Bowling Green (0-1) vs. Maryland (1-0)
|Date & Time||Saturday September 12, 2015, 12:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Maryland -7.5 -- Over/Under: 67
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The Bowling Green Falcons and Maryland Terrapins meet Saturday at Byrd Stadium.
The Bowling Green Falcons are coming off a 59-30 loss to Tennessee. Matt Johnson is completing 55.1 percent of his passes for 424 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions. Johnson hasn’t thrown a pick in his last 85 pass attempts. Gehrig Dieter and Ronnie Moore have combined for more than 120 receiving yards and one touchdown while Hunter Folkertsma has a touchdown on one reception. The Bowling Green Falcons ground game is averaging 124 yards per contest, and Fred Coppet leads the way with 63 rushing yards on 12 carries. Defensively, Bowling Green is allowing 59 points and 604 yards per game. Austin Valdez leads the Falcons with 13 tackles, Zach Colvin has a sack and Darrell Hunter II has a pass deflection.
The Maryland Terrapins are fresh off a 50-21 victory over Richmond. Perry Hills is completing 57.1 percent of his passes for 138 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Hills now has 11 career touchdown passes for Maryland. Malcolm Culmer and Levern Jacobs have combined for more than 60 receiving yards and two touchdowns while D.J. Moore has two receptions. The Maryland Terrapins ground game is averaging 341 yards per contest, and Brandon Ross leads the way with 150 yards and a touchdown. Defensively, Maryland is allowing 21 points and 276 yards per game. Jermaine Carter, Jr. leads the Terps with eight tackles, Quinton Jefferson has 2.5 tackles for loss and William Likely has two pass deflections. Andrew Isaacs and Derwin Gray are questionable for this game.
The Falcons are 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 games following a ATS loss and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Terrapins are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games in September and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games.
Bowling Green just got waxed by Tennessee and now has to go on the road and play a Marylan team that's starting to find itself under head coach Randy Edsall. Bowling Green isn't the same team it was a couple of seasons ago, and the Terps have now won six of their last 10 regular season games. I'm siding with Maryland to win this game by double digits.