SEC Football Preview: Bowling Green at Mississippi State

Mississippi State-Bowling Green football preview

Mississippi State hosts Bowling Green on Saturday in Starkville. 14Powers.com previews this SEC football game and predicts the final score.

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Team Schedules/Results

Mississippi State

Date Opp. Time/Result Location
09/03 Memphis W 49-23 Home
09/10 Arizona W 39-17 Away
09/17 LSU L 16-31 Away
09/24 Bowling Grn 12:00 pm Home
10/01 Texas A&M 12:00 pm Home
10/08 Arkansas 8:00 pm Home
10/15 Kentucky 8:00 pm Away
10/22 Alabama 8:00 pm Away
11/05 Auburn 1:00 pm Home
11/12 Georgia 12:00 pm Home
11/19 East Tennessee State 12:00 pm Home
11/24 Mississippi 7:00 pm Away

Bowling Green

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

College Football Ratings

Rating Mississippi State Bowling Green
ESPN FPI 18 123
Sagarin 25 129
Massey Composite 28 117
PiRate Ratings 17 110

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
3rd Down Conv. Pct 0.64 0.352
4th Down Conv. Pct 1 0.857
3rd Down Conv. % Def. 0.269 0.549
4th Down Conv. % Def. 0.2 0.500
Red Zone Offense 0.9 0.900
Red Zone Defense 0.75 0.812
Net Punting 42.4 34.9
Punt Returns 8.5 18.5
Kickoff Returns 33.5 15
First Downs Offense 61 55
First Downs Defense 32 80
Penalties/Game 6 7.33
Penalty Yards/Game 67.5 61.0

Players to Watch

Mississippi State

QB Matt McDonald, WR Odieu Hiliare, RB Ta’ron Keith, OL Tunde Fatukasi, DL Walter Haire, LB Blaine Spires, DB Chris Bacon, DB Jordan Anderson.

Bowling Green

QB Will Rogers, DB Emmanuel Forbes, RB Dillon Johnson, RB Joquavious Marks, OL LaQuinston Sharp, WR Austin Williams, WR Jaden Walley.

Injuries

Mississippi State

None reported.

Bowling Green

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

Source: statfox.com

Mississippi State vs. Bowling Green Football Series History

Mississippi State leads 1-0

Comments

Bowling Green is not a good team but they can score some points. However, they allow opponents almost 350 yards through the air per game which is bad news if you are playing a Mike Leach coached team. I think the Bulldogs will feast on the Falcons.

14Powers Preseason Prediction

Bowling Green 17, Mississippi St 26

14Powers.com Gameweek Prediction

Mississippi State 49, Bowling Green 17

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

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