NCAA Football – Week 11
Wednesday night’s college football betting affair in the MAC is going to be an interesting tussle for sure, as the Ohio Bobcats host the Bowling Green Falcons in a battle in the MAC East.
Bowling Green has an opportunity to get to the MAC Championship Game if it can win out, but it is going to be tough as could be in spite of its five-game winning streak. The defense has been out of this world during this stretch, allowing a total of just 33 points in those five games, including just three touchdowns in those five games. In a conference where defense is generally optional, the Falcons are allowing just 290.0 yards and 15.2 points per game, ranking 8th and 9th respectively this season. It’s not like this offense is slacking either. QB Matt Schilz isn’t have a great year, but he has thrown for 1,752 yards and nine touchdowns. RB Anthon Samuel keeps this offense moving on the ground with his 725 yards and eight TDs on 128 carries on the campaign. If the Falcons have a chance in this game, they are going to have to get Samuel a ton of touches in some way, shape, or form.
Ohio is on the verge of the Top 25 once again, and if it wins out, it is going to finish 12-1, in the Top 25, and as the MAC champs. This is the final home game of the year though, and the rest of this schedule is a nightmare for sure. This might be a team that is 8-1 this year, but when you really look back at it, there is a win over Marshall by three, Massachusetts by three, Buffalo by seven, and Akron by six… Not to mention the loss to the Miami (OH) on the road. This is a team that is just ripe for the picking unless the offense can really get going. This is more or less a two-man offense, as QB Tyler Tettleton and RB Beau Blankenship run the whole show. Tettleton has thrown for 1,900 yards with 15 TDs against just two picks this year, and Blankenship has 1,097 yards on the ground, one of the best marks in the conference. As other teams have proven though, shutting down these two really kills this whole team on both sides of the ball.
The oddsmakers are telling us that this game is going to end in an upset. Bowling Green very well could be the better of these two teams, and we don’t think that the Bobcats have seen a defense like this all year long. This will be a bad home finale for an Ohio team that could ultimately end up falling clear out of a bowl game this year if the stretch run goes poorly. Bowling Green 27 – Ohio 17