Another Bowl game on this coming Wednesday the 23rd of December with the 2015 GoDaddy Bowl the brings together the 8-4 Georgia Southern Eagles (Sun Belt) playing the 10-3 Bowling Green Falcons (Mid-American-East) with the game being played at the Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama with the kick-off scheduled for 8:05 PM ET and seen on ESPN TV.
For those that Bet on College football at an Offshore sportsbook the early odds have the Bowling Green Falcons favorites at -8 with the Over/under at 66 ½ and -200 on the Money Line, while the Georgia Southern Eagles are the underdogs at +8 and +260 on the ML.
This game brings to teams with different offensive styles, as the Eagles have a triple option offense and run the ball vigorously, while the Falcons who have gone to their passing game to win their ball games this 2015 season.
The fans of the 8-4 Georgia Southern Eagles like to keep the ball on the ground, as they test their opponents with their offense of triple option, with which they lead the FBS with rushing yardage at 356 each game. Their RB M. Breida is leading the rushing game with 16 touchdowns on 1,550 yards, while RB L. Ramsby trails with 12 touchdowns pm 774 yards rushing and then QB K. Ellison has 8 touchdowns on his rushing yardage of 645 yards.
Normally the Eagles have had a lot of success running the ball, and continuing that type of play could see them win this game with Bowling Green in this GoDaddy Bowl, as the Falcons have allowed their opponents to score 21 touchdowns this season running the ball. But don’t be surprised if the Falcons QB Ellison throws some deep routes against the Falcons as they have a tendency to struggle with their passing defense that has allowed 248 yards each game. Thus QB Ellison has 3 passes for touchdowns this season all which were of relatively long distance, as the 25 yard TD passes to receivers D. Keaton and J. Dean, and then a 61 yard TD pass to WR W. Fields.
On defense the Eagles have been solid as they have only allowed their opponents some 335 yards each game which ranks 21st in the FBS. Their defensive secondary is led by star DB A. Glover who has 6 interceptions to date, and thus he will likely be covering the Falcons star receiver R. Lewis. Also the DL S. Williams leads the Eagles front seven with his 11 tackles for losses while have 4 sacks this season. In their ultimate 5 games, the Eagle has been victorious in 3 of those games.
Then if you like the 10-3 Bowling Green Falcons whom are ranked in the FBS at 5th with 43 points each game, and then 4 averaging 561 yards in each game to date. Their star has been QB M. Johnson who has 43 touchdowns this season and passing yardage of 4,705 yards. Most of QB Johnson’s touchdowns passing has been to his favorite targets in receivers F. Dieter with 959 yards in receptions and R. Moore with 872 yards on receptions to date. But that could be stalled against the Eagles who have a very solid pass defense that has only allowed opponents on average some 204 yards passing in each game this season.
If the Eagle defense should slow down the Falcon passing game, they will revert to running the ball with a strong RB in T. Green who is always expected to turn in positive yardage, and he is leading his team with 14 touchdowns and 1,222 yards rushing, and they also have RB F. Coppet whom has carried the ball some 135 times this season for 797 yards.
The Falcons offense just may be able to get past the strong defense of the Eagles, and their strong defense helps their offense to have more playing time, as they have 86 tackles this season for losses and that ranks them at 30th in the FBS. Their duo of talented players on defense, are DL T. Roster and LB A. Valdes and both have 11 tackles for losses in 2015. The Falcons this season are with 10 wins and 3 losses this season.
The online wagering prediction for this game is that the Bowling Green Falcons have too much talent and will beat the Eagles of Georgian Southern with a big margin in the score!