Central Michigan (@1.2) vs Bowling Green (@4.33)

Our Prediction:

Central Michigan will win

Central Michigan – Bowling Green Match Prediction | 19-10-2019 14:00

Bryson Denley led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 100 yards on 6 receptions. The Falcons ran the ball a total of 41 times and earned a total of 240 yards which gave them an average of 5.9 yards per attempt. Grant Loy led the team in rushing in the game. He threw 1 interception on the day. For the game, the Falcons had a total of 17 first downs and they totaled 9 infractions for 74 yards telling us that this team had an undisciplined week of practice. In terms of defense, Bowling Green conceded 23 completions on 35 tries for a total of 260 yards, and a completion percentage of 65.7%. He ran for a total of 137 yards on 19 carries which meant he averaged 7.2 yards per carry. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Falcons was Grant Loy who went 14/21 with 185 yards passing and added 1 touchdown. In the running game, the Falcons conceded 132 yards on 39 carries which means they had an average of 3.4 yards per carry allowed. In their last contest, the Bowling Green Falcons played the Toledo Rockets and won by a score of 20-7. He notched an average of 16.7 yards per catch in the game. For the game, they allowed a total of 392 yards and earned 2 takeaways. For the game, they ran 62 plays for a total of 425 yards. He had a long run of 56 yards and he notched 1 touchdown in the game.

The Chippewas are 5-2-0 ATS and 5-2-0 when betting on the total. Bowling Green opens this contest as 10.5-point underdogs. Doyt Perry Stadium is the site where Grant Loy and the Bowling Green Falcons will play the Central Michigan Chippewas on Saturday. The Falcons are 1-5-0 when wagering on the over/under and 2-4-0 against the spread.

For this year, they have conceded a total of 1,248 rushing yards and 10.8 rushing TDs. They are allowing 251.8 passing yards per contest. In terms of points given up, they have allowed 211 points in total. For passing yards allowed per game, the Falcons sit in 7th in the conference. Bowling Green is making teams consider moving more up into the box by averaging 171.2 yards on the ground per game, putting them 60th in D-1. The Falcons are conceding 35.2 points per game ranking them 10th in the Mid-American Conference and 117th in college football. As a team, they have compiled a total of 1,027 yards rushing through 6 games, so they will want to continue to try to improve on the run game so opponents will have to respect all facets of the game. The Falcons come into this game with a record of 2-4. The Falcons average 345.3 yards per contest overall putting them 109th in the country and 10th in the Mid-American Conference. In discussing yards rushing, they are giving up 208 yards per contest ranking them 111th in the nation and 11th in the conference. Their pass defense is one of the mediocre groups in the nation.

Their punters have totaled 2,846 yards on 71 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 80%. The Central Michigan Chippewas average 18 yards per kick return and they are 124th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,306. Central Michigan is ranked 66th in the nation in punt returns with 14. Central Michigan kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 16 for 16 this year. They've accumulated 46 punt return yards and average 3.3 yards per return, which is 123rd in college football. That places them 89th in Division 1 in punting average. They have returned 30 kicks for 546 yards on special teams, ranking 35th in kick return yardage. The Chippewas have attempted 15 field goals this season and made 12, which is 30th in D-1.

Game Notes

The Falcons are 3-6-0 ATS and their over/under record is 6-3-0. The Chippewas are 4-5-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 3-6-0. The opening line for this matchup has Central Michigan as 7.5 point favorites. Kelly/Shorts Stadium is the venue for the game between the Bowling Green Falcons and the Central Michigan Chippewas on Saturday, November 10, 2018.

He has completed 76 passes on 147 attempts for a completion percentage of 51.7%. He averages 4.3 yards per pass attempt and 3 adjusted yards per throw. The Central Michigan Chippewas average 4 yards per play, which is 128th in college football. On the ground Central Michigan has run for 1,327 yards as a team, which ranks 91st in the country. The Chippewas have been penalized on offense 80 times for 706 yards so far this season, which has them 6th in the nation in penalties. Tony Poljan has thrown for 625 yards this season. His quarterback rating this year is 85.1. The Chippewas are 127th in Division 1 in points scored with 154. As a team they have accumulated a total of 154 1st downs this year, placing them 121st overall as an offensive unit. They've run 386 times, averaging 3.4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. They have run 684 plays this season for 2,714 yards, which ranks them 118th in the nation in total offense.

Their rushing defense has allowed 454 attempts for 1,985 yards this year, putting them in 111th place in D-1 against the run. Opposing offenses have completed 146 passes on 251 attempts against the Central Michigan defense this season, placing them 26th and 30th in the country. The Central Michigan Chippewas pass defense has also given up a total of 1,486 yards through the air, which is 6th overall in total pass defense. The Chippewas are ranked 27th in yards per play allowed with 4.9. The Chippewas have committed 59 penalties for 598 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. Central Michigan is 77th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 253. They have surrendered a total of 3,471 yards on D, which is 61st in Division 1. That ranks them 103rd in the nation.

When it comes to passing yards, the Chippewas have allowed 1,632 yards. As a team, they are averaging 180.4 rushing yards per contest which is 4th in the MAC. The Chippewas have one of the average defenses in the nation, giving up 28.3 points per game putting them 4th in the Mid-American Conference. Teams are completing 63.4% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 7.5 yards per try. The Chippewas head into this matchup 4-3 this year. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.3 yards per rush putting them 2nd in the Mid-American Conference and 29th in the nation overall. In terms of yards on the ground, Central Michigan is giving up 104.3 yards per game which has them at 1st in the Mid-American Conference and 19th in D-1. In terms of scoring, they are one of the marginal teams in the country with an average of 27.7 points per game, which has them at 76th in D-1. For total yards, they currently sit at 2nd in the conference and 24th in D-1 with 2,895 yards. Overall, they have conceded 730 rushing yards through 7 contests.

Offensively, Bowling Green has been led by QB Jarret Doege who has completed 62.7% of his passes for 23 TD & 9 INT while averaging 253.9 passing yds/g. Leading the way for the Bowling Green backfield has been Andrew Clair who has 4 rushing TDs on the season while averaging 61.9 yds/g on 13.1 att/g. Bowling Green was able to tie the game at 28-all with just 5:34 left in regulation however, the defense didnt have any answers for the Golden Flashes offense late and allowed Kent State to score the game winning TD with just 1:50 left in regulation. Bowling Green was outgained by Kent State by a 382-317 margin and committed one turnover in the loss. The top receivers for Doege and the Falcons have been Scott Miller (6.8 rec/g; 107.5 yds/g; 7 TD), Quintin Morris (3.9 rec/g; 49.9 yds/g; 6 TD), RB Marlow III (3.1 rec/g; 36.8 yds/g; 2 TD), and Deric Phouthavong (4.0 rec/g; 42.8 yds/g; 3 TD). Defensively, Bowling Green is allowing their opponents to average 46.3 ppg on 500.7 total yards per game (179.8 passing yds/g; 320.9 rushing yds/g). The Bowling Green Falcons lost their 6th straight game and dropped to 1-8 (0-5 MAC) on the season after being defeated by the Kent State Golden Flashes, 35-28, this past Tuesday. On the season, Bowling Green is averaging 25.9 ppg on 371.0 total yards per game (266.3 passing yds/g; 104.7 rushing yds/g). Leading the way for the Falcons was QB Jarret Doege who completed 20 of 27 passes for 207 yards, 3 TDs and an INT.

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Leading the way for the Chippewas was DL Mike Danna who did the only scoring for the Chippewas with a 68-YD fumble return for a TD. Central Michigan was outgained by a 349-138 margin and committed 4 turnovers in the loss. Lazzaro is also the leading rusher for the Chippewas as he has 3 rushing TDs on the season while averaging 63.5 rushing yds/g on 16.2 att/g. The top receivers for the Chippewas has been Julian Hicks who had 3 receiving TDs on the season while averaging 31.4 yds/g on 3.1 rec/g. Offensively, Central Michigan has been led by QB Tommy Lazzaro who has completed 48.2% of his passes from 5 TD & 10 INT while averaging 118.5 passing yds/g. The Central Michigan Chippewas los their 3th straight game and dropped to 1-9 (0-6 MAC) on the season after being defeated by the Eastern Michigan Eagles, 17-7, this past Saturday. Central Michigan couldnt get anything going on the offensive end against the Eagles defense and allowed Eastern Michigan to pull away in the 4th quarter after a 26-yard FG by the Eagles Chad Ryland gave Eastern Michigan a two possession lead. On the season, Central Michigan is averaging just 15.4 ppg on 272.0 total yards per game (138.7 passing yds/g; 133.3 rushing yds/g). In the backfield for Central Michigan has been Romello Ross who had 2 rushing TDs on the season while averaging 54.3 yds/g on 11.2 att/g. Defensively, Central Michigan is allowing their opponents to average 25.3 ppg on 347.1 total yards per game (148.6 passing yds/g; 198.5 rushing yds/g).

Turner leads the team with 15.8 points. Turner and Wiggins scored 25 points together in the January loss to Central Michigan. Turner scored 21 points in the loss to Buffalo, while Demajeo Wiggins scored 15 points. Turner and Wiggins get a lot of fouls each game, and makes a ton of trips to the free throw line because of their aggressiveness a testament to their skills. Bowling Green is on a free fall having lost all of its last five games, a stretch that includes a 100-70 roasting at the hands of MACs No. Against the Bulls, the duo went 17-for-21 from the charity stripe. Wiggins is second with 14.1 points per contest. The Falcons have to mind their turnovers, as they had 18 errors in the first meeting with the Chippewas. 1 team Buffalo Bulls. Bowling Green is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games. If anything, the Falcons will head into the conference tournament with leading scorer Justin Turner coming off a good game. Overall, the Falcons are 28th in the nation with 16.7 free throws made per game.

Bowling Green Falcons kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 26 for 26 this season. That ranks them 120th in the NCAA in punting average. Bowling Green is 89th in the country in punt returns with 11. The Bowling Green Falcons have tried 8 field goals this year and made 5, which is 121st in college football. They have returned 32 kicks for 527 yards on special teams, which puts them 37th in kick return yardage. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 63%. Their punters have accumulated 2,086 yards on 55 punts, averaging 38 yards per punt. The Falcons average 17 yards per kick return and they are 89th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,962. They've totaled 79 punt return yards and average 7.2 yards per return, which is 91st in D-1.