Mississippi State Football First Look: Bowling Green

Mississippi State First look-Bowling Green

Mississippi State football meets Bowling Green on Saturday in Starkville. Here is your first look at Bowling Green.

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Bowling Green Season So Far

Date Opp. Time/Result Location
09/03 UCLA L 17-45 Away
09/10 E Kentucky L 57-59 Home
09/17 Marshall W 34-31 Home
09/24 Miss State 12:00 pm Away
10/01 Akron 3:30 pm Away
10/08 Buffalo 8:00 pm Home
10/15 Miami (OH) 8:00 pm Home
10/22 Central Mich 1:00 pm Away
11/02 W Michigan 7:00 pm Home
11/09 Kent State 7:00 pm Home
11/15 Toledo 7:00 pm Away
11/22 Ohio 7:00 pm Away

Key Stats

Stat Mississippi St Bowling Green
Scoring Offense 44.0 36.0
Scoring Defense 20.0 45.0
Total Offense 486.5 323.3
Rushing Offense 101.5 87.3
Passing Offense 385.0 236.0
Team Passing Eff. 170.08 131.28
Total Defense 305 538.3
Rushing Defense 84.5 192.7
Pass Yards Allowed 220.5 345.7
Team Pass Eff. Def. 99.58 152.66
Turnover Margin -0.5 1.67

Bowling Green Injuries and Suspensions

[C] Jakari Robinson (Eligibility) – Questionable.
[WR] Austin Osborne (Upper Body) – Out.
[RB] Terion Stewart (Personal) – Out.

Source: statfox.com

Challenges for Mississippi State

Many of Bulldog fans are probably yawning at the thought of State playing the Bowling Green Falcons. However, these Falcons have shown an ability to score points in bunches. They scored 57 against Eastern Kentucky and 34 on the Marshall Thundering Herd.

Matt McDonald is the man behind center for the Falcons. So far this season he’s thrown for 690 yards while completing 67 of 119 passes for 10 touchdowns and no interceptions. He has over 4,000 yards passing for 25 touchdowns in his Bowling Green career. He passed for over 280 yards against both EKU and Marshall. Definitely, Mississippi State has one of the best passing offenses in the nation but to win the Bulldog defense has to be able to slow McDonald and the Falcon passing attack.

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 11:00 AM CT (12:00 PM ET). Watch this SEC football game on the SEC Network.

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