The Ohio Bobcats (7-3) are 11.5-point favorites when they host the Central Michigan Chippewas (5-5) in a MAC matchup on Wednesday, November 15, 2023 at Peden Stadium. The total has been set at 48.5 points for this game.
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Bobcats vs. Chippewas Game Info
- Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2023
- Time: 7:00 PM ET
- Channel: ESPNU
- Livestream: Stream NCAA football on Fubo and ESPN+
- City: Athens, Ohio
- Venue: Peden Stadium
- The Bobcats own the 101st-ranked offense this season (340.0 yards per game), and they’ve been even better defensively, ranking fifth-best with just 267.8 yards allowed per game.
- The Bobcats rank 107th in points scored this year (21.6 points per game), but they’ve been thriving on the other side of the ball, ranking fifth-best in the FBS with 15.1 points allowed per game.
- Ohio owns the 88th-ranked offense this year in terms of passing yards (208.9 passing yards per game), and has been better defensively, ranking 11th-best with just 172.3 passing yards allowed per game.
- The Bobcats rank 98th in rushing yards this season (131.1 rushing yards per game), but they’ve been playing really well on defense, ranking 12th-best in the FBS with 95.5 rushing yards allowed per game.
- Ohio has been thriving on both sides of the ball in terms of third-down efficiency, ranking 21st-best in third-down percentage (46.2%) and 21st-best in third-down conversion rate allowed (31.5%).
- With 12 forced turnovers (45th in the FBS) against 12 turnovers committed (82nd in the FBS), the Bobcats (0) have the 66th-ranked turnover margin in college football.
- From an offensive standpoint, Central Michigan is accumulating 348.1 total yards per game (95th-ranked). It ranks 108th in the FBS defensively (415.4 total yards surrendered per game).
- With 24.1 points per game on offense, Central Michigan ranks 87th in the FBS. Defensively, it ranks 105th, allowing 30.7 points per game.
- The Chippewas have plenty of room to improve in the passing game, as they rank 23rd-worst in passing yards per game (182.8) this season and 14th-worst in passing yards allowed per game (264.1).
- Central Michigan ranks 58th in the FBS with 165.3 rushing yards per game on offense, and it ranks 73rd with 151.3 rushing yards surrendered per contest on the defensive side of the ball.
- The Chippewas’ third-down offense has been a bottom-25 unit this season, posting a 34.5% third-down percentage, which ranks 24th-worst in the FBS. On defense, they rank 47th with a 36.4% third-down rate surrendered.
- At -4, Central Michigan has the 102nd-ranked turnover margin in the FBS, with six forced turnovers (122nd in the FBS) and 10 turnovers committed (45th in the FBS).
- Kurtis Rourke has 1,777 passing yards through nine games this year, averaging 197.4 per game with a 63.4% completion percentage and 10 touchdowns against five interceptions.
- To go along with his passing stats, Rourke has 196 rushing yards (third on the Bobcats), with two rushing touchdowns.
- Sieh Bangura has recorded 564 rushing yards with six touchdowns (56.4 yards per game through 10 games). His 4.2 yards per attempt rank 239th in college football.
- Bangura has 18 catches on zero targets for 137 yards. He has one receiving TD.
- Miles Cross has four touchdown catches this season, and has 37 receptions for 461 yards on zero targets, while averaging 4.1 catches and 51.2 yards per game.
- In 10 games played this year, Jase Bauer has racked up 1,542 passing yards, while throwing nine touchdowns against seven interceptions and completing 57.5% of his passes.
- He’s added 369 yards on the ground (third on the Chippewas), with nine rushing touchdowns. He’s averaging 36.9 yards per game and 3.7 per attempt.
- Marion Lukes averages 60.9 rushing yards per game through 10 games (609 total yards), while scoring four rushing touchdowns.
- Lukes also has 24 catches for 239 yards (fourth on the Chippewas). He has been targeted zero times and averages 23.9 yards per game.
- Through eight games played this season, Jesse Prewitt III has 29 catches (3.6 receptions per game on zero targets per game) for 428 yards and four receiving touchdowns.