Wisconsin Badgers vs. Bowling Green Falcons CFB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/20/14
Bowling Green Falcons (2-1) at Wisconsin Badgers (1-1)
College Football: Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 12:00 pm (Camp Randall Stadium)
The Line: Wisconsin Badgers -22.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Bowling Green Falcons and Wisconsin Badgers square off Saturday afternoon at Camp Randall Stadium.
The Bowling Green Falcons have bounced back nicely from their week 1 loss to Western Kentucky and are eager to prove this is still an above-average football team. Right now Bowling Green is relying heavily on its offense, which includes a heavy dose of running back Travis Greene who has 343 rushing yards and four touchdowns. The Bowling Green Falcons are averaging 5.3 yards per carry and have nine rushing touchdowns. Quarterback James Knapke is completing 65.4 percent of his passes and has four touchdowns and two interceptions. Defense is where the Bowling Green Falcons struggle, as they’re allowing 568.3 yards, 36 points and have just three sacks in the first three games. Brian Sutton leads Bowling Green with 29 tackles and freshman Gus Schwieterman has four tackles for loss.
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Coming off its victory over Western Illinois, the Wisconsin Badgers have had a week to prepare for this game. The Badgers are pretty much the same running team they’ve been forever, as Melvin Gordon and Corey Clement lead a Wisconsin offense that averages more than five yards per carry and has four rushing touchdowns in just two games. Quarterback Tanner McEvoy is still trying to figure things out, as he’s completing 59.6 percent of his passes for three touchdowns and three interceptions. Alex Erickson already has 15 catches for 155 yards. Defensively, the Wisconsin Badgers are allowing 263.5 yards, 15.5 points and have produced five sacks. Marcus Trotter leads the Badgers with 18 tackles and Joe Schobert has three tackles for loss.
The Falcons are 34-16-1 ATS in their last 51 road games and 19-7 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The Badgers are 10-1 ATS in their last 11 games following a bye week and 20-8-1 ATS in their last 29 home games.
Bowling Green struggled against Indiana at home and plays little to no defense. Not to mention Wisky is coming off a bye and has the defense to slow down the Falcons offense. I like the Badgers in a blowout.