The Western Michigan Broncos and New Hampshire Wildcats clash in week 5 college football action Saturday at Waldo Stadium. The New Hampshire Wildcats look to get off to a 4-1 record. The Western Michigan Broncos need a win to rebound from a 1-3 start.
The New Hampshire Wildcats have split their last 8 road games. Max Brosmer is completing 61.5 percent of his passes for 835 yards, 8 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. Joey Corcoran and Kyle Lepkowski have combined for 338 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns, while Dylan Laube has 13 receptions. The New Hampshire Wildcats ground game is averaging 144.3 yards per contest, and Laube leads the way with 423 yards and 5 touchdowns. Defensively, New Hampshire is allowing 25.7 points and 348.3 yards per game. Bryce Shaw leads the New Hampshire Wildcats with 21 tackles, Dylan Ruiz has 4.5 sacks and Randall Harris has 2 interceptions.
The Western Michigan Broncos have won 4 of their last 7 home games. Jack Salopek is completing 53.6 percent of his passes for 522 yards, 1 touchdown and 4 interceptions. Corey Crooms and Jehlani Galloway have combined for 350 receiving yards and 1 touchdown, while Anthony Sambucci has 4 receptions. The Western Michigan Broncos ground game is averaging 132 yards per contest, and Sean Tyler leads the way with 255 yards and 2 touchdowns. Defensively, Western Michigan is allowing 33.3 points and 423.3 yards per game. Zaire Barnes leads the Western Michigan Broncos with 31 tackles, Andre Carter has 1 sack and Keni-H Lovely has 1 interception.
The Wildcats are 5-0 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Broncos are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Wildcats last 7 games overall. The over is 5-0 in Broncos last 5 home games.
The Western Michigan Broncos should win this game at home, and there's a decent sized talent gap. However, Western Michigan hasn't looked good through 4 games and has scored a combined 19 points in its last 2 games. The New Hampshire Wildcats have shown flashes offensively, and they have playmakers on the defensive side. I just can't lay decent sized chalk with Western Michigan, given how poorly it looks on offense. It's the points or pass for me.