South Alabama Jaguars (1-0) vs. Bowling Green Falcons (0-1)
September 11, 2021 4:00 pm EDT
The Line: Bowling Green Falcons +15 / South Alabama Jaguars -15; Over/Under: 51.5
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The Bowling Green Falcons meet the South Alabama Jaguars Saturday in week 2 college football action at Doyt L. Perry Stadium. The South Alabama Jaguars look for another win after beating Southern Miss in their opener. The Bowling Green Falcons need a win after losing their opener to Tennessee.
The South Alabama Jaguars look for their first 2-0 start since the 2011 CFB season. Jake Bentley is completing 77.3 percent of his passes for 269 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions. Jalen Tolbert and Collin Lacy have combined for 235 receiving yards on 10 catches while Jalen Wayne has three receptions. The South Alabama Jaguars ground game is averaging 31 yards per contest, and Kareem Walker leads the way with 26 yards on 18 carries. Defensively, South Alabama is allowing seven points and 259 yards per game. Keith Gallmon Jr. leads the South Alabama Jaguars with seven tackles, Carlos Johnson Jr. has one sack and David Flenord has one interception.
The Bowling Green Falcons haven’t won a game since November of 2019. Matt McDonald is completing 65.8 percent of his passes for 187 yards, zero touchdowns and zero interceptions. Austin Osborne and Cavon Croom have combined for 91 receiving yards on 13 catches while Jamal Johnson has three receptions. The Bowling Green Falcons ground game is averaging 32 yards per contest, and Nick Mosley leads the way with 26 yards on eight carries. Defensively, Bowling Green is allowing 38 points and 471 yards per game. Darren Anders leads the Bowling Green Falcons with 14 tackles, Walter Haire has one sack and Devin Taylor has three pass deflections.
The Jaguars are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in September and 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games as a favorite. The Falcons are 6-21 ATS in their last 27 home games and 17-38 ATS in their last 55 games overall. The under is 16-5-1 in Jaguars last 22 games overall. The under is 16-7 in Falcons last 23 games overall.
The South Alabama Jaguars have a chance to start 2-0 for the first time in a decade and it looks like they have a playmaker at the quarterback position. The Bowling Green Falcons are approaching two years since they’ve won a game, and they’ve failed to cover 14 of their last 17 games as a double-digit underdog. Bowling Green doesn’t win over cover numbers. Until proven otherwise, Bowling Green is useless in the betting market. Give me South Alabama in a comfortable victory.