Kent State Golden Flashes (3-6) at Ohio Bobcats (5-4)
|Date & Time||Tuesday November 10, 2015, 8:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Ohio Bobcats -7 -- Over/Under:
The Kent State Golden Flashes will travel to Paden Stadium to take on the Ohio Bobcats this Tuesday night in College Football action.
The Kent State Golden Flashes couldn’t hold on to a double digit 4th quarter lead and lost 18-17 to the Buffalo Bulls this past Thursday dropping Kent State to 3-6 (2-3 MAC East) on the season. Kent State once again struggled finding any offensive as they were only able to gain 261 yards in the loss. Leading the way for the Golden Flashes was WR Antwan Dixon who had 6 receptions for 72 yards. On the season, Kent State is averaging just 15.9 ppg on 294.0 yards per game (147.0 passing, 147.0 rushing). Leading the way for the Golden Flashes offense has been RB Trayion Durham who has 2 TD’s on the season and is averaging 11.33 carries and 38.44 yards per game. Durham is also catching an average of 2.7 rec/game for 25.1 yds/game. QB Colin Reardon is completing 46.1% of his passes on the season and has 6 TD and 4 INT while averaging 113.0 yards per game. Ernest Calhoun (1.6 rec/game, 21.6 yds/game, 3 TD) and Antwan Dixon (2.9 rec/game, 37.6 yds/game, 1 TD) lead the way for the Kent State WR. Defensively, Kent State is allowing their opponents to average 26.6 ppg on 327.0 yards per game (209.2 passing, 117.8 rushing). The Golden Flashes currently have a plus 3 turnover margin and are led defensively by DB Nate Holley (95 tackles, 2.0 sacks, 1 INT) and DB Demetrius Monday (25 tackles, 6 INT).
The Ohio Bobcats continue their struggles on the defense end as of late a dropped to 5-4 (2-3 MAC East) after being defeated by the Bowling Green Falcons 62-24 this past Wednesday. Ohio was outgained by Bowling Green by a 581-543 margin and committed two turnovers in the loss. The Bobcats were able to find success on the ground in the loss as they got TD’s from Maleek Irons, Daz’mond Patterson and A.J. Ouellette and gained 299 rushing yards in the loss. On the season, Ohio is averaging 25.3 ppg on 405.6 yards per game (225.6 passing, 150.0 rushing). Leading the way for the Bobcats offense has been Daz’mond Patterson who had 8 TD’s on the season and is averaging 43.56 yards per game. QB Derrius Vick had 9 TD and 6 INT on the season is averaging 192.9 passing yards per game. Sebastian Smith has been the main WR target for Ohio has Smith has 5 TD’s on the season and is averaging 5.6 rec/game and 64.2 yds/game. WR’s Jordan Reid and WR Brendan Cope are averaging around 40.0 receiving yards per game. Defensively, the Bobcats are allowing their opponents to average 27.3 ppg on 393.7 yards per game (220.7 passing, 173 rushing). The Bobcats have a plus 3 turnover margin on the season and are led defensively by DL Tarell Basham (31 tackles, 4.0 sacks) and LB Quentin Poling (40 tackles, 3.0 sacks, 2 INT).
The Golden Flashes are -1 ATS in their last 5 games in November however, just 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Bobcats are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games however, just 8-20-1 ATS in their last 29 conference games.
Ohio had a great start to their season however has really struggled on the defensive end as of late as over their past three games they’ve given up a combined 152 points. Kent State has a decent defense but really haven’t found any answers on the offense throughout the season. Ohio has been decent at home this season which includes a solid win against Marshall and I think their defense will be able to regroup against the non-existent Kent State offense and cover this spread at home.