Northern Illinois at Bowling Green College Football Picks & Predictions 10/21/2017
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Doyt L. Perry Stadium
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The NIU Huskies head to Doyt L. Perry Stadium to play the Bowling Green Falcons on Saturday, October 21, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has NIU as 14 point favorites. The total has been set at 49. The Huskies are 4-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-5-0. The Falcons are 1-6-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 2-5-0.
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Valuable NIU Huskies Betting Trends
The NIU Huskies are 1-5-0 against the over/under
The NIU Huskies are 4-2-0 against the spread
Important Bowling Green Falcons Betting Trends
The Bowling Green Falcons are 2-5-0 against the over/under
The Bowling Green Falcons are 1-6-0 against the spread
Key NIU Huskies Injuries
10/15/17 QB Ryan Graham Elbow "?" Saturday vs. Bowling Green
10/04/17 LB Kyle Pugh Bicep out for season
Key Bowling Green Falcons Injuries
10/15/17 QB Jarret Doege Back "?" Saturday vs. No Illinois
10/15/17 WR Teo Redding Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. No Illinois
10/12/17 RB Matt Domer Foot out for season
08/23/17 DB Jamari Bozeman Hip out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The NIU Huskies are 102nd in the country in points scored with 145. They have run 450 plays this year for 2,240 yards, which ranks them 92nd in Division 1 in total offense. The Huskies average 5 yards per play, which is 110th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 123 1st downs this season, ranking them 86th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Northern Illinois has run for 1,033 yards as a unit, which ranks 63rd in college football. They've run 260 times, averaging 4 yards per rush as a unit. The Huskies have been penalized on offense 40 times for 425 yards so far this year, which has them 59th in the country in penalties. Marcus Childers has passed for 355 yards this year. He's completed 34 throws while attempting 54 passes for a completion percentage of 63%. His quarterback rating this season is 138.9. He averages 7.2 adjusted yards per throw and 6.6 yards per pass attempt.
Northern Illinois is 12th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 100. They have given up a total of 1,687 yards on D, which is 9th in D-1. The Huskies are 3rd in yards per play allowed with 3.9. Opponent offenses have completed 102 throws on 192 attempts against the NIU Huskies defense this season, ranking them 35th and 56th in the nation. The Northern Illinois pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,126 yards in the air, which is 20th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 237 attempts for 561 yards this season, putting them in 8th place in the country against the run. The Huskies have had 44 penalties for 448 yards on defense this year. That places them 114th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Northern Illinois is 9th in the country in punt returns with 16. They've totaled 71 punt return yards and average 4.4 yards per return, which is 95th in D-1. They have returned 15 kicks for 281 yards on special teams, which puts them 94th in kick return yardage. The Huskies average 19 yards per kick return and they are 102nd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,591. The NIU Huskies have tried 10 field goals this year and made 4, which is 108th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 40%. NIU Huskies kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 19 for 19 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,777 yards on 43 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranks them 77th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Falcons have run for 1,012 yards as a team, which ranks 70th in college football. They've run 245 times, averaging 4.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Bowling Green Falcons have been penalized on offense 50 times for 467 yards so far this season, which has them 21st in the country in penalties. They are 101st in the nation in points scored with 147. They have run 511 plays this season for 2,624 yards, which ranks them 47th in Division 1 in total offense. Bowling Green averages 5.1 yards per play, which is 103rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 132 1st downs this year, placing them 62nd overall as an offensive unit. James Morgan averages 5.9 yards per pass attempt and 5.6 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 89 passes on 200 attempts for a completion percentage of 44.5%. His quarterback rating this year is 102.6. He has thrown for 1,189 yards this season.
The Bowling Green Falcons rush defense has allowed 310 attempts for 1,734 yards this year, putting them in 125th place in D-1 against the run. Bowling Green has committed 36 penalties for 282 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 35th in college football. They are 123rd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 254. They have surrendered a total of 3,617 yards on D, which is 126th in the country. The Falcons are ranked 124th in yards per play allowed with 6.8. Opposing offenses have completed 134 passes on 223 attempts against the Bowling Green defense this season, placing them 99th and 101st in Division 1. The Bowling Green Falcons pass defense has also given up a total of 1,883 yards through the air, which is 120th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Bowling Green Falcons have attempted 13 field goals this season and made 12, which is 14th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 92%. Bowling Green kickers have made 93% of their extra points, going 13 for 14 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,920 yards on 43 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That places them 19th in Division 1 in punting average. Bowling Green is ranked 63rd in the nation in punt returns with 9. They've accumulated 93 punt return yards and average 10.3 yards per return, which is 33rd in college football. They have returned 25 kicks for 437 yards on special teams, ranking 32nd in kick return yardage. The Bowling Green Falcons average 18 yards per kick return and they are 52nd in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,154.
Who will win tonight's Huskies/Falcons college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Huskies -14
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