Ball State Cardinals (4-6) at Toledo Rockets (8-2)
|Date & Time||Wednesday November 16, 2016, 7:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Toledo Rockets -18 -- Over/Under:
The Ball State Cardinals will travel to play the Toledo Rockets in a MAC College Football Game on Wednesday night.
The Toledo Rockets are 8-2 (5-1) this season after beating Northern Illinois by a score of 31-24 in their last game. Toledo had to come from behind in the fourth quarter to get this win and stay in the hunt for a MAC Title. The Toledo offense is averaging 39.4 points per game with 200.2 rushing yards and 339.5 passing yards per game. Logan Woodside is completing 70.8% of his passes for 3328 yards, 37 touchdowns, and 6 interceptions for Toledo. Kareem Hunt has rushed for 1048 yards and 7 touhdowns, while Terry Swanson has added 525 yards and 3 touchdowns for the Rockets. Corey Jones has caught 53 passes for 631 yards and 5 touchdowns, while Michael Roberts has added 38 catches for 448 yards and 12 scores for Toledo. The Toledo defense is giving up 22.9 points per game with 160.6 rushing yards and 229.5 passing yards per game. DeJuan Rogers has led the Toledo defense with 61 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, and 0.5 sacks, while John Stepec has added 50 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss, and 4.5 sacks. Jameson Vest has gone 10-15 on field goals, with a long of 47 yards.
The Ball State Cardinals are 4-6 (1-5) this season after losing to Eastern Michigan by a score of 48-41 in their last game. Ball State jumped out to an early lead in this game but could not hold onto it in the second half. The Ball State offense is averaging 28.5 points per game with 226 rushing yards and 230.2 passing yards per game. Riley Neal is completing 60.1% of his passes for 2093 yards, 10 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions for Ball State. James Gilbert has rushed for 1196 yards and 12 touchdowns, while Riley Neal has added 359 yards and 7 scores for the Cardinals. KeVonn Mabon has caught 67 passes for 794 yards and 2 touchdowns, while Damon Hazelton Jr. has caught 38 passes for 388 yards and 3 touchdowns for Ball State. The Ball State defense is giving up 30.3 points per game with 156.6 rushing yards and 313.1 passing yards per game. Sean Wiggins has led the Cardinals defense with 87 tackles and 4 tackles for loss, while Martez Hester has added 70 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 1 sack, and 1 interception. Morgan Hagee has gone 11-15 on field goals, with a long of 44 yards.
Ball State is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following an ATS loss and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 conference games. The under is 4-1 in Ball State’s last 5 road games. Toledo is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 November games and 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games against a team with a losing record. The under is 3-0-1 in Toledo’s last 4 games. The under is 4-0 in these two teams last 4 meetings.
Toledo comes into this game as a big favorite and for good reason. Toledo will be at home for this game and has a very explosive offense. Ball State needs to win their remaining two games in order to get to a bowl game, but will have a tall task in this one. Toledo should come out more focused than last week and get the job done.