Bowling Green Falcons (9-3) at Northern Illinois Huskies (8-4)
|Date & Time||Friday December 4, 2015, 8:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Northern Illinois Huskies +9 -- Over/Under: 71
The Bowling Green Falcons collide with the Northern Illinois Huskies in the MAC championship.
The Bowling Green Falcons will be looking to dethrone Northern Illinois as conference champions after a momentum building 48-10 thrashing of Ball State on the road as a 23 point favorite. This was all Falcons as they piled up a 576-264 yardage advantage and picked off the Cardinals three times. Quarterback Matt Johnson completed 24-31 for 236 yards and a pair of touchdowns with Gehrig Dieter leading BGSU with eleven receptions for 81 yards and a score. The Falcons were potent on the ground as well with Fred Coppet totaling 109 yards and a score while Matt Domer rushing three times for 105 a TD followed by a 17 carry, 97 yard, two score effort from Travis Greene.
The Northern Illinois Huskies earned a spot in the conference championship despite a 26-21 loss to visiting Ohio as an eleven point favorite. This wasn’t vintage Huskies football as they trailed 20-7 entering the locker room with a second half comeback falling short. Ohio held a 398-328 edge in yards and owned the ball for 35+ minutes while the Huskies were a one dimensional offense with no rushing attack to lean on. Northern Illinois used two quarterbacks with Tommy Fielder and Ryan Graham combining to complete 20-34 for 255 yards and a touchdown each with Juwan Brescacin catching six passes for 114 yards while Kenny Golladay snaring another six balls for 72 yards and a pair of scores.
The over is 4-0 in Falcons last 4 Friday games and is 7-0 in Falcons last 7 games in December while the Falcons are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games after allowing less than 275 total yards in their previous game. The Huskies are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS loss and the under is 5-1 in Huskies last 6 vs. a team with a winning record while the Huskies are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. Going with Bowling Green but most will be on the Huskies…