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    Matt McDonald will lead the Bowling Green Falcons (1-2) into their game versus the Mississippi State Bulldogs (2-1) at Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field, on Saturday at 12:00 PM ET.

    The Falcons are expected to lose by at least two TDs (currently +30) against the Bulldogs (with an over/under of 54.5 points).

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    Game Info and Betting Lines for Mississippi State vs. Bowling Green

    • Game Day: Saturday, September 24, 2022
    • Game Time: 12:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: SEC Network
    • Location: Starkville, Mississippi
    • Stadium: Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field
    Bulldogs vs Falcons Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Bulldogs -30 -111 -110 54.5 -115 -106 -10000 +2000

    Mississippi State Betting Insights

    • Bowling Green is 1-2-0 against the spread this season.
    • Out of Bowling Green’s three games with a set total, the two teams combined to hit the over.

    Mississippi State Stats & Insights

    • Mississippi State is putting up 420.7 yards per game on offense this year (68th in the FBS), and are giving up 342.0 yards per game (50th) on the defensive side of the ball.
    • Offensively, Mississippi State ranks 56th in the FBS with 34.7 points per game. Meanwhile, the team’s defense ranks 62nd in points allowed (342.0 points allowed per contest).
    • On the offensive side of the ball, Mississippi State has been a top-25 unit in terms of passing yards, ranking 12th-best in the FBS by putting up 328.0 per game. The Bulldogs rank 70th on defense (217.0 passing yards allowed per game).
    • Mississippi State has been a bottom-25 run offense this season, ranking 15th-worst with 92.7 rushing yards per game. Defensively, the Bulldogs are ranked 56th in the FBS (125.0 rushing yards allowed per game).
    • Mississippi State is posting a 48.7% third-down percentage on offense, which ranks them 34th in the FBS. Defensively, the defense ranks 42nd, surrendering a 31.7% third-down percentage.
    • Mississippi State has the 100th-ranked turnover margin in college football at -2, forcing five turnovers (48th in the FBS) while turning it over seven times (105th in the FBS).

    Mississippi State’s Best Players

    • Will Rogers has 977 pass yards for Mississippi State, completing 72.1% of his passes and collecting 10 touchdowns and three interceptions this season.
    • Dillon Johnson has racked up 177 yards on 32 carries. He’s also caught 17 passes for 102 yards (34.0 per game).
    • Jo’Quavious Marks has been handed the ball 29 times this year and racked up 139 yards (46.3 per game) with four touchdowns.
    • Rara Thomas’ 211 yards as a receiver lead the team. He’s been targeted 20 times and has totaled 14 catches and two touchdowns.
    • Caleb Ducking has hauled in 14 receptions totaling 162 yards, finding the end zone three times as a receiver so far this campaign.
    • Rufus Harvey has a total of 137 receiving yards so far this year, hauling in 14 passes and scoring one touchdown.
    • Nathan Pickering has racked up 2.0 sacks to pace the team, while also recording 2.0 TFL and eight tackles.
    • Jett Johnson is the team’s leading tackler this year. He’s collected 25 tackles and 1.0 TFL.
    • Jalen Green has picked off a team-leading one pass. He also has 12 tackles and two passes defended to his name.

    Bowling Green Betting Insights

    • Bowling Green has covered the spread once in three games this season.
    • Bowling Green has gone over in all of its three games with a set total.

    Bowling Green Stats & Insights

    • Bowling Green’s defense has been bottom-25 in total defense this season, allowing 538.3 total yards per game, which ranks second-worst. Offensively, it ranks 104th with 323.3 total yards per contest.
    • Bowling Green ranks 51st in points per game (36.0), but it has been less productive defensively, ranking fourth-worst in the FBS with 45.0 points surrendered per contest.
    • Bowling Green’s defense has been a bottom-25 unit in pass defense this season, allowing 345.7 passing yards per game, which ranks second-worst in the FBS. Offensively, it ranks 81st with 236.0 passing yards per contest.
    • In terms of rushing, this season has been ugly for Bowling Green on both sides of the ball, as it is putting up just 87.3 rushing yards per game (13th-worst) and allowing 192.7 rushing yards per game (22nd-worst).
    • Bowling Green has been struggling on third down, ranking ninth-worst with a 53.8% third-down conversion rate allowed per game. It has been better offensively, putting up a 35.2% third-down rate (96th-ranked).
    • Bowling Green has thrived in terms of turnovers, as the team’s turnover margin of +5 ranks ninth-best in the FBS, with seven forced turnovers (16th in the nation) and two turnovers committed (19th in the nation).

    Bowling Green’s Best Players

    • McDonald has thrown for 690 yards (230.0 ypg) to lead Bowling Green, completing 56.3% of his passes and tossing 10 touchdown passes this season. He is also a playmaker on the ground, racking up 77 yards (25.7 ypg) on 15 carries with one touchdown.
    • Taron Keith is a key figure in this offense, with 76 rushing yards on 17 carries and 119 receiving yards (39.7 per game) on 14 catches with two touchdowns
    • Odieu Hiliare paces his team with 143 receiving yards on 12 receptions with three touchdowns.
    • CJ Lewis has put up a 138-yard season so far with two touchdowns. He’s caught 10 passes on 17 targets.
    • Karl Brooks paces the team with 2.0 sacks, and also has 3.0 TFL and four tackles.
    • Chris Bacon is the team’s leading tackler this year. He’s picked up 10 tackles.
    • Trent Simms has a team-high one interception to go along with one pass defended.
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