Toledo at Central Michigan Prediction - College Football Picks 11/24/23

Central Michigan Chippewas (5-6) vs Toledo Rockets (10-1)

Game Info: Friday, November 24, 2023 at 12:00 pm (Kelly/Shorts Stadium)

Betting Odds: Central Michigan Chippewas +13 -- Over/Under: 55.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Toledo Rockets will travel to Mount Pleasant to meet the Central Michigan Chippewas in MAC league play this Friday from Kelly/Shorts Stadium. Make sure to read our Toledo vs Central Michigan Prediction.

Toledo Rockets Preview

Toledo moved to 10-1 after defeating Bowling Green on the road, 32-31. The Rockets avoided the upset with a well-executed fourth quarter, and they’ll look to come out sharper here. The Toledo offense is scoring 36.9 ppg, while passing for 216.1 ypg, rushing for 206.4 ypg, and converting 46.4% of their third downs.

Toledo Player Notes

DeQuan Finn had another strong showing versus BGSU last week, passing for 279 yards, with three total touchdowns. The junior QB has led Toledo to one of the best season’s in school history, and he’ll look to close the regular season strong here. Finn has thrown for 2,284 yards, with 20 touchdowns to eight interceptions, and he’s rushed for 506 yards and six scores on the ground. 

Junior back Peny Boone has reached the 100-yard mark in seven of the last nine games, and he leads the Rockets in rushing with 1,173 yards on 162 touches and 13 touchdowns.

Third-year receiver Jerjuan Newton has caught six passes in consecutive games, and he leads Toledo in receptions (42) and receiving yards (556).

The Toledo defense is allowing 20.7 points per game.

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Central Michigan Jayhawks Preview

Central Michigan fell to 5-6 after losing to Ohio in Athens, 34-20. The Chippewas weren’t able to keep up with the Bobcats throughout the contest, and they’ll look to become bowl eligible this Friday. The CMU offense is scoring 23.7 ppg, while passing for 180.5 ypg, rushing for 164.5 ypg, and converting 33.3% of their third downs.

CMU Player Notes

Jase Bauer leads CMU in passing with 1,699 yards, and eleven touchdowns to eight interceptions thru eleven starts, and he’s added 367 yards and nine scores in the ground. 

Junior back Marion Lukes has scored in four straight games, and he leads the Chippewas in rushing with 684 yards on 129 carries.

Columbus native Jesse Prewitt III leads the team in receptions (30) and receiving yards (432). 

The CMU defense has allowed 31.0 ppg. 

 

Toledo vs Central Michigan Trends

TOL is 6-0 against the spread, with a 4-2 O/U record. 

CMU is 3-2-1 ATS, with a 1-5 over/under record.

Corey’s Free Pick

Central Michigan’s inability to push the ball through the air may put themselves at a disadvantage here at home. With bowl eligibility on the line, we should see CMU come out with some energy, but it still may not be enough for a physical Toledo team. The Rockets have won ten straight games since a season-opening loss to Illinois, and despite the close finishes, they’ve been the most reliable team in the MAC this season. Back Toledo this Friday.

Corey’s Pick Toledo to Cover

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