Akron Zips vs Bowling Green Falcons Prediction, 10/9/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Akron Zips vs Bowling Green Falcons
Date: Saturday, October 9, 2021
Location: Doyt L. Perry Stadium in Bowling Green, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Falcons (-13.5)
Doyt L. Perry Stadium is the location where the Bowling Green Falcons (2-3) will meet the Akron Zips (1-4) on Saturday. Bowling Green opens as 13.5-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The total comes in at 43.5.
The Akron Zips come into this matchup with a record of 1-4 this season. In their last matchup, the Zips took on the Ohio Bobcats and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 34-17. Demarcus Irons Jr. went 9/10 with 114 yds passing and 2 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rating of 251.8 and walked away from the contest with no interceptions. Demarcus Irons Jr. was the rushing leader for the Zips with 16 totes for 69 yards (4.3 yards per attempt). The Akron Zips ended up running the ball 38 different times and recorded 112 yards, which had them averaging 2.9 yards per attempt. When the final whistle blew, they had 63 plays which gave them 327 yards. Akron surrendered 8 pass completions on 15 attempts for a total of 60 yards, and a completion percentage of 53.3%. Against the rush, the Zips gave up 398 yards on 47 tries, which is an average of 8.5 yds per run surrendered.
When talking about scoring points, the Akron Zips are sitting at 18.6 points per contest. Offensively they hold an average of 119.6 yards on the ground which ranks them 104th in Division 1. The Zips have earned 1,644 yards in total for this campaign. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Akron has compiled 9 touchdowns via the pass and 3 touchdowns on the ground. Akron has earned 98 first downs, and they have been flagged for 25 penalties for 225 yds. They have surrendered the football 6 different times.
The Zips sit in 139th in college football concerning their opponents scoring, giving up 42.4 PPG. They are giving up 6.5 yards per rushing attempt and 231.4 rushing yards per game for the year. During the season, they have given up 1,157 yards via the running game in 5 outings. Regarding passing yards, the Zips have allowed 1,114 yards which has them sitting in 81st in college football. They have conceded 222.8 yards per contest via the pass in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 72.4%. For the season, they have given up 454.2 yards/game which has them ranked 127th in the nation. They have surrendered 9 touchdowns via the pass as well as 16 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Falcons head into this matchup 2-3 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Falcons took a defeat with a final score of 27-20 when they faced the Kent State Golden Flashes. Matt McDonald (1 touchdown) finished the contest with 263 yards on 29/45 through the air while his quarterback rate was 116.4. He had 1 pick and his average yards per pass attempt was 5.8. Jaison Patterson carried the rock 12 times for 60 yds, finishing the game with 5.0 yds per attempt for Bowling Green. The Falcons finished the game with a total of 318 yds and they ran 72 plays (4.4 yds per play). Bowling Green ran the ball for 2.1 yards per attempt, finishing with 55 yards on 26 attempts. Bowling Green allowed 56 running attempts for 262 yards (4.7 yds per rush). The Falcons passing defense conceded a completion percentage of 53.6%, relinquishing 134 yds on 15 out of 28 through the air.
The Bowling Green Falcons average 279.8 yards per outing, which ranks them 126th in the nation. The Bowling Green offense has racked up 404 penalty yds on 44 violations, which is good for 7th in Division 1 in terms of helping out the opposition. Over the course of the season thus far, the Falcons currently have a total of 1,149 yards through the air in addition to an average of 229.8 passing yards per game, which has them sitting 70th in college football. In relation to their scoring prowess, the Falcons are ranking 120th in the country by tallying 17.2 points per outing.
Bowling Green has yielded a total of 953 rushing yards (190.6 yards per outing) as well as 11 touchdowns via the rush for the campaign. They have conceded 1 touchdown via the pass as well as 145.4 yards per game, which has them sitting 19th in Division 1. The Falcons defense has participated in 374 plays, which is 126th in the country. The Falcons are surrendering 21.4 PPG, ranking them 56th in D-1. This season, they have relinquished 107 pts.
Who will win tonight's Zips/Falcons college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Falcons -13.5
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