Kent State (3-4, 2-1 MAC) prepares this week to play host after doing what many people thought they couldn't do: beat UMass on the road. The Golden Flashes are now one game away from being back at .500 and only three wins away from being bowl eligible for only the third time in school history. Before looking too far forward, they have to face one of the most prolific offenses in entire country, the Bowling Green Falcons.
Bowling Green (5-2, 3-0 MAC) is coming off of a dominating win this past weekend against an over-matched Akron team. With their only two losses of the season coming against Tennessee and Memphis, this team is battle tested, and ready to see what the rest of the MAC has in store for them as they dive deeper into conference play.
Quick Game Info
Date and time- Saturday October 23rd, 2015 @ 1:00 p.m.
Location- Dix Stadium in Kent, Ohio.
Streaming/TV- The game will be streamed on the WatchESPN app or ESPN3.com
Radio- Kent State fans can catch the game on the Flashes radio network on iHeart Radio. For BGSU fans, the game will be broadcast here.
Odds- Most betters have Bowling Green favored by about 14 points, with an over/under of 60 points. 67% of betters expect BGSU to cover.
Players to Watch
George Bollas (QB, Kent)- Bollas took the starting job last week, and he doesn't appear to be giving it back any time soon. Bollas has an opportunity to cement himself as the starter against a sub-par BGSU defense that has been bailed out thus far by an offense no one has been able to stop thus far.If Bollas is able to take care of the ball, and make smart decisions, anything can happen.
Demetrius Monday (CB Kent) - It cannot be said enough- the kid makes plays. From forcing fumbles, to locking down opposing WR1's, (Tajae Sharpe) Monday does it all for this Kent State defense, don't expect that to change this week.
Matt Johnson (QB, BGSU) Johnson leads the conference in several statistics thus far this season, and he has had no problem competing against SEC level defenses, Big Ten defenses, and almost took down Memphis. What makes us think Kent State can stop him?
Travis Greene (RB, BGSU) If Johnson ends up limited due to this Kent State defense, it is going to be up to Greene to burn the clock, and gain positive yardage. Greene plays a crucial role in determining the outcome of this game, because if the Falcons are unable to establish the run, look for 3-man rushes in the second half.