College Football: Week 11 In-State Rivalries Previews and Predictions

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Here is an in-state and in-conference rivalry game that will be played during week 11 in the state of Ohio.

Wednesday, Nov 8. 7-2. 7 PM ET. 2-7. 2245. ESPNU. 2243.

We take a look at an intense and anticipated rivalry game between two Mid-American teams that are located in the state of Ohio. This is easily the least exciting game of this week’s in-state rivalry group of games due to Akron only having two wins on the season but no matter what the records say, these two teams more often than not, find a way to manufacture an exciting game. Even though the Zips are in second from last place in the MAC East standings, the Red Hawk of Miami (OH) is solely in first place in the MAC East. However in this rivalry, no matter what the records are between these two schools, this game could easily be very close going into the fourth quarter.

This season, the RedHawks went on the road and beat a Big 12 and in-state opponent in Cincinnati after losing a road game in week one against Miami (FL) from the ACC. Miami (OH) this season besides defeating the Bearcats in overtime has on the road defeated UMass, Kent State, Western Michigan, and Ohio. In comparison, Akron on the other hand has lost seven games this year but the positive for the Zips is that three of the games they have lost have only been by three points or less.  Akron also won their last game as they defeated Kent State. Let’s now take a closer look at this week’s game between the Zips and RedHawks.

The previous fifteen games of this rivalry: The Red Hawks have won 10 times during the past 15 games these two in-state rivals had played against each other.

The previous ten years of the series: Miami (OH) has won six times during the past 10 games that these two schools have played one another.

Distance between these two universities: 237 miles

Rivalry Trophy/Nickname: None

The best and most entertaining game between these two schools over the past ten years: The 2019 Game

The Current Win Streak in this Seriers: Miami (OH) has won the last six games between the two schools.

The last meeting between both schools: The RedHawks defeated the Zips on the road by a final score of 27-9.

Final Score Prediction: Miami (OH) 38 Akron 24