Toledo vs. Fresno State fearless prediction and game preview.
Date: Saturday, September 29
Game Time: 10:30 ET
Venue: Bulldog Stadium, Fresno, CA
Toledo (2-1) vs. Fresno State (2-1) Game Preview
What’s Going To Happen
It’s one of the best Group of Five vs. Group of Five matchups of the 2018 season, and it’s a big deal for both the MAC and the Mountain West.
Fresno State has had two weeks off since blowing out UCLA, and with the Mountain West season coming up next, taking down one of the MAC’s best teams would be a big deal in the hunt for the New Year’s Six bowl spot.
Toledo managed to destroy MWester Nevada last week in a 63-44 firefight, and after this, there shouldn’t be a problem against Bowling Green before dealing with a road game against Eastern Michigan and a showdown against Buffalo.
The Toledo passing game has been stellar, with the receiving corps averaging 16.5 yards per catch thanks to the loaded group. But Fresno State is sixth in the nation in pass efficiency defense and second among all Mountain West teams in passing yards allowed.
As good as the Rockets are, they’re not moving the chains on third downs, and they’re not doing enough against the run.
Fresno State doesn’t have a pass rush – it’s not going to take advantage of the leaky Toledo O line – but at home, it’ll run well, it’ll be efficient, and it’ll control the game and tempo throughout.
It’ll win by keeping Toledo’s offense off the field.
Fearless Prediction & Line
Fresno State 44, Toledo 37
Line: Fresno State -8, o/u: 61.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 3
Must See Rating: 3.5
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