Free Week 3 Prediction: Falcons vs Wildcats Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 3
(0-2) Bowling Green Falcons vs. Northwestern Wildcats (1-1)
Date: Saturday, September 16th
Time: 7:30 pm EST
Venue: Ryan Field, Evanston, Illinois
NCAA Football Spread: Northwestern -21.5
NCAA Betting Total: 57
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The Bowling Green Falcons travel to face off against the Northwestern Wildcats in week three. Northwestern needs this win if they want a solid shot at a bowl birth later in the year.
Bowling Green lost last week to FCS South Dakota at home, 35-27. The Northwestern Wildcats were blown out by the Duke Blue Devils on the road, 45-17.
Bowling Green Falcons
Bowling Green took their first lost to an FCS opponent in nearly 30 years. The Falcons were handled in the home loss to South Dakota.
Bowling Green gave up 520 yards of total offense to South Dakota in the home loss.
James Morgan did all he could last week, but struggled completing the ball. He was 20 of 49 for 311 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.
Dartin Guyton had five receptions for 87 yards and Josh Cleveland led the rushing attack with 10 carries for 87 yards in the loss.
The Falcons will lean heavily on quarterback James Morgan again this week, but that might not be enough. Bowling Green’s defense will need to improve drastically if they want to stay close with Northwestern in week three.
Northwestern was solid in week one. The Wildcats beat Nevada, 31-20 in the home opener. In week two, Northwestern was destroyed 41-17 at Duke.
The Wildcats came out flat in the first half,losing 21-10 at halftime and Duke never looked back.
The Wildcats gave up 538 total yards of offense to a mediocre Blue Devils unit, and only generated 191 total yards of offense for the game.
Quarterbacks Clayton Thorson and Matt Alviti combined to go 14 of 33 for 169 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in the loss.
The Wildcats defense allowed over 300 yards passing from quarterback Daniel Jones and 106 yards rushing from him as well.
If Northwestern doesn’t figure things out this week defensively, this game could be closer than anticipated.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Under is 4-0 in Falcons last 4 games after accumulating more than 450 total yards in their previous game.
- Falcons are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games in September.
- Wildcats are 4-0 ATS vs. a team with a losing record.
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Bowling Green is bad on both sides of the ball, so is Northwestern. Look for this matchup to come down to quarterback play. James Morgan will need a huge day for the Falcons to pull of the upset.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Bowling Green +21.5
Don’t expect this game to be a home blowout win for the Wildcats. They are struggling at the quarterback position and their running game is almost non existent this season.
With the Wildcats being 21.5 point favorites this week, take the underdog Bowling Green Falcons. They matchup well against the overrated Wildcats. The Falcons will cover and possibly win outright in this one.
Week 3 Free Score Prediction: Northwestern 21 – Bowling Green 20
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