NCAAF

Ohio Bobcats vs Ball State Cardinals

Ohio
Bobcats
7 - 3
Ball State
Cardinals
5 - 5
November 15, 2022, 7:00 PM EST
 | Scheumann Stadium

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Ohio
Bobcats
7 - 3
Ball State
Cardinals
5 - 5
November 15, 2022, 7:00 PM EST
 | Scheumann Stadium
  • The Ohio Bobcats (7-3 SU, 7-3 ATS) have covered all six of their games in MAC action this year, winning each of the last five. The Bobcats are favored to extend their winning streak when they visit the Ball State Cardinals (5-5, 5-5) on Tuesday night.

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    Bobcats vs Cardinals Sportsbook Odds 

    Oddsmakers are finally starting to show the Bobcats some respect, Sportsbook Ohio as a 4.5-point road favorite after making the team an underdog in four of its first five MAC contests. At the time of writing, Ohio was favored by anywhere from 3.5 to 5 points at various sportsbooks.

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      OHIO
      BALL
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      OHIO
      BALL
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      Over
      Under

    Wildcats Quarterback Putting Up Big Numbers During Ohio’s 6-0 ATS Run

    Quarterback Kurtis Rourke is quietly putting together some of the best passing stats in the nation. After throwing for 363 yards and three touchdowns in last week’s 37-21 win over the Miami RedHawks, the redshirt junior went into the weekend ranked fourth in the country in passing yards and seventh in passing efficiency.

    Sieh Bangura added 145 yards on the ground last week for Ohio, which has scored at least 33 points in four of its last five outings during a 5-1 SU and 6-0 ATS start to MAC play. That potent offense has helped the Bobcats already clinch bowl eligibility for the first time since 2019.

    Ohio’s defense is also coming off a strong effort, holding Miami to 16 first downs and just 69 rushing yards last week. The Bobcats have gone UNDER the total in seven of their last 10 road games.

    Ball State Coming Off Tough Defeat In Toledo That Hurt MAC Title Hopes

    The Cardinals’ dreams of a MAC title took a huge hit last week with a 28-21 loss at Toledo that dropped Ball State to 3-3 SU in conference play, two games behind the Rockets for the West Division lead. The Cards hung tough as two-touchdown underdogs, allowing the winning touchdown with just 1:18 left in the fourth quarter.

    The defeat was no fault of running back Carson Steele, who ran for each of Ball State’s three touchdowns and finished with a career-high 198 rushing yards. Steele has run for at least 100 yards in each of his last five games and has exceeded the century mark in eight games overall.

    Bobcats: Keys to Win

    Ohio is playing with a ton of confidence these days with four of its last five victories coming by at least 16 points. A fast start from the Bobcats offense could break the will of a Ball State team coming off a tough loss last week that ended its MAC title hopes.

    Cardinals: Keys to Win

    Ball State’s secondary is the strength of the defense, holding opponents to just 217.3 passing yards per game, so they might be able to keep Rourke in check. Offensively, Steele’s production on the ground could lead to long drives that keep the ball out of the hands of Ohio’s offense.

    College Football Computer Pick: Ball State +4

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    Shark Bites
    • Ohio is 5-1 SU and 6-0 ATS in its last 6 games.
    • The UNDER is 9-2 in Ball State’s last 11 home games.
    • Ohio is 3-0 SU and ATS in its last 3 vs Ball State.

Odds

Tuesday, November 15 Tue Nov 15


Opening
Current

Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Opening
-4
-135
-200
o53
-110
+4
-135
+162
u53
-110
Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Current
-3.5
-110
-170
o57.5
-116
+3.5
-110
+150
u57.5
-104

Edge Finder

33.44
Total Score
24.78
309.44
Passing Yards
244.78
122.33
Rushing Yards
152.33
30:54
Time on Field
28:13
66.89
Number of Plays
76.33
6.46
Yards Per Play
5.21
33.44
Total Score
24.78
6.89
First Quarter
3.00
9.33
Second Quarter
6.78
7.67
Third Quarter
7.78
9.56
Fourth Quarter
6.56
309.44
Passing Yards
244.78
35.44
Pass Attempts
40.56
23.67
Pass Completions
25.00
2.00
Sacks
0.78
16.11
Sack Yards
7.22
13.08
Yards Per Pass
9.79
122.33
Rushing Yards
152.33
31.44
Rush Attempts
35.78
3.89
Yards Per Rush
4.26
0.44
Interceptions
1.11
1.22
Fumbles
0.89
0.67
Fumbles Lost
0.56
1.11
Total Turnovers
1.67
5.33
Penalties
5.89
45.56
Penalty Yards
55.67
30:54
Time on Field
28:13
66.89
Number of Plays
76.33
6.46
Yards Per Play
5.21
4.11
Punts
5.33
38.07
Punt Average
40.72
90.44
Return Yards
55.22

Head To Head

OHIO
Stat Type BALL
6-3
Record
3-6
6-3
ATS
3-6
4-3
O/U
4-3
33.67
Score
26.00
283.78
Rush Yds
172.00
22.22
Pass Attempts
26.33
56.00
Completion %
62.87
164.33
Passing Yds
171.11
448.11
Total Yds
343.11
1.33
Turnovers
1.22
OHIO
Stat Type BALL
3-0
Record
0-3
3-0
ATS
0-3
2-1
O/U
2-1
44.67
Score
22.00
353.00
Rush Yds
165.33
20.00
Pass Attempts
28.67
58.33
Completion %
50.00
183.00
Passing Yds
172.67
536
Total Yds
338
0.67
Turnovers
1.67
Oct 26/19 (1 of 9)
OHIO
Stat Type BALL
Away
Home
34
Score
21
+2.5
ATS
-2.5
60 o
O/U
60 u
316
Rush Yds
242
16
Pass Attempts
20
50.00
Completion %
55.00
131
Passing Yds
109
447
Total Yds
351
1
Turnovers
1
Oct 25/18 (2 of 9)
OHIO
Stat Type BALL
Home
Away
52
Score
14
-10.5
ATS
+10.5
65.5 o
O/U
65.5 u
411
Rush Yds
80
22
Pass Attempts
32
54.55
Completion %
50.00
143
Passing Yds
162
554
Total Yds
242
1
Turnovers
3
Nov 17/15 (3 of 9)
OHIO
Stat Type BALL
Home
Away
48
Score
31
-10
ATS
+10
56 o
O/U
56 u
332
Rush Yds
174
22
Pass Attempts
34
68.18
Completion %
47.06
275
Passing Yds
247
607
Total Yds
421
0
Turnovers
1
Nov 14/12 (4 of 9)
OHIO
Stat Type BALL
Away
Home
27
Score
52
+5.5
ATS
-5.5
60.5 o
O/U
60.5 u
231
Rush Yds
357
34
Pass Attempts
28
70.59
Completion %
78.57
252
Passing Yds
231
483
Total Yds
588
1
Turnovers
0
Oct 15/11 (5 of 9)
OHIO
Stat Type BALL
Home
Away
20
Score
23
-14.5
ATS
+14.5
57 o
O/U
57 u
130
Rush Yds
166
31
Pass Attempts
37
61.29
Completion %
56.76
283
Passing Yds
206
413
Total Yds
372
3
Turnovers
0
Oct 31/09 (6 of 9)
OHIO
Stat Type BALL
Away
Home
20
Score
17
-5.5
ATS
+5.5
44 o
O/U
44 u
155
Rush Yds
169
27
Pass Attempts
9
62.96
Completion %
66.67
161
Passing Yds
78
316
Total Yds
247
2
Turnovers
1
Oct 22/05 (7 of 9)
OHIO
Stat Type BALL
Home
Away
38
Score
21
-8.5
ATS
+8.5
51 o
O/U
51 u
414
Rush Yds
98
23
Pass Attempts
37
26.09
Completion %
64.86
51
Passing Yds
242
465
Total Yds
340
0
Turnovers
2
Oct 30/99 (8 of 9)
OHIO
Stat Type BALL
Away
Home
37
Score
25
-8
ATS
+8
O/U
279
Rush Yds
147
13
Pass Attempts
21
46.15
Completion %
85.71
88
Passing Yds
126
367
Total Yds
273
1
Turnovers
1
Oct 12/96 (9 of 9)
OHIO
Stat Type BALL
Away
Home
27
Score
30
+12
ATS
-12
O/U
286
Rush Yds
115
12
Pass Attempts
19
41.67
Completion %
78.95
95
Passing Yds
139
381
Total Yds
254
3
Turnovers
2

Team Records

OHIO
Record BALL
7-3
All
5-5
5-0
Home
3-2
2-3
Away
2-3
0-0
Neutral Site
0-0
7-3
ATS
5-5
4-1
ATS Home
2-3
3-2
ATS Away
3-2
0-0
ATS Neutral Site
0-0
7-3
O/U
3-7
4-1
O/U Home
2-3
3-2
O/U Away
1-4
0-0
O/U Neutral Site
0-0
OHIO
Record BALL
5-1
All
3-3
3-0
Home
1-2
2-1
Away
2-1
0-0
Neutral Site
0-0
6-0
ATS
4-2
3-0
ATS Home
1-2
3-0
ATS Away
3-0
0-0
ATS Neutral Site
0-0
3-3
O/U
2-4
2-1
O/U Home
2-1
1-2
O/U Away
0-3
0-0
O/U Neutral Site
0-0
OHIO
Record BALL
7-3
All
5-5
5-0
Home
3-2
2-3
Away
2-3
0-0
Neutral Site
0-0
7-3
ATS
5-5
4-1
ATS Home
2-3
3-2
ATS Away
3-2
0-0
ATS Neutral Site
0-0
7-3
O/U
3-7
4-1
O/U Home
2-3
3-2
O/U Away
1-4
0-0
O/U Neutral Site
0-0

Gametime Weather

Weather
6:00pm Snow
1ºC / 34ºF
91% Humidity
69% Precipitation
100% Cloud Cover
Wind Impact Stadium Type Open
Field Image
Arrow Image 1
mph

Injuries

NamePositionInj Desc
No Reported Injuries
NamePositionInj Desc
No Reported Injuries

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Nov 8, 2022M-OH37-21W-2.5/52-W/O194345556692343130
Nov 1, 2022BUFF45-24W+2.5/61-W/O15731747422205260-1
Oct 22, 2022NIU24-17W+2.5/65.5-W/U1542003542671103770
Oct 15, 2022WMU33-14W+2/61.5-W/U11926438384249333-4
Oct 8, 2022AKRON55-34W-10/59-W/O13442756160418478-2
Oct 1, 2022KENT24-31L+13/65.5-W/U128322450338398736-2
Sep 24, 2022FORD59-52W-16.5/74.5-L/O1555376921375036401
Sep 17, 2022IAST10-43L+20/48-L/O242092331633004633
Sep 10, 2022PSU10-46L+28/55-L/O991642632343385720
Sep 3, 2022FAU41-38W+6/51-W/O131345476114364478-2
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DateOppScoreSULineTotalATSOFF. RUSHOFF. PASSOFF. TOTALDEF. RUSHDEF. PASSDEF. TOTALTO
Nov 8, 2022TOL21-28L+14/53.5-W/U187552811362834370
Nov 1, 2022KENT27-20W+7/61.5-W/U1962384382251754081
Oct 22, 2022EMU16-20L-2.5/57.5-L/U1141782921611973583
Oct 15, 2022UCONN25-21W-9.5/47.5-L/U209147356194129323-1
Oct 8, 2022CMU17-16W+7.5/63.5-W/U1281222501302103400
Oct 1, 2022NIU44-38W+3.5/58.5-W/O774034803321945260
Sep 24, 2022GASO23-34L+9.5/67-L/U1583384961643104741
Sep 17, 2022MURRAY31-0W-21/53-W/U2592174768768155-2
Sep 10, 2022WMU30-37L+6.5/51.5-L/O156291447207230437-1
Sep 1, 2022TENN10-59L+37/66.5-L/O742693432183515692
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