NCAAF

Kent State Golden Flashes vs Bowling Green Falcons

Kent State
Golden Flashes
3 - 6
Bowling Green
Falcons
5 - 4
November 09, 2022, 7:00 PM EST
 | Doyt L. Perry Stadium

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Kent State
Golden Flashes
3 - 6
Bowling Green
Falcons
5 - 4
November 09, 2022, 7:00 PM EST
 | Doyt L. Perry Stadium
  • The Bowling Green Falcons (5-4 SU, 3-5-1 ATS) will be eyeing sole possession of first place in the Mid-American Conference East Division standings when they host the Kent State Golden Flashes (3-6, 3-6) on Wednesday in Week 11 college football action.

    The Falcons are coming off a narrow 13-9 victory over Western Michigan and are deadlocked with Buffalo and Ohio atop the division standings. The Golden Flashes are coming off a 27-20 loss to the visiting Ball State Cardinals and are winless straight up in five road games this season.

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    Kent State vs Bowling Green Sportsbook Odds

    Despite enjoying a three-game win streak that has lifted them to the top of the standings, the Falcons have held steady since Sportsbook as 2.5-point home underdogs. The total has faded since Sportsbook at 57, dipping to its current position at 55.5.

    The Golden Flashes have dominated Bowling Green in recent years, earning the win in four straight meetings, capped by a 27-20 home victory last season. That was a much closer affair than their three previous victories, which they won by an average margin of 29 points. With the Golden Flashes running up the score, the OVER has paid out in two of the last three meetings. However, it has been the UNDER that has prevailed in four of their past five dates at Bowling Green.

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      KENT
      BOWL
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      KENT
      BOWL
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      Under

    Golden Flashes Search for End to Road, ATS Slides

    The Golden Flashes’ recent woes deepened with last week’s loss to Ball State. In addition to marking their third defeat in four overall outings, it also marked the team’s second loss in three outings as betting chalk, extending their current ATS losing streak to five games. Kent State has particularly struggled on the road, with their five straight losses coming by an average of 19.2 points.

    Things got no better for the Golden Flashes in last week’s loss to the Cardinals. After seizing an early 13-0 lead, the team surrendered 20 straight points on the way to a 27-20 loss. That marked the third time in six outings that Kent State has squandered an early lead.

    The Golden Flashes have struggled to contain opposing rushers, who have racked up 10 scoring runs over the past three games. But on a positive note, running back Marquez Cooper has found a higher gear since the start of October. Cooper ran for 168 yards and his ninth score of the season last week and has now compiled at least 137 rushing yards in four of his past five outings.

    Falcons’ Surge Built on Stingy Defense

    The Falcons extended their current win streak last week with a steady defensive performance in a 13-9 win over Western Michigan. Despite turning the ball over three times on fumbles, Bowling Green managed to limit the Broncos to just four first downs and 91 total yards before halftime and kept WMU off the scoreboard until late in the third.

    Overall, the Falcons have held opponents to just 13.3 points per game during their current 3-0 run. The defense has been especially stingy against the pass, allowing just three total scoring passes over their past four outings, while recording 11 sacks over that stretch to boost their total sacks to 33, good for second in the nation.

    However, the offense would benefit greatly from a boost, particularly under center. Quarterback Matt McDonald was limited to just 161 passing yards last week and failed to find the end zone for the second time in three outings. He has also been sacked 13 times over that stretch. Tight end Harold Fannin Jr. has stepped up to fill the void. The freshman has touchdowns in each of the team’s three recent wins and has found the end zone in five straight appearances.

    Kent State: Keys To Victory

    This team’s ability to blow leads has emerged as a concern. Accordingly, the Golden Flashes must find ways to generate offense early, and avoid the mistakes and sloppy play that have marked their slide. The pass defense has also struggled of late, but could benefit from maintaining consistent pressure on slumping Falcons passer Matt McDonald.

    Bowling Green: Keys To Victory

    After allowing just six total points in the first quarter over their three recent wins, the Falcons will be looking to turn in another stout defensive performance out of the gate Wednesday night. A tighter performance from the offensive line would also provide Matt McDonald with more time and space, and give the Falcons pivot a fighting chance to snap out of a funk at home, where he has thrown for just one score in three outings.

    College Football Computer Pick: Kent State -2.5

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    Shark Bites
    • Kent State is 0-5 ATS in its past 5 games.
    • The OVER is 11-5 in Bowling Green’s past 16 games.
    • Bowling Green is 5-1 SU in its last 6 vs MAC teams.

Odds

Wednesday, November 9 Wed Nov 9


Opening
Current

Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Opening
-2.5
-135
-133
o57
-110
+2.5
-135
+110
u57
-110
Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Current
-2.5
-113
-137
o56
-110
+2.5
-107
+117
u56
-110

Edge Finder

27.44
Total Score
26.38
218.78
Passing Yards
226.25
211.33
Rushing Yards
113.25
27:10
Time on Field
29:55
72.44
Number of Plays
68.63
5.95
Yards Per Play
4.95
27.44
Total Score
26.38
6.44
First Quarter
4.63
9.44
Second Quarter
9.13
4.00
Third Quarter
2.13
6.78
Fourth Quarter
7.38
218.78
Passing Yards
226.25
28.22
Pass Attempts
34.13
16.67
Pass Completions
19.88
1.78
Sacks
2.63
10.67
Sack Yards
17.75
13.13
Yards Per Pass
11.38
211.33
Rushing Yards
113.25
44.22
Rush Attempts
34.50
4.78
Yards Per Rush
3.28
0.67
Interceptions
0.50
1.22
Fumbles
1.50
0.44
Fumbles Lost
0.75
1.11
Total Turnovers
1.25
6.78
Penalties
8.88
53.56
Penalty Yards
77.00
27:10
Time on Field
29:55
72.44
Number of Plays
68.63
5.95
Yards Per Play
4.95
3.78
Punts
6.13
39.68
Punt Average
38.39
95.78
Return Yards
70.00

Head To Head

KENT
Stat Type BOWL
5-5
Record
5-5
5-5
ATS
5-5
5-5
O/U
5-5
28.20
Score
32.10
185.90
Rush Yds
186.40
30.30
Pass Attempts
33.00
58.42
Completion %
59.70
209.50
Passing Yds
263.20
395.4
Total Yds
449.6
1.60
Turnovers
1.40
KENT
Stat Type BOWL
3-0
Record
0-3
2-1
ATS
1-2
2-1
O/U
2-1
50.33
Score
21.33
310.67
Rush Yds
156.33
33.00
Pass Attempts
33.00
69.70
Completion %
58.59
293.67
Passing Yds
191.33
604.33
Total Yds
347.67
0.00
Turnovers
1.67
Oct 2/21 (1 of 10)
KENT
Stat Type BOWL
Home
Away
27
Score
20
-16.5
ATS
+16.5
56 o
O/U
56 u
262
Rush Yds
55
28
Pass Attempts
46
53.57
Completion %
63.04
134
Passing Yds
263
396
Total Yds
318
0
Turnovers
2
Nov 10/20 (2 of 10)
KENT
Stat Type BOWL
Away
Home
62
Score
24
-20.5
ATS
+20.5
55 o
O/U
55 u
295
Rush Yds
260
35
Pass Attempts
20
65.71
Completion %
30.00
372
Passing Yds
105
667
Total Yds
365
0
Turnovers
1
Sep 21/19 (3 of 10)
KENT
Stat Type BOWL
Home
Away
62
Score
20
-12
ATS
+12
62 o
O/U
62 u
375
Rush Yds
154
36
Pass Attempts
33
86.11
Completion %
69.70
375
Passing Yds
206
750
Total Yds
360
0
Turnovers
2
Oct 30/18 (4 of 10)
KENT
Stat Type BOWL
Away
Home
35
Score
28
-0
ATS
0
68 o
O/U
68 u
225
Rush Yds
86
24
Pass Attempts
38
58.33
Completion %
55.26
157
Passing Yds
231
382
Total Yds
317
1
Turnovers
1
Oct 31/17 (5 of 10)
KENT
Stat Type BOWL
Home
Away
16
Score
44
+1.5
ATS
-1.5
48 o
O/U
48 u
144
Rush Yds
227
35
Pass Attempts
19
45.71
Completion %
73.68
140
Passing Yds
174
284
Total Yds
401
4
Turnovers
0
Nov 15/16 (6 of 10)
KENT
Stat Type BOWL
Away
Home
7
Score
42
-2.5
ATS
+2.5
54 o
O/U
54 u
9
Rush Yds
420
28
Pass Attempts
24
53.57
Completion %
50.00
245
Passing Yds
177
254
Total Yds
597
0
Turnovers
3
Oct 24/15 (7 of 10)
KENT
Stat Type BOWL
Home
Away
0
Score
48
+13
ATS
-13
59 o
O/U
59 u
55
Rush Yds
153
25
Pass Attempts
45
48.00
Completion %
64.44
111
Passing Yds
449
166
Total Yds
602
2
Turnovers
0
Nov 12/14 (8 of 10)
KENT
Stat Type BOWL
Away
Home
20
Score
30
+14.5
ATS
-14.5
55 o
O/U
55 u
22
Rush Yds
207
47
Pass Attempts
36
57.45
Completion %
61.11
306
Passing Yds
315
328
Total Yds
522
5
Turnovers
2
Sep 7/13 (9 of 10)
KENT
Stat Type BOWL
Home
Away
22
Score
41
+6.5
ATS
-6.5
43.5 o
O/U
43.5 u
138
Rush Yds
219
28
Pass Attempts
25
53.57
Completion %
76.00
164
Passing Yds
357
302
Total Yds
576
1
Turnovers
0
Nov 17/12 (10 of 10)
KENT
Stat Type BOWL
Away
Home
31
Score
24
+3
ATS
-3
47 o
O/U
47 u
334
Rush Yds
83
17
Pass Attempts
44
52.94
Completion %
50.00
91
Passing Yds
355
425
Total Yds
438
3
Turnovers
3

Team Records

KENT
Record BOWL
3-6
All
5-4
3-1
Home
3-2
0-5
Away
2-2
0-0
Neutral Site
0-0
3-6
ATS
3-5-1
1-3
ATS Home
2-3
2-3
ATS Away
1-2-1
0-0
ATS Neutral Site
0-0
3-6
O/U
6-3
1-3
O/U Home
2-3
2-3
O/U Away
4-0
0-0
O/U Neutral Site
0-0
KENT
Record BOWL
2-3
All
4-1
2-1
Home
2-1
0-2
Away
2-0
0-0
Neutral Site
0-0
0-5
ATS
2-3
0-3
ATS Home
1-2
0-2
ATS Away
1-1
0-0
ATS Neutral Site
0-0
1-4
O/U
2-3
0-3
O/U Home
0-3
1-1
O/U Away
2-0
0-0
O/U Neutral Site
0-0
KENT
Record BOWL
3-6
All
5-4
3-1
Home
3-2
0-5
Away
2-2
0-0
Neutral Site
0-0
3-6
ATS
3-5-1
1-3
ATS Home
2-3
2-3
ATS Away
1-2-1
0-0
ATS Neutral Site
0-0
3-6
O/U
6-3
1-3
O/U Home
2-3
2-3
O/U Away
4-0
0-0
O/U Neutral Site
0-0

Gametime Weather

Weather
6:00pm Clear
15ºC / 59ºF
34% Humidity
0% Precipitation
3% Cloud Cover
Wind Impact Stadium Type Open
Field Image
Arrow Image 6
mph

Injuries

NamePositionInj Desc
No Reported Injuries
NamePositionInj Desc
No Reported Injuries

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