2019 MAC Championship Game Preview




Written by Jeremy Dennis


Blitzalytics Gambling Guide














Miami-Ohio RedHawks Central Michigan Chippewas


7-5 (6-2 in conference) 8-4 (6-2 in conference)


Offensive PPG (24.6) Offensive PPG (32.8)

Defensive PPG (28.8) Defensive PPG (26.8)


Offensive YPG - 309 (138 Rush, 171 Pass) Offensive YPG - 453 (194 Rush, 259 Pass)

Defensive YPG - 382 (180 Rush, 202 Pass) Defensive YPG - 358 (118 Rush, 240 Pass)


Schedule


@Iowa 14-38 Tenn. Tch. 48-17 Albany 38-21 @Wisc. 0-61


@Cincy 13-35 @Ohio St. 5-76 Akron 45-21 @Miami-Fl. 12-17


Buffalo 34-20 @W. Mich. 16-38 @W. Mich. 15-31 E. Mich. 42-16


N. Illinois 27-24 @Kent St. 23-16 NM St. 42-28 @Bwl Grn. 38-20


@Ohio 24-21 @Bwl Grn. 44-3 Buffalo 20-43 N. Illinois 48-10


Akron 20-17 @Ball St. 27-41 @Ball St. 45-44 Toledo 49-7


Key Players


B. Gabbert 53.9% 1967 yds. 10TD-8INT Q. Dormady 67.4% 1916 yds. 13TD-5INT


J. Bester 132 Carries 623 Yards 11 TDs J. Ward 167 Carries 1056 Yards 15 TDs


J. Maye 15 Catches 390 Yards 1 TDs K. Pimpleton 73 Catches 771 Yards 6 TDs


K. Butler 39 Tack. 12.5 TFL 5 Sacks S. Adesanya 30 Tack. 14.5 TFL 7 Sacks


T. Banks 4 INTs T. Brown 3 INTs


Injuries


QB - Brett Gabbert - Questionable CB - Darius Bracy - Questionable


TE - Javon Gantt - Out


WR - Drayton Law - Questionable


RB - Romello Ross - Out


WR - Jamil Sabbagh - Out


WR - JaCorey Sullivan - Questionable


OL - Romello Tarver - Out


TE - Joel Wilson - Out


Blitzalytics Analysis


Line Central Michigan (-7) Over/Under 54 Against the Spread - Miami-Ohio (6-6)

Central Michigan (9-3)


These two teams are trending in opposite directions going into this game. Miami-Ohio

is trending down after barely beating one of the worst teams in FBS football in Akron and getting blown out after holding a 24-7 lead against Ball State. Central Michigan has averaged 46 points over their last three contests against Northern Illinois, Toledo and Ball State.


The Degenerate Menace Says: Everyone who cares about this game will be watching the injury report. The RedHawks aren’t exactly world-beaters when they have their starting quarterback. However, if Brett Gabbert doesn’t play, Central Michigan wins easily.


Prediction: Central Michigan 31 - Miami-Ohio 14


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