Bowling Green vs. Memphis - 9/19/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Memphis Tigers (2-0) at Bowling Green Falcons (1-1)
College Football: Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 3:00 pm (Doyt Perry Stadium)
The Line: Bowling Green Falcons +4 -- Over/Under: 69.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN 3
The Memphis Tigers will travel to Doyt Perry Stadium to take on the Bowling Green Falcons this Saturday afternoon.
The Memphis Tigers improved to 2-0 (0-0 AAC) on the season after defeating the Kansas Jayhawks 55-23 on the road this past Saturday. Memphis used a complete game to defeat the Jayhawks as they outgained Kansas by a 651-359 margin and scored on their first 5 possessions in the 2nd half. Leading the way for the Memphis offense was QB Paxton Lynch who completed 22 of 25 passes for 354 yards and 2 TD and RB Jamarius Henderson who 77 yards and a TD on 11 carries. Paxton Lynch utilized his depth that the Memphis Tigers have at wide receiver as seven WR’s for the Tigers has at least two receptions. Leading the way for the receivers was Mose Frazier who had 4 receptions for 77 yards. In their two games against Montana State and Kansas, the Tiger’s defense is holding their opponents to just 15.0 ppg and 242 yards per game.
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The Bowling Green Falcons improved to 1-1 (0-0 MAC) on the season after an impressive 48-27 victory against the Maryland Terrapins this past Saturday. Bowling Green was down 13-6 at half time but outscored the Terrapins by a 42-14 margin, including 28 points in the 4th quarter to secure the victory. Bowling Green outgained Maryland by a 692-341 margin. Leading the way for Bowling Green was QB Matt Johnson who completed 36 of 55 passes for 491 yards and 6 TD’s. Roger Lewis had a huge day for Bowling Green as the WR finished the game with 15 receptions for 200 yards and 2 TD’s. Fred Coppet (15 carries, 109 yds) and Travis Greene (18 carries, 65 yds, TD) led the Bowling Green rushing attack that finished the game with 201 yards. Bowling Green has to replace seven starters on the defense end going into this season and will look to continue to improve as the season continues as the Falcons are currently allowing 43 yards per game.
The Tigers are 6-0-1 ATS in their last 7 games in September and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Falcons are 5-2-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record however are just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games.
Bowling Green is once again putting up huge offensive numbers early in the season and although they looked great in the 2nd half against Marlyand, this is still a team that has some major question marks on the defense end. Memphis won 10 games in 2014 including their bowl game against BYU and should be contending for another AAC Championship in 2015. Memphis defense hasn't been tested yet this season but I can see them giving up some points against the Falcons on the road. I like Memphis to win this one but I feel stronger that this game will be a shootout and I’m going to take the over.