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Bowling Green Falcons Strengthen Bowl Eligibility with Victorious Matchup Against Western Michigan Broncos
This Tuesday marks the final regular season game for both teams in the Mid-American Conference Matchup, when Bowling Green (6-5, 4-3 MAC) visits Western Michigan (4-7, 3-4 MAC) in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The Falcons enter the game coming off a four-game win streak that was snapped by Toledo last week, while the Broncos enter having lost their last two games. Bowling Green is bowl eligible, though Western Michigan will not play in a post season bowl. Bowling Green will be down two players on offense in RB Terrion Stewart and WR Finn Hogan, while Western Michigan does not have any players listed on the injury report. The Falcons are open as a -1.5 favorite for the matchup and the line has held steady.
- When: Tuesday, 11/21/2023 @ 7:00pm EST
- Where: Waldo Stadium Stadium
- Moneyline: Falcons -120 | Broncos +100
- Spread: Falcons -1.5 (-110) | Broncos +1.5 (-110)
- Total: Over/Under 54 (-110)
- Based on the moneyline, the implied probability that Bowling Green will win straight-up is 55%.
Bowling Green vs Western Michigan Stats
Bowling Green Falcons
Quarterback Connor Bazelak has 1,497 yards passing, nine touchdowns, and seven interceptions, while Terion Stewart is the leading rusher with 762 yards and eight touchdowns (listed as 'questionable' and did not play last week). Harold Fannin Jr has caught 31 passes for 474 yards and six touchdowns. Linebacker Cashius Howell leads the team in quarterback sacks with 9.5, and Jalen Husky has a team-best four interceptions.
Bowling Green is currently 6-5 this season, with an 81 ranking in offense, 52 in defense, and a power ranking of 65. Quarterback Connor Bazelak has a total of 1,497 in passing yards with nine touchdowns and seven interceptions, while Terion Stewart leads in rushing with 762 yards and eight touchdowns (although he is listed as 'questionable' and did not play last week). Harold Fannin Jr has caught 31 passes for 474 yards and six touchdowns. Cashius Howell leads the team with 9.5 quarterback sacks and Jalen Husky has four interceptions.
Western Michigan Broncos Analysis
The Broncos' defense is led by safety Tate Hallock with 68 tackles and Marshawn Kneeland with 4.5 sacks and three players have two interceptions each. Offense-wise, quarterback Hayden Wolff has 1,382 passing yards and 8 touchdowns, with Jalen Buckley contributing to 918 rushing yards and 9 touchdowns. Kenneth Womack leads all receivers with 68 catches for 647 yards and 1 touchdown.
The Western Michigan Broncos are having a challenging season in terms of their defense, allowing an average of 31.5 points and 396.5 yards per game (#112 and #91 respectively). They are scoring an average of 24.9 (82nd) points per game, which goes to show that the offense can not keep up with the defense. Their power ranking stands at 88, #68 in offense and #113 in defense, with an overall record of 4-7 (7-4 ATS). Led by safety Tate Hallock (68 tackles) and Marshawn Kneeland (4.5 sacks) the defense also has three players with two interceptions each. On offense, Hayden Wolff has 1,382 passing yards and 8 touchdowns, Jalen Buckley contributing with 918 rushing yards and 9 touchdowns, and Kenneth Womack as the leader with 68 catches for 647 yards and 1 touchdown. Despite the struggles, Western Michigan has a 2-1 (2-1 ATS) record in their last 3 matchups against Bowling Green.
Bowling Green's Stiff Defense Brings Victory against Western Michigan
Bowling Green is Bowl eligible and coming off strong defense, boasting an average of 24.7 points and 336.4 yards allowed. The secondary has been particularly impressive, allowing an average of 199.0 yards through the air, including 14 interceptions. The defense has also seen success in pressuring the quarterback, with Cashius Howell tallying 9.5 sacks this season. Meanwhile, Western Michigan will be looking to their aerial attack, which averages 219.3 yards, to battle against the stiff Bowling Green secondary. Though Bowling Green's leading rusher, Terion Stewart, may not play, Ta'ron Keith proved capable in his place with 64 yards and 1 touchdown against Toledo last week. With these two teams clashing, it is most likely that Bowling Green will come out victorious.
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