Ohio takes on Western Michigan in MAC Championship Game
Posted by: Charlie Smith
The Western Michigan Broncos will be the NCAAF betting favorites to win the Mid American Conference championship on Friday, December 2nd at Ford Field in Detroit. Here are the college football sportsbook odds:
Ohio +18½ (-110) +700
The Bobcats (8-4) defeated the Akron Zips 9-3 on Tuesday. Quinton Maxwell threw 14 of 25 for 169 yards. Maleek Irons ran for 54 yards on 11 carries. Jordan Reid had 62 yards on five receptions. Quentin Poling had nine tackles and one sack. Louie Zervos kicked 3 of 3 field goals. With this win, the Bobcats secured their spot in the 2016 MAC Championship Game. Although they tied with the Miami RedHawks for the MAC East Division title, the Bobcats had a head-to-head win over Miami.
The Broncos (12-0) defeated the Toledo Rockets 55-35 on Friday to win the MAC West division title. Zach Terrell went 19 of 25 for 196 yards with three TDs. Jamauri Bogan ran for 198 yards and one TD on 31 carries, while Jarvion Franklin scored two rushing TDs. Corey Davis had 81 yards and one TD on eight receptions. Justin Tranquill had nine tackles. Keion Adams had two sacks. Asantay Brown returned an interception 21 yards for a TD. Butch Hampton made 2 of 2 field goals. The Broncos were undefeated this regular season, including two wins over Big Ten schools. Western Michigan has won 13 regular season games in a row dating back to November of last year.
Ohio is averaging 404.5 total yards (218.3 passing and 186.2 rushing) and allowing 360.2 total yards (255.1 passing and 105.1 rushing) per game. Maxwell is 90 of 161 (55.9%) for 1267 yards with eight TDs and four picks. Dorian Brown has run for 807 yards and four TDs on 140 carries. Sebastian Smith has 840 yards and four TDs on 50 catches. Blair Brown has 105 combined tackles. Tarell Basham has 8½ sacks. Javon Hagan has intercepted three passes.
The Broncos are averaging 504.8 total yards (257.2 passing and 247.6 rushing) and allowing 361.5 total yards (200.8 passing and 160.8 rushing) per game. Terrell is 228 of 318 (71.7%) for 3086 yards with 30 TDs and one pick. Franklin has run for 1266 yards and 12 TDs on 232 carries. Davis has 1283 yards and 17 TDs on 83 catches. Robert Spillane has 98 combined tackles. Adams has 7½ sacks. Darius Phillips has intercepted four passes.
NCAAF betting trends for the Bobcats: 4-1 straight-up in the last five games, 1-6 against the spread in the last seven games versus the Broncos, and 1-5 straight-up in the last six games versus the Broncos. The total has gone under in seven of Ohio’s last eight games.
NCAAF betting trends for the Broncos: 11-3 against the spread in the last 14 games, 5-0 straight-up in the last five games, 6-1 against the spread in the last seven games versus the Bobcats, and 5-1 straight-up in the last six games versus the Bobcats. The total has gone over in four of Western Michigan’s last five games.