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    On Saturday at 3:30 PM ET, the Kent State Golden Flashes (1-4) will visit the Ohio Bobcats (4-1).

    The Golden Flashes are expected to lose by at least two TDs (currently +25) versus the Bobcats (with an over/under of 45.5 points).

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    Game Info for Ohio vs. Kent State

    • Game Day: Saturday, October 7, 2023
    • Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN+
    • Location: Athens, Ohio
    • Stadium: Frank Solich Field at Peden Stadium
    Ohio vs Kent State Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Ohio -25 -111 -109 45.5 -109 -111 -3972 +1438

    Ohio Pick Insights

    • So far this season, Ohio has put together a 3-1-0 record against the spread.
    • Each Ohio four games with a set total this season have gone under or pushed the over/under.

    Ohio Stats & Insights

    • Ohio owns the third-best defense this season in terms of total yards (235.4 yards allowed per game), but ranks 16th-worst offensively (322.4 yards per game).
    • On defense, Ohio has been a top-25 unit, ranking fourth-best by giving up only 10.8 points per game. The offense ranks 108th (21 points per game).
    • Ohio has the 14th-best pass defense this season (170.6 passing yards allowed per game), but ranks 22nd-worst on the offensive side of the ball (184.2 passing yards per game).
    • Ohio owns the 91st-ranked offense this season in terms of rushing yards (138.2 per game), and has been more effective on the other side of the ball, ranking third-best with only 64.8 rushing yards allowed per game.
    • Ohio ranks 50th in third-down conversion rate this year (43.1%), but has been shining on defense, ranking eighth-best in the FBS with a 27% third-down percentage allowed.
    • With 11 forced turnovers (ninth in the FBS) against nine turnovers committed (102nd in the FBS), Ohio (+2) owns the 35th-ranked turnover margin in college football.

    Ohio’s Best Players

    • Kurtis Rourke has thrown for 609 yards (121.8 ypg) to lead Ohio, completing 64.4% of his passes and collecting five touchdown passes compared to two interceptions this season. He’s also contributed in the ground game with 107 rushing yards on 18 carries.
    • The team’s top rusher, Sieh Bangura, has carried the ball 74 times for 287 yards (57.4 per game).
    • O’Shaan Allison has racked up 212 yards on 67 carries, scoring one time.
    • Sam Wiglusz’s leads his squad with 204 yards as a receiver. He’s racked up that yardage on 21 receptions (out of 34 targets) and scored one touchdown.
    • Ty Walton has hauled in 16 passes while averaging 32.4 yards per game and scoring one touchdown.
    • Jacoby Jones’ eight grabs have turned into 147 yards.
    • Rayyan Buell has 2.5 sacks to pace the team, and also has five TFL and 11 tackles.
    • Bryce Houston, Ohio’s leading tackler, has 43 tackles, four TFL, one sack, and one interception this year.
    • Austin Brawley has a team-high two interceptions to go along with 17 tackles and two passes defended.

    Kent State Betting Insights

    • Kent State has covered the spread once in four games this year.
    • Kent State is 1-2 against the spread when an underdog by 25 points or more this season.
    • Two of Kent State’s four games with a set total have hit the over (50%).

    Kent State Pick Insights

    • Kent State ranks fourth-worst in total yards per game (268.8), but it has been more effective on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 93rd in the FBS with 397.8 total yards surrendered per contest.
    • This season has been ugly for Kent State on both offense and defense, as it is averaging just 12.6 points per game (second-worst) and ceding 34 points per game (15th-worst).
    • Kent State’s passing game has been struggling, ranking 10th-worst in the FBS with 152.6 passing yards per game. It has been better on defense, allowing 221.2 passing yards per contest (60th-ranked).
    • Kent State has been unproductive on both sides of the ball in terms of rushing this season, ranking 23rd-worst in rushing yards (116.2 per game) and 25th-worst in rushing yards surrendered (176.6 per game).
    • In terms of third-down efficiency, this season has been difficult for Kent State on both sides of the ball, as it is posting a 33.3% third-down conversion rate (21st-worst) and surrendering a 50.8% conversion rate (fourth-worst).
    • After forcing five turnovers (99th in the FBS) and turning the ball over three times (fifth in the FBS) this season, Kent State owns the 35th-ranked turnover margin of +2.

    Kent State’s Best Players

    • Michael Alaimo has 763 passing yards, or 152.6 per game, so far this season. He has completed 56% of his passes and has thrown one touchdown with three interceptions.
    • Gavin Garcia is his team’s leading rusher with 87 carries for 337 yards, or 67.4 per game. He’s found the end zone two times on the ground, as well.
    • Xavier Williams has rushed for 135 yards on 41 carries with one touchdown.
    • Chrishon McCray’s 234 receiving yards (46.8 yards per game) are best on his team. He has 19 catches on 32 targets.
    • Trell Harris has caught 13 passes and compiled 233 receiving yards (46.6 per game) with one touchdown.
    • Jameel Gardner Jr.’s 14 targets have resulted in eight receptions for 119 yards.
    • CJ West paces the team with two sacks, and also has three TFL and 12 tackles.
    • Kent State’s tackle leader, Devin Nicholson, has 35 tackles and three TFL this year.
    • Jalani Williams has a team-leading one interception to go along with 13 tackles and one pass defended.
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