first conference championship since 2010. The RedHawks then got an invite to the LendingTree Bowl that Miami-Ohio lost to Louisiana-Lafayette by a final score of 26-21. Only time will tell if head coach Chuck Martin can start the RedHawks in the 2020s on the right foot or if Miami-Ohio will take a step back this season. Check back all season long for free college football picks and college football predictions at Sports Chat Place. 

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Let’s take a look at Miami-Ohio’s schedule for the 2020 college football season.

Saturday Sept. 5 at Pittsburgh

Saturday Sept. 12 vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff

Saturday Sept. 19 vs. Cincinnati

Saturday Sept. 26 at Akron

Saturday Oct. 3 vs. Army

Saturday Oct. 10 at Bowling Green

Saturday Oct. 17 vs. Ohio

Saturday Oct. 24 at Central Michigan

Saturday Oct. 31 vs. Ball state

Tuesday Nov. 10 at Buffalo

Tuesday Nov. 17 vs. Kent State

Friday Nov. 27 vs. Eastern Michigan

 

The good news for Miami-Ohio on offense is that Brett Gabbert should be more comfortable under center. As a freshman, Gabbert was thrown to the wolves, completing 55% of his pass attempts for 2,411 yards with 11 touchdowns to 8 interceptions. Gabbert get his two four receivers back, including Jack Sorenson who had 44 catches for 568 yards and 4 TDs last season as well as Jalen Walker and James Maye to stretch things out downfield. The bad news is that the running back situation is up in the air after lead back Jaylon Bester was injured in the offseason, leaving the door open for Tyre Shelton to start if Bester can’t go right away. Defensively, a few key pieces are back, including leading tackler Ryan McWood who had a team-high 99 tackles last season as well as Emmanuel Rugamba, Sterling Weatherford and Mike Brown in the secondary. All part of a defense that was in the top-15 in tackles for loss last year as well as 3rd in the conference in total defense.

The win total for Miami-Ohio is set at 6.5, which is tough because that’s pretty close to where I see the Redhawks ending up. Assuming the RedHawks get through September at 2-2 with wins over UAPB and Akron, I still think it’s a six win season as the breaks Miami-Ohio caught in 2019 won’t all go their way again. I can see a win over Bowling Green, but Army and from Ohio on is a tough sled no matter how you slice it. This isn’t a total I’d touch for the year, but I’m guessing 6-6 for Miami-Ohio so I’ll take the under 6.5 wins for the RedHawks this season.

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