NCAA Football Betting Previews and Predictions: Ball State vs. (12) Clemson

Ellington ran for 228 yards in Clemson’s week one 26-19 victory over Auburn in week one
Time: 12:30 PM EST, Saturday
Spread: CLE -27.5
Total: 65.5
M/L: CLE -3000, BA ST +1500

Ball State Week One Recap:

Jahwan Edwards went nuts in week one, rushing for a career high 200 yards and tying a career high three TDs, as Ball State took down Eastern Michigan 37-26. Edwards is only a sophomore and had a 75 yard run in the game. It bested his previous career high of 123 that he recorded against Ohio last season.

Keith Wenning threw for 267 yards, but completed only 26 of 41 passes. Place kicker Steven Schott looked good in nailing three FGs, one of which was a 52 harder. The game was tied at 13 at the half, but Ball State took control in the third quarter, scoring 21 while allowing none. Their 329 rushing yards rank them 6th in the nation currently.

Clemson Week One Recap:

Clemson back Andre Ellington ran for 228 yards on 25 carries as Clemson outscored Auburn 10-3 in the final quarter, to escape with a 7 point victory. Ellington, a 5’10” diminutive ball carrier, had a 68 harder that set up Clemson’s first TD of the season.

The effort helped lead to a 7 point Tigers’ victory…

Humbly, Ellington admitted he didn’t do it all “on his own” attributing his success to the linemen that made his carries possible.

In addition to Ellington’s insane night rushing the ball, WR DeAndre Hopkins came up with a school record 13 receptions.

Clemson QB Tajh Boyd played well, too. He completed 24 of 34 passes for 208 passing yards, while also carrying it 19 times for 58 yards. The Tigers finished with 320 rushing yards and 528 yards overall, which ranks them 9th in the nation in rushing yards.

Ball State Betting Trends:

Cardinals are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 overall games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 following a SU win. They are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 following an ATS win and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 after accumulating more than 450 total yards in the previous game. They are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games after accumulating more than 200 rushing yards.

Clemson Betting Trends:

Tigers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Sept games. 5-2 ATS in their last 7 at home; 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs a team with a winning record and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games on grass.

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