Bowling Green at Toledo - 11/4/20 College Football Picks and Prediction
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Toledo Rockets (0-0) vs Bowling Green Falcons (0-0)
Game Info: Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Glass Bowl)
Betting Odds: Toledo Rockets -18 -- Over/Under: 61.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Bowling Green faces Toledo on Wednesday, November 4th at the Glass Bowl for a Week 10 NCAA football MACtion contest.
The time has finally arrived in the MAC (Mid-American Conference), as college football is back and MACtion has begun! Each team in the MAC will play on Wednesday, November 4th.
Bowling Green is coming off a disappointing season in which the team went 3-9 through the regular season and 2-6 in MAC play. One of the two conference wins that Bowling Green had in 2019 was against Toledo, as that was a 20-7 win for Bowling Green on October 12th of a year ago. Bowling Green struggled on both sides of the ball in 2019, but especially on defense. Bowling Green allowed more than 35 points in nine games last season, all nine being Bowling Green's losses. Bowling Green has five seniors in the projected starting lineup on defense, but it will take major strides in the right direction to fix such an inefficient defense from last season. Bowling Green is projected to start Matt McDonald at quarterback to start the year. McDonald played at Boston College in 2017 and 2018 and decided to transfer to Bowling Green last season. Transfer policies in the NCAA forced him to sit out in 2019, but he is ready to go in 2020 for Bowling Green. Bowling Green's head coach is Scot Loeffler, who will be in his second year at Bowling Green.
Toledo was off to a great start at the beginning of the 2019 season, holding a 4-1 record after its first five games. Unfortunately for Toledo, things slipped away, and three straight losses at the end of the season pushed Toledo to 6-6 and the team was not bowl eligible. Toledo was 3-5 in MAC play a year ago, and as mentioned before, Toledo suffered a bad loss to Bowling Green in 2019 too. Toledo will have the redshirt senior Eli Peters start at quarterback, at least at the beginning of the season. Quarterback and backup Carter Bradley should make for the not-so-distant backup, as he played some minutes in 2019 for Toledo. Toledo will have its top two running backs to start the season in Bryant Koback and Shakif Seymour. Toledo looks strong on paper on the offensive side of the ball, but the young defense does hold some question marks. Toledo's head coach is Jason Candle, who has been the head coach at Toledo since 2016.
Toledo opens as 18-point favorites at home and the total is set at 61.5. I like Toledo to have its way on offense in this one, and I like Toledo to win this game by three touchdowns. I will lay the 18 points with Toledo at home here.