Bowling Green Falcons vs Akron Zips Prediction, 12/5/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Bowling Green Falcons vs Akron Zips
Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020
Location: InfoCision Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Bowling Green (+2)
Matt McDonald and the Bowling Green Falcons (0-4) are headed to InfoCision Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the Akron Zips (0-4). The odds on this game have Akron as 2-point favorites. The total is set at 56.5.
In their last contest, the Bowling Green Falcons faced the Ohio Bobcats and left there with a loss by a score of 52-10. Matt McDonald went 9/20 with 125 yards via the pass and tossed 1 TD. He walked away with 3 interceptions for the game. Andrew Clair paced the team in rushing in this game. His longest run of the day went for 42 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for a total of 118 yards by way of 15 carries which meant he averaged 7.9 yards per carry. Quintin Morris was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 69 yards on 6 receptions. He earned an average of 11.5 yards per catch in this game.
Concerning scoring points, the Bowling Green Falcons hold an average of 13.5 PPG. Offensively they're holding an average of 190.0 yards via the ground game which is 45th in D-1. The Falcons have earned 1,337 total yards over the course of this year. In terms of getting in the endzone, Bowling Green has earned 1 touchdown through the air and 5 touchdowns on the ground. The Falcons are ranked 138th in D-1 when it comes to team defense, allowing 48.5 PPG. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 6.6 yards per rush on the ground and 339.0 rushing yards per contest so far this year. During this campaign, they have conceded 1,356 yards via the ground game in 4 games. Concerning yards via the pass, the Falcons have conceded 741 yards which has them sitting in 26th in the nation. Over the course of their 4 games, they have surrendered 185.3 yards per game via the pass and giving up a completion percentage of 67.2%. Overall, they are giving up 524.3 yards per contest ranking them 136th in D-1.
Matt McDonald has connected on 47 of his attempted career 105 throws for a completion percentage of 44.8%. He is throwing for 115.8 yds per outing. For his career, McDonald has passed for 695 yds with 3 touchdowns and 6 picks. He has a QB rating of 98.4 with a TD rate of 2.9% and an interception rate of 5.7%. Since his college career started, he has attempted running the football 22 different times for a total of 39 yds.
In their last contest, the Akron Zips took the field against the Miami RedHawks and ended up taking the loss by a score of 38-7. Zach Gibson went 16/27 with 141 yards via the pass and added 1 TD. He gave away 1 pick for the game. Teon Dollard led the team on the ground in this game. His longest run of the day went for 8 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for 22 yards on 13 carries which means he ran for an average of 1.7 yards per run. George Qualls Jr. was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 50 yards on 3 catches. He earned an average of 16.7 yards per reception in this game.
For the year thus far, the Zips currently sit at 639 passing yards together with holding an average of 159.8 passing yards per contest, which is ranked 112th in college football. The Akron Zips average 300.5 yards/contest which has them sitting 120th in college football. They maintain an average of 140.8 yards per game via the rush and have toted the ball for 563 yards for this season. In relation to how much they score, the Zips currently sit 123rd in the country by scoring 16.3 points per contest. Akron has conceded a total of 901 yards rushing (225.3 yards per outing) as well as 13 touchdowns via the rush for the campaign. The Zips are allowing 47.3 points per contest, which puts them 137th in college football. Over the course of the season, they have conceded 189 pts. They have surrendered 11 touchdowns from the passing game and 264.0 yards/outing, which has them sitting 109th in college football.
In the 8 games in his college career, Zach Gibson has connected on 102 of 183 attempts for a total of 1,063 yds. He is averaging 132.9 yards per game through the air with a 103.0 quarterback rating. Gibson has thrown 4 TD's while tossing 8 interceptions in his collegiate career. He has left the pocket and rushed for -80 yards on 52 attempts. His TD rate on pass attempts is 2.2% and his interception percentage is 4.4%.
Who will win tonight's Falcons/Zips college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Falcons +2
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