Northwestern vs. Bowling Green Game Preview & Fearless Prediction
Check out the Northwestern vs. Bowling Green fearless prediction and game preview.
Northwestern (1-1) vs. Bowling Green (0-2) Game Preview
Broadcast, TV, Game Time
Date: Saturday, Sept. 16th
Game Time: 7:30 pm ET
Venue: Ryan Field, Evanston, IL
Oh you Northwestern.
It was too much of a struggle to get by Nevada, and then either 1) Duke is about to go on a run to be an ACC title contender or 2) the Wildcats just aren’t that good.
NU was totally dominated in a 41-17 loss in Durham, and with Maryland, Penn State, Maryland and Iowa coming up next, this is the game everything has to be figured out.
Bowling Green couldn’t do much against Michigan State, and then lost at home to South Dakota. But the offensive talent is there to give Northwestern a tough battle.
One Reason Why Northwestern Will Win
What happened to the Bowling Green passing game?
In 2015, it ripped up everything in its path, finishing the season with over 5,000 yards with 47 touchdowns. In two games, Falcon quarterback James Morgan has hit 30-of-80 passes for 456 yards and two touchdowns with two picks.
He can’t seem to complete a throw.
The run defense hasn’t been a prize, either. So if Northwestern can get Justin Jackson and the ground game going again, and Bowling Green has to rise up and try throwing to get back in the game, it’s going to be a problem.
One Reason Why Bowling Green Will Win
The defense hasn’t been all that bad at making plays in the backfield.
It’s the offense that’s the problem – the D isn’t getting a whole lot of help – but there’s a chance the Falcons could take something away from the Duke film.
The Blue Devils owned the backfield with constant pressure and four sacks. Northwestern finished with a mere 22 rushing yards with Clayton Thorson hitting just 11-of-29 throws for 120 yards and two scores.
Pressure, pressure, pressure. Bowling Green has to apply it from the start.
What’s Going To Happen
Northwestern will bounce back with a solid game, but not one that’ll make anyone think it’s ready to take the Big Ten West.
The defense will stuff Bowling Green early, the offense will find a groove that’ll work late, and in perfect conditions, the Cats will have some fun again before having a whole slew of problems to start the Big Ten season.
Northwestern vs. Bowling Green Prediction
Northwestern 38, Bowling Green 13
Northwestern -21.5 o/u: 55
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