Chase Cunningham is 146 of 219 passing for 1, 564 yards with nine touchdowns against four interceptions plus 73 yards and two scores on the ground this season. Preston Rice (one of one, -3 yards) and Stone Frost (one of one, -4 yards) have seen limited action. Frank Peasant leads the team with 76 carries for 342 yards plus six scores on the ground. Darius Bracy (31 carries, 116 yards, two TD) is next in line for the run game.
5 yards per game through the air. Middle Tennessee stands just tied for 111th among the 131 FBS teams to play so far this season in rushing offense as they average 112 yards per game on the ground. The Blue Raiders are 72nd in scoring offense with an average of 29. 8 points per game. Middle Tennessee struggles defensively as well, ranking 102nd in scoring defense by allowing 31 points per contest.
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Hoping to Bounce BackWestern Kentucky started the year 2-0 but limp into this one losers of three of their previous four, including two straight, as they fell short to UTSA on the road. The Hilltoppers fell to 3-3 on the season overall and are 1-1 in Conference USA action so they look to get back in the win column here. Against UTSA, Western Kentucky led 14-7 midway through the second quarter before giving up 17 unanswered points to trail 24-14 early in the third quarter. The Hilltoppers couldn’t get closer than three the rest of the way. In an evenly matched game, Western Kentucky was outgained 486-481 in total offense, gave up 30 first downs while allowing 26 and edged 30:02 to 29:58 in time of possession.
The Hilltoppers forced the game’s lone turnover but ended up unable to procure the victory. The Hilltoppers enter this contest 3rd in the nation with 356. 2 yards per game through the air while they are tied for 85th in rushing with 141. 2 yards per contest. Western Kentucky is 13th in the FBS in scoring offense as they put up an average of 40. 8 points per contest while they are 53rd in scoring defense by allowing 23.
Middle Tennessee has sputtered since knocking off Miami with blowout defeats in their last two games. The Blue Raiders have been dismal when it comes to keeping the opponents from putting points on the board, putting them at a disadvantage against the Hilltoppers, who are slightly above average in that department. While neither team is overly capable of limiting the opposition to a low total, you have to think that the Hilltoppers are better suited to get a win here after falling narrowly to both Indiana and UTSA on the road. Take Western Kentucky here as they get the victory.
7 points a game. Austin Reed has hit on 179 of 248 passes for 2, 040 yards with 19 touchdowns against four interceptions while adding 112 yards plus three scores on the ground. Darius Ocean (three of six, 72 yards, TD, INT) and Caden Veltkamp (four of four, 25 yards) have seen limited work in mop-up duty. Kye Robichaux leads the team on the ground with 60 carries for 380 yards plus two scores. Davion Ervin-Poindexter (40 carries, 140 yards, three TD), Jakairi Moses (16 carries, 96 yards) and L.
T. Sanders (five carries, 73 yards, TD) have made the most of their limited opportunities this season. Daewood Davis leads the team with 42 receptions for 596 yards plus five scores. Malachi Corley (35 receptions, 427 yards, five TD), Jaylen Hall (24 receptions, 225 yards, TD), Michael Mathison (31 grabs, 300 yards, two TD) and Joshua Simon (nine grabs, 140 yards, two TD) have each gone over the 100-yard mark in receiving yards this season. Brayden Narveson has drilled all 32 extra point attempts and seven of 10 field goal attempts with a long of 47 this season. Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Looking to RegroupMiddle Tennessee dropped their second straight, allowing 86 points in that span, as they were drubbed by UAB in their previous contest.
Western Kentucky vs. Middle Tennessee State Prediction, Preview, and Odds - 10-15-2022A pair of Conference USA programs take the field in search of a conference win in the Volunteer State. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are on the road as they make the trip to take on the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Saturday afternoon. Western Kentucky comes in off a 31-28 road loss to UTSA in their previous contest last Saturday. Middle Tennessee was clobbered 41-14 on the road by UAB in their most recent contest last Saturday. In the all-time series between the programs, the Hilltoppers own an 8-6 advantage, including winning the last three meetings. That includes a 48-21 home victory in the most recent matchup on November 6, 2021.
Prediction: Western Kentucky Hilltoppers -7. 5 Full-Game Total Pick Western Kentucky has split their six games in relation to the total this season after falling short against an extremely high number of 72. 5 points last week against UTSA. The Hilltoppers are still in the top 15 in the country in scoring offense as they put up more than 40 points per game this season. Middle Tennessee’s explosive offense and porous defense has led them to go over the number in four of their six contests this season. The Blue Raiders have posted combined point totals of 51 (at James Madison), 53 (at Colorado State), 55 (vs.
Tennessee State), 76 (at Miami), 75 (vs. UTSA) and 55 (at UAB) points in their games this season. Those games had totals at the Vegas sportsbooks set at 60. 5, 58, 52. 5, 53, 63. 5 and 53 points in those games, respectively. Seeing how an average UAB team hung 41 last week on Middle Tennessee, this has pointapalooza written all over it. Take the over in this contest. Prediction: Over 67 Written By Chris King, "Chris King" Chris King has been immersed in the world of professional and collegiate sports for more than three decades.
Izaiah Gaithings leads the team with 36 receptions for 310 yards on the season. Jaylin Lane (30 receptions, team-high 469 yards, two TD) and Yusuf Ali (24 catches, 186 yards, two TD) are the other top options for the Blue Raiders. Zeke Rankin has hit all 23 extra point attempts and six of six field goal attempts with a long of 35 this season. Best Bets for this Game Full-Game Side Bet Insiders Status: Rating: Both teams have had their issues of late when it comes to slowing the opposition from moving the ball so that could prove problematic.
The Blue Raiders fell to 3-3 overall but stand 0-2 in Conference USA action so they have work to do to get back to relevance in the conference. Against UAB, Middle Tennessee found themselves down 14-0 just over six minutes into the game and couldn’t get closer than seven the rest of the way. The Blue Raiders were shredded 581-336 in total offense, lost the time of possession battle 34:20 to 25:40 and committed the game’s lone turnover. Those numbers overshadowed that they picked up as many first downs (24) as UAB in the contest. On the season, the Blue Raiders are 49th in the FBS in passing offense as they average 254.
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