Bowling Green at Northwestern College Football Picks & Predictions 9/16/2017
Saturday, September 16, 2017
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The Bowling Green Falcons head to Ryan Field to play the Northwestern Wildcats on Saturday, September 16, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Northwestern as 22 point favorites. The total has been set at 55. The Falcons are 0-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 0-2-0. The Wildcats are 0-2-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 1-1-0.
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Valuable Bowling Green Falcons Betting Trends
The Bowling Green Falcons are 0-2-0 against the over/under
The Bowling Green Falcons are 0-2-0 against the spread
Important Northwestern Wildcats Betting Trends
The Northwestern Wildcats are 1-1-0 against the over/under
The Northwestern Wildcats are 0-2-0 against the spread
Key Bowling Green Falcons Injuries
09/10/17 LB Aaron Banks Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Northwestern
09/10/17 OL Lorenzo Taborn Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Northwestern
08/23/17 DB Jamari Bozeman Hip out indefinitely
Key Northwestern Wildcats Injuries
09/10/17 DB Alonzo Mayo Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Bowling Green
09/10/17 DB Brian Bullock Leg "?" Saturday vs. Bowling Green
09/10/17 DB Roderick Campbell Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Bowling Green
09/03/17 CB Keith Watkins II Knee out for season
08/31/17 DE Xavier Washington Suspension out indefinitely
08/23/17 DT Jake Saunders Undisclosed out for season
08/23/17 WR Solomon Vault Lower Body out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Bowling Green Falcons are 104th in the country in points scored with 37. They have run 140 plays this year for 688 yards, which ranks them 62nd in Division 1 in total offense. The Falcons average 4.9 yards per play, which is 97th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 32 1st downs this season, ranking them 108th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Bowling Green has run for 228 yards as a unit, which ranks 98th in college football. They've run 59 times, averaging 3.9 yards per rush as a unit. The Falcons have been penalized on offense 18 times for 175 yards so far this year, which has them 16th in the country in penalties. James Morgan has passed for 460 yards this year. He's completed 31 throws while attempting 81 passes for a completion percentage of 38.3%. His quarterback rating this season is 89.2. He averages 5.1 adjusted yards per throw and 5.7 yards per pass attempt.
Bowling Green is 108th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 70. They have given up a total of 985 yards on D, which is 109th in D-1. The Falcons are 91st in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Opponent offenses have completed 41 throws on 70 attempts against the Bowling Green Falcons defense this season, ranking them 81st and 81st in the nation. The Bowling Green pass defense has also surrendered a total of 556 yards in the air, which is 90th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 98 attempts for 429 yards this season, putting them in 104th place in the country against the run. The Falcons have had 15 penalties for 111 yards on defense this year. That places them 64th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Bowling Green is 36th in the country in punt returns with 4. They've totaled 27 punt return yards and average 6.8 yards per return, which is 63rd in D-1. They have returned 11 kicks for 179 yards on special teams, which puts them 25th in kick return yardage. The Falcons average 16 yards per kick return and they are 80th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 894. The Bowling Green Falcons have tried 5 field goals this year and made 5, which is 8th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 100%. Bowling Green Falcons kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 2 for 2 this season. Their punters have accumulated 648 yards on 14 punts, averaging 46 yards per punt. That ranks them 20th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Wildcats have run for 178 yards as a team, which ranks 105th in college football. They've run 71 times, averaging 2.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Northwestern Wildcats have been penalized on offense 11 times for 116 yards so far this season, which has them 70th in the country in penalties. They are 88th in the nation in points scored with 48. They have run 142 plays this season for 699 yards, which ranks them 45th in Division 1 in total offense. Northwestern averages 4.9 yards per play, which is 99th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 41 1st downs this year, placing them 70th overall as an offensive unit. Clayton Thorson averages 7 yards per pass attempt and 5.6 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 39 passes on 67 attempts for a completion percentage of 58.2%. His quarterback rating this year is 118.3. He has thrown for 472 yards this season.
The Northwestern Wildcats rush defense has allowed 85 attempts for 375 yards this year, putting them in 97th place in D-1 against the run. Northwestern has committed 14 penalties for 120 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 78th in college football. They are 96th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 61. They have surrendered a total of 879 yards on D, which is 95th in the country. The Wildcats are ranked 67th in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Opposing offenses have completed 45 passes on 82 attempts against the Northwestern defense this season, placing them 96th and 109th in Division 1. The Northwestern Wildcats pass defense has also given up a total of 504 yards through the air, which is 83rd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Northwestern Wildcats have attempted 3 field goals this season and made 2, which is 65th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. Northwestern kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 6 for 6 this year. Their punters have totaled 491 yards on 10 punts, averaging 49 yards per punt. That places them 7th in Division 1 in punting average. They have returned 8 kicks for 132 yards on special teams, ranking 44th in kick return yardage. The Northwestern Wildcats average 17 yards per kick return and they are 93rd in the country in all-purpose yards with 831.
Who will win tonight's Falcons/Wildcats college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Wildcats -22
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