Kent State vs Akron Prediction, Game Preview

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Kent State vs Akron Prediction, Game Preview

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Kent State vs Akron Prediction, Game Preview


Kent State vs Akron prediction, game preview, how to watch: Saturday, November 20

Kent State vs Akron How To Watch

Date: Saturday, November 20
Game Time: 12:00 ET
Venue: InfoCision Stadium, Akron, OH
How To Watch: Akron, OH
Record: Kent State (5-5), Akron (2-8)
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Why Kent State Will Win

This matters for bowl eligibility.

It’s all about next week against Miami University no matter what – the winner ends up taking the East and going to the MAC Championship – but the Golden Flashes aren’t going to want to worry about whether or not they’ll need that to get to a swag bag game in some exotic locale.

The FlashFast style of offense continues to destroy everything in its path, leading the MAC in total offense, rushing offense, and leading the nation in turnover margin. This team can turn the lights out in a hurry with its attack going against an Akron defense that doesn’t stop anything, but …

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Why Akron Will Win

The Kent State defense has been miserable.

It gives up close to 500 yards per game, it can’t stop anyone’s running game, and it’s even worse against the pass, allowing close to 300 yards an outing. Akron might be struggling overall, but the passing game has clicked with over 300 yards in each of the last two games.

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What’s Going To Happen

Akron interim head coach Oscar Rodriguez Jr. might not have a win, but the offense hasn’t been that bad. It’ll crank things up at home with one of its best performances of the year, but it won’t matter.

The Akron D has allowed 425 yards or more in each of the last four games and in six of the last seven, and it’s about to get hit for close to 600 yards.

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Kent State vs Akron Prediction, Lines

Kent State 45, Akron 30
Line: Kent State -13.5, o/u: 75.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 3

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