South Alabama looks to go 2-0 for the first time in nearly a decade facing a Bowling Green team that has not won a game in nearly two years.
South Alabama cruised in their season opener and that is a good start after last season’s 4-11 season. They have a good playmaker at QB and played solid defense in their first game and look to win on the road where they were under .500 last season.
Bowling Green was beaten badly in their season opener and that is not a surprise since they were on the road and faced Tennessee of the SEC. The team only played five games last season and not only did they lose them all but their closest game was a 31-3 loss to Akron. They have a tough home task against a Jaguars team that forced four turnovers in their opener and looked solid in the aerial attack.
A Rare Look at 2-0
At Least they CoveredBowling Green was routed by Tennessee in their season opener losing 38-6 but at least they covered the spread as a massive 37-poijnt favorite. In the Falcons held in there in the first half but were outscored 24-0 in the second half. They gave up 470 total yards and were on 2/14 on third down. The one bright spot is that their pass game was not bad and they forced the game’s only turnover.
Senior QB Matt McDonald passed for 187 yards with no TD and no INT in the loss to Tennessee. At least he was not picked off and last season was his first at Bowling Green where he had one TD and six picks. Three players for the Falcons had at least 40 receiving yards in the loss to the Vols. Nick Mosley led Bowling Green with 26 rushing yards in the last game averaging 3.3 yards per carry. The Falcons are a team that is loaded with freshmen and they need their senior QB to have a big game to beat South Alabama.
The Bowling Green Falcons are:
- 3-12 ATS vs. a team with a winning record
- 10-26 ATS in their last 36 games as an underdog
- 3-11 ATS in their last 14 games as a home underdog
- 3-15 ATS in their last 18 non-conference games
- 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS win
The South Alabama Jaguars are:
- 9-4 ATS vs. a team with a losing record
- 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games as a favorite
- 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in September