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CFB Game Matchup Report
Saturday, 10/07/2017 at 03:30 pm BALL ST (2-4) at  AKRON (3-3)
Offensive Statistics Defensive Statistics
Teams Line PF PA SU ATS O/U/P RY PY TY RY PY TY
321BALL ST 51 21.2 31.2 2-4 2-3-1 3-3-0 147.3 220.3 367.6 146.3 227.5 373.8
322AKRON -6 24.7 24 3-3 4-2-0 0-6-0 131.5 212.7 344.2 165 249.3 414.3
Power Rating Line
The power rating system is based on recent game results. The section should be used to compare the relative strength of the two teams involved. A power line is calculated using both teams ratings and home field advantage. Where the power line differs significantly from the current line, the team with the edge is indicated.
Team Power Rating Estimate Edge
BALL ST 16
AKRON 24 -12 6
Average power rating of opponents played: AKRON 27.2, BALL ST 23.7
Team Trends and Angles
All team trends listed below apply to the current game.
BALL ST Team Trends
Description Against the spread Over/Under Straight Up
  Current Last 3 Since 1992 Current Last 3 Since 1992 Current Last 3 Since 1992
  W-L W-L W-L O-U O-U O-U W-L W-L W-L
as an underdog of 3.5 to 10 points 1-0 4-2 22-19 0-1 1-5 12-17 0-1 1-5 15-26
in all games 2-2 13-15 114-107 3-2 10-18 71-75 2-3 9-20 130-170
in all lined games 2-2 13-15 114-107 3-2 10-18 71-75 2-3 9-20 92-132
as an underdog 1-1 9-8 77-67 2-1 6-12 39-48 0-3 2-16 34-112
as a road underdog 1-1 7-5 58-39 2-1 5-8 28-32 0-3 1-12 24-75
as a road underdog of 7.5 to 10 points 0-0 0-1 5-8 0-0 1-0 6-2 0-0 0-1 4-9
as a road underdog of 7.5 to 14 points 0-1 1-3 13-13 2-0 4-1 12-7 0-2 0-5 5-23
in road games 1-1 9-6 72-50 2-1 6-10 38-42 0-3 4-12 58-102
in road lined games 1-1 9-6 72-50 2-1 6-10 38-42 0-3 4-12 46-78
against conference opponents 0-1 6-11 74-75 1-0 5-12 48-48 0-1 3-14 99-105
when playing on a Saturday 2-2 10-9 92-86 3-2 7-13 55-52 2-3 7-13 105-147
when playing with 6 or less days rest 1-2 9-11 81-76 3-1 7-14 50-50 2-2 7-14 96-122
after playing a conference game 0-0 5-9 74-67 0-0 4-10 46-44 0-0 2-12 89-107
in games played on turf 2-2 11-14 56-48 3-2 8-17 38-50 2-3 8-18 50-67
in October games 0-0 3-6 38-39 0-0 1-8 22-29 0-0 2-7 48-57
after failing to cover the spread in 2 out of their last 3 games 0-0 3-4 33-29 0-0 1-6 20-18 0-0 1-6 23-39
after having lost 2 out of their last 3 games 0-0 0-9 31-31 0-0 4-5 17-21 0-0 1-8 38-49
off a loss against a conference rival 0-0 4-7 36-38 0-0 4-7 22-18 0-0 2-9 27-50
off a road loss against a conference rival 0-0 1-4 12-23 0-0 1-4 10-8 0-0 1-4 19-33
off a loss by 10 points or more to a conference rival 0-0 1-6 22-27 0-0 4-3 14-10 0-0 0-7 19-33
off a blowout loss by 21 points or more to a conference rival 0-0 0-2 10-10 0-0 2-0 4-2 0-0 0-2 8-14
off a blowout loss by 35 points or more to a conference rival 0-0 0-1 3-3 0-0 1-0 1-1 0-0 0-1 3-4
off a road loss 1-1 4-6 30-40 2-0 4-6 21-18 1-1 4-6 39-61
off 2 consecutive road losses 0-0 0-1 6-10 0-0 0-1 4-3 0-0 0-1 10-14
off 2 consecutive road losses by 10 points or more 0-0 0-1 6-5 0-0 0-1 1-3 0-0 0-1 5-8
off a road blowout loss by 21 points or more 0-0 1-1 15-15 0-0 1-1 6-4 0-0 1-1 17-25
off a road blowout loss by 28 points or more 0-0 1-1 9-10 0-0 1-1 3-4 0-0 1-1 9-16
after allowing 31 points or more in 2 straight games 0-0 4-2 28-16 0-0 1-5 13-12 0-0 1-5 18-29
after allowing 37 points or more last game 0-0 3-4 33-27 0-0 2-5 17-16 0-0 1-6 30-45
after allowing 42 points or more last game 0-0 2-4 18-16 0-0 2-4 8-11 0-0 1-5 15-27
after allowing 50 points or more last game 0-0 1-3 6-10 0-0 2-2 4-5 0-0 1-3 5-15
after allowing 17 points or more in the first half in 2 straight games 0-0 5-3 22-18 0-0 0-8 10-15 0-0 1-7 15-25
after allowing 24 points or more in the first half last game 0-0 3-6 18-25 0-0 3-6 12-13 0-0 1-8 18-30
after a loss by 17 or more points 0-0 2-4 27-26 0-0 2-4 10-12 0-0 1-5 28-42
after a loss by 21 or more points 0-0 1-2 22-18 0-0 2-1 8-6 0-0 1-2 21-33
after a loss by 28 or more points 0-0 1-2 15-12 0-0 2-1 5-6 0-0 1-2 13-20
after a loss by 35 or more points 0-0 0-1 8-8 0-0 1-0 2-4 0-0 0-1 7-12
after trailing in their previous game by 17 or more points at the half 0-0 2-4 17-23 0-0 4-2 12-8 0-0 2-4 18-27
after trailing in their previous game by 24 or more points at the half 0-0 1-1 9-12 0-0 1-1 5-4 0-0 1-1 9-14
after scoring 14 points or less last game 0-0 0-2 18-27 0-0 2-0 9-7 0-0 0-2 25-45
after scoring 6 points or less last game 0-0 0-0 12-4 0-0 0-0 1-5 0-0 0-0 9-10
after scoring 9 points or less last game 0-0 0-1 14-11 0-0 1-0 4-5 0-0 0-1 13-18
after scoring 3 points or less in the first half last game 0-0 2-2 21-21 0-0 3-1 10-10 0-0 2-2 37-53
after scoring 7 points or less in the first half in 2 straight games 0-0 0-1 11-16 0-0 0-1 2-7 0-0 0-1 29-42
after playing their last game on the road 1-1 6-8 58-60 2-0 4-10 39-37 1-1 4-10 86-106
after a 2 game road trip 0-0 2-3 21-23 0-0 1-4 16-15 0-0 1-4 43-50
after 1 or more consecutive losses against the spread 0-1 4-9 51-47 2-0 7-7 26-30 0-2 1-13 37-67
after 2 or more consecutive losses against the spread 0-0 3-4 25-18 0-0 2-5 8-12 0-0 1-6 14-30
after 1 or more consecutive straight up losses 1-1 8-9 60-59 2-0 7-10 35-32 1-1 5-12 57-104
after 2 or more consecutive straight up losses 0-0 4-5 35-37 0-0 2-7 16-21 0-0 2-7 32-61
when playing against a team with a losing record 0-0 4-4 33-39 1-0 3-6 23-24 0-1 3-6 62-39
in the first half of the season 2-2 9-9 61-59 3-2 7-11 40-40 2-3 8-11 64-105
after the first month of the season 0-1 5-12 73-79 1-0 5-12 47-53 0-1 2-15 93-108
in weeks 5 through 9 0-1 3-7 41-45 1-0 2-8 27-30 0-1 2-8 53-65
when the total is between 49.5 and 56 2-1 7-5 28-23 3-1 6-7 26-26 1-3 4-9 22-30
in a road game where the total is between 49.5 and 52 0-0 0-0 7-3 1-0 1-0 5-6 0-1 0-1 4-7
in a road game where the total is between 49.5 and 56 1-1 5-4 19-10 2-1 5-5 15-15 0-3 3-7 13-17
as a road underdog of 7 points or less 1-0 3-0 18-4 0-1 0-3 6-11 0-1 1-2 15-7
as a road underdog of 3.5 to 7 points 1-0 3-0 9-2 0-1 0-3 1-8 0-1 1-2 6-5
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AKRON Team Trends
Description Against the spread Over/Under Straight Up
  Current Last 3 Since 1992 Current Last 3 Since 1992 Current Last 3 Since 1992
  W-L W-L W-L O-U O-U O-U W-L W-L W-L
as a favorite of 3.5 to 10 points 0-0 4-1 19-11 0-0 4-1 8-10 0-0 5-0 25-5
in all games 3-2 15-15 102-119 0-5 9-20 63-84 2-3 15-15 110-186
in all lined games 3-2 15-15 102-119 0-5 9-20 63-84 2-3 15-15 89-138
as a favorite 2-0 7-5 37-44 0-2 5-6 19-30 2-0 10-2 59-24
as a home favorite 1-0 4-3 23-27 0-1 2-4 8-21 1-0 6-1 39-12
as a home favorite of 7.5 to 10 points 0-0 1-0 6-3 0-0 0-1 1-4 0-0 1-0 8-1
as a home favorite of 7.5 to 14 points 0-0 2-1 10-8 0-0 0-3 2-9 0-0 2-1 14-5
in home games 1-1 5-9 44-56 0-2 3-10 27-38 1-1 6-8 64-70
in home lined games 1-1 5-9 44-56 0-2 3-10 27-38 1-1 6-8 50-52
against conference opponents 1-0 10-7 64-85 0-1 5-12 41-57 1-0 9-8 80-125
when playing on a Saturday 3-2 12-12 84-98 0-5 9-14 48-61 2-3 13-11 94-161
when playing with 6 or less days rest 3-1 13-11 73-91 0-4 8-15 47-60 2-2 13-11 89-136
after playing a conference game 0-0 9-6 62-76 0-0 4-11 34-54 0-0 8-7 66-127
in games played on turf 3-1 15-13 68-81 0-4 9-18 49-64 2-2 15-13 73-94
in October games 0-0 4-5 28-43 0-0 3-6 15-32 0-0 4-5 36-68
after having lost 2 out of their last 3 games 2-0 5-4 32-35 0-2 2-7 22-27 1-1 5-4 37-60
after covering the spread in 2 out of their last 3 games 1-0 3-2 22-27 0-1 2-3 17-15 1-0 3-2 25-27
after covering the spread in 3 out of their last 4 games 0-0 1-2 9-15 0-0 1-2 7-6 0-0 1-2 14-13
off a road win against a conference rival 0-0 3-2 9-15 0-0 3-2 8-4 0-0 3-2 12-16
off a win by 10 points or more over a conference rival 0-0 2-3 13-19 0-0 1-4 6-10 0-0 2-3 16-17
off a win against a conference rival 0-0 5-3 24-34 0-0 3-5 16-15 0-0 5-3 28-33
off a double digit road win 0-0 1-3 5-12 0-0 2-2 4-5 0-0 0-4 9-11
off a road win 0-0 4-3 13-20 0-0 4-3 11-7 0-0 3-4 18-23
after playing their last game on the road 2-0 7-6 51-61 0-2 5-8 31-37 2-0 6-7 70-108
after a 2 game road trip 0-0 1-3 16-21 0-0 2-2 10-10 0-0 1-3 34-52
after 1 or more consecutive wins against the spread 1-1 7-5 41-54 0-2 5-7 31-27 1-1 6-6 39-61
after 2 or more consecutive wins against the spread 0-0 4-1 17-19 0-0 3-2 17-5 0-0 4-1 19-19
after 1 or more consecutive straight up wins 0-1 7-6 36-46 0-1 5-8 25-23 0-1 6-7 39-65
when playing against a team with a losing record 1-0 6-4 42-47 0-1 4-6 22-37 1-0 7-3 65-54
in the first half of the season 3-2 8-11 60-66 0-5 7-11 36-43 2-3 9-10 59-109
after the first month of the season 1-0 11-7 63-83 0-1 5-13 39-62 1-0 10-8 80-120
in weeks 5 through 9 1-0 5-5 33-49 0-1 3-7 18-36 1-0 5-5 42-75
when the total is between 49.5 and 56 1-0 7-4 20-28 0-1 5-6 24-26 0-1 7-4 20-30
in a home game where the total is between 49.5 and 52 0-0 0-1 3-6 0-0 0-1 3-6 0-0 0-1 4-5
in a home game where the total is between 49.5 and 56 0-0 1-3 7-12 0-0 2-2 7-12 0-0 2-2 9-10
as a home favorite of 7 points or less 0-0 1-0 7-6 0-0 1-0 4-5 0-0 1-0 8-5
as a home favorite of 3.5 to 7 points 0-0 1-0 3-2 0-0 1-0 2-1 0-0 1-0 3-2
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Team Statistics
Performance statistics for each team in various situations are listed below.
BALL ST Current Season Performance
  Straight Up Against Spread Team Opponent
  W-L Units W-L O-U Score Half Yards YPP TO Score Half Yards YPP TO
Road Games 0-4 -4 1-2 2-2 12 4.25 340.75 4.327 2.5 35.75 20.25 346 5.558 0.75
Last 3 Games 0-3 -3 0-2 2-1 9 3.333 329.333 4.296 2.667 39.667 21.667 389.333 5.84 0.667
Conference 0-2 -2 0-2 1-1 3 1.5 307 3.767 2.5 43 24 398.5 6.325 0
All 2-4 -3 2-3 3-3 21.167 9.833 367.667 4.817 2.167 31.167 17.5 373.833 5.751 1.167
Team Statistics
Performance statistics for each team in various situations are listed below.
AKRON Current Season Performance
  Straight Up Against Spread Team Opponent
  W-L Units W-L O-U Score Half Yards YPP TO Score Half Yards YPP TO
Last 3 Games 2-1 1 3-0 0-3 27.333 15.667 370.333 5.5 2 16 10.667 413.667 5.192 2.667
Conference 2-0 2 2-0 0-2 32.5 18.5 372 5.858 1.5 13 8 376 4.45 3.5
All 3-3 0 4-2 0-6 24.667 15.333 344.167 5.124 1.667 24 15 414.333 5.741 1.833
Home Games 2-1 0 2-1 0-3 32.333 20.667 392.667 5.89 1 15.667 8.667 350.667 4.804 1.667
BALL ST Current Season Statistics
  Rushing Passing Total
  PPG Half FD TOP ATT-YDS YPR CMP-ATT PCT YDS PYA ATT-YDS YPP YPPT
Offense (All Games) 21.2 9.8 19.8 32.04 39-147 (3.8) 22-38 58.7% 220.3 (5.9) 76-368 4.8 17.4
Opponents Defensive Avg. 27 14 20.4 30.5 37-170 (4.6) 20-33 60.9% 232.8 (7.1) 70-403 5.8 14.9
Offense Road Games 12 4.3 18.8 32.13 39-124 (3.2) 22-40 54.1% 216.8 (5.5) 79-341 4.3 28.4
Defense (All Games) 31.2 17.5 20 27.59 36-146 (4.1) 18-29 60.3% 227.5 (7.8) 65-374 5.8 12
Opponents Offensive Avg. 27 14 20.4 30.5 37-170 (4.6) 20-33 60.9% 232.8 (7.1) 70-403 5.8 14.9
Defense Road Games 35.8 20.3 19 27.32 34-107 (3.2) 18-29 61.7% 239.5 (8.3) 62-346 5.6 9.7
AKRON Current Season Statistics
  Rushing Passing Total
  PPG Half FD TOP ATT-YDS YPR CMP-ATT PCT YDS PYA ATT-YDS YPP YPPT
Offense (All Games) 24.7 15.3 19.8 29.65 35-132 (3.8) 18-33 56.4% 212.7 (6.5) 67-344 5.1 14
Opponents Defensive Avg. 28.2 15.2 22.2 30.51 38-156 (4.2) 21-33 62.5% 245.8 (7.5) 71-402 5.7 14.3
Offense Road Games 32.3 20.7 21.7 27.99 33-146 (4.4) 21-34 61.4% 246.3 (7.3) 67-393 5.9 12.1
Defense (All Games) 24 15 20.3 30.27 36-165 (4.5) 23-36 62.8% 249.3 (7) 72-414 5.7 17.3
Opponents Offensive Avg. 28.2 15.2 22.2 30.51 38-156 (4.2) 21-33 62.5% 245.8 (7.5) 71-402 5.7 14.3
Defense Road Games 15.7 8.7 19 31.84 38-129 (3.4) 21-35 59.6% 221.7 (6.4) 73-351 4.8 22.4
BALL ST Turnovers, Penalties and Special Teams Statistics
  Turnovers Lost Third Downs Fourth Downs Kickoff Returns Punt Returns Penalties
  INT FL TO DIFF #-MADE PCT #-MADE PCT KR-YDS YPKR PR-YDS YPPR PEN-YDS
Stats For (All Games) 1.5 0.7 2.2 -1 17-8 47.1% 2-0 30% 3-85 (25.5) 1-15 (14.5) 4-38
Opponents Avg. Stats Against 1.1 0.7 1.8 2.5 14-6 43.9% 1-0 44.5% 3-56 (21.1) 15-2 (9.1) 6-60
Stats For (Road Games) 1.8 0.8 2.5 -1.8 18-8 41.7% 2-1 25% 4-83 (20.8) 1-2 (4.5) 4-36
Stats Against (All Games) 0.8 0.3 1.2 0 13-5 40.8% 1-0 28.6% 3-69 (20.6) 2-14 (8.2) 4-40
Opponents Avg. Stats For 1.2 0.5 1.6 0 15-6 42.4% 1-1 41.3% 3-66 (20.3) 8-1 (7.3) 6-58
Stats Against (Road Games) 0.8 0 0.8 0 12-5 40.8% 1-0 50% 2-36 (20.4) 3-21 (8.2) 4-33
AKRON Turnovers, Penalties and Special Teams Statistics
  Turnovers Lost Third Downs Fourth Downs Kickoff Returns Punt Returns Penalties
  INT FL TO DIFF #-MADE PCT #-MADE PCT KR-YDS YPKR PR-YDS YPPR PEN-YDS
Stats For (All Games) 1 0.7 1.7 0.2 15-7 45.5% 1-0 60% 2-36 (19.6) 1-2 (2.5) 7-69
Opponents Avg. Stats Against 0.8 0.8 1.6 2.4 14-6 43.3% 1-1 45% 3-49 (19) 11-2 (7.5) 6-58
Stats For (Home Games) 0.7 0.3 1 0.7 14-7 51.2% 1-0 50% 1-17 (25) 1-3 (2.5) 7-75
Stats Against (All Games) 1.3 0.5 1.8 0 15-5 33.3% 2-1 38.5% 4-84 (20.9) 2-31 (15.3) 7-73
Opponents Avg. Stats For 1.3 0.6 1.9 0 15-6 37.8% 2-1 42.6% 3-56 (20.5) 16-2 (10.3) 6-53
Stats Against (Home Games) 1.7 0 1.7 0 15-5 34.8% 2-0 0% 4-71 (16.3) 1-6 (4.8) 5-52
Current Season Results And Upcoming Games
Here are the most recent results and upcoming schedules for the two teams involved. Lines, total, game scores, results versus the spread, straight up and against the total are all displayed.
BALL ST Season Results
  Team Stats Opp Stats
Date Opponent Score SU Line ATS Tot. O/U Rushing Passing TO Rushing Passing TO
09/02/2017 @ILLINOIS 21-24 L 4.5 L 55.5 U 30-71 10-19-145 2 51-171 21-34-204 3
09/09/2017 UAB 51-31 W -13 W 52.5 O 44-160 23-35-217 0 49-336 15-24-168 3
09/16/2017 TENNESSEE TECH 28-13 W -24 W 57 U 33-228 23-31-238 0 33-116 19-35-239 1
09/23/2017 @W KENTUCKY 21-33 L 12 L 50 O 30-52 28-44-319 0 31-107 18-36-267 3
09/30/2017 @W MICHIGAN 3-55 L 12.5 L 55 O 43-169 15-21-245 0 30-63 23-43-175 2
10/07/2017 @AKRON 3-31 L 4 L 52 U 31-134 18-31-249 0 44-155 24-46-221 2
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AKRON Season Results
  Team Stats Opp Stats
Date Opponent Score SU Line ATS Tot. O/U Rushing Passing TO Rushing Passing TO
09/02/2017 @PENN ST 0-52 L 30 L 62 U 34-247 21-31-322 0 34-73 14-29-86 5
09/09/2017 AK-PINE BLUFF 52-3 W -48.5 W 57 U 44-267 17-26-197 1 34-41 14-25-127 2
09/16/2017 IOWA ST 14-41 L 10 L 62.5 U 24-38 27-44-293 3 37-191 24-33-317 0
09/23/2017 @TROY 17-22 L 17 L 55.5 U 28-175 28-42-314 0 35-99 20-40-268 1
09/30/2017 @BOWLING GREEN 34-23 W -3 W 58.5 U 41-181 24-38-195 0 40-178 14-25-183 2
10/07/2017 BALL ST 31-3 W -4 W 52 U 31-134 18-31-249 0 44-155 24-46-221 2
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Team Line Action
Oddsmakers move a line in part because of one-sided public betting action on a side or total. They also move the line in reaction to wise guys selections. Either way, this section attempts to uncover whether the wise guys and public have a read on a given team. It summarizes both line and total movements. As a general rule, follow the line or total movement when percentages exceed 57% and go against it when they are below 43%.
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in AKRON games 31% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (9-20)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in AKRON games 49.2% of the time since 1992. (98-101)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in BALL ST games 48.7% of the time since 1992. (97-102)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in BALL ST games 53.8% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (14-12)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in AKRON games 41.7% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (10-14)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in AKRON games 49.2% of the time since 1992. (63-65)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in BALL ST games 37.5% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (9-15)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in BALL ST games 52% of the time since 1992. (66-61)
Head-to-Head Series History
Listed below is a summary of the games results in recent Head-to-Head matchups.
  Rushing Passing Turnovers Penalties
Date Teams Score Line Result Half FD TOP ATT-YDS CMP-ATT YDS FL INT PEN-YDS
BALL ST 3 52 U 3 22 33:40 44-155 24-44 221 0 3 1-15
10/07/2017 AKRON 31 -4 17 19 26:20 31-134 18-31 249 0 0 2-15
AKRON 35 63.5 U 7 26 29:34 30-177 28-30 352 1 0 8-51
10/22/2016 BALL ST 25 -3 17 28 30:26 44-256 23-44 187 0 1 4-40
AKRON 21 52.5 O 21 20 30:09 34-125 21-34 200 1 4 7-45
10/25/2014 BALL ST 35 3 13 22 29:51 40-155 18-40 225 0 0 3-20
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BALL ST Key Player Injuries
[WR] 10/07/2017 - Jordan Hogue is downgraded to expected to miss Saturday vs. Akron ( Back )
[CB] 10/07/2017 - Marc Walton is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Akron ( Groin )
[WR] 10/07/2017 - Jordan Hogue "?" ( Back )
(!)[RB] 10/07/2017 - James Gilbert "?" ( Hand )
(!)[RB] 10/05/2017 - James Gilbert is downgraded to expected to miss Saturday vs. Akron ( Hand )
[OL] 10/05/2017 - Vinnie Palazeti is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Akron ( Knee )
[WR] 10/01/2017 - Jordan Hogue "?" Saturday vs. Akron ( Back )
(!)[RB] 10/01/2017 - James Gilbert "?" Saturday vs. Akron ( Hand )
[OL] 10/01/2017 - Vinnie Palazeti "?" Saturday vs. Akron ( Knee )
(!)[QB] 10/01/2017 - Riley Neal out indefinitely ( Leg )
[CB] 10/01/2017 - Marc Walton "?" Saturday vs. Akron ( Groin )
[WR] 09/26/2017 - Corey Lacanaria out indefinitely ( Collarbone )
[OL] 09/14/2017 - Alex Joss out indefinitely ( ACL )
AKRON Key Player Injuries
[S] 10/05/2017 - Zach Guiser out for season ( Concussion )
[S] 10/01/2017 - Zach Guiser "?" Saturday vs. Ball State ( Concussion )
[RB] 09/30/2017 - Warren Ball out for season ( Ankle )