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Central Michigan vs. Eastern Michigan prediction game preview

Central Michigan vs Eastern Michigan prediction, match preview, how to watch. Week 13, Friday 25 November

Central Michigan vs. Eastern Michigan prediction game preview

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Central Michigan vs Eastern Michigan how to watch

Date: Friday, November 25th
Game time: 12:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Rynearson Stadium, Ypsilanti, MI
As seen: CBS Sports Network
Record: Central Michigan (4-7), East Michigan (7-4)
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Why Central Michigan will win

It’s a cliche, but it fits.

This is Central Michigan’s bowl game.

It’s been an extremely strange and disappointing season, but the team had a nice record of three wins in four games before the blackout before the 12-10 loss to Western Michigan with just 253 yards and no luck at all.

Eastern Michigan prevailed week in and week out, even after struggling a lot with penalties, third down stops and backfield pressure build-up.

It’s all about the ground game. Central Michigan is 4-0 if they get past 160 rushing yards and 0-7 if they don’t.

Eastern Michigan allowed 160+ yards five times, but…

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Why Eastern Michigan will win

Again, Eastern Michigan was able to overcome its problems to find ways to win.

Turnovers eased up in the second half of the year, penalties weren’t killers and offense comes through when it needs to. On the other hand, Central Michigan has the opportunity to make mistakes when it can’t afford to.

The 11 penalties and three fumbles against Western Michigan were killer, there were three or more turnovers in four games and the offensive drive wasn’t there consistently.

However …

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What will happen

Eastern Michigan is amazing on offense when it comes to third place — it’s No. 1 in the MAC in terms of conversion percentage — and Central Michigan leads the league in third minus D.

The Chippewas are playing with their backfield to find the right combination of young parts to build on for next year, and they will find success early on.

Eastern Michigan will come back into play, but the run game in Central Michigan will be too much.

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Central Michigan vs Eastern Michigan prediction, line

Central Michigan 30, East Michigan 26
Line: Central Michigan -1.5, o/b: 54.5
ATS confidence of 5: 1.5
Central Michigan vs. Eastern Michigan Rating (out of 5): 2nd

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The story originally appeared in College Football News