Written and authored by NCAA Football Expert Analyst Al Presto. Charliessports.com produces it for NCAA Football news and notes.
The 2015 Central Michigan Football team returns ten starters from a team that went 7-6 in 2014. New head coach John Bonamego will follow a long line of a successful coaching tree. Brian Kelly (Notre Dame) and Butch Jones (Tennessee) got their feet wet at Central Michigan. The Chippewas lost the Bahamas Bowl 49-48 to Western Kentucky last year. The Central Michigan Chippewas plays home games at the 33,000 seat Kelly/Shorts Stadium on campus in Mount Pleasant, Michigan.
Second-year offensive coordinator Morris Watts has a prolific passer under center again this season. Junior quarterback Cooper Rush (3,149) passing yards in 2014 is ready to has another stellar season. Jesse Kroll returns as the most dependable receiver. Kroll doesn’t have break away speed or athletic ability but is a possession receiver. Running Backs Saylor Lavallii and Devon Spalding must replace the departed Thomas Rawls. The Chippewas have a long history of productive offensive lineman. Three starters are back, including four-year starting center Nick Beamish. Central Michigan should be able to put points on the board this season. The Central Michigan Chippewas went 6-7 on Football Betting Predictions last season, going over the betting odds total six times and staying under the betting odds total six.
*The CMU offense put up 398.1 yards per game, 70th in College Football.
*Central Michigan only went 1-5 Against The Spread at home last season.
*The Chippewas were 5-2 Against The Number on the road.
*The betting odds total was 3-3 in Mount Pleasant last season.
*The Chippewas went over the betting odds total three times on the road.
*Central Michigan stayed under the betting odds total four times on the road.
*The CMU passing attack put up 242.2 yards per game throwing the football, 53rd in the FBS.
*Central Michigan ranked 82nd nationally in scoring, averaging 26.9 ppg.
*The Chippewas ground game averaged 155.8 yards per contest, 77th in the land.
The 2015 Central Michigan defensive line returns three starters to a unit that was tops in the MAC. There is also depth and experience along the front four. The linebackers have to be coached up this season. Both starters graduated from a group that made most of the teams tackles last season. The secondary is solid with safety Tony Annese and cornerback Brandon Greer. There is talent of the defense and first-year coordinator Greg Colby must put it together.
*The Chippewas defense gave up 355.5 yards per contest last season, 30th in the NCAA Football landscape.
*The Chippewas pass defense ranked 75th in the FBS, giving up 232.5 yards per game through the air.
*The 25.2 ppg given up by CMU was 46th nationally.
*Central Michigan allowed the opposition 122.9 yards per contest on the ground, 21st in College Football.
*Central Michigan has a brutal non-conference schedule, opening the 2015 season at home against Oklahoma State.
*There are also non-conference games at Syracuse and Michigan State in September.
Bovada lists Central Michigan at over/under four wins in 2015.
Free Betting Odds Prediction: Central Michigan will go 5-7 in 2015. Also Play Online Poker Plus Other Casino Games and enter some of the best Tournaments on the World Wide Web. Bet Here