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    One of the best rushers in college football will be featured when Peny Boone and the Toledo Rockets (5-1) visit the Ball State Cardinals (1-5) on Saturday, October 14, 2023.

    The Cardinals are expected to lose by at least two TDs (currently +17) against the Rockets (with an over/under of 47.5 points).

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    Game Info for Toledo vs. Ball State

    • Game Day: Saturday, October 14, 2023
    • Game Time: 2:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN+
    • Location: Muncie, Indiana
    • Stadium: Scheumann Stadium
    Toledo vs Ball State Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Toledo -17 -110 -110 47.5 -109 -111 -864 +570

    Toledo Pick Insights

    • Toledo is 1-4-0 against the spread this season.
    • Toledo has not yet covered the spread as favorites of 17 points or more this season (0-2).
    • Toledo games have gone over the point total on four of five occasions (80%).

    Toledo Stats & Insights

    • Toledo has the 58th-ranked defense this season (359.3 yards allowed per game), and has been more effective offensively, ranking 15th-best with a tally of 473.2 yards per game.
    • Toledo has the 52nd-ranked defense this season (23 points allowed per game), and has been better offensively, ranking ninth-best with 40.8 points per game.
    • Toledo is totaling 223.5 passing yards per game on offense, which ranks them 79th in the FBS. The defense ranks 36th, surrendering 204.8 passing yards per contest.
    • Toledo ranks 89th in run defense this season (154.5 rushing yards allowed per game), but has been playing really well on the offensive side of the ball, ranking third-best in the FBS with 249.7 rushing yards per game.
    • Toledo ranks 43rd in third-down defense this season (35.5% third-down percentage allowed), but has been playing really well on offense, ranking 13th-best in the FBS with a 50.6% third-down percentage.
    • Toledo ranks 67th in college football with an even turnover margin after forcing 10 turnovers (26th in the FBS) while committing 10 (92nd in the FBS).

    Toledo’s Best Players

    • DeQuan Finn has thrown for 1,093 yards, completing 66.2% of his passes and tossing 12 touchdowns and five interceptions this season. He’s also run for 413 yards (68.8 ypg) on 62 carries with four rushing touchdowns.
    • Boone has carried the ball 85 times for a team-high 644 yards on the ground and has found the end zone seven times.
    • Junior Vandeross III’s 328 yards as a receiver pace the team. He’s been targeted 32 times and has collected 21 catches and one touchdown.
    • Jerjuan Newton has caught 22 passes for 303 yards (50.5 yards per game) and nine touchdowns this year.
    • Larry Stephens has compiled 12 receptions for 137 yards, an average of 22.8 yards per game. He’s scored two times as a receiver this season.
    • Judge Culpepper leads the team with five sacks, and also has four TFL and 15 tackles.
    • Toledo’s tackle leader, Nate Bauer, has 32 tackles and one interception this year.
    • Emmanuel McNeil-Warren has a team-leading two interceptions to go along with 21 tackles and four passes defended.

    Ball State Betting Insights

    • Ball State is winless against the spread so far this year in five games with a set total.
    • Ball State is winless against the spread (0-1-1) when playing as at least 17-point underdogs.
    • Two of Ball State’s five games with a set total have hit the over (40%).

    Ball State Pick Insights

    • Ball State has been struggling offensively, ranking ninth-worst with 301.8 total yards per game. It has been more productive defensively, allowing 374.7 total yards per contest (74th-ranked).
    • Ball State has been unproductive on both sides of the ball this season, ranking fifth-worst in points (16.5 per game) and 18th-worst in points surrendered (33.7 per game).
    • In terms of passing, this season has been hard for Ball State on both offense and defense, as it is posting just 190.2 passing yards per game (22nd-worst) and surrendering 261.3 passing yards per game (25th-worst).
    • Ball State ranks 21st-worst in rushing yards per game (111.7), but it has been more productive on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 31st in the FBS with 113.3 rushing yards conceded per contest.
    • Ball State’s offense has been sputtering on third down, ranking 13th-worst in the FBS with a 31.7% third-down conversion percentage. It has been more effective on the defensive side of the ball, allowing a 41.9% third-down rate (98th-ranked).
    • Ball State has fared poorly in terms of turnovers, as the team’s turnover margin of -6 is eighth-worst in the FBS.

    Ball State’s Best Players

    • Layne Hatcher has put up 566 passing yards, or 94.3 per game, so far this season. He has completed 65.3% of his passes and has recorded four touchdowns with zero interceptions.
    • Marquez Cooper has carried the ball 79 times for 362 yards, with one touchdown. He’s also tacked on 13 catches for 129 yards.
    • Kiael Kelly has compiled 181 yards on 32 carries.
    • Qian Magwood leads his squad with 260 receiving yards on 27 catches with one touchdown.
    • Tanner Koziol has caught 26 passes and compiled 217 receiving yards (36.2 per game) with two touchdowns.
    • Ahmad Edwards’ 13 catches (on 23 targets) have netted him 174 yards (29 ypg) and one touchdown.
    • Sidney Houston Jr. leads the team with 3.5 sacks, and also has three TFL and 27 tackles.
    • Ball State’s leading tackler, Cole Pearce, has 30 tackles, four TFL, and three sacks this year.
    • Tyler Potts has picked off a team-high two passes. He also has nine tackles and two passes defended to his name.

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