Akron vs. Ohio fearless prediction and game preview.
Date: Friday, November 23
Game Time: 12:00 ET
Venue: Peden Stadium, Athens, OH
Network: CBS Sports Network
Akron (4-6) vs. Ohio (7-4) Game Preview
What’s Going To Happen
Ohio has to win and get some help from Bowling Green over Buffalo to win the MAC East, but the two games are going on at around the same time – the Bobcats have to take care of business, or else forget it.
The Zips can playing the spoiler role while also keeping their bowl hopes alive – they play at South Carolina next week.
But first, Akron has to score again.
Losers of three straight, the Zip offense has hit a wall at the exact wrong time, scoring just 13 points in the last two weeks and 17 or fewer in six of the last eight games. The O can’t keep the chains moving, there’s no ground game, and the strong defense has been under way too much pressure.
On the other side, Ohio is dominating in the time of possession battle thanks to an offense that’s exploding. Dominant over the back half of the year, it has scored 52 or more in three of the last four games.
The Bobcats will get up fast, and Akron won’t have any hopes of keeping this close. Ohio will do its part, and then it’ll go scoreboard watching.
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Fearless Prediction & Line
Ohio 34, Akron 14
Line: Akron -24, o/u: 56.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 1.5
Must See Rating: 2
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