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The Quick Lane Bowl will see the Bowling Green Falcons squaring off against the New Mexico State Aggies on Monday, December 26, 2022. Kickoff is at 2:30 PM ET on ESPN.
The Aggies are underdogs, but by less than a field goal (+2), against the Falcons (with an over/under of 48 points).
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Game Info and Betting Lines for Bowling Green vs. New Mexico State
- Game Day: Monday, December 26, 2022
- Game Time: 2:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN
- Location: Detroit, Michigan
- Stadium: Ford Field
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Bowling Green Betting Insights
- New Mexico State is 6-5-0 against the spread this year.
- In games this year in which they were an underdog by 2 points or more, the Aggies have a 3-4 record against the spread.
- Five of New Mexico State’s 11 games with a set total have hit the over (45.5%).
Bowling Green Stats & Insights
- On offense, Bowling Green ranks 106th in the FBS with 332.9 yards per game. Meanwhile, its defense ranks 105th in total defense (416.4 yards allowed per contest).
- With 33.3 points allowed per game on defense, which ranks 16th-worst in the FBS, Bowling Green has had to rely on their 97th-ranked offense (23.8 points per contest) to keep them in games.
- Bowling Green ranks 59th in pass offense (236.5 passing yards per game) and 102nd in pass defense (256.2 passing yards allowed per game) this season.
- While Bowling Green’s run defense ranks 82nd with 160.3 rushing yards allowed per game, the offense has been less successful, ranking ninth-worst (96.4 rushing yards per game).
- With a 32.9% third-down conversion rate (18th-worst) and a 45.0% third-down rate allowed on defense (13th-worst), Bowling Green has been getting outplayed on both sides of the ball this season in terms of third-down efficiency.
- Bowling Green ranks 100th in college football with an even turnover margin after forcing 19 turnovers (27th in the FBS) and committing 19 (96th in the FBS).
Bowling Green’s Best Players
- Matt McDonald has compiled 2,651 yards (241.0 ypg) on 230-of-376 passing with 22 touchdowns compared to eight interceptions this season.
- The team’s top rusher, Jaison Patterson, has carried the ball 127 times for 555 yards (46.3 per game), scoring one time.
- Jamal Johnson has racked up 232 yards on 50 attempts.
- Odieu Hiliare’s team-high 641 yards as a receiver have come on 51 catches (out of zero targets) with four touchdowns.
- Tyrone Broden Jr. has hauled in 28 receptions totaling 439 yards, finding the end zone six times as a receiver so far this campaign.
- Christian Sims has hauled in 36 grabs for 377 yards, an average of 37.7 yards per game. He’s scored two times as a receiver this season.
- Karl Brooks has eight sacks to lead the team, and also has 14 TFL and 44 tackles.
- DJ Taylor has 84 tackles, two TFL, one sack, and two interceptions, and leads the team in both tackles and interceptions.
New Mexico State Betting Insights
- New Mexico State has a 6-5-0 record against the spread this year.
- New Mexico State has a 3-4 record against the spread this year when an underdog by 2 points or more.
- Out of New Mexico State’s 11 games with a set total, five have hit the over (45.5%).
New Mexico State Stats & Insights
- New Mexico State’s offense has been a bottom-25 unit in total offense this season, generating 324.4 total yards per game, which ranks 18th-worst in the FBS. Defensively, it ranks 31st with 338.7 total yards surrendered per contest.
- New Mexico State is accumulating 25.6 points per game on offense this season (82nd-ranked). Meanwhile, it is surrendering 24.3 points per game (52nd-ranked) on defense.
- New Mexico State ranks 12th-worst in passing yards per game on offense (169.3), but at least it has been playing well on the other side of the ball, ranking 14th-best in passing yards allowed per contest (183.7).
- New Mexico State is posting 155.1 rushing yards per contest on offense this season (64th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is surrendering 155.0 rushing yards per contest (75th-ranked) on defense.
- With a 36.1% third-down conversion percentage on offense, New Mexico State ranks 97th in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 60th, surrendering a 37.5% third-down rate.
- After forcing 12 turnovers (106th in the FBS) and turning the ball over 17 times (73rd in the FBS) this season, New Mexico State has the 100th-ranked turnover margin of -5.
New Mexico State’s Best Players
- Diego Pavia has thrown for 1,275 yards (115.9 ypg) to lead New Mexico State, completing 51.9% of his passes and collecting 11 touchdown passes and five interceptions this season. He is also a playmaker on the ground, racking up 439 yards (39.9 ypg) on 81 carries with six touchdowns.
- The team’s top rusher, Star Thomas, has carried the ball 99 times for 476 yards (39.7 per game) with five touchdowns.
- Justice Powers’ 398 receiving yards (39.8 yards per game) are best on his team. He has 19 catches on zero targets with one touchdown.
- Kordell David has caught 19 passes and compiled 289 receiving yards (41.3 per game) with four touchdowns.
- Jonathan Brady’s 19 receptions (on zero targets) have netted him 267 yards (24.3 ypg) and three touchdowns.
- Lazarus Williams has racked up six sacks to lead the team, while also recording eight TFL and 39 tackles.
- Chris Ojoh is the team’s top-tackler this year. He’s picked up 108 tackles, nine TFL, and four sacks.
- Bryce Jackson has picked off a team-leading two passes. He also has 56 tackles, two TFL, and two passes defended to his name.