Toledo Rockets (7-5) vs. Ohio Bobcats (9-3)
December 3, 2022 12:00 pm EDT
The Line: Ohio Bobcats +2.5 / Toledo Rockets -2.5; Over/Under: +60.5
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The Ohio Bobcats and Toledo Rockets do battle Saturday in the college football MAC Championship at Ford Field. The Toledo Rockets have split their last 10 games. The Ohio Bobcats have won 7 straight games.
The Toledo Rockets have lost 4 of their last 6 non-home games. Dequan Finn is completing 58.6 percent of his passes for 1,973 yards, 21 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Jerjuan Newton and Devin Maddox have combined for 1,230 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns, while DeMeer Blankumsee has 33 receptions. The Toledo Rockets ground game is averaging 172.9 yards per contest, and Jacquez Stuart leads the way with 566 yards and 3 touchdowns. Defensively, Toledo is allowing 27.1 points and 337.8 yards per game. Dallas Gant leads the Toledo Rockets with 102 tackles, Jamal Hines has 6.5 sacks and Quinyon Mitchell has 5 interceptions.
The Ohio Bobcats have won 3 straight non-home games. Kurtis Rourke is completing 69.1 percent of his passes for 3,256 yards, 25 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. Sam Wiglusz and Jacoby Jones have combined for 1,508 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns, while James Bostic has 30 receptions. The Ohio Bobcats ground game is averaging 142.6 yards per contest, and Sieh Bangura leads the way with 884 yards and 11 touchdowns. Defensively, Ohio is allowing 29.3 points and 441.3 yards per game. Keye Thompson leads the Ohio Bobcats with 96 tackles, Bryce Houston has 5.5 sacks and Zack Sanders has 3 interceptions.
The Rockets are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bobcats are 16-5 ATS in their last 21 conference games and 8-0 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The under is 5-1 in Rockets last 6 games following a ATS loss. The under is 11-4-1 in Bobcats last 16 neutral site games.
The Toledo Rockets have been hit or miss all season long, and they enter this title game playing poor football, which includes losses to Bowling Green and Western Michigan. The Ohio Bobcats haven’t lost since October 1, and they’re one of the better passing offenses in the country, led by one of the more underrated quarterbacks in the country. Ohio should have a lot of success in this dome in Detroit. I’m kind of surprised Ohio is an underdog here. Feels like we’re getting free points with the better team. Give me Ohio.