Akron @ Bowling Green
Current Records: Akron 1-4; Bowling Green 2-3
What to Know
After two games on the road, the Bowling Green Falcons are heading back home. The Falcons and the Akron Zips will face off in a Mid-American battle at noon ET Saturday at Doyt L. Perry Stadium. Given that these two teams suffered a loss in their last game, they both have a little extra motivation heading into this contest.
Bowling Green came up short against the Kent State Golden Flashes last week, falling 27-20.
Meanwhile, it was all tied up 10-10 at halftime, but Akron was not quite the Ohio Bobcats’ equal in the second half when they met last week. Akron took a hard 34-17 fall against Ohio.
Bowling Green is the favorite in this one, with an expected 13.5-point margin of victory. They might be worth taking a chance on against the spread as they are currently on a three-game streak of ATS wins.
The losses put the Falcons at 2-3 and the Zips at 1-4. A couple defensive stats to keep an eye on: Bowling Green is 231st worst in the nation in rushing touchdowns allowed, with 11 on the season. Akron has experienced some struggles of their own as they are stumbling into the game with the 243rd most touchdowns allowed in the nation, having given up 25 on the season. It’s possible one of these Achilles’ heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 12 p.m. ET
- Where: Doyt L. Perry Stadium — Bowling Green, Ohio
- TV: ESPN Plus
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $6.00
The Falcons are a big 13.5-point favorite against the Zips, according to the latest college football odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Falcons as a 13-point favorite.
Bowling Green have won four out of their last six games against Akron.
- Dec 05, 2020 – Akron 31 vs. Bowling Green 3
- Nov 02, 2019 – Bowling Green 35 vs. Akron 6
- Nov 17, 2018 – Bowling Green 21 vs. Akron 6
- Sep 30, 2017 – Akron 34 vs. Bowling Green 23
- Nov 09, 2016 – Bowling Green 38 vs. Akron 28
- Oct 17, 2015 – Bowling Green 59 vs. Akron 10