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Quick Lane Bowl Preview – Central Michigan Chippewas vs Minnesota Golden Gophers

TAGs: 2015 Bowl Games, College Football Picks

Quick lane Bowl 2015Quick Lane Bowl Preview
Monday, Dec. 28, 2015 • 5 pm ET • ESPN2
Ford Field • Detroit, Michigan

Central Michigan Chippewas
2015 GAME LOG (7–5 SU, 9–3 ATS, 5–7 OVER–UNDER)
VS
MINNESOTA GOLDEN GOFFERS
2015 GAME LOG (5–7 SU, 6–6 ATS, 5–7 OVER–UNDER)
Line: MINNESOTA BY 5½
OVER/UNDER: 49

One of the reasons why Central Michigan’s record is at 7 and 5 has been their success in time of possession. The Chippewas rank 2nd in the Mid-American Conference and 56th nationally in the category with a mark of 33:39. Central Michigan has also accumulated 255 first downs this year compared to allowing just 202, The other reason why they were successful is their ability to convert on third-and-long has been an important part of its success this season. Central Michigan has gotten a first down on a third-and-10+ 24 times this year on 65 opportunities.

Defensively, the Chippewas led the MAC and ranking 16th nationally (328.2 yards allowed per game). The Central Michigan Chippewas also rank first in the league and are 24th nationally in passing yards allowed (190.5). The Chippewas allowed 355.5 yards per game last year and was second in the league in rushing defense (122.9).

Youth has been the problem for the Minnesota Golden Gophers at skilled positions. Minnesota only has 3 seniors, all on offense. They are: Wide Receiver: KJ Meye who has 65 catches for 706 yards plus 9 rushes for 46 yards. Tight End Lincoln Plsek who has been on the injured for the season. Running Back Rodrik Williams who has 33 totes for 108 yards plus 4 receptions for 58 yards.

The Minnesota Golden Gophers ended their regular season on a lousy note going 1 and 5. The Golden Gopher had 3 double digits loses in that period of time.

Trends:
IN ALL LINED GAMES  CENTRAL MICHIGAN IS 9 AND 3 ATS THIS SEASON
AS AN UNDERDOG CENTRAL MICHIGAN IS 5 AND 1 ATS THIS SEASON.
WHEN PLAYING WITH 2 WEEKS OR MORE OF REST CENTRAL MICIGAN IS 12 AND 7 ATS SINCE 1993.

Selection: Central Michigan +5

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