Miami Ohio over KENT ST by 8
Our first venture into the MAC takes us to Kent where we would have to believe that if this game were played during World War II, the Japanese would show it as a form of POW torture. After winning their conference opener at Central Michigan three weeks ago, it looked like the RedHawks would begin MAC play 3-0 SU for the first time since 2010 as winless Bowling Green and equally pathetic Kent – a team that is 0-8 SU and 2-5-1 ATS in its last eight tries as home dogs – were next in line. However, a notso-funny-thing happened on the way to the foray as the Hawks dropped a 37-29 decision as 17-point home chalk to the Falcons despite winning the stat battle, 612-505. We’re sure the Birds fell prey to the anti-Irish letdown at they visited South Bend the prior week but it’s still risky laying double-digits on the road with a team that surrendered 500 yards in each of its last two games. The good news for Chuck Martin’s men is that Kent owns the worst red zone offense in the nation and is being outyarded by 225 YPG against FBS opposition this season. Miami Ohio could very well improve to 5-3 SU and 7-1 ATS in this matchup since 2010 but it’s not in our DNA to back double-digit road favorites that are wobbling at the moment. Pass.