Bowling Green at Ohio State Free College Football Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 8/28/2016
Saturday, September 3, 2016
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The Bowling Green Falcons take on the Ohio State Buckeyes on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at Ohio Stadium. The opening line for this game has Ohio State as 27 point favorites and the over/under was set at 56. Last season the Falcons were 10-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record was 7-7-0. The Buckeyes had an over/under record of 4-9-0 and they were 6-7-0 against the spread.
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Bowling Green scored 42.2 points per game on offense last season, which ranked 6th in Division 1. In the passing department, they averaged 28.4 passes on 42.4 attempts for a 67 percent completion percentage last season. They threw for a total of 366.8 yards per game through the air as well, which ranked them 5th in college football. The Falcons ran for an average of 180 yards per game on 38.7 attempts for an average of 4.6 yards per carry. That ranked them 52nd in the nation. They also ran 81.1 plays per contest and averaged 6.7 yards per play for an average of 546.8 yards per game, ranking their offense 4th overall last season. The Falcons averaged 27.8 first downs per game which ranked them 4th in the country. They accumulated 80.9 penalty yards per game via 8.8 penalties, which ranked 2nd in the nation.
Bowling Green allowed 235.4 passing yards per game, ranking 79th in D-1, and they allowed 28.9 points per contest on defense, which ranked 84th. They gave up 20.7 completions on 35.1 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 58.9. The Falcons allowed 183 rushing yards per game on 42.4 carries for a 4.3 average per play, which ranked their rush defense 80th in the country. Bowling Green allowed 418.4 total yards per game including 5.4 yards per play, which ranked their overall defense 87th in terms of yards per game. They forced 1.9 turnovers per contest and got flagged for 6.4 penalties for 63.7 yards per game, ranking them 108th among D-1 teams.
Ohio State averaged 35.7 points per game last season on offense, which ranked them 28th in the country. In the passing department, they completed 15.6 passes per game on 24.9 attempts for a 62.7 percent completion percentage. They threw for 188.8 yards through the air per game last year, ranking them 100th in Division 1. The Buckeyes ran for an average of 245.3 yards per game on 43.7 attempts for an average of 5.6 yards per carry last season, which ranked them 11th on the ground. They also ran 68.6 plays per game and averaged 6.3 yards per play for a total of 434.1 yards per game, ranking them 42nd in the country on offense. The Buckeyes got an average of 21.5 first downs per game, which ranked 49th in the nation. They averaged 54.7 penalty yards per game via 5.8 penalties, ranking them 67th in college football.
Ohio State allowed an average of 184.5 passing yards yards per game, which ranked 16th in Division 1. Their defense overall allowed 15.1 points per contest, which had them ranked 3rd in the nation. They gave up 15.9 completions on 31.6 attempts for a completion percentage of 50.4 per game. The Buckeyes allowed 126.8 rushing yards per contest on 37.5 carries for a 3.4 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 22nd in the country. Ohio State allowed 311.3 total yards per game for an average of 4.5 yards per play, which ranked 9th in D-1. They forced 1.6 turnovers per contest and 5.3 penalties for 41.4 yards in each contest, ranking 12th in the nation.
Matt Johnson finished his last game of last season with 246 yards through the air for Bowling Green. He completed 15 passes out of 34 attempts for a 44% completion percentage. The Falcons were led in rushing by Travis Greene, who finished with 79 yards on 10 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 8 yards per carry. Ronnie Moore was the team leader in receiving with a total of 83 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 17 yards per reception. As a team in that game Bowling Green got a total of 15 first downs by way of 3 rushing, 10 passing, and 2 by penalty. They ran 63 total plays for 362 yards for the game. The Falcons ran for 116 yards on 29 attempts.
J.T. Barrett finished his last game of last season with 211 yards through the air for Ohio State. He completed 19 passes out of 31 attempts for a 61% completion percentage. The Buckeyes were led in rushing by Ezekiel Elliott, who finished with 149 yards on 27 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Michael Thomas was the team leader in receiving with a total of 72 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 10 yards per reception. Ohio State got a total of 27 first downs by way of 14 rushing, 12 passing, and 1 by penalty. They ran 85 total plays for 496 yards for the game. The Buckeyes ran for 285 yards on 54 attempts.
Bowling Green Betting Trends
Bowling Green were 7-7-0 against the over/under last season
Bowling Green had an ATS record of 10-4-0 last season
Ohio State Betting Trends
Ohio State were 4-9-0 against the over/under last season
Ohio State had an ATS record of 6-7-0 last season
Injuries to Watch
08/19/16 RB Matt Domer ACL out for season
08/19/16 DL Darius Slade Achilles out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Ohio State
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