Ohio State starts out its season against the defending MAC champion, Bowling Green. Check out the Ohio State vs. Bowling Green fearless prediction and preview.
Ohio State vs. Bowling Green Game Preview
Date: Saturday, September 3rd
Game Time: 12:00 pm ET
Venue: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH
Why Bowling Green Will Win
The Falcons will try to keep the passing game going. They averaged 367 yards per game through the air last season, and while they lost most of the key parts, new offensive coordinator Kevin Klimer comes from a Texas Tech background and wants to keep winging it around the yard.
The experience might not be there, but the Bowling Green O should keep the air-show pressure on the rebuilding Buckeye defense that’s starting all over again in some spots.
Why Ohio State Will Win
The Buckeyes will try going a bit more up-tempo offensively with J.T. Barrett spreading the ball around, but it’ll be too tempting and too easy to line up and blast away with the outstanding offensive line.
Bowling Green has decent experience and upside on D, but it gave up too many sustained drives throughout last season, and it will from the start when pounded on. The team isn’t going to do much this year when it comes to time of possession, and it’ll turn out to be costly in the opener.
What’s Going To Happen?
Urban Meyer will try getting his inexperienced team rolling out of the gate against the program that became a big stepping-stone to his legendary head coaching career. Everything will be kept relatively simple on both sides of the ball, and it’ll work.
Offense, keep the thing moving and use the athleticism at the skill spots, and the power from the line, to get up early. Defense, fly around into the backfield and be disruptive. There won’t be a problem. The Buckeyes will look great.
Ohio State vs. Bowling Green Prediction
Final Score: Ohio State 45, Bowling Green 16
Line: Ohio State -27.5, o/u: 62.5
ATS Confidence: 5: Lock of the Century – 1: Move Along … 3
Must See Rating: 5: Any Ryan Lochte interview – 1: Bridget Jones’s Baby … 2.5