Bowling Green Falcons vs NIU Huskies Prediction, 10/16/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Bowling Green Falcons vs NIU Huskies
Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021
Location: Huskie Stadium in DeKalb, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Huskies (-9)
The Bowling Green Falcons (2-4) are on their way to Huskie Stadium on Saturday where they will take on the NIU Huskies (4-2). NIU is 9-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under is 48.5.
The Bowling Green Falcons step onto the field holding a record of 2-4 this year. In their last game, the Falcons stepped onto the field against the Akron Zips and went home with a loss by a final score of 35-20. Matt McDonald connected on 21/35 with 257 yds passing and 2 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rating of 123.4 and ended the contest with 3 interceptions. Jaison Patterson was the leader on the ground for the Falcons with 15 attempts for 79 yards (5.3 yds per attempt). The Bowling Green Falcons ran the ball 34 times and totaled 107 yards, which earned them an average of 3.1 yds per attempt. In all, they ran 69 plays which totaled 364 yds. Bowling Green allowed 20 pass completions on 25 tries for a total of 268 yds, and a completion rate of 80.0%. When it came to stopping the run, the Falcons conceded 117 yards on 39 tries, which averages out to 3.0 yards per run surrendered.
In terms of scoring points, the Bowling Green Falcons have an average of 17.7 points per outing. As a unit they hold an average of 59.5 yards on the ground ranking them 129th in the country. The Falcons have earned 1,763 total yards for the year. In terms of getting the ball in the endzone, Bowling Green has earned 5 passing touchdowns and 5 touchdowns on the ground. Bowling Green has 91 1st downs, and they have been hurt by 48 infractions for 434 yards. They have given the ball to the opposition 12 times.
When talking about yards via the pass, the Falcons are giving up 995 yards which puts them in 29th in the country. They have allowed 165.8 yards per game through the air as well as allowing a completion percentage of 57.5%. Over the course of this season, they have relinquished 344.2 yards per game which ranks them 57th in D-1. They have relinquished 4 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 13 touchdowns on the ground. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.9 yards per run and 178.3 yards on the ground per contest for the year. For the season, they have allowed 1,070 yards on the ground through 6 outings. The Falcons rank 72nd in the nation when it comes to their opponents scoring, giving up 23.7 points per contest.
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The Huskies come into this matchup with a record of 4-2 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Huskies took home the win by a final score of 22-20 when they played the Toledo Rockets. Rocky Lombardi walked away from the game with 154 yds on 14/24 passing while his quarterback rating was 103.9. He had 1 pick and his average yards per attempt was 6.4. Antario Brown carried the football 24 times for 93 yds, finishing the game with 3.9 yards per attempt for NIU. The Huskies ended up finishing with 396 yards and they ran 79 plays (5.0 yds per play). NIU rushed for 4.4 yards per tote, finishing with a total of 242 yards on 55 carries. NIU allowed 22 run attempts for 135 yds (6.1 yards per carry). The Huskies pass defense allowed a completion rate of 51.6%, surrendering 236 yds on 16 for 31 passing.
Regarding how much they score, the Huskies are 78th in Division 1 scoring 27.5 points per game. For the season so far, the Huskies have compiled 935 passing yards together with an average of 155.8 passing yards per contest, which has them ranked 120th in the country. The NIU Huskies are averaging 380.3 yards per game, which has them sitting 79th in college football. The NIU offense has compiled 347 penalty yds on 39 violations, which has them sitting 45th in the country in terms of hurting your team.
The Huskies are conceding 31.3 points per contest, ranking them 115th in the nation. NIU has surrendered a total of 1,135 rushing yards (189.2 yards per outing) and 17 touchdowns by way of the ground game this year. Overall, they have allowed 188 points in total. They have conceded 8 touchdowns via the pass and 222.0 yards/outing, which has them in 69th in the nation. The Huskies defense has participated in 384 plays, which ranks 71st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Falcons/Huskies college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Falcons +9
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