Miami University vs. Akron fearless prediction and game preview.
Date: Saturday, October 6
Game Time: 3:30 ET
Venue: InfoCision Stadium, Akron, OH
Miami University (1-4) vs. Akron (2-1) Game Preview
What’s Going To Happen
Can Miami University get things going?
It’s better than the 1-4 start, but it can’t seem to pull off a win over anyone who’s remotely decent. With three of the next four games on the road, lose this, and it’s going to be a lost year if it can’t pull off the win over an underappreciated Akron squad.
The Zips have had a few weeks off after playing okay in a loss to Iowa State. This is the first home game against an FBS team, and it’s an oasis between two road games and with two road dates to follow.
Akron is dead last in the nation in first downs – it hasn’t played enough games, though – but it’s great in turnover margin and it’s fantastic against the run. It’s not like there have been a whole slew of easy paycheck games – two of those three games were against Northwestern and Iowa State.
MU doesn’t have a running game and has to throw to win, but it doesn’t control the clock and it doesn’t have the steady offense to keep things moving.
This won’t be anything scintillating, but it’ll look great for a rested Zip team that will pull off a strong performance to keep the score low and control the game throughout.
Fearless Prediction & Line
Akron 26, Miami University 20
Line: Akron -5, o/u: 48.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 1.5
Must See Rating: 2
5: First Man
1: ESPN’s Monday Night Football broadcast