Kent State Golden Flashes (2-3) vs. Miami-OH RedHawks (2-3)
October 8, 2022 3:30 pm EDT
The Line: Miami-OH RedHawks +3.5 / Kent State Golden Flashes -3.5 ; Over/Under:
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The Miami-OH RedHawks and Kent State Golden Flashes clash Saturday in a week 6 MAC college football game from Yager Stadium. Kent State is fresh off a matchup versus Ohio. In that one the Flashes took a seven-point win. As for Miami-OH, they played Buffalo in their last game. The RedHawks ended up losing by four in that game. Check back all season long for free college football picks at Sports Chat Place.
Kent State had a couple of tough matchups to start the season, falling 45-20 to Washington and 33-3 to Oklahoma. The Flashes were able to get a 63-10 blowout victory over LIU, but then came back down to earth with a 39-22 loss to a tough Georgia squad.
In the Ohio matchup, Kent State came back from a seven-point fourth-quarter deficit to force overtime and eventually won 31-24. QB Collin Schlee went 24-of-37 for 398 yards and a score. Marquez Cooper rushed 40 times for a whopping 240 yards and two touchdowns.
Over on the Miami-OH side, they opened up the year with a 37-13 loss to Kentucky. The RedHawks got their first win over Robert Morris 31-14 in game two, then fell to Cincinnati 38-17. Miami-OH bounced back with a 17-14 win over Northwestern the next week.
On Saturday versus Buffalo, the RedHawks had a 20-17 lead going into the final quarter but ultimately lost 24-20. QB Aveon Smith finished with 119 yards and a pick while also leading the rush on 12 carries for 142 yards and two touchdowns.
PICK: I’m probably staying with Kent State. The Flashes posted a nice comeback win last weekend with 736 total yards and 36 first downs. That said, Kent State hampered themselves with nine penalties and a couple of turnovers; the margin of victory should have been more than seven points.
As for Miami-OH, they had 11 penalties themselves and went a sketchy 5-of-14 on third-down tries in their loss last weekend. Otherwise the RedHawks didn’t do too badly with 240 rush yards and a couple of defensive turnovers. This should be a pretty interesting matchup, but Kent State should have it if they play well.