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    [2022] Week 11 Preview - Thursday Edition

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    Thursday Night:

     

    Match-Up: Southern Miss (4-3) at Ball State (2-5)

     

    Coach @Ricky Campbell brings the Golden Eagles to Muncie to take on the Cardinals of Ball State. Southern Miss started off 4-1, but have lost the past two games. Their wins include: UMASS, UAB, UL-Monroe, and Louisiana Tech. Their losses include: Illinois, North Texas, and UTSA. The Eagles are scoring 23.86 PPG and gaining 246.71 PYPG and 56.43 RYPG. QB Alexander Cassidy leads the Eagles Offense as the running game just hasn't been there. Bill Shirley is being benched in favor of True Freshman RB Leonard Gordon, who just had his Red-Shirt burned for the remainder of the season. We don't know how he'll react, but that alone should give the Eagles an advantage early on. Create confusion and force the Defense to defend the whole field. WRs Afasa Ponifasio and Samuel Gray have favorable battles against the even younger Ball State CB Corps. TE Jeremiah Kendrick should do well, as Ball State doesn't really have a player who can stick with him consistently. Ball State's defense allows 211 PYPG and 102 RYPG. They're also giving up 24.14 PPG. DE's Christian Mosley and Julian Tate need to get into the backfield and disrupt Alexander Cassidy as much as possible. ILBs Jon Carpenter and Gregory Wilkins will need to cover Jeremiah Kendrick and shut down Leonard Gordon. Safeties DeAndre Simms and Geno Atkins will need to help cover up for CBs Amara Flowers and Giovanni Valentine. Ball State has struggled to create turnovers, they only have 5 on the season so far. That will have to change this week, but Southern MIss is fairly stingy with the ball and have turned it over 7 times in 7 games. Offense is where Ball State really needs to focus. The Cards are starting their 3rd different QB in (Fr) Andre Grubbs. The Cards are hoping Grubbs will give a stable hand. The Cards are only averaging 15.71 PPG, and getting 142.71 PYPG with 82.57 RYPG. Ball State has been a wreck on offense this season. RB Damani Laws will have to play a good game if the Cards want to win. WR Sebastian Amato and TE Steven Moyoa need to provide Grubbs with open targets. On defense, UTSA allows 18.71 PPG and lets up 219.57 PYPG with 60 RYPG. They have allowed 100+ Rushing Yards in a Game just once this season. The Eagles weakness on defense is their pass defense, and that's been Ball State's real stuggle as well. Southern Miss doesn't allow teams to run roughshod all over them, which is what Ball State wants to do. DE Leonard Graves will likely get good pressure on Grubbs, and ILB Micah Griffin will be responsible for stopping Laws. The Eagles Secondary should be in a good spot to defend the passing game. In the end, Southern Miss is just too talented and is able to score 20 Points, which Ball State isn't.

     

    My Prediction: Southern Miss 24 Ball State 16

     

    Match-Up: Buffalo (3-4) at Kent State (2-5)

     

    Coach @Jordanozenne brings the Bulls into Ohio to take on new coach @Groobs03 and the Golden Flashes. Buffalo is getting 92.14 PYPG and 158 RYPG on offense. But, they've lost their last 4 and the running game just hasn't been as explosive. Buffalo has only won games in which they've rushed for over 200 Yards. QB Levi Thompson has really struggled this year and it's hard to see him getting much better. RB Denzel Porter has also had his issues. After an amazing start to the season, he's been a struggle bus. His YPC has tanked and he's fumbled it away a few times. Buffalo sports a trio of 3.5 WRs, which could also explain Thompson's struggles. Kent State allows 184.43 PYPG and 100.86 RYPG on defense. They appear to be in good shape to defend the Bulls. The Flashes have a ton of talented youth. This could create an opportunity for Buffalo, attack the inexperience. Geno Mason at DE, OLB Shiloh Maxwell, and ILB Cooper Merritt will all be essential in stopping the rushing attack. Thankfully for the Flashes Secondary, Buffalo is inept at passing. On Offense, Kent State gets 216.57 PYPG and 47.14 RYPG, QB Cameron Hare is shouldering the load for the offense, and he isn't handling it well. It's hard to blame him, his supporting cast is mediocre at best. RB CJ Williamson has struggled hard this year. He's been a nonfactor in most of the games played. On Defense, Bufalo is allowing 253.43 PYPG and 80.29 RYPG. I don't imagine the Bulls will be facing a lot of rushes this week, Kent State should attack the Buffalo Secondary. It may not work out for a win, but it's their best chance. OLB's Alexander Moffett and Arthur Henson will be crucial for the Bulls. Moffett will need to help defend TE Jaeden Salazar and RB CJ Williamson with Henson being in charge of getting after Hare. CB Laquon Boston is full of potential, but his youth has shown out this year. If he can mature a little and shut down WR Ashton Hannah, Cameron Hare will have nowhere to go with the ball. The difference for me is Buffalo has something on offense I kind of like, while Kent State has nothing I like.

     

    My Prediction: Buffalo 21 Kent State 13

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