Eastern Michigan Eagles (0-4) at Western Michigan Broncos (4-0)
College Football: Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 2:00 pm (Waldo Stadium)
The Line: Western Michigan Broncos -13 -- Over/Under: 66.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Western Michigan Broncos face the Eastern Michigan Eagles when they meet Saturday in week 14 MAC college football action at Waldo Stadium in Kalamazoo.
The Eastern Michigan Eagles need a win here to rebound from an 0-4 record. The Eastern Michigan Eagles have lost five of their last eight road games. Preston Hutchinson is completing 61.9 percent of his passes for 1,100 yards, seven touchdowns and six interceptions. Hutchinson has five touchdown passes in has last three games. Tanner Knue and Hassan Beydoun have combined for 558 receiving yards and one touchdown while Quian Williams has 14 receptions. The Eastern Michigan Eagles ground game is averaging 99 yards per contest, and Hutchinson leads the way with 155 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Eastern Michigan is allowing 35.3 points and 502.3 yards per game. Terry Myrick leads the Eastern Michigan Eagles with 51 tackles, Turan Rush has 3.5 sacks and Alvinoski LaFleur has two interceptions.
The Western Michigan Broncos look for another win to build on their 4-0 record. The Western Michigan Broncos have won nine straight home games. Kaleb Eleby is completing 62.9 percent of his passes for 1,138 yards, 12 touchdowns and one interception. Eleby has nine touchdown passes in his last three games. D'Wayne Eskridge and Jaylen Hall have combined for 790 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while Skyy Moore has 11 receptions. The Western Michigan Broncos ground game is averaging 183 yards per contest, and La'Darius Jefferson leads the way with 335 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Western Michigan is allowing 30.5 points and 378.3 yards per game. Treshaun Hayward leads the Western Michigan Broncos with 35 tackles, Ralph Holley has three sacks and A.J. Thomas has one interception.
The Eagles are 22-6 ATS in their last 28 road games and 24-9 ATS in their last 33 games as an underdog. The Broncos are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 home games and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 10-4-2 in Eagles last 16 games overall. The under is 7-2 in Broncos last 9 home games. The Eagles are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Western Michigan and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 meetings.
The Eastern Michigan Eagles continue to pile up the losses due to a lousy defense that can't get off the field and gets gashed in the running game. The Western Michigan Broncos are not only unbeaten on the season, but they've covered three of their four wins and are highly explosive offensively with their 45.3 points per game average good for seventh in the country. This feels like a mismatch here and a game Western Michigan can run away with in the second half. I'll lay the touchdowns with the Broncos.