Kent State Golden Flashes (1-0) at Bowling Green Falcons (0-1)
College Football: Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 7:30 pm (Doyt L. Perry Stadium)
The Line: Bowling Green Falcons +18.5 -- Over/Under: 59.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Kent State Golden Flashes and Bowling Green Falcons meet Tuesday in week 11 MAC college football Tuesday Night action at Doyt L. Perry Stadium at Bowling Green.
The Kent State Golden Flashes beat Eastern Michigan in their season opener and look for a rare 2-0 start to a CFB season. The Kent State Golden Flashes have lost five of their last seven road games. Dustin Crum is completing 72.4 percent of his passes for 219 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Crum has two or more touchdown passes in six of his last eight games. Isaiah McKoy and Dante Cephas have combined for 151 receiving yards and one touchdown while Ja'Shaun Poke has three receptions. The Kent State Golden Flashes ground game is averaging 212 yards per contest, and Marquez Cooper leads the way with 74 yards on 15 carries. Defensively, Kent State is allowing 23 points and 302 yards per game. Mandela Lawrence-Burke leads the Kent State Golden Flashes with 12 tackles, Kesean Gamble has two sacks and Dean Clark has one interception.
The Bowling Green Falcons lost to Toledo in their season opener and hope to avoid a 0-2 start for the third time in the last four years. The Bowling Green Falcons have split their last six home games. Matt McDonald is completing 26.7 percent of his passes for 128 yards, zero touchdowns and two interceptions. McDonald has two touchdown passes on 38 career pass attempts. Julian Ortega-Jones and Tyrone Broden have combined for 88 receiving yards on five catches while Noah Massey has one reception. The Bowling Green Falcons ground game is averaging 139 yards per contest, and McDonald leads the way with 41 yards on three carries. Defensively, Bowling Green is allowing 38 points and 524 yards per game. Darren Anders leads the Bowling Green Falcons with 11 tackles, Anthony Hawkins has one pass deflection and Sy Dabney has one forced fumble.
The Golden Flashes are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games, 8-2 ATS in their last 10 conference games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Falcons are 6-20 ATS in their last 26 home games, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 conference games and 16-35 ATS in their last 51 games overall. The under is 14-4 in Falcons last 18 games overall. The Golden Flashes are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Bowling Green.
I thought the Bowling Green Falcons would have issues out of the gate with a lot of key pieces being replaced and their 38-3 loss to Toledo shows those struggles may be even worse. The Kent State Golden Flashes looked great and they have a chance to make some noise in this limited MAC season with a lot of experience at key positions. Kent State should be favored in this game. However, this will be just the fifth time since 2014 where Kent State is favored by at least 14 points. We're just not used to seeing these sort of lines with the Kent State Golden Flashes and it's hard to wrap your head around it. Bowling Green is bad, but this bad?
I'll take my chances with the points.