Bowling Green at Ohio: 11/28/20 College Football Picks and Prediction
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Ohio Bobcats (1-1) vs Bowling Green Falcons (0-3)
Game Info: Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Peden Stadium)
Betting Odds: Ohio Bobcats -24.5 -- Over/Under: 55.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Bowling Green Falcons will travel to Peden Stadium to take on the Ohio Bobcats this Saturday afternoon in College Football action.
The Bowling Green Falcons are still in search for their first win of the season as the Falcons fell to 0-3 (0-3 MAC) on the season after being defeated by the Buffalo Bulls, 42-17, this past Tuesday. Bowling Green once against struggled defensively and could not fight back after falling behind by a 35-3 margin late in the 3rd quarter. Bowling Green was outgained by Buffalo by a 470-399 margin and lost the turnover battle by a 1-0 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Falcons was RB Terion Stewart who had 42 rushing yards & 2 TD’s on 9 carries.
On the season, Bowling Green is averaging 14.7 ppg on 343.7 total yards per game (150.7 passing yds/g; 193.0 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Bowling Green has been led by the RB trio of Terion Stewart (23 att, 204 yards, 4 TD), Andrew Clair (26 att, 122 yards), and Trevon Raymore (23 att, 108 yards). QB Matt McDonald has completed 40.3% of his passes for 452 yards, 0 TD, & 3 INT. The top receiving threats for the Falcons have been Julian Ortega-Jones (10 rec, 133 yards), Noah Massey (6 rec, 121 yards), and Quintin Morris (8 rec, 98 yards).
Defensively, Bowling Green is allowing their opponents to average 47.3 ppg on 553.7 total yards per game (220.0 passing yds/g; 3337 rushing yds/g).
The Ohio Bobcats had their game last week against the Miami (OH) Redhawks cancelled due to Covid-19 and come into this with a 1-1 (1-1 MAC) record after defeating the Akron Zips, 24-10, on November 10th. Ohio was able to get out to a quick 14-0 lead and although they allowed Akron to hang around late, the Bobcats were able to pull away late after a 1-yard TD run by De’Montre Tuggle with 2:02 left in the 4th quarter. Ohio was outgained by Akron by a 435-307 margin, however, did win the turnover battle by a 3-0 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Bobcats was RB De’Montre Tuggle who had 139 yards & 2 TD’s on 22 carries.
On the season, Ohio is averaging 25.5 ppg on 326.0 total yards per game (178.5 passing yds/g; 147.5 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Ohio has been led by RB De’Montre Tuggle who has 218 rushing yards & 3 TD on 38 carries. QB Kurtis Rourke has completed 60.6% of his passes for 323 yards & 2 TD. The top receiving threats for the Bobcats have been Isiah Cox (6 rec, 129 yards, TD), Shane Hooks (7 rec, 107 yards, TD), and Adam Luehrman (2 rec, 44 yards).
Defensively, Ohio is allowing their opponents to average 20.0 ppg on 431.0 total yards per game (230.5 passing yds/g; 200.5 rushing yds/g).
The Falcons are 16-36 ATS in their last 52 games overall and just 1-5 ATS in their last 6 conference games. The Bobcats are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 conference games and 0-7 ATS in their last 7 home games.
Ohio is the better team as Bowling Green looks like their in for another long season with he inability to do much on either side of the ball, however, I think Ohio is a bit overrated as their offense hasn’t looked that sharp over their first two games. Bowling Green has had a tough schedule to start the season as their opponents (Buffalo, Kent State, Toledo) are 9-1 on the season and although I don’t think they have a chance to win this game, I do think they will do enough to cover with the large amount of points. Good Luck!