The Bowling Green Falcons (4-4) are 5.5-point favorites when they host the Ball State Cardinals (2-6) in conference action on Wednesday, November 1, 2023 at Doyt L. Perry Stadium. The over/under is set at 40 points for the contest.
Tune in to ESPN2 to see the Falcons play the Cardinals.
Falcons vs. Cardinals Game Info
- Date: Wednesday, November 1, 2023
- Time: 7:00 PM ET
- Channel: ESPN2
- Livestream: Stream NCAA football on Fubo and ESPN+
- City: Bowling Green, Ohio
- Venue: Doyt L. Perry Stadium
- While the Falcons rank 27th in total defense with 330.8 yards allowed per game, they’ve been slightly less successful on offense, ranking 10th-worst (300.8 yards per game).
- On offense, the Falcons rank 103rd in the FBS with 22.3 points per game. Meanwhile, they rank 62nd in points allowed (330.8 points allowed per contest).
- Bowling Green has been a bottom-25 pass offense this season, ranking 10th-worst with 154.1 passing yards per game. The Ddfensive unit is ranked 26th in the FBS (195 passing yards allowed per game).
- The Falcons rank 79th in run offense (146.6 rushing yards per game) and 57th in run defense (135.8 rushing yards allowed per game) this year.
- While Bowling Green’s third-down defense ranks 83rd with a 39.5% third-down conversion rate allowed per game, the offense has been worse, ranking 19th-worst with a 33% third-down conversion rate.
- The Falcons have the 63rd-ranked turnover margin in college football at even, forcing 15 turnovers (sixth in the FBS) while turning it over 15 times (125th in the FBS).
- Ball State has not been getting things done on offense, ranking seventh-worst with 295.4 total yards per game. It has been better on defense, surrendering 362.1 total yards per contest (55th-ranked).
- Ball State has not been getting things done offensively, ranking fifth-worst in the FBS with 16.1 points per game. It has been more productive on defense, giving up 29 points per contest (96th-ranked).
- The Cardinals rank 14th-worst in passing yards per game (160), but they’ve been more productive on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 85th in the FBS with 236.9 passing yards surrendered per contest.
- Ball State ranks 92nd in the FBS with 135.4 rushing yards per game on offense, and it ranks 41st with 125.3 rushing yards allowed per contest on the defensive side of the ball.
- The Cardinals’ third-down offense has been bottom-25 this season, posting a 33.6% third-down percentage, which ranks 25th-worst in the FBS. Defensively, they rank 93rd with a 40.6% third-down rate surrendered.
- Ball State has struggled in terms of turnovers, as the team’s turnover margin of -5 is 22nd-worst in the FBS.
- Terion Stewart has recorded 670 rushing yards with seven touchdowns (83.8 yards per game across eight games). His 6.1 yards per attempt rank 44th in college football.
- Connor Bazelak has passed for 890 yards, five touchdowns and six interceptions this year. He averages 127.1 yards per game and 6.3 per attempt, while completing 57.4%.
- Through eight games, Taron Keith has picked up 132 yards on the ground, averaging 16.5 yards per game and scoring one touchdown.
- Keith has gotten zero targets in the passing game and has 24 catches (three per game) for 224 yards (28 per game) and one TD.
- Marquez Cooper averages 73 rushing yards per game this year (584 total yards), while scoring two rushing touchdowns.
- On top of his impact on the ground, Cooper has caught 14 passes (on zero targets) for 130 yards (fourth on the Cardinals). He’s averaging 16.3 yards per game.
- In eight games, Kiael Kelly has 234 passing yards, while throwing zero touchdowns against one interception and completing 51.1% of his attempts.
- Kelly also has two rushing touchdowns and 343 rushing yards (second on the Cardinals).
- In five games this season, Layne Hatcher has racked up 566 passing yards, with four touchdowns against zero interceptions and completing 65.3% of his passes.