Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Brigham Field at Huskie Stadium
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The Bowling Green Falcons take on the Northern Illinois Huskies on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at Brigham Field at Huskie Stadium. The opening line for this game has Northern Illinois as 17 point favorites. This season the Falcons are 2-6-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-4-0. The Huskies have an over/under record of 5-3-0 and they are 3-5-0 against the spread.
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James Morgan finished with 389 yards through the air for Bowling Green last week. He completed 30 passes out of 49 attempts for a 61% completion percentage. The Falcons were led in rushing by Fred Coppet, who finished with 49 yards on 10 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Scott Miller was the team leader in receiving with a total of 178 yards and 11 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 16 yards per reception. As a team in that game Bowling Green got a total of 26 first downs. Of those first downs, 4 came on the ground while 16 came through the air. They ran 72 total plays for 446 yards for the game. The Falcons ran for 57 yards on 23 attempts.
Anthony Maddie finished with 199 yards passing for Northern Illinois last week. He went 16 for 29, resulting in a 55% completion percentage. The Huskies were led on the ground by Anthony Maddie, who finished with 125 yards on 15 carries. He ended the game with an average of 8 yards per rush. Kenny Golladay led the team in receiving with 96 yards and 7 catches. He finished the game with an average of 14 yards per reception. Northern Illinois had 28 first downs total. 15 came from running the ball and 11 came from a pass. They ran 81 total plays for 511 yards for the contest. The Huskies ran for 312 yards on 51 carries as a team.
Bowling Green scores 21.4 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 114th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 23.4 passes on 42.3 attempts for a 55.3 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 257.6 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 43rd in college football. The Falcons run for an average of 137.3 yards per game on 36 attempts for an average of 3.8 yards per carry. That ranks them 106th in the nation. They also run 78.3 plays per contest and average 5 yards per play for an average of 394.9 yards per game, ranking their offense 79th overall this season. The Falcons average 22.4 first downs per game which ranks them 47th in the country. They accumulate 66.1 penalty yards per game via 6.6 penalties, which ranks 21st in the nation.
Bowling Green allows 288.9 passing yards per game, ranking 117th in D-1, and they allow 45.1 points per contest on defense, which ranks 128th. They give up 22 completions on 32.6 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 67.4. The Falcons allow 219.8 rushing yards per game on 43.5 carries for an average of 5.1 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 108th in the country. Bowling Green allows 508.6 total yards per game including 6.7 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 124th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.1 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7.5 penalties for 76.1 yards per game, ranking them 123rd among D-1 teams.
Northern Illinois averages 29.4 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 67th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 20.5 passes per game on 34.9 attempts for a 58.8 percent completion percentage. They throw for 232.1 yards through the air per game, ranking them 65th in Division 1. The Huskies run for an average of 229.8 yards per game on 41.8 attempts for an average of 5.5 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 24th on the ground. They also run 76.6 plays per game and average 6 yards per play for a total of 461.9 yards per game, ranking them 38th in the country on offense. The Huskies get an average of 22.9 first downs per game, which ranks 42nd in the nation. They average 65.5 penalty yards per game via 6.5 penalties, ranking them 25th in college football.
Northern Illinois allows an average of 263.9 passing yards per game, which ranks 105th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 33.5 points per contest, which has them ranked 106th in the nation. They give up 20.1 completions on 33.1 attempts for a completion percentage of 60.8 per game. The Huskies allow 213.4 rushing yards per contest on 45 carries for a 4.7 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 103rd in the country. Northern Illinois allows 477.3 total yards per game for an average of 6.1 yards per play, which ranks 117th in D-1. They force 1.3 turnovers per contest and 6.9 penalties for 71.8 yards in each contest, ranking 119th in the nation.
Bowling Green Betting Trends
Bowling Green is 4-4-0 against the over/under this season
Bowling Green has an ATS record of 2-6-0 this season
Northern Illinois Betting Trends
Northern Illinois is 5-3-0 against the over/under this season
Northern Illinois has an ATS record of 3-5-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/30/16 DB Ben Hale Undisclosed "?" Tuesday vs. No Illinois
10/30/16 DB Jack Walz III Undisclosed "?" Tuesday vs. No Illinois
08/19/16 RB Matt Domer ACL out for season
10/30/16 CB Shawun Lurry Concussion "?" Tuesday vs. Bowling Green
10/27/16 LB Bobby Jones IV Toe out for season
10/14/16 DT Mario Jones Lung out indefinitely
09/15/16 QB Drew Hare Hamstring out indefinitely
08/27/16 S Jackson Abresch Ankle out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Bowling Green
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