The Bowling Green Falcons have had a week to prepare for their upcoming game with the Toledo Rockets this Saturday. Two weeks ago in Starkville, MS, the Falcons pushed the Mississippi State Bulldogs to the limit losing a tough ball game 21-20. Bowling Green will look to move to 4-0 in the conference when the Falcons look to slow down the Rockets’ strong offensive attack.
Bowling Green hangs its hat with the MAC’s top-rated defense. The Falcons are giving up 17.1 points per game and have been very good at forcing teams to methodically work down the field. The Falcons do not give up a lot of big plays and are solid once an offense reaches the red zone. Bowling Green is giving up 163 rushing yards per game and is yielding 191 passing yards per game.
The Falcons will look to slow down a Toledo Rockets team that is coming off an impressive double-overtime victory over Navy last week. The Rockets were able to rack up 426 total yards of offense against the Midshipmen.
Led by running back David Fluellen, Toledo was able to rush for 321 yards in the win. Fluellen had a solid afternoon, rushing for 160 yards and one touchdown on 20 carries. The bright spot of the offense this year has been the solid offensive line play. On the season, the Rockets have given up three sacks and given their quarterbacks time to find the team’s big-play wide receivers.
Look for the Falcons to stuff the line of scrimmage and force quarterback Terrance Owens to beat them with his arm. On the year , Owens has completed 60.3 percent of his passes with five touchdowns and six interceptions.
Defensively, the Rockets are giving up 27.9 points per game and are very opportunistic with a +8 in turnover margin. Toledo is yielding 182 rushing yards per game and is giving up 231 passing yards per game.