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Ohio @ Bowling Green

Current Records: Ohio 3-8; Bowling Green 3-8

What to Know

The Bowling Green Falcons haven't won a game against the Ohio Bobcats since Nov. 4 of 2015, but they'll be looking to end the drought Friday. Bowling Green and Ohio will face off in a Mid-American battle at noon ET at Doyt L. Perry Stadium. Given that both teams suffered a loss in their last game, they both have a little extra motivation heading into this matchup.

There was early excitement for the Falcons after they claimed the game's first points two weeks ago, but it was the Miami (OH) RedHawks who ended up claiming the real prize. Bowling Green found themselves the reluctant recipients of an unpleasant 34-7 punch to the gut against Miami (OH). The last quarter was a mere formality since it was already 34-7 by the third quarter. RB Terion Stewart put forth a good effort for the losing side as he punched in one rushing touchdown. That touchdown -- a 62-yard rush in the first quarter -- was one of the highlights of the contest.

Meanwhile, Ohio came up short against the Toledo Rockets last Tuesday, falling 35-23. No one had a standout game offensively for the Bobcats, but they got scores from RB Sieh Bangura and WR Chase Cokley.

Special teams collected 11 points for Ohio. K Stephen Johnson delivered a perfect 3-for-3 game.

The Falcons are expected to lose this next one by 6.5. Their home turf has been no bettor's paradise, as they've failed to beat the spread in three of their five home games.

The losses bumped both teams down to an identical 3-8. Two defensive numbers to keep in mind before kickoff: Bowling Green is stumbling into the game with the 239th most rushing touchdowns allowed in the nation, having given up 29 on the season. Ohios have had an even harder time: they are 232nd worst in the nation in rushing touchdowns allowed, with 25 on the season. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.

How To Watch

  • When: Friday at 12 p.m. ET
  • Where: Doyt L. Perry Stadium -- Bowling Green, Ohio
  • TV: CBS Sports Network
  • Live Stream: CBSSports.com or fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Watch on your Phone: CBS Sports App
  • Watch on Connected TV: CBS Sports App on Roku and Fire TV
  • Ticket Cost: $6.00


The Bobcats are a solid 6.5-point favorite against the Falcons, according to the latest college football odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Bobcats as a 6-point favorite.

Over/Under: -109

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Series History

Ohio have won five out of their last six games against Bowling Green.

  • Nov 28, 2020 - Ohio 52 vs. Bowling Green 10
  • Nov 19, 2019 - Ohio 66 vs. Bowling Green 24
  • Oct 20, 2018 - Ohio 49 vs. Bowling Green 14
  • Oct 14, 2017 - Ohio 48 vs. Bowling Green 30
  • Oct 08, 2016 - Ohio 30 vs. Bowling Green 24
  • Nov 04, 2015 - Bowling Green 62 vs. Ohio 24