Akron Zips vs Bowling Green Falcons Prediction, 10/21/2023 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Akron Zips vs Bowling Green Falcons
Date: Saturday, October 21, 2023
Location: Doyt L. Perry Stadium in Bowling Green, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Falcons (-9)
The Bowling Green Falcons (3-4) welcome the Akron Zips (1-6) at Doyt L. Perry Stadium on Saturday, October 21, 2023. Bowling Green opens as 9-point favorites. The over/under comes in at 41.5.
The Akron Zips come into this matchup with a record of 1-6 this season. In their last matchup, the Zips faced off with the Central Michigan Chippewas and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 17-10. Lorenzo Lingard was the best rusher for the Zips with 10 attempts for 45 yards (4.5 yds per carry). Jeff Undercuffler went 10/16 with 78 yds passing and 1 TD. He had a QB rating of 124.1 and walked away from the game with no interceptions. On the ground, the Zips gave up 117 yards on 50 tries, which calculates to 2.3 yards per run surrendered. Akron surrendered 17 completions on 32 attempts for a total of 181 yards, and a completion percentage of 53.1%. When the final whistle blew, they had 53 plays for 193 yds. The Akron Zips ran the football 19 times and accounted for 70 yds, which had them averaging 3.7 yards per carry.
The Zips have earned 1,961 total yards for this campaign. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Akron has totaled 6 touchdowns via the pass and 5 touchdowns on the ground. They have surrendered the ball 14 different times. Akron has earned 114 first downs as a unit, and they have committed 49 penalties for 403 yds. As a team they average 97.7 yards via the ground game which has them sitting 124th in the nation. When talking about putting points on the board, the Akron Zips are averaging 15.6 points per game.
The Zips are ranked 83rd in college football regarding their opponents scoring, conceding 27.7 PPG. They are giving up 4.0 yards per attempt on the ground and 139.4 yards on the ground per game for the campaign. Over the course of this season, they have given up 976 running yards through 7 games. Concerning passing yards, the Zips are conceding 1,463 yards which has them ranked 70th in the country. They have allowed 209.0 yards per contest through the air as well as conceding a completion percentage of 53.5%. During this campaign, they have allowed 348.4 yards per game ranking them 48th in college football. They have given up 12 touchdowns through the air and 12 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Falcons come into this matchup with a record of 3-4 for this season. In their last game, the Falcons got the win with a final of 24-14 when they played the Buffalo Bulls. Terion Stewart carried the football 25 times for 123 yds, walking away from the contest with 4.9 yards per attempt for Bowling Green. Camden Orth (1 TD) walked away from the game with 77 yards on 9/16 through the air while his QB rate was 92.3. He tossed 2 interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 4.8. Bowling Green surrendered 37 rush attempts for 167 yards (4.5 yds per rush). The Falcons pass defense conceded a completion rate of 31.0%, relinquishing 71 yards on 9 for 29 through the air. The Falcons finished the contest with a total of 295 yds and they ran 59 plays (5.0 yds per play). Bowling Green rushed for 5.1 yards per carry, finishing the contest with 218 yds on 43 carries.
Concerning the points being put on the board, the Falcons sit 120th in Division 1 holding an average of 19.6 points per contest. The Bowling Green Falcons have an average of 302.3 yards per outing, which has them sitting 126th in D-1. The Bowling Green offense has 565 penalty yards on 56 violations, ranking them 7th in college football in terms of giving up free yards. They have thrown 12 interceptions while losing 4 fumbles and they have obtained 112 first downs. For the season so far, the Falcons currently sit at 1,145 yards through the air as well as holding an average of 163.6 passing yards per outing, which ranks 120th in Division 1. They average 138.7 yards per game via the rush and have toted the ball for 971 yards for this season.
The Falcons are allowing 26.6 points per game, which has them 76th in college football. Bowling Green has conceded a total of 1,039 yards rushing (148.4 yards per contest) in addition to 5 touchdowns via the rush so far this year. Over the course of the season, they have relinquished 186 total points. They have given up 16 touchdowns via the pass as well as 189.4 yards per game, ranking them 25th in college football. The Falcons defense has participated in 417 plays, which has them sitting 61st in D-1. Their defense has earned 6 fumbles recovered and 10 interceptions this season.
Who will win tonight's Zips/Falcons college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Falcons -9
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