Camellia Bowl: Bowling Green vs. South Alabama Free Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 12/15/2014
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The Bowling Green Falcons (7-6) will be looking to snap their three-game losing streak when they play the South Alabama Jaguars (6-6) in the Camellia Bowl on Saturday night. Bowling Green was the top team in the MAC East this season, while the Jaguars finished fourth in the Sun Belt.
Bowling Green made a bowl game despite losing their final three games of the regular season, including a 51-17 blowout to Northern Illinois in their last game. In that loss to Northern Illinois, the Falcons turned the ball over four times and their defense gave up 552 total yards.
The Falcons had a winning record this season despite giving up nearly 34 points per game to opposing offenses. Junior running back Travis Greene has averaged 5.7 yards per carry this season and has 908 rushing yards with a team-high 10 touchdowns.
In their final regular season game, South Alabama scored 20 fourth-quarter points against Air Force, but they came up just short and lost 42-40 at home. Their defense couldn't stop Navy's ground game in that loss, allowing them to rush for 388 yards.
In 12 games this season, the Jaguars played pretty well on the defensive side of the ball, but their offense only scored 22.1 points per game. Quarterback Brandon Bridge has thrown for 1,648 yards this season with 14 touchdown passes and just six interceptions.
South Alabama Jaguars Betting Trends
South Alabama Jaguars are 4-8-0 Against the Spread
South Alabama Jaguars are 4-8-0 against the Over/Under
Bowling Green State Falcons Betting Trends
Bowling Green State Falcons are 4-8-1 Against the Spread
Bowling Green State Falcons are 6-6-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
South Alabama Jaguars
12/11/14 TE Braedon Bowman Foot is downgraded to expected to miss Saturday vs. Bowling Green
12/07/14 DB Devon Earl Shoulder "?" Saturday vs Bowling Green
11/09/14 WR Marvin Shinn Leg out for season
10/19/14 RB Jay Jones Knee out for season
Bowling Green State Falcons
12/12/14 DL Jhalil-Nashid Croley Legal problems expected to miss Saturday vs. South Alabama
11/28/14 DL Zach Colvin Illness out for season
09/03/14 QB Matt Johnson Hip out for season
09/03/14 RB William Houston Legal problems out for season
08/02/14 WR Chris Gallon Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Bowling Green
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