Eastern Illinois Panthers vs Bowling Green Falcons 9/6/2023 – As the college football season unfolds, fans are gearing up for another exciting matchup. On Saturday, the Eastern Illinois Panthers will step onto the field at Doyt L. Perry Stadium to take on the Bowling Green Falcons. Both teams are coming off contrasting performances in their season openers, setting the stage for a thrilling showdown. The college football picks today are updated online with the latest odds and betting trends for this entertaining game.
Eastern Illinois Panthers vs Bowling Green Falcons 9/6/2023
|When:||Saturday, September 9, 2023 2:00 PM ET|
|Where:||Doyt L. Perry Stadium|
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Eastern Illinois enters this game with a 1-0 record, thanks to their dominant 27-0 victory over Indiana State. The Panthers showcased a formidable defense that held Indiana State to just 219 total yards of offense while forcing an astonishing six turnovers. Among these turnovers were two electrifying pick-sixes by the Panthers’ secondary in the second quarter, a testament to their defensive prowess.
On the offensive side, quarterback Pierce Holley displayed composure, passing for 244 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. Kevin Daniels led the rushing attack with 57 yards, while Eli Mirza contributed 27 rushing yards. In the receiving department, Mirza led the way with 82 yards, while Justin Bowike hauled in 61 yards and a touchdown reception. Eastern Illinois’ defense was relentless, forcing two fumbles and making four interceptions, setting the tone for their shutout victory. This stellar defensive performance undoubtedly gives them confidence heading into their clash with Bowling Green.
In contrast, the Bowling Green Falcons are looking to bounce back from a disappointing season opener. They suffered a 34-24 loss to the Liberty Flames, despite gaining 328 yards of total offense. The game’s defining factor was turnovers, with Bowling Green committing five turnovers, including a pick-six by Liberty.
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Starting quarterback Connor Bazelak struggled, passing for just 71 yards with three interceptions. Backup quarterback Camden Orth, who might get the starting nod on Saturday, fared slightly better with 66 passing yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions. Ta’ron Keith led the ground game with 69 rushing yards and one touchdown, while Odieu Hiliare was the leading receiver with 59 yards and a touchdown reception.
The Falcons’ season opener highlighted the importance of ball security, and they will undoubtedly focus on protecting the football against Eastern Illinois. Turnovers proved costly in their loss to Liberty, and Bowling Green will aim to rectify that issue moving forward.
As the Eastern Illinois Panthers face the Bowling Green Falcons, college football enthusiasts can expect an intriguing battle. Eastern Illinois, buoyed by their resounding victory and strong defensive showing in the season opener, will seek to continue their winning momentum. Pierce Holley, the Panthers’ quarterback, will look to exploit any vulnerabilities in the Falcons’ defense.
Bowling Green, on the other hand, will aim to rectify their turnover woes and put up a more competitive fight at home. A strong defensive performance and better ball security will be key to their success. The Falcons understand the importance of bouncing back and notching their first win of the season.
Eastern Illinois Panthers Betting Pick
Eastern Illinois are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Eastern Illinois’ last 7 games.
Eastern Illinois are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games.
Eastern Illinois are 2-18 SU in their last 20 games on the road.
Panthers are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Mid-American conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Eastern Illinois’ last 6 games played in September.
Bowling Green Falcons Betting Trends
Bowling Green are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Bowling Green’s last 9 games.
Bowling Green are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Bowling Green’s last 5 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Bowling Green’s last 5 games played in September.
Bowling Green is 0-5 SU in their last 5 games played in week 2.
Eastern Illinois Panthers vs Bowling Green Falcons Betting Pick
While Eastern Illinois boasts a 1-0 record and a strong defense, Bowling Green is determined to redeem themselves after their season-opening loss. College football is known for its unpredictability, and this matchup promises to be another captivating chapter in the 2023 season. So, mark your calendars for Saturday’s clash at Doyt L. Perry Stadium, and get ready to witness the Eastern Illinois Panthers take on the Bowling Green Falcons. College football aficionados are in for an exciting battle as these two teams strive for victory on the gridiron. This game will be a close call between the two. However, the Panthers hold the upper hand and are predicted to win as per the college football betting website.
Score Prediction: Panthers 23, Falcons 21.