Friday, December 4th, 2015
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The Bowling Green Falcons face the Northern Illinois Huskies on Friday at Ford Field in the MAC Championship game. The opening line for this game has Bowling Green as 8 point favorites and the over/under was set at 71.
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Matt Johnson finished his last game with 236 yards through the air for Bowling Green. He completed 24 passes out of 31 attempts for a 77% completion percentage. The Falcons were led in rushing by Fred Coppet, who finished with 109 yards on 12 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 9 yards per carry. Gehrig Dieter led the team in receiving with 11 receptions for 81 yards. He had an average of 7 yards per reception in the contest. As a team in that game Bowling Green had 576 total yards on 72 plays. They gained 11 rushing first downs, 10 passing, and 1 by way of penalty for a total of 22 first downs on the game. The Falcons rushed for 337 yards by way of 37 carries.
Ryan Graham finished his last game with 142 yards through the air for Northern Illinois. He completed 11 passes out of 17 attempts for a 65% completion percentage. The Huskies were led in rushing by Joel Bouagnon, who finished with 37 yards on 16 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 2 yards per carry. Juwan Brescacin led the team in receiving with 6 receptions for 114 yards. He had an average of 19 yards per reception in the contest. Northern Illinois had 328 total yards on 72 plays. They gained 8 rushing first downs, 9 passing, and 0 by way of penalty for a total of 17 first downs on the game. The Huskies rushed for 73 yards by way of 38 carries.
Bowling Green is scoring 44.2 points per game on offense this season. In the passing department, they are averaging 29.8 passes on 43.6 attempts for a 68.5 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 387.8 yards per game through the air as well. The Falcons carry the ball for an average of 178.2 yards per game on 38.3 attempts for an average of 4.6 yards per carry this season. They are also running 81.9 plays per game and average 6.9 yards per play for an average of 566 yards per contest. The Falcons manage 29.1 first downs per contest and they average a total of 80.3 penalty yards on 8.6 penalties.
Bowling Green gives up an average of 255.2 passing yards and 27.8 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow 22.8 completions per game on 38 attempts for a completion percentage of 60.1. The Falcons allow 166.9 rushing yards per game on 40.6 carries for a 4.1 average per play. Bowling Green gives up 422.1 total yards per game including 5.4 yards per play. They force 1.8 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.6 penalties per game that total 66.5 yards as a unit.
Northern Illinois averages 34.6 points per game this season on offense. In the passing department, they complete 18.4 passes per game on 29.6 attempts for a 62.3 percent completion percentage. They are throwing for 227.3 yards through the air per game thus far. The Huskies carry the ball for an average of 213.3 yards per game on 47.9 attempts for an average of 4.5 yards per carry. They also run 77.5 plays per game and average 5.7 yards per play for an average of 440.7 yards in each contest. The Huskies are gaining 21.7 first downs per contest and they average 54.1 penalty yards on 5.8 penalties per game.
Northern Illinois gives up 233.3 passing yards per outing and 24.8 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow an average of 20.4 completions on 36.8 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 55.6. The Huskies allow 158.6 rushing yards per contest on 41.9 carries for a 3.8 average per rush. Northern Illinois gives up 391.8 total yards per game including an average of 5 per play. They create an average of 2.1 turnovers per game and 4.8 penalties for 44.5 yards each game.
Bowling Green Betting Trends
Bowling Green is 6-6-0 against the over/under so far this season
Bowling Green has an ATS record of 9-3-0 this season
Northern Illinois Betting Trends
Northern Illinois is 6-6-0 against the over/under so far this season
Northern Illinois has an ATS record of 7-3-2 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/15/15 OL Christian Piazza Undisclosed out for season
10/01/15 DB Darrell Hunter II Undisclosed out indefinitely
09/10/15 K Anthony Farinella Back out indefinitely
09/10/15 DL Gus Schwieterman Foot out for season
11/30/15 QB Ryan Graham Leg injured last game, "?" Friday vs. Bowling Green
11/30/15 QB Tommy Fiedler None expected to start Friday vs. Bowling Green
11/29/15 WR Tommylee Lewis Ankle "?" Friday vs. Bowling Green
11/20/15 DL Corey Thomas Knee out for season
11/08/15 QB Drew Hare Leg out for season
09/09/15 RB Keith Harris Jr. Knee out indefinitely
07/29/15 LB Rasheen Lemon Legal problems out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Northern Illinois
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