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Toledo vs Kent State 10/15/22 College Football Picks, Predictions, Odds

Kent State Golden Flashes (2-4) vs. Toledo Rockets (4-2)
October 15, 2022 3:30 pm EDT
The Line: Toledo Rockets -8 / Kent State Golden Flashes +8; Over/Under: 62.5
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The Toledo Rockets and Kent State Golden Flashes clash Saturday in week 7 MAC college football action at the Glass Bowl. The Kent State Golden Flashes look to rebound from a 2-4 record. The Toledo Rockets look to build on their 4-2 record.

The Kent State Golden Flashes have lost 9 of their last 11 road games. Collin Schlee is completing 61.4 percent of his passes for 1,386 yards, 8 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. Dante Cephas and Devontez Walker have combined for 1,131 receiving yards and 8 touchdowns, while Marquez Cooper has 4 receptions. The Kent State Golden Flashes ground game is averaging 200.7 yards per contest, and Marquez Cooper leads the way with 542 yards and 6 touchdowns. Defensively, Kent State is allowing 29.7 points and 442.7 yards per game. Nico Bolden leads the Kent State Golden Flashes with 27 tackles, Khalib Johns has 4 sacks and Montre Miller has 1 interception.

The Toledo Rockets have won 5 of their last 6 home games. Dequan Finn is completing 60.4 percent of his passes for 1,139 yards, 11 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. Jerjuan Newton and DeMeer Blankumsee have combined for 640 receiving yards and 5 touchdowns, while Devin Maddox has 15 receptions. The Toledo Rockets ground game is averaging 187.7 yards per contest, and Finn leads the way with 368 yards and 5 touchdowns. Defensively, Toledo is allowing 25.5 points and 353.3 yards per game. Dallas Gant leads the Toledo Rockets with 41 tackles, Adrian Woliver has 2 sacks and Quinyon Mitchell has 4 interceptions.

The Golden Flashes are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games in October. The Rockets are 8-1 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 conference games. The under is 3-1-1 in Golden Flashes last 5 games overall. The over is 8-3 in Rockets last 11 games overall.

The Kent State Golden Flashes have issues on the defensive side of the ball, and those problems usually don’t find answers on the road. Kent State is 113th in total defense, 116th in pass defense and 93rd in scoring defense. The Toledo Rockets are coming off back to back wins, and they have an offense that’s ranked 39th in run offense and 29th in scoring offense. Toledo should be able to have a field day against this Kent State defense. I’ll take Toledo by double-digit points at home.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Toledo Rockets -8

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