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    The Minnesota Golden Gophers and the Bowling Green Falcons play in the Quick Lane Bowl. The bowl matchup is December 26, 2023, starting at 2:00 PM ET, airing on ESPN.

    The Falcons are underdogs, but by less than a touchdown (+3.5), against the Golden Gophers (with an over/under of 38.5 points).

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    Game Info for Minnesota vs. Bowling Green

    • Game Day: Tuesday, December 26, 2023
    • Game Time: 2:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN
    • Location: Detroit, Michigan
    • Stadium: Ford Field
    Minnesota vs Bowling Green Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Minnesota -3.5 -110 -110 38.5 -110 -110 -182 +150

    Minnesota Pick Insights

    • Minnesota has a 3-9-0 record against the spread this season.
    • Minnesota is 2-3 against the spread when favored by 3.5 points or more this season.
    • Minnesota games with a set total have hit the over five times this season (41.7%).

    Minnesota Stats & Insights

    • While Minnesota ranks 60th in total defense with 373.8 yards allowed per game, the team’s offensive unit has been a little worse, ranking ninth-worst (302.6 yards per game).
    • Minnesota ranks 18th-worst in scoring offense (20.2 points per game), but has played a little better on defense, ranking 71st with 26.9 points allowed per game.
    • Minnesota has been a bottom-25 pass offense this year, ranking eighth-worst with 153.2 passing yards per game. The Ddfensive unit is ranked 58th in the FBS (219.2 passing yards allowed per game).
    • Minnesota is totaling 149.4 rushing yards per game on offense (79th in the FBS), and ranks 74th on defense with 154.7 rushing yards allowed per game.
    • In addition to a 47.2% third-down percentage allowed on defense, which ranks seventh-worst in the FBS, Minnesota has put up the 104th-ranked third-down conversion rate (35%) on offense.
    • Minnesota has forced 19 total turnovers (38th in the FBS) this season and have turned it over 16 times (51st in the FBS) for +3a turnover margin of +3, 40th-ranked in college football.

    Minnesota’s Best Players

    • Athan Kaliakmanis has racked up 1,838 yards (153.2 ypg) on 156-of-294 passing with 14 touchdowns compared to nine interceptions this season.
    • The team’s top rusher, Darius Taylor, has carried the ball 103 times for 591 yards (49.3 per game), scoring four times.
    • Jordan Nubin has piled up 535 yards on 124 attempts, scoring three times.
    • Daniel Jackson’s team-leading 831 yards as a receiver have come on 57 receptions (out of 111 targets) with eight touchdowns.
    • Corey Crooms has put together a 376-yard season so far, reeling in 28 passes on 56 targets.
    • Brevyn Spann-Ford has compiled 25 grabs for 239 yards, an average of 19.9 yards per game. He’s scored two times as a receiver this season.
    • Danny Striggow paces the team with 6.5 sacks, and also has six TFL and 35 tackles.
    • Jack Henderson, Minnesota’s tackle leader, has 43 tackles, four TFL, one sack, and two interceptions this year.
    • Tyler Nubin has a team-high five interceptions to go along with 38 tackles, one sack, and five passes defended.

    Bowling Green Betting Insights

    • Bowling Green has gone 7-4-0 ATS this season.
    • Bowling Green is a 3-3 record against the spread when an underdog by 3.5 points or more this season.
    • Bowling Green games have gone over the point total in six out of 11 opportunities (54.5%).

    Bowling Green Pick Insights

    • Bowling Green ranks 104th with 327.8 total yards per game on offense, and it ranks 29th with 329.8 total yards allowed per contest on defense.
    • Bowling Green ranks 72nd in the FBS with 26.3 points per game on offense, and it ranks 49th with 23.5 points ceded per contest on defense.
    • Bowling Green ranks 108th in the FBS with 185.7 passing yards per game, but it has been led by its defense, which ranks 25th-best by surrendering just 192.7 passing yards per game.
    • With 142.2 rushing yards per game on offense, Bowling Green ranks 87th in the FBS. On defense it ranks 43rd, allowing 137.2 rushing yards per contest.
    • Bowling Green’s third-down offense has been bottom-25 this season, posting a 33.3% third-down rate, which ranks 18th-worst in the FBS. On the defensive side of the ball, it ranks 60th with a 38.3% third-down rate ceded.
    • Bowling Green has produced 27 forced turnovers this season and have turned the ball over 19 times, resulting in a +8 turnover margin, which ranks 17th-best in the FBS.

    Bowling Green’s Best Players

    • Connor Bazelak has compiled 1,709 yards on 61.2% passing while recording 11 touchdown passes with seven interceptions this season.
    • Terion Stewart is his team’s leading rusher with 125 carries for 762 yards, or 63.5 per game. He’s found paydirt eight times on the ground, as well.
    • Taron Keith has 457 receiving yards (38.1 per game) on 44 catches and three touchdowns while collecting 390 rushing yards on 66 attempts with four touchdowns.
    • Harold Fannin has racked up 573 receiving yards on 39 catches to pace his team so far this season while scoring six touchdowns as a receiver.
    • Odieu Hiliare has racked up 380 reciving yards (31.7 ypg) and three touchdowns this season.
    • Cashius Howell leads the team with 9.5 sacks, and also has eight TFL and 21 tackles.
    • Darren Anders is the team’s leading tackler this year. He’s totaled 75 tackles, eight TFL, and 4.5 sacks.
    • Jordan Oladokun has a team-leading four interceptions to go along with 25 tackles, one TFL, and four passes defended.

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