Murray State Racers (0-1) vs. Bowling Green Falcons (0-2)
September 18, 2021 5:00 pm EDT
The Line: Bowling Green Falcons PK / Murray State Racers PK; Over/Under: 46.5
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The Bowling Green Falcons meet the Murray State Racers in week 3 college football action from Doyt L. Perry Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The Murray State Racers will be looking to rebound from their first loss of the season in a 42-7 loss at the hands of Cincinnati last time out. Preston Rice has thrown for 265 yards and 4 interceptions on 59.1% passing while also rushing for 102 yards and a team-high 5 touchdowns. Cortezz Jones leads Murray State on the ground with 109 rushing yards while Damonta Washington also has 101 rushing yards this season. LaMartez Brooks also leads Murray State’s receiving group with 8 grabs for 101 yards this season. Davontae McKee, Eric Samuta and Izaiah Reed all have a team-high 5 total tackles with McKee logging all.5 as solo tackles this season.
The Bowling Green Falcons will try to rebound from a 22-19 loss to South Alabama in their last matchup. Matt McDonald has thrown for 495 yards and a touchdown on 68.6% passing while Terion Stewart leads a lacklustre effort from Bowling Green’s running back group with 29 rushing yards this season. Austin Osborne also has 84 receiving yards with a team-high 15 catches for head man BGSU’s receiver group this year. Defensively, Darren Anders leads the Falcons with 22 total tackles while Davon Ferguson has 20 total tackles including 13 solo tackles. Walkter Haire has a pair of sacks as well this season while the aforementioned Anders has a sack and an interception as well this year.
Murray State is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games played in September. Bowling Green and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 week 3 matchups and 5-13 ATS in their last 18 games overall while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 Saturday games.
This could be a prime spot for Bowling Green to finally put a notch in the win column and at Murray State’s expense. However, The Falcons are in the category of I’ll believe it when I see it, as I don’t want anything to do with this team until they prove they can win on their own. Murray State’s no world-beater, but they’re a decent enough team to get the job done in terms of a cover.