Western Michigan Broncos (9-0) at Kent State Golden Flashes (3-6)
|Date & Time||Tuesday November 8, 2016, 7:30 PM (EST)|
The Line: Kent State Golden Flashes +18 -- Over/Under:
The Western Michigan Broncos and Kent State Golden Flashes meet Tuesday night in a MAC college football game at Dix Stadium on ESPN2.
The Western Michigan Broncos look to win their 12th straight game and build their lead in the MAC. The Western Michigan Broncos have won nine straight road games. Zach Terrell is completing 71.6 percent of his passes for 2,362 yards, 23 touchdowns and one interception. Terrell has two or more touchdown passes in his last six straight games. Corey Davis and Michael Henry have combined for 1,534 receiving yards and 17 touchdowns while Carrington Thompson has 27 receptions. The Western Michigan Broncos ground game is averaging 245.3 yards per contest, and Jarvion Franklin leads the way with 1,018 yards and nine touchdowns. Defensively, Western Michigan is allowing 19.3 points and 369 yards per game. Robert Spillane leads the Western Michigan Broncos with 79 tackles, Keion Adams has 5.5 sacks and Justin Ferguson has three interceptions.
The Kent State Golden Flashes look for back-to-back wins for the first time this season to stay in the bowl race. The Kent State Golden Flashes have to win out in order to become bowl eligible. Nick Holley is completing 51.9 percent of his passes for 668 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. Holley has just one touchdown pass in his last four games. Justin Rankin and Raekwon James have combined for 489 receiving yards and one touchdown while Holley has 13 receptions. The Kent State Golden Flashes ground game is averaging 177 yards per contest, and Holley leads the way with 775 yards and nine touchdowns. Defensively, Kent State is allowing 26 points and 350.7 yards per game. Nate Holley leads the Kent State Golden Flashes with 111 tackles, Terence Waugh has eight sacks and Jerrell Foster has three interceptions.
The Broncos are 19-7 ATS in their last 26 road games and 25-9 ATS in their last 34 games overall. The Golden Flashes are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 home games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 conference games. The Broncos are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 meetings and the home team is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
Western Michigan has had no problem winning on the road this season and has crushed most of the teams its played this season overall. The Western Michigan Broncos have shown they are by far the best team in the MAC this season. Meanwhile, Kent State has had no success at home this year and has had trouble putting points on the board. I'm always scared to lay a big number in these middle of the week games with the home team, but Western Michigan should cruise in this ball game.