GoDaddy Bowl

GoDaddy Bowl

The Georgia Southern Eagles have brought back the strong play that netted them a Sun Belt championship in their first season in the FBS last year, qualifying for their first ever bowl game this year with an 8-4 record. The Bowling Green Falcons travel to the GoDaddy Bowl for a fourth straight bowl game appearance after topping Northern Illinois in this year's MAC title game.

Kickoff: Wednesday, December 23 @ 8:00pm ET
Location: Ladd Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Alabama
Additional Read: Georgia Southern vs Bowling Green Betting

2015 GoDaddy Bowl Odds
TeamOpening Line
Georgia Southern+7.5
Bowling Green-7.5

Odds at 5Dimes

Team Records
Georgia SouthernSun Belt8-48-45-7
Bowling GreenMAC10-310-36-7

GoDaddy Bowl Matchup

The Georgia Southern Eagles got their second campaign in the Sun Belt off to a strong start, building on last year's 9-3 straight-up record with five wins in their first six outings. However, the Eagles have battled inconsistency since midseason, picking up just three wins in their last six, capping their regular season schedule with a 34-7 loss to Georgia State as massive 20.5-point favorites on the betting odds.

Offensive production from under center has been a real problem for the Eagles. The team ranks dead last in the nation with 61.8 passing yards per game, surpassing that number just twice in their last five outings, and tallying just three total touchdown passes. The club has been a force on the ground, however, leading the nation with 355.6 rushing yards per game, but have only reached that number once in their last four.

Despite a lack of balance in their attack, Georgia Southern has proven capable of running up the score, averaging 47.4 points per game in their eight victories, but have seen the point total finish OVER in just one of their last six, going 4-2 against the spread over that stretch.

The Bowling Green Falcons battled Northern Illinois for the MAC conference crown for a third straight year, earning their second title during that stretch with a 34-14 victory as 14-point favorites. The Falcons have been less successful during bowl season, picking up their first win in their last five with last year's 33-28 win over South Alabama in the Camelia Bowl, covering as 4-point underdogs.

SU winners in nine of their last 10, and dominating on the college football betting odds with an 8-2 ATS record, the Falcons are tops in the nation in total yards heading into this year's GoDaddy Bowl, edging past Baylor with 7293, and could give the Eagles fits with a rush defense that has held opponents to an average of 108.5 ground yards in their past two.

The Falcons have also enjoyed success against Sun Belt opponents in recent years, going 3-1 SU in their last four, including last year's bowl game victory over South Alabama, covering the spread in each of those contests, including three as betting underdogs.

GoDaddy Bowl Betting Trends
  • The favorite is 11-2 SU and 9-3-1 ATS in the last 12 GoDaddy Bowls.
  • Ga Southern is 8-1 ATS in its last nine games after a loss.
  • Ga Southern is 16-5 SU in its last 21 games.
  • Bowling Green is 6-1 ATS in its last seven games after a win.
  • The total has gone under in five of Ga Southern's last six games.
  • Bowling Green is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games.
  • The total has gone over in seven of Bowling Green's last eight games in December.

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GoDaddy Bowl History
YearBowlTeamScoreTeamScoreSpreadATS WinnerSU Winner
1999Mobile Alabama BowlTCU28East Carolina14-5.5TCUTCU
2000Mobile Alabama BowlTCU21Southern Miss28+7S.MISSS.MISS
2001GMAC BowlMarshall64East Carolina61-2MARSHLMARSHL
2002GMAC BowlMarshall38Louisville15+2.5MARSHLMARSHL
2003GMAC BowlMiami (Ohio)49Louisville28+13MIA.OHMIA.OH
2004GMAC BowlMemphis35Bowling Green52-6BGREENBGREEN
2005GMAC BowlTexas El Paso13Toledo45-3TOLEDOTOLEDO
2006GMAC BowlOhio7Southern Miss28-6.5S.MISSS.MISS
2007GMAC BowlBowling Green7Tulsa63-5.5TULSATULSA
2008GMAC BowlBall State13Tulsa45-2.5TULSATULSA
2009GMAC BowlTroy41Central Michigan44-3PushCMICH BowlMiddle Tennessee21Miami (Ohio)35+2MIA.OHMIA.OH BowlArkansas State20Northern Illinois38EvN.ILLN.ILL BowlArkansas State17Kent State13+2ARKSTARKST BowlBall State20Arkansas State23+6.5ARKSTARKST
2014GoDaddy BowlToledo63Arkansas State44+3ToledoToledo
2015GoDaddy BowlGeorgia Southern-Bowling Green--7.5--
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