Canceled: Kent State at Miami-OH: 12/5/20 College Football Picks and Prediction
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Miami-OH RedHawks (2-1) vs Kent State Golden Flashes (3-1)
Game Info: Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Fred C. Yager Stadium)
Betting Odds: Miami-OH RedHawks +2 -- Over/Under: 67.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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This game has been canceled.
The Kent State Golden Flashes will travel to Yager Stadium to take on the Miami (OH) RedHawks this Saturday afternoon in College Football action.
The Kent State Golden Flashes lost their first game of the season and dropped to 3-1 (3-1 MAC East) on the season after being defeated by the Buffalo Bulls, 70-41, this past Saturday. Kent State had no answers for the Bulls Jaret Patterson who tied a College Football record with 8 rushing TD’s and couldn’t fight back after Buffalo took a 56-31 lead early in the 4th quarter. Kent State was outgained by Buffalo by a 663-578 margin and lost the turnover battle by a 1-0 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Golden Flashes was QB Dustin Crum who completed 22 of 32 passes for 343 yards, 3 TD, & 1 INT.
On the season, Kent State is averaging 49.8 ppg on 606.5 total yards per game (323.5 passing yds/g; 283.0 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Kent State has been led by QB Dustin Crum who has completed 73.5% of his passes for 1,181 yards, 12 TD, & 2 INT. Crum is also a threat with his legs as he has 240 rushing yards & 4 TD on 44 carries. The top receiving threats for the Golden Flashes have been Isaiah McKoy (25 rec, 455 yards, 5 TD), Ja’Shaun Poke (21 rec, 326 yards, 3 TD), and Issac Vance (17 rec, 148 yards). Leading the way for the Kent State backfield has been the duo of Marquez Cooper (56 att, 282 yards, 5 TD) and Bryan Bradford (37 att, 254 yards).
Defensively, Kent State is allowing their opponents to average 38.0 ppg on 424.0 total yards per game (162.0 passing yds/g; 262.0 rushing yds/g).
The Miami (OH) RedHawks improved to 2-1 (2-1 MAC East) on the season after defeating the Akron Zips, 38-7, this past Saturday. Miami (OH) was lights out defensively against the Zips and had no trouble securing the victory after going into halftime with a 24-0 lead. Miami (OH) outgained Akron by a 416-145 margin and won the turnover battle by a 1-0 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the RedHawks was WR Jack Sorenson who had 8 receptions for 177 yards & 4 TD’s.
On the season, Miami (OH) is averaging 28.7 ppg on 365.3 total yards per game (238.3 passing yds/g; 127.0 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Miami (OH) has been led by WR Jack Sorenson who has 18 receptions for 354 yards & 4 TD. Miami (OH) has used both QB Brett Gabbert (65.7 Comp%, 384 yards, 4 TD, 0 INT) and AJ Mayer (46.9 Comp %, 328 yards, 4 TD, 1 INT), however, after his strong performance last week, it’s hard to imagine that Gabbert won’t be getting the start in this one. The leading receivers, outside of Jack Sorenson, have been mac Hippenhammer (5 rec, 77 yards), Jack Coldiron (6 rec, 70 yards, 2 TD), and Jalen Walker (3 rec, 49 yards, 2 TD). Leading the way for the RedHawks backfield has been the duo of Zach Kahn (18 att, 92 yards, 2 TD) and Kevin Davis (22 att, 73 yards; 5 rec, 57 yards).
Defensively, Miami (OH) is allowing their opponents to average 26.7 ppg on 393.0 total yards per game (267.7 passing yds/g; 125.3 rushing yds/g).
The Golden Flashes are 7-2 ATS in their l ast 9 games, however, are just 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games vs. Miami (OH). The RedHawks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games when playing at home against Kent State.
Kent State has been a fun team to watch with as their last three games have had totals that have averaged 100.3 points, however, when looking at this team, I can’t say that I’m that impressed with their 3-1 record as those three wins have come against team (EMU, Bowling Green, Akron) that have a combined 0-12 record. Miami (OH) picked up a nice win at home against Ball State to start the season and as I think their offense at home will have no trouble putting up points, I’m taking the RedHawks at home with the points. Good Luck!