Western Michigan Broncos (5-3) at Miami (Ohio) RedHawks (2-7)
|Date & Time||Saturday November 1, 2014, 2:30 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Miami (Ohio) RedHawks +6.5 -- Over/Under:
The surging Western Michigan Broncos head to Fred Yager Stadium to battle the Miami (Ohio) Redhawks.
The Western Michigan Broncos look to stay in the MAC race when they visit Miami (Ohio) in week ten. The Broncos have been playing well in winning three in a row following a 42-21 rout of visiting Ohio in week nine action. Both sides of the ball were clicking as WMU jumped to a 28-7 lead at the half and never looked back. The Broncos mustered 530 yards with most coming through the passing of Zach Terrell who connected on 22-28 for 344 yards with Corey Davis hauling in touchdowns of 56 yards and 72 yards among his game high nine receptions. Jarvion Franklin gave the Broncos plenty of punch on the ground with 156 yards on 35 totes with a trio of short scoring runs. The WMU defense was strong as well by holding the Bobcats to 372 yards with most coming late with the game decided.
The Miami (Ohio) Redhawks would like nothing better then to throw a Monkey Wrench in the conference title hopes of Western Michigan Saturday and give themselves rare back to back victories in the process. The Redhawks have played improved football but have had little to show for their efforts before defeating visiting Kent State 10-3 in week nine where great defense or poor offense dominated the play with both teams totaling around 285 yards. The Golden Flashes were more pass heavy with the Redhawks having a small bit of balance. Quarterback Andrew Hendrix misfired more often then not with an 11-28 effort resulting in 120 yards with Jared Murphy grabbing four throws for 71 yards. Hendrix paced the rushing attack with 104 yards on 15 carries with a 19 yard touchdown run to open the scoring.
The Broncos are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win while going 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a S.U. win. The Miami (Ohio) Redhawks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games after scoring less than 20 points in their previous game with the under going 10-2 in Redhawks last 12 home games vs. a team with a winning road record with the Redhawks going 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games. Head to head the favorite is 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings. Miami (Ohio) is improved and looks like a team nobody wants to play however Western Michigan has gone 7-0 ATS in their last seven and certainly not a team you want to face...