Bowling Green Falcons vs Kent State Golden Flashes Prediction, 10/2/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Bowling Green Falcons vs Kent State Golden Flashes
Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021
Location: Dix Stadium in Kent, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Flashes (-14.5)
Dix Stadium is where the Kent State Golden Flashes (1-3) will attempt to defeat the Bowling Green Falcons (2-2) on Saturday. Bowling Green is 14.5-point underdogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under comes in at 54.5.
The Bowling Green Falcons head into this game 2-2 for this season. In their last matchup, the Falcons faced off with the Minnesota Golden Gophers and took home the win by a score of 14-10. Jaison Patterson led the offense in rushing for the Falcons with 8 totes for 20 yards (2.5 yds per carry). Matt McDonald connected on 19/35 with 170 yds passing. He had a QB rating of 89.4 and finished the contest with 1 interception. On the ground, the Falcons conceded 182 yds on 45 attempts, which averages out to 4.0 yards per run allowed. Bowling Green gave up 5 completions on 13 attempts for a total of 59 yards, and a completion percentage of 38.5%. In all, they had 61 plays which converted into 192 yds. The Bowling Green Falcons ran the rock 25 times and amassed 22 yards, which earned them an average of 0.9 yds per attempt.
Regarding putting points on the board, the Bowling Green Falcons hold an average of 16.5 points per game. Offensively they have an average of 48.8 yards rushing which has them sitting 130th in the country. The Falcons have racked up 1,081 total yards this season. When it comes to scoring, Bowling Green has earned 2 touchdowns via the pass and 4 touchdowns via the ground. Bowling Green has accounted for 55 1st downs, and they have committed 37 infractions for 349 yds. They have surrendered the football 5 different times.
The Falcons are sitting in 58th in Division 1 concerning their opponents scoring, allowing 20.0 PPG. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.9 yards per attempt on the ground and 172.8 rushing yards per contest so far this year. During this campaign, they have given up 691 yards via the ground game in 4 games. Concerning yards through the air, the Falcons have conceded 593 yards which puts them in 26th in college football. They have allowed 148.3 yards per game via the pass and giving up a completion percentage of 53.2%. During this campaign, they are giving up 321.0 yards per contest putting them at 55th in the nation. They have given up 1 touchdown by air as well as 8 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Golden Flashes step onto the field holding a record of 1-3 for this season. The last time they took the gridiron, the Golden Flashes walked away with a loss by a score of 37-16 when they faced the Maryland Terrapins. Xavier Williams ran the football 14 times for 32 yds, ending the game with 2.3 yards per attempt for Kent State. Dustin Crum (1 TD) walked away from the game with 308 yards on 19/33 passing while his QB rating was 146.0. He didn't throw any interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 9.3. Kent State allowed 28 rushing attempts for 142 yards (5.1 yds per carry). The Golden Flashes pass defense conceded a completion rate of 75.6%, relinquishing 384 yds on 31 for 41 passing. The Golden Flashes finished the contest with 458 yards while running 80 plays (5.7 yds per play). Kent State rushed for 3.2 yards per carry, finishing with 150 yards on 47 attempts.
Regarding their scoring prowess, the Golden Flashes sit 101st in D-1 by scoring 23.3 points per game. During the season so far, the Golden Flashes have compiled 807 yards through the air in addition to an average of 201.8 passing yards per game, ranking them 91st in the nation. The Kent State Golden Flashes average 439.0 yards/game, which is good for 41st in D-1. The Kent State offense has 239 penalty yards on 26 violations, which ranks them 64th in Division 1 in terms of hurting your team.
Kent State has given up a total of 795 yards rushing (198.8 yards per outing) as well as 8 touchdowns via the rush so far this year. They have conceded 6 touchdowns from the passing game and 258.5 yards per outing, which has them in 115th in the country. The Golden Flashes defense has participated in 292 plays, which ranks them 121st in D-1. The Golden Flashes are relinquishing 29.5 points per game, which has them sitting 108th in the nation. Overall, they have surrendered 118 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Falcons/Golden Flashes college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Golden Flashes -14.5
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