Bowling Green at Oregon College Football Picks and Predictions 9/1/2018
Saturday, September 1, 2018
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The Bowling Green Falcons head to Autzen Stadium to play the Oregon Ducks on Saturday, September 1, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Oregon as 28.5 point favorites. The Falcons were 3-9-0 against the spread last season and their over/under record was 7-5-0. The Ducks were 6-7-0 against the spread and their over/under mark was 6-7-0.
Valuable Bowling Green Falcons Betting Trends
The Bowling Green Falcons were 7-5-0 against the over/under last season
The Bowling Green Falcons were 3-9-0 against the spread last year
Important Oregon Ducks Betting Trends
The Oregon Ducks were 6-7-0 against the over/under last season
The Oregon Ducks were 6-7-0 against the spread last year
Key Bowling Green Falcons Injuries
08/21/18 OL Austin Labus Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Oregon
08/21/18 DB Jamari Bozeman Hip is out indefinitely
08/15/18 DL David Konowalski Achilles is out for season
08/13/18 LB Roland Walder Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Oregon
Key Oregon Ducks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Bowling Green Falcons were 97th in the country in points scored with 304 last season. They ran 847 plays last year for 4,680 yards, which ranked them 70th in Division 1 in total offense. The Falcons averaged 5.5 yards per play, which was 77th in the nation. As a team they accumulated a total of 232 1st downs last season, ranking them 101st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Bowling Green ran for 1,860 yards, which ranked 84th in college football. They ran 430 times, averaging 4.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Falcons were penalized on offense 89 times for 827 yards last year, which had them 24th in the country in penalties. Jarret Doege passed for 1,381 yards last year. He completed 120 throws while attempting 188 passes for a completion percentage of 63.8%. His quarterback rating last season was 143.4. He averaged 7.9 adjusted yards per throw and 7.3 yards per pass attempt.
Bowling Green was 120th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 456 last year. They gave up a total of 6,079 yards on D, which was 121st in D-1. The Falcons were 119th in yards per play allowed with 6.6. Opponent offenses completed 221 throws on 376 attempts against the Bowling Green Falcons defense last season, ranking them 52nd and 51st in the nation. The Bowling Green pass defense also surrendered a total of 3,040 yards in the air, which was 87th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense gave up 544 attempts for 3,040 yards last season, putting them in 127th place in the country against the run. The Falcons had 65 penalties for 560 yards on defense last year. That placed them 24th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Bowling Green was 101st in the country in punt returns with 13 last season. They totaled 104 punt return yards and averaged 8 yards per return, which was 55th in D-1. They returned 47 kicks for 970 yards on special teams, which put them 20th in kick return yardage. The Falcons averaged 21 yards per kick return and they were 82nd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,754. The Bowling Green Falcons tried 22 field goals last year and made 18, which was 31st in college football. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 82%. Bowling Green Falcons kickers made 97% of their extra points, going 32 for 34 last season. Their punters accumulated 2,641 yards on 60 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That ranked them 20th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Ducks ran for 3,263 yards as a team last year, which ranked 13th in college football. They ran 628 times, averaging 5.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Oregon Ducks were penalized on offense 121 times for 1,138 yards last season, which had them 1st in the country in penalties. They were 21st in the nation in points scored with 468. They ran 939 plays last season for 5,732 yards, which ranked them 91st in Division 1 in total offense. Oregon averaged 6.1 yards per play, which was 38th in college football. As a team they accumulated a total of 285 1st downs last year, placing them 41st overall as an offensive unit. Justin Herbert averaged 9.6 yards per pass attempt and 10 adjusted yards per throw last season. He completed 139 passes on 206 attempts for a completion percentage of 67.5%. His quarterback rating last year was 167.5. He threw for 1,983 yards.
The Oregon Ducks rush defense allowed 481 attempts for 1,671 yards last year, putting them in 24th place in D-1 against the run. Oregon committed 69 penalties for 711 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 81st in college football. They were 84th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 377. They surrendered a total of 4,800 yards on D, which was 57th in the country. The Ducks were ranked 28th in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Opposing offenses completed 256 passes on 465 attempts against the Oregon defense last season, placing them 95th and 117th in Division 1. The Oregon Ducks pass defense also gave up a total of 3,128 yards through the air, which was 93rd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Oregon Ducks attempted 12 field goals last season and made 9, which was 115th in D-1. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 75%. Ducks kickers made 100% of their extra points, going 62 for 62 last year. Their punters totaled 2,425 yards on 62 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That placed them 120th in Division 1 in punting average. Oregon was ranked 65th in the nation in punt returns with 18 last year. They accumulated 116 punt return yards and averaged 6.4 yards per return, which was 82nd in college football. They returned 40 kicks for 909 yards on special teams, ranking 29th in kick return yardage. The Oregon Ducks averaged 23 yards per kick return and they were 30th in the country in all-purpose yards with 6,756.
Who will win tonight's Falcons/Ducks college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Falcons +28.5
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