Bowling Green Falcons vs. Indiana Hoosiers CFB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/13/14
Indiana Hoosiers (1-0) at Bowling Green Falcons (1-1)
College Football: Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 12:00 pm (Doyt Perry Stadium)
The Line: Bowling Green Falcons +6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Indiana Hoosiers travel to Doyt Perry Stadium on Saturday to play the Bowling Green Falcons.
The Indiana Hoosiers are coming off a bye week after beating the Indiana State Sycamores, 28-10. This is a big season for the Hoosiers, a team that thinks it has a shot to make a bowl game this season if the defense holds up. One great sign for Indiana’s postseason chances is its running game, as Tevin Coleman rushed for 247 yards and D'Angelo Roberts had 129 rushing yards. The Indiana Hoosiers enter this game as the top rushing team in the country with an incredible 455 yards on the ground. Nate Sudfeld is once again the Hoosiers quarterback after topping 2,500 yards and 21 touchdowns last season. Defensively, David Cooper leads the Indiana Hoosiers with eight tackles and Bobby Richardson already has three tackles for loss.
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The Bowling Green Falcons bounced back from their opening loss to Western Kentucky to defeat Virginia Military, 48-7. Bowling Green is still that physical team that wants to run the ball between the tackles, as Travis Greene leads the way with 220 yards, and the Falcons are averaging 5.7 rushing yards per attempt on the season. Bowling Green will need that consistent running game with quarterback Matt Johnson out for the year. In James Knapke’s first start last week, he completed 71 percent of his passes for 237 yards and a touchdown and interception. Defensively, Bowling Green is allowing 563 yards and a little over six yards per play. Brian Sutton leads Bowling Green with 19 tackles and freshman Gus Schwieterman has three tackles for loss.
The Hoosiers are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games. The Falcons are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall and 5-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
I would have considered taking Bowling Green and the points at home, but with the injury at quarterback, it’s tough not to take Indiana, especially after having a week to prepare.
Give me the Hoosiers by a touchdown.