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Fast Forward Wk 1 2017 Bowling Green vs. Michigan State “Inside The Numbers”

Bowling Green vs. Michigan State

Notes:
Bowling Green won 4 games in 2016 against 3 FBS opponents (Akron, Kent State and Buffalo) with a combined overall record of 10-26 or .277%. The Falcons won those games by a total score of 107-54 or 17.6 points per game.

 

 
Bowling Green lost 8 games in 2016 to FBS opponents with a combined overall record of 62-42 or .596%. The Falcons lost those games by a total score of 380-164 or 27.0 points per game.

 

 
Since 2007, Bowling Green is 4-6 against the Big 10 and has won those games by a total score of 160-128 or 8.0 points per game. The Falcons lost those six games by a total score of 332-92 or 38.3 points per game.

 

 
Michigan State won 3 games in 2016 against Furman, Notre Dame and Rutgers. Notre Dame and Rutgers were a combined 6-18 overall or .250%.

 

 
Michigan State lost 9 games (Wisconsin, Indiana, BYU, Northwestern, Maryland, Michigan, Illinois, Ohio State and Penn State) in 2016 to opponents with a combined overall record of 74-44 or .627%. The Spartans lost those games by a total score of 292-176 or 12.8 points per game.

 

 
Since 2006, Michigan State is 12-1 against the MAC and have won those games by a total score of 484-157 or 27.2 points per game. The Spartans only loss came in 2009 to Central Michigan by a score of 29-27.

 

 

 
2016 was the only year since 2006, that Michigan State did not play a MAC opponent on their schedule.

 

 
Since 2010, Michigan State is 7-0 week one of the college football season and has won those games by a total score of 219-90 or 18.4 points per game.

 

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