Saturday, October 8, 2016
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The Bowling Green Falcons take on the Ohio Bobcats on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Peden Stadium. The opening line for this game has Ohio as 15.5 point favorites. This season the Falcons are 0-5-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-3-0. The Bobcats have an over/under record of 1-4-0 and they are 3-2-0 against the spread.
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James Morgan finished with 250 yards through the air for Bowling Green last week. He completed 23 passes out of 46 attempts for a 50% completion percentage. The Falcons were led in rushing by Fred Coppet, who finished with 141 yards on 25 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Scott Miller was the team leader in receiving with a total of 148 yards and 11 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 13 yards per reception. As a team in that game Bowling Green got a total of 29 first downs. Of those first downs, 11 came on the ground while 14 came through the air. They ran 89 total plays for 456 yards for the game. The Falcons ran for 206 yards on 42 attempts.
Greg Windham finished with 56 yards passing for Ohio last week. He went 7 for 18, resulting in a 39% completion percentage. The Bobcats were led on the ground by Maleek Irons, who finished with 60 yards on 18 carries. He ended the game with an average of 3 yards per rush. Jordan Reid led the team in receiving with 38 yards and 4 catches. He finished the game with an average of 10 yards per reception. Ohio had 18 first downs total. 10 came from running the ball and 3 came from a pass. They ran 67 total plays for 197 yards for the contest. The Bobcats ran for 141 yards on 49 carries as a team.
Bowling Green scores 17.2 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 122nd in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 22 passes on 42.6 attempts for a 51.6 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 216.8 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 79th in college football. The Falcons run for an average of 152 yards per game on 38.4 attempts for an average of 4 yards per carry. That ranks them 86th in the nation. They also run 81 plays per contest and average 4.6 yards per play for an average of 368.8 yards per game, ranking their offense 92nd overall this season. The Falcons average 21 first downs per game which ranks them 75th in the country. They accumulate 54.2 penalty yards per game via 5.2 penalties, which ranks 67th in the nation.
Bowling Green allows 314.2 passing yards per game, ranking 124th in D-1, and they allow 49.8 points per contest on defense, which ranks 128th. They give up 22 completions on 33.4 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 65.9. The Falcons allow 228.4 rushing yards per game on 44.4 carries for an average of 5.1 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 113th in the country. Bowling Green allows 542.6 total yards per game including 7 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 127th in terms of yards per game. They force 2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.8 penalties for 64.4 yards per game, ranking them 99th among D-1 teams.
Ohio averages 32.8 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 58th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 20.2 passes per game on 36.6 attempts for a 55.2 percent completion percentage. They throw for 228.6 yards through the air per game, ranking them 70th in Division 1. The Bobcats run for an average of 203.8 yards per game on 46.2 attempts for an average of 4.4 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 41st on the ground. They also run 82.8 plays per game and average 5.2 yards per play for a total of 432.4 yards per game, ranking them 63rd in the country on offense. The Bobcats get an average of 23.6 first downs per game, which ranks 43rd in the nation. They average 58.4 penalty yards per game via 6.2 penalties, ranking them 51st in college football.
Ohio allows an average of 242 passing yards per game, which ranks 79th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 26.6 points per contest, which has them ranked 62nd in the nation. They give up 21.8 completions on 33.2 attempts for a completion percentage of 65.7 per game. The Bobcats allow 111.2 rushing yards per contest on 34 carries for a 3.3 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 23rd in the country. Ohio allows 353.2 total yards per game for an average of 5.3 yards per play, which ranks 33rd in D-1. They force 2.4 turnovers per contest and 6.4 penalties for 65.6 yards in each contest, ranking 102nd in the nation.
Bowling Green Betting Trends
Bowling Green is 2-3-0 against the over/under this season
Bowling Green has an ATS record of 0-5-0 this season
Ohio Betting Trends
Ohio is 1-4-0 against the over/under this season
Ohio has an ATS record of 3-2-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/02/16 DB Antonyo Sotolongo Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Ohio
10/02/16 DB Ben Hale Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Ohio
10/02/16 DE Grant Coffey Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Ohio
10/02/16 DB Jack Walz III Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Ohio
09/03/16 DB Will Watson Suspension expected to miss first 6 games
08/19/16 RB Matt Domer ACL out for season
10/01/16 LB Corey Quallen Undisclosed "?"
10/01/16 RB Dorian Brown Hip "?"
10/01/16 SS Kylan Nelson Ankle "?"
10/01/16 CB London Miller Knee "?"
10/01/16 RB Papi White Knee "?"
09/26/16 RB Vinny Emanuele Head injured last game, doubtful Saturday vs. Miami Ohio
09/05/16 RB A.J. Ouellette Foot out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Ohio
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