Free Week 3 Prediction: Racers vs. Rockets Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 3
(1-1) Murray State Racers vs. Toledo Rockets (0-1)
Date: Saturday, September 14th 2019
Time: 7:00 pm EST
Venue: Glass Bowl, Toledo, Ohio
NCAA Football Spread: Toledo -40
NCAA Betting Total: 70
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The Murray State Racers will be in Toledo this week looking to improve their record to 2-1 for the season. The Racers had a tough go of it last weekend, getting crushed by the Georgia Bulldogs, 63-17 in Athens.
The Toledo Rockets will be looking to move to 1-1 after being idle last week. The Rockets lost 38-24 against the Kentucky Wildcats in their season opener. Toledo was impressive in the first half with the game knotted up at 14 each.
Kentucky proved to be too much in the second half of the game.
Murray State Racers
There isn’t a whole lot for one to write about concerning the Racers last appearance on the field. After getting the best of Pikeville 59-20 in their season opener, Murray State looked like a jr. high school team at best playing at Georgia last week.
They picked up 11 first downs in the game, going 6 of 16 on third down. Looking on paper, the 284 yards of total offense Murray State produced looks good. However, 261 of them came through the air.
The Racers had more rushing attempts than they did rushing yards at the end of the game. They also had two turnovers in the contest, both a fumble and an interception.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Racers allowed the Bulldogs to rack up 561 total yards.
Georgia completed 20 of 25 passing attempts for 292 yards and ran the ball for an average of 6.7 yards per carry. I don’t see anyone on Toledo doing the same, but still, Murray State has to tighten up against the run if they want to get a win at the Glass Bowl.
Quarterback Preston Rice completed 20 of 25 passes for 216 yards and a touchdown. Rodney Castille was the Racers leading rusher, scrambling for eight yards on five carries.
No, that’s not a misprint. Daquon Green was the leading receiver for Murray State, hauling in five receptions for 101 receiving yards and a score.
The Murray State defense had a score of their own in the game when Nigel Walton returned an interception for 35 yards to the endzone. Dior Johnson led the defensive with eight tackles, including one for a loss.
Toledo will be playing to improve their record to 1-1 after being idle last weekend. They had a strong start in the season opener, going into the locker room at the break tied up with Kentucky at 14.
The Rockets didn’t have enough gas in the tank to keep up with the tougher, SEC program, and lost the game 38-14.
Toledo was able to pick up 15 first downs, converting seven of 16 opportunities on third down. They moved the ball for 347 total yards, 181 of which were rushing.
They gained an average of 4.6 yards per carry in the contest, impressive against any SEC defense. They did have both a fumble and an interception.
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Quarterback Mitchel Guadagni completed 7 of his 12 passes for 122 total yards. He also was the team’s leading rusher with 73 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries. Both Bryant Koback and Carter Bradley were also able to find the endzone running the ball.
Just a heads up, if this one is close, keep an eye on Toledo kicker, Evan Davis. The kid has a boot on him and was able to hit from 46 yards against Kentucky.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Toledo is 12-2 SU in last 14 games at home.
- Murray State is 0-10 SU in last 10 games.
- Murray State is 0-5 SU in last 5 games against Mid-American Conference.
- Murray State is 3-8 ATS in previous 11 games.
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I like Toledo in this one. For starters, they’re playing at home. The Rockets are always hard to beat at the Glass Bowl. Also, they looked good against Kentucky. I know I know. The Wildcats aren’t exactly the cream of the crop in the SEC.
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Still, they’re in the SEC. That alone gets attention when recruiting players. Running the ball for 4.6 yards per carry was impressive. I look for them to do more of the same this week at home. Murray State likely covers a large spread however.
Week 3 Free Score Prediction: Murray State 17 – Toledo 31
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