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NCAA Bowling Green BOWLING GREEN, Ohio – The Bowling Green Falcons are 1-1 after destroying Virginia Military Institute Keydets 48-7 and will host the Indiana Hoosiers on Saturday. Indiana defeated the Indiana State Sycamores 28-10 to start the season 1-0.

The Hoosiers put up 566 yards of offense and 28 points last week in a heavy-rushing effort that netted 455 yards on the ground. Junior Tevin Coleman was the biggest beneficiary with 247 yards and two scores helped by a 73 yards scamper while senior D’Angelo Roberts added 135 yards and a score. Junior signal-caller Nate Sudfield had an efficient outing going 11-of-18 for 111 yards. The defense allowed only 170 yards and 10 points led by redshirt senior linebacker David Cooper’s eight tackles. Senior defensive tackle Bobby Richardson added three sacks for 23 yards lost to the defensive effort.

The Falcons are averaging 495.5 yards and 39.5 points per game on offense with a balanced attack keyed by redshirt junior running back Travis Greene’s 220 yards rushing and three scores. Redshirt sophomore James Knapke had his first start last week and has thrown for 237 yards and a score while at the helm. Freshman receiver Roger Lewis has 14 catches for 217 yards and a touchdown. Bowling Green has struggled defensively allowing 563 yards and 33 points per game led by senior defensive back Brian Sutton with 19 tackles, two for loss. Redshirt senior linebacker Gabe Martin has 18 tackles, two for loss.

Keys for Indiana Win

The Hoosiers need to control the tempo on offense and let Coleman and Roberts pile up the yardage. Defensively they must win the battle in the trenches and make the inexperienced Falcons’ QB uncomfortable.

Keys For Bowling Green Win

Knapke must be solid at QB and not get shaken. Staying balanced in the run/pass with Greene will help. Defense has to stop plays at the line.

Key Injuries :

Indiana – Tommy Mister (RB); Caleb Cornett (WR)

Bowling Green – D.J Lynch (LB); Taylor Royster (DL); Zach Colvin (DL); Jude Adjei-Barimah (DB); Will Watson (DB); Matt Johnson (QB); William Houston (RB); Chris Gallon (WR)

Favorite:

Latest Line, Indiana -7.5

Conclusion:

Bowling Green seeks to defend the home turf in the battle of the Midwest while Indiana wants to run home with a win.

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