Indiana Hoosiers vs. Bowling Green Falcons Free Pick 9/14/13
Bowling Green Falcons (2-0) at Indiana Hoosiers (1-1)
College Football: Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 12:00 pm (Memorial Stadium)
The Line: Indiana Hoosiers -3 -- Over/Under: 62.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: BTN HD
The Bowling Green Falcons better bring their defense on Saturday as the Flacons face the Hoosiers and their high powered offensive attack.
The Indiana Hoosiers are 1-1 on the year after the Hoosiers fell to the Midshipmen on Saturday. The Hoosiers fell behind early to Navy, but closed the gap right before the break, bringing the score to 24-14. The Hoosiers and the Midshipmen continued to trade scores in the second half, as the Hoosiers were unable to stop the triple option attack of Navy. The Hoosiers offense once again put up impressive numbers, gaining at total of 481 yards on the day. Indiana was forced to stick to the air in order to try and keep up with the Midshipmen, so on the day the Hoosiers had just a total of 26 rush attempts for 118 yards. Hoosiers quarterback Sudfeld was the leader of the offense again however, throwing for 363 yards and four scores, while rushing for 35 yards on the day, which led the Hoosiers.
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The Bowling Green Falcons are off to a solid 2-0 start on the year as the Falcons are fresh off a solid 41-22 win over the Kent State Golden Flashes. The Falcons went back and forth with the Golden Flashes all throughout the first half of play, but after the break it was all Falcons. Bowling Green out gained Kent State 576 to 3002 on the day, while forcing one turnover as well. Bowling Green has one of the better young quarterbacks in the MAC Conference in Matt Johnson. Johnson was impressive against the Golden Flashes, throwing for two scores and 357 yards on 25 attempts. The ground game was also impressive for the Falcons as Bowling Green gained a total of 219 yards on the ground against Kent State.
The Falcons are an impressive 2-1 overall, and 2-1 against the spread in their last three games as a road underdog of three points or less. The Hoosiers are just 4-9 against the spread in their last 13 games as a home favorite of three points or less, while going 6-7 overall in that span.
The line here has been fluctuating between -2.5 and -3 for the Hoosiers, with it now resting at Indiana -3. Normally I subscribe to the “give 2.5, take 3.5” philosophy, but in this spot it looks like the wrong team is favored. Indiana’s high powered offense will benefit from being at home, but Memorial Stadium isn’t exactly known for being the toughest place to play in the world. I’m probably going to put something on the money line for the Falcons here, but to be safe, my free pick will be on taking the points with Bowling Green.