Central Michigan Chippewas (6-5) at Eastern Michigan Eagles (6-4)
|Date & Time||Tuesday November 22, 2016, 7:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Eastern Michigan Eagles 0 -- Over/Under:
The Central Michigan Chippewas travel to the Eastern Michigan Eagles with a college football Bowl being the prize for the winner.
At 6-5, the Central Michigan Chippewas are in the running for a Bowl after snapping a three game slide with a 27-20 victory versus Ohio. The Chippewas took a 17-3 lead in to the half and then held on for dear life as the mistake prone Bobcats self destructed with four giveaways which negated their 357-286 edge in yards. Chips quarterback Cooper Rush was solid as he connected on 25-32 for 268 yards and a pair of touchdowns with Tyler Conklin on the receiving end of both scores while Corey Willis led the receiving corps with eight catches for 109 yards. That was about it for the CMU attack as their running game was ineffective although they limited mistakes.
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are also 6-5 and a win would send them to the postseason and give the program a winning record in what must seem like an eternity. The Eagles would already be celebrating if not for a 31-24, overtime loss to visiting Northern Illinois. EMU looked golden with a 21-0 lead after 30 minutes but mustered just three points the rest of the way with both teams totaling around 480 yards or so. Eagles quarterback Brogan Roback struggled, completing 17-38 for 184 yards with a touchdown and a pair of interceptions with Sergio Bailey catching three balls for 40 yards and a score. Ian Eriksen was Eastern Michigan’s star with 171 rushing yards and two TD’s on 30 totes while catching four passes for 48 yards.
The under is 7-0 in Central Michigan last 7 vs. a team with a winning record and Central Michigan are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 road games vs. a team with a winning home record while the under is 6-2 in Central Michigan last 8 road games vs. a team with a winning home record. Eastern Michigan are 5-0 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and Eastern Michigan are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games after accumulating more than 450 total yards in their previous game while the under is 4-0 in Eastern Michigan last 4 home games. The road team is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings and Central Michigan are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Eastern Michigan while the over is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings.
I think there will be extra motivation for Eastern Michigan who are eyeing that winning record but CMU has been a nemesis...