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At 7:00 PM ET on Wednesday, the Bowling Green Falcons (5-4) are at home against the Kent State Golden Flashes (3-6).
The Falcons are underdogs, but by less than a field goal (+2.5), versus the Golden Flashes (with an over/under of 57.5 points).
Game Info and Betting Lines for Kent State vs. Bowling Green
- Game Day: Wednesday, November 9, 2022
- Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: CBS Sports Network
- Location: Bowling Green, Ohio
- Stadium: Doyt L. Perry Stadium
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Kent State Betting Insights
- Bowling Green has a 3-5-1 record against the spread this season.
- Bowling Green is 3-1-1 against the spread when an underdog by 2.5 points or more this year.
- The teams have hit the over in six of Bowling Green’s nine games with a set total.
Kent State Stats & Insights
- Kent State has the 39th-ranked offense this year (431.0 yards per game), and have been worse on defense, ranking 11th-worst with 452.9 yards allowed per game.
- Despite having a bottom-25 scoring defense that ranks 21st-worst in the FBS (31.6 points allowed per game), Kent State has put up better results on offense, ranking 73rd in the FBS by totaling 27.4 points per game.
- Kent State sports the 88th-ranked passing offense this season (219.7 passing yards per game), and has been worse defensively, ranking 10th-worst with 282.8 passing yards allowed per game.
- Kent State ranks 98th in run defense this year (170.1 rushing yards allowed per game), but has been playing really well on the offensive side of the ball, ranking 17th-best in the FBS with 211.3 rushing yards per game.
- Kent State is averaging a 45.7% third-down percentage offensively this season (31st in the FBS), and is surrendering a 41.9% third-down conversion rate (95th) on the defensive side of the ball.
- Kent State has forced eight total turnovers (111th in the FBS) this season and have turned it over 10 times (30th in the FBS) for -2a turnover margin of -2, 100th-ranked in college football.
Kent State’s Best Players
- Collin Schlee has thrown for 1,731 yards, completing 60% of his passes and collecting nine touchdowns and four interceptions this season. He’s also run for 381 yards (42.3 ypg) on 79 carries with three rushing touchdowns.
- Marquez Cooper has carried the ball 216 times for a team-high 1,013 yards on the ground and has found the end zone nine times as a runner.
- Dante Cephas has hauled in 47 catches for 731 yards (81.2 yards per game) to lead the team so far this season. He’s found the end zone three times as a receiver.
- Devontez Walker has caught 42 passes for 630 yards (70.0 yards per game) and eight touchdowns this year.
- Ja’Shaun Poke has racked up 18 grabs for 195 yards, an average of 21.7 yards per game..
- Khalib Johns paces the team with 4.0 sacks, and also has 5.0 TFL and 12 tackles.
- Nico Bolden, Kent State’s leading tackler, has 52 tackles and 2.0 TFL this year.
- Montre Miller leads the team with two interceptions, while also putting up 21 tackles and two passes defended.
Bowling Green Betting Insights
- Bowling Green has a 3-5-1 record against the spread this year.
- Bowling Green is a 3-1-1 record against the spread when an underdog by 2.5 points or more this year.
- Bowling Green has hit the over in six of their nine games with a set total (66.7%).
Bowling Green Stats & Insights
- Bowling Green’s offense has been bottom-25 in total offense this season, posting 334.1 total yards per game, which ranks 23rd-worst in the FBS. On the defensive side of the ball, it ranks 103rd with 418.6 total yards surrendered per contest.
- Bowling Green’s defense has been a bottom-25 unit in scoring defense this season, conceding 31.8 points per game, which ranks 19th-worst in the FBS. On offense, it ranks 90th with 24.9 points per contest.
- From an offensive perspective, Bowling Green is accumulating 219.0 passing yards per game (91st-ranked). It ranks 106th in the FBS on defense (261.4 passing yards given up per game).
- Bowling Green ranks 24th-worst in rushing yards per game (115.1), but it has been more productive defensively, ranking 82nd in the FBS with 157.1 rushing yards conceded per contest.
- Bowling Green has been outplayed on both offense and defense on third down this season, ranking 19th-worst in third-down conversion rate (33.3%) and 13th-worst in third-down percentage allowed (46.3%).
- With 18 forced turnovers (15th in the FBS) and 13 turnovers committed (67th in the FBS) this season, Bowling Green ranks 30th in the FBS with a turnover margin of +5.
Bowling Green’s Best Players
- Matt McDonald has put up 1,781 passing yards, or 197.9 per game, so far this season. He has completed 60.1% of his passes and has thrown 16 touchdowns with three interceptions.
- Jaison Patterson is his team’s leading rusher with 91 carries for 442 yards, or 49.1 per game. He’s found paydirt one time on the ground, as well.
- Jamal Johnson has racked up 218 yards on 46 carries.
- Odieu Hiliare paces his squad with 442 receiving yards on 36 receptions with four touchdowns.
- CJ Lewis has 23 receptions (on 42 targets) for a total of 324 yards (36.0 yards per game) and two touchdowns this year.
- Tyrone Broden’s 41 targets have resulted in 20 receptions for 308 yards and four touchdowns.
- Karl Brooks leads the team with 8.0 sacks, and also has 8.0 TFL and 25 tackles.
- Bowling Green’s tackle leader, Darren Anders, has 30 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and 1.5 sacks this year.
- Jalen Burton has a team-high one interception to go along with eight tackles and one pass defended.