The San Jose St Spartans from the WAC conference will face the Bowling Green Falcons from the MAC conference in the Military Bowl in an NCAA college football game on Thursday afternoon December 27th. Kick off time from RFK Stadium in Washington D.C. is scheduled for 3PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by ESPN.
The betting odds opened up in the Military Bowl with the San Jose St Spartans favored by -7 points with an over under line of 47 points. Early money has shown on the Spartans as San Jose St is now favored by -7 ½ points. The over under has not moved off the opener of 47 points.
There have been no recent college football meetings between Bowling Green and San Jose St. CFB Trend: San Jose St Spartans are 4-0 ATS in their past four games.
San Jose St completed a nice 2012 campaign with a record 10-2 on the season. The team was good to their backers with an against the spread record of 10-2. After a 49-27 home defeat to eventual WAC champion Utah St the Spartans have won six straight wins to close out the season. Their only other loss came in week one at Stanford 20-17 as a +25 ½ point road underdog. The Spartans has a notable win at Navy, San Diego St and at home to BYU. The Spartans were good on both sides of the football by ranking 30th in total offense at 451 yards per game and 28th in total of defense allowing 351 yards per contest. They score 35 points and allow 21 points per game ranking in the top 25% of college football in both categories. Junior quarterback David Fales completed 72% of his throws with 31 touchdowns and 9 picks.
The Bowling Green Falcons concluded play in the MAC conference with a mark of 8-4. They trended strongly to the under this season with a 10-1 mark under the total in their eleven lined games. They started out of the gates at 1-2 with a close road loss at Florida and a 27-15 defeat on the highway to Toledo. They faced off with Kent St in November 17th for control of the MAC conference east division and lose 31-24 at home by a -2 ½ point favorite in a big game. They bounced back with a 21-7 home win a week later to Buffalo as a -8 ½ point favorite. Bowling Green is a strong defensive team in 2012 as the club ranked 289th in total defense by allowing 289 yards per game and were 9th in total defense giving up nearly 16 points a contest. They were good defending both the pass and run. On offense the Falcons struggled for points with just 23 a game ranking 93rd in all of college football and gained 379 yards a game which is 87th best in the colleges. Junior quarterback Matt Schilz completes just 56% of his throws with 14 touchdowns and 12 picks.