Saturday, September 24, 2016
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
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The Bowling Green Falcons take on the Memphis Tigers on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. The opening line for this game has Memphis as 16.5 point favorites. This season the Falcons are 0-3-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-2-0. The Tigers have an over/under record of 0-2-0 and they are 1-1-0 against the spread.
James Knapke finished with 129 yards through the air for Bowling Green last week. He completed 18 passes out of 32 attempts for a 56% completion percentage. The Falcons were led in rushing by Josh Cleveland, who finished with 153 yards on 18 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 9 yards per carry. Scott Miller was the team leader in receiving with a total of 39 yards and 6 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 7 yards per reception. As a team in that game Bowling Green got a total of 24 first downs. Of those first downs, 17 came on the ground while 6 came through the air. They ran 93 total plays for 433 yards for the game. The Falcons ran for 304 yards on 61 attempts.
Riley Ferguson finished with 189 yards through the air for Memphis last week. He completed 15 passes out of 24 attempts for a 63% completion percentage. The Tigers were led in rushing by Patrick Taylor Jr., who finished with 88 yards on 13 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 7 yards per carry. Anthony Miller was the team leader in receiving with a total of 93 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 19 yards per reception. Memphis got a total of 19 first downs in that game. 12 came from running the ball and 6 came from a pass. They ran 72 total plays for 394 yards for the game. The Tigers ran for 205 yards on 47 attempts.
Bowling Green scores 19.3 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 111th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 21 passes on 39.3 attempts for a 53.4 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 210.3 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 81st in college football. The Falcons run for an average of 154.3 yards per game on 40.7 attempts for an average of 3.8 yards per carry. That ranks them 86th in the nation. They also run 80 plays per contest and average 4.6 yards per play for an average of 364.7 yards per game, ranking their offense 96th overall this season. The Falcons average 21.3 first downs per game which ranks them 66th in the country. They accumulate 54.7 penalty yards per game via 6 penalties, which ranks 74th in the nation.
Bowling Green allows 304.7 passing yards per game, ranking 117th in D-1, and they allow 48 points per contest on defense, which ranks 126th. They give up 22 completions on 35 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 62.9. The Falcons allow 231 rushing yards per game on 44 carries for an average of 5.3 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 108th in the country. Bowling Green allows 535.7 total yards per game including 6.8 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 125th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.1 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.7 penalties for 60.3 yards per game, ranking them 74th among D-1 teams.
Memphis averages 39 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 38th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 20.5 passes per game on 32.5 attempts for a 63.1 percent completion percentage. They throw for 242 yards through the air per game, ranking them 57th in Division 1. The Tigers run for an average of 158 yards per game on 40 attempts for an average of 4 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 82nd on the ground. They also run 72.5 plays per game and average 5.5 yards per play for a total of 400 yards per game, ranking them 76th in the country on offense. The Tigers get an average of 23 first downs per game, which ranks 46th in the nation. They average 64.5 penalty yards per game via 6 penalties, ranking them 45th in college football.
Memphis allows an average of 168 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 20th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 12 points per contest, which has them ranked 9th in the nation. They give up 22.5 completions on 37.5 attempts for a completion percentage of 60 per game. The Tigers allow 115.5 rushing yards per contest on 30 carries for a 3.9 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 41st in the country. Memphis allows 283.5 total yards per game for an average of 4.2 yards per play, which ranks 21st in D-1. They force 3.5 turnovers per contest and 8 penalties for 60.5 yards in each contest, ranking 75th in the nation.
Bowling Green Betting Trends
Bowling Green is 1-2-0 against the over/under this season
Bowling Green has an ATS record of 0-3-0 this season
Memphis Betting Trends
Memphis is 0-2-0 against the over/under this season
Memphis has an ATS record of 1-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/18/16 LB Austin Valdez Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Memphis
09/18/16 DB Ben Hale Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Memphis
09/18/16 LB Dorian Hendrix Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Memphis
09/18/16 DL Grant Coffey Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Memphis
09/03/16 DB Will Watson Suspension expected to miss first 6 games
08/19/16 RB Matt Domer ACL out for season
09/12/16 WR Hunter Hill Knee out indefinitely
09/12/16 WR Mechane Slade Leg out indefinitely
09/12/16 RB Sam Craft Hamstring out indefinitely
09/12/16 OL Zach Collins Upper Body out indefinitely
08/30/16 QB Brady Davis Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Memphis
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