Saturday, October 1, 2016
Doyt Perry Stadium
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The Eastern Michigan Eagles take on the Bowling Green Falcons on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Doyt Perry Stadium. The opening line for this game has Bowling Green as 6.5 point favorites. This season the Eagles are 3-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-2-0. The Falcons have an over/under record of 2-2-0 and they are 0-4-0 against the spread.
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Todd Porter finished with 214 yards through the air for Eastern Michigan last week. He completed 14 passes out of 28 attempts for a 50% completion percentage. The Eagles were led in rushing by Ian Eriksen, who finished with 120 yards on 27 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Nigel Kilby was the team leader in receiving with a total of 84 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 21 yards per reception. As a team in that game Eastern Michigan got a total of 24 first downs. Of those first downs, 13 came on the ground while 10 came through the air. They ran 81 total plays for 500 yards for the game. The Eagles ran for 239 yards on 47 attempts.
James Morgan finished with 126 yards passing for Bowling Green last week. He went 17 for 34, resulting in a 50% completion percentage. The Falcons were led on the ground by Fred Coppet, who finished with 46 yards on 12 carries. He ended the game with an average of 4 yards per rush. Marquis Zimmerman led the team in receiving with 75 yards and 4 catches. He finished the game with an average of 19 yards per reception. Bowling Green had 14 first downs total. 3 came from running the ball and 9 came from a pass. They ran 76 total plays for 294 yards for the contest. The Falcons ran for 91 yards on 28 carries as a team.
Eastern Michigan scores 36.5 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 46th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 20.3 passes on 33.5 attempts for a 60.4 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 257.8 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 46th in college football. The Eagles run for an average of 183.3 yards per game on 41.8 attempts for an average of 4.4 yards per carry. That ranks them 60th in the nation. They also run 75.3 plays per contest and average 5.9 yards per play for an average of 441 yards per game, ranking their offense 57th overall this season. The Eagles average 21.5 first downs per game which ranks them 69th in the country. They accumulate 68.5 penalty yards per game via 6.5 penalties, which ranks 29th in the nation.
Eastern Michigan allows 269.5 passing yards per game, ranking 104th in D-1, and they allow 29.5 points per contest on defense, which ranks 82nd. They give up 22 completions on 37.8 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 58.3. The Eagles allow 107.3 rushing yards per game on 36.8 carries for an average of 2.9 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 25th in the country. Eastern Michigan allows 376.8 total yards per game including 5.1 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 54th in terms of yards per game. They force 2.5 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7.3 penalties for 64.3 yards per game, ranking them 94th among D-1 teams.
Bowling Green averages 15.3 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 126th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 21.8 passes per game on 41.5 attempts for a 52.4 percent completion percentage. They throw for 208.5 yards through the air per game, ranking them 88th in Division 1. The Falcons run for an average of 138.5 yards per game on 37.5 attempts for an average of 3.7 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 99th on the ground. They also run 79 plays per game and average 4.4 yards per play for a total of 347 yards per game, ranking them 106th in the country on offense. The Falcons get an average of 19 first downs per game, which ranks 98th in the nation. They average 55.8 penalty yards per game via 5.5 penalties, ranking them 64th in college football.
Bowling Green allows an average of 327.3 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 125th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 55.3 points per contest, which has them ranked 128th in the nation. They give up 22.3 completions on 34.3 attempts for a completion percentage of 65 per game. The Falcons allow 231.5 rushing yards per contest on 44.8 carries for a 5.2 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 108th in the country. Bowling Green allows 558.8 total yards per game for an average of 7.1 yards per play, which ranks 128th in D-1. They force 0.8 turnovers per contest and 7.3 penalties for 66.5 yards in each contest, ranking 101st in the nation.
Eastern Michigan Betting Trends
Eastern Michigan is 2-2-0 against the over/under this season
Eastern Michigan has an ATS record of 3-1-0 this season
Bowling Green Betting Trends
Bowling Green is 2-2-0 against the over/under this season
Bowling Green has an ATS record of 0-4-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/19/16 RB Shaq Vann Shoulder out for season
08/30/16 OG Darien Terrell Undisclosed out for season
09/25/16 DB Ben Hale Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Eastern Michigan
09/25/16 OG Ben Steward Leg "?" Saturday vs. Eastern Michigan
09/25/16 DE Grant Coffey Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Eastern Michigan
09/25/16 DB Jack Walz III Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Eastern Michigan
09/03/16 DB Will Watson Suspension expected to miss first 6 games
08/19/16 RB Matt Domer ACL out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Eastern Michigan
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