Michigan State vs. Bowling Green Fearless Prediction & Game Preview
Check out the Michigan State vs. Bowling Green fearless prediction and game preview.
Broadcast, TV, Game Time
Date: Saturday, Sept. 2nd
Game Time: 12:00 am ET
Venue:Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, MI
Michigan State (0-0) vs. Bowling Green (0-0) Game Preview
There are teams that need to get out to a hot start, and there’s Michigan State.
After a rocky offseason coming off a massive disappointment of a 2016 run – inexcusably going 3-9 – the Spartans have to establish right away that they’re different, sharper, and better.
With Notre Dame, Iowa, and at Michigan coming up after a date with Western Michigan, they’ve got to be great right away.
Bowling Green is going to be better. One of the MAC’s biggest stars, it had a clunker of a season of its own in the first season after Dino Babers left for Syracuse. It was a total rebuild of a season, and now head man Mike Jinks has a nice team coming back that should be more dangerous, and more of a player in the MAC again.
This is just the third time the two programs have met, with the Spartans winning in 2007 and getting by 10-7 in 1981. This time around, Michigan State had better win in a walk.
One Reason Why Bowling Green Will Win
The passing game that was so amazing in the 2015 MAC championship season won’t quite be back at that level, but it’ll be dangerous.
Scott Miller leads a loaded group of receivers that gets back seven of the top eight starters, and James Morgan should be ready to roll after getting his feet wet in his first season under center.
As always, there’s upside and talent in the Michigan State secondary, but the safeties have to be replaced and the corners have to be better. At least in the opener, Bowling Green will try bombing away. However …
One Reason Why Michigan State Will Win
The Spartan defensive front should be dominant again.
The front four is experienced, and the linebacking corps should be one of the team’s biggest strengths. The pass rush wasn’t there last season, but as long as it’s not letting Bowling Green get anything going on the ground, the explosion from the Falcons won’t come.
Get that defensive nastiness back, pound away with the running game, and Michigan State might just be Michigan State again.
What’s Going To Happen
Bowling Green will be much, much better as the season goes on, but it’s about to get hit by a hammer.
The Spartans will crush with with the running game that’ll control the clock – expect MSU to have the ball for around 38 minutes – and win with the type of performance that wasn’t there against Furman to start last season, and MSU fans were waiting for throughout 2016.
Michigan State vs. Bowling Green Prediction
Michigan 41, Bowling Green 17
Michigan State -17 o/u: 56
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