Akron vs Bowling Green NCAA Football Parlay 11/2/2019
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Doyt Perry Stadium
Grant Loy and the Bowling Green Falcons play the Akron Zips at Doyt Perry Stadium on Saturday, November 2, 2019. The odds on this game have Bowling Green as 6-point favorites. The Zips are 0-8-0 ATS and 4-4-0 when betting on the total. The Falcons are 2-6-0 when wagering on the over/under and 2-6-0 against the spread.
In their last contest, the Akron Zips played the NIU Huskies and took the loss by a score of 49-0. Brandon Lee paced the team in rushing for that game. His longest run of the day went for 29 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He racked up a total of 76 yards via 10 carries which meant he was running for 7.6 yards per tote. Julian Hicks was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 22 yards on 3 receptions. He notched an average of 7.3 yards per reception for that game. Running the show from under center for the Zips was Zach Gibson who went 4/15 with 36 yards through the air but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He gave away 1 interception during the game. The Zips rushed the ball a total of 25 times and racked up 94 yards which gave them an average of 3.8 yards per rush. In the game, the Zips earned 7 first downs and they had a total of 7 penalties for 62 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. In all, they finished with a total of 51 plays for a total of 145 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Akron gave up 7 completions on 9 attempts for a total of 71 yards, and a completion percentage of 77.8%. For this contest, they allowed a total of 345 yards and earned 1 takeaway. On the ground, the Zips gave up 274 yards on 62 tries which is an average of 4.4 yards per carry allowed.
The Zips step onto the field holding a record of 0-8 this season. For total yards, they rank 12th in the MAC and 125th in Division 1 with 2,200 yards. In terms of scoring, they are one of the worst in the country averaging 10.8 points per contest, putting them 130th in Division 1. As a team, they are averaging 55.9 rushing yards per contest which is 12th in the Mid-American Conference. The Zips have one of the most lackluster defenses in D-1, giving up 35.8 points per game putting them 11th in the MAC. When talking about yards rushing, Akron is allowing 208.1 yards per game putting them 10th in the MAC and 115th in D-1. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.6 yards per rush putting them 5th in the MAC and 87th in the country overall. Overall, they have conceded 1,665 yards rushing through 8 contests. When it comes to yards through the air, the Zips have conceded 1,753 yards. Teams are completing 66% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.6 yards per attempt.
The last time they took the field, the Bowling Green Falcons played the Western Michigan Broncos and took the defeat by a score of 49-10. Grant Loy led the team in rushing in the game. He broke a long run for 58 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for 62 yards via 11 carries which means he ran for an average of 5.6 yards per run. RB Marlow III was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 57 yards on 5 receptions. He averaged 11.4 yards per catch in the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Falcons was Grant Loy who went 18/26 with 136 yards through the air but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He walked away with 2 interceptions during the game. The Falcons ended up running the ball 27 times and earned a total of 130 yards which earned them an average of 4.8 yards per carry. On the day, the Falcons got 14 first downs and they totaled 4 infractions for 40 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. For the game, they ran 53 plays for a total of 266 yards. In terms of defense, Bowling Green conceded 15 completions on 24 attempts totaling 175 yards, and a completion percentage of 62.5%. For this contest, they allowed a total of 574 yards but finished the game without a turnover. Against the run, the Falcons conceded 399 yards on 57 runs which is an average of 7.0 yards per attempt allowed.
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The Falcons come into this game with a record of 2-6. Bowling Green has built a respectable ground game this year by averaging 166.9 yards on the ground per contest, putting them 67th in college football. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 1,335 rushing yards through 8 contests, so they will want to continue to try to improve on the run game so opponents will have to respect all facets of the game. The Falcons average 335.3 yards per game overall putting them 113th in Division 1 and 10th in the conference. The Falcons are giving up 37.3 points per contest which puts them at 12th in the conference and 123rd in college football. Their pass defense is one of the middle of the road groups in the country. They are allowing 248.1 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Falcons currently sit at 10th in the MAC. When it comes to points allowed, they have given up 298 points in total. When talking about rushing yards, they are allowing 237.6 yards per game which puts them at 125th in college football and 11th in the conference. In 2019, they have given up a total of 1,901 rushing yards and 20.8 rushing touchdowns.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Falcons -6 and over the total points
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