Central Michigan vs Bowling Green NCAA Football Picks & Predictions
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Doyt Perry Stadium
Doyt Perry Stadium is the site where Grant Loy and the Bowling Green Falcons will play the Central Michigan Chippewas on Saturday. Bowling Green opens this contest as 10.5-point underdogs. The Chippewas are 5-2-0 ATS and 5-2-0 when betting on the total. The Falcons are 1-5-0 when wagering on the over/under and 2-4-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the Central Michigan Chippewas played the New Mexico State Aggies and won 42-28. Kobe Lewis paced the team on the ground for that contest. He had a long run of 57 yards and he added 2 TD's for the contest. He racked up a total of 161 yards via 23 carries which meant he was running for 7.0 yards per run. Kalil Pimpleton led the team in receiving yardage by earning 59 yards on 6 receptions. He had an average of 9.8 yards per catch for that contest. Running the show from under center for the Chippewas was Quinten Dormady who went 14/24 with 134 yards passing and tossed 2 TD's. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. The Chippewas ran the football 56 times and generated 352 yards which had them averaging 6.3 yards per rush. Overall, the Chippewas got 22 first downs and they totaled 3 penalties for 15 yards which tells us that they had a disciplined week in practice. For the game, they ran 80 plays for 486 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Central Michigan conceded 24 catches on 40 tries totaling 263 yards, and a completion percentage of 60.0%. On the day, they gave up 384 yards and earned 2 turnovers. In the running game, the Chippewas conceded 121 yards on 27 runs which gave them an average of 4.5 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
The Chippewas head into this matchup 4-3 this year. For total yards, they currently sit at 2nd in the conference and 24th in D-1 with 2,895 yards. In terms of scoring, they are one of the marginal teams in the country with an average of 27.7 points per game, which has them at 76th in D-1. As a team, they are averaging 180.4 rushing yards per contest which is 4th in the MAC. The Chippewas have one of the average defenses in the nation, giving up 28.3 points per game putting them 4th in the Mid-American Conference. In terms of yards on the ground, Central Michigan is giving up 104.3 yards per game which has them at 1st in the Mid-American Conference and 19th in D-1. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.3 yards per rush putting them 2nd in the Mid-American Conference and 29th in the nation overall. Overall, they have conceded 730 rushing yards through 7 contests. When it comes to passing yards, the Chippewas have allowed 1,632 yards. Teams are completing 63.4% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 7.5 yards per try.
In their last contest, the Bowling Green Falcons played the Toledo Rockets and won by a score of 20-7. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Falcons was Grant Loy who went 14/21 with 185 yards passing and added 1 touchdown. He threw 1 interception on the day. Grant Loy led the team in rushing in the game. He had a long run of 56 yards and he notched 1 touchdown in the game. He ran for a total of 137 yards on 19 carries which meant he averaged 7.2 yards per carry. Bryson Denley led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 100 yards on 6 receptions. He notched an average of 16.7 yards per catch in the game. The Falcons ran the ball a total of 41 times and earned a total of 240 yards which gave them an average of 5.9 yards per attempt. For the game, they ran 62 plays for a total of 425 yards. For the game, the Falcons had a total of 17 first downs and they totaled 9 infractions for 74 yards telling us that this team had an undisciplined week of practice. In terms of defense, Bowling Green conceded 23 completions on 35 tries for a total of 260 yards, and a completion percentage of 65.7%. In the running game, the Falcons conceded 132 yards on 39 carries which means they had an average of 3.4 yards per carry allowed. For the game, they allowed a total of 392 yards and earned 2 takeaways.
The Falcons come into this game with a record of 2-4. Bowling Green is making teams consider moving more up into the box by averaging 171.2 yards on the ground per game, putting them 60th in D-1. As a team, they have compiled a total of 1,027 yards rushing through 6 games, 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 345.3 yards per contest overall putting them 109th in the country and 10th in the Mid-American Conference. The Falcons are conceding 35.2 points per game ranking them 10th in the Mid-American Conference and 117th in college football. In terms of points given up, they have allowed 211 points in total. In discussing yards rushing, they are giving up 208 yards per contest ranking them 111th in the nation and 11th in the conference. For this year, they have conceded a total of 1,248 rushing yards and 10.8 rushing TDs. Their pass defense is one of the mediocre groups in the nation. They are allowing 251.8 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Falcons sit in 7th in the conference.
Who will win tonight's Chippewas/Falcons college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Chippewas -10.5
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