The Scoop on Bowling Green vs. Ohio
- Published: Wednesday, 07 November 2012 14:35
- by Doug Samuels
Having to follow up last night's conference match up of Toledo and Ball State will be no easy task, but tonight Bowling Green (6-3, 4-1) and Ohio (8-1, 4-1) will give it a shot in a meeting between two quality Mid American Conference teams.
Last season, this game went down to the wire, with Ohio escaping with a 29-28 win. However, over the past two weeks the Falcon defense has played lights out defensively, not allowing a single touchdown. In their past five wins, Ohio has scored at least 34 points. Something has to give.
Dave Clawson and his staff have the Bowling Green program hitting on all cylinders right nowl. The Falcons have won their past five straight games, and have ran for at least 200 yards in four of those five games. During that same span, they have also have not allowed an opponent to run for more than 100 yards, and their defense has scored just as many touchdowns as they have allowed as a defensive unit (3).
Frank Solich and his Bobcats have won their last 14 out of 16 (and are undefeated at home this season). Solich's last five losses (dating back to the beginning of 2011) have come by a total of 22 points, or an average of just over 4 points per game. Ohio has also put together a 9-1 mark in midweek games dating back to 2009.
Weekday MACtion games rarely disappoint, and we don't see any disappointment on tap tonight. Be sure to tune in for some quality football