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In week 5 the Central Michigan Chippewas head to the Glass Bowl in Toledo, Ohio to face the Toledo Rockets Saturday. The Chippewas are 2-2 SU and 1-3 ATS. The Rockets are 2-2 SU and 1-3 ATS.

Central Michigan is coming off a loss 24-10 against Kansas last week. Quarterback Cooper Rush who has 706 passing yards and 4 touchdowns leads the offense this season. Thomas Rawls leads the rushing game with 276 yards, 3 touchdowns and a 4.9 yards per carry average. Jesse Kroll leads the wide receivers with 206 yards and 1 touchdown.

The Chippewas defense through week 4 has allowed 24.3 points per game and 353 yards per game.

Toledo is coming off a win 34-23 against Ball State last week. Quarterback Phillip Ely who has 541 passing yards and 4 touchdowns splits time under center with Logan Woodside who has 526 passing yards and 4 touchdowns. Kareem Hunt leads the rushing game with 527 yards, 7 touchdowns and 8.9 yards per carry average. Alonzo Russell leads the wide receivers with 311 yards and 3 touchdowns.

The Rockets defense has been pretty bad through week 4 allowing 37.5 points per game and 453 yards per game.

Keys to Central Michigan win

Central Michigan will have to shut down Kareem Hunt and the Toledo rushing game. In addition, Central Michigan will need their quarterback Cooper Rush to play the game.

Keys to Toledo win

Toledo will have to shut down quarterback Cooper Rush and to do that they will have to bring pressure. In addition, the Rockets defense will need to greatly improve and play their best game of the season.

Injuries

Central Michigan – Andrew Flory

Toledo – Kareem Hunt, Jordan Martin, Kishon Wilcher, Marquise Moore, Nate Jeppesen, Phillip Ely, Cameron Cole, Cheatham Norrils

Favorite

Toledo -14.5

Conclusion

This will be a very close game with Toledo’s QB Phillip Ely questionable for Saturday and RB Kareem Hunt out for the season. However, Toledo will find a way to get the job done and improve to 3-2 on the season.

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