Here are my Week 1 Bowling Green Predictions:
- Shady is going to have a big stat padding game, although I have a feeling he will get much less carries than he will later in the season. Also I expect to see Shady touching the ball more in the passing game. Stat Line: 16 carries, 144 yards, and 2 TD's 4 receptions 50 yards
- Bill Stull will have a fairly decent game against a weak defense. With Bowling Green keying on Shady early I could see us stretching the field and getting a big play or two. More importantly Stull needs to come out of this game injury free. Stat Line: 16 for 21 220 yards 2 TD's
- Our leading receiver is going to be the returning Derek Kinder. He will have a couple of decent sized gains but will catch the majority of the passes from Stull. The main thing to look for with Kinder is how he makes his cuts and deals with the physicality of the game. Stat Line: 6 receptions 115 yards
- The defense is going to have a giant game and I could see them creating a turnover or two once they get used to the offense of Bowling Green. Look for much more pressure and a big sack total from the defense. This will be a great opportunity to see the level of talent we have on the defensive side of the ball.
Pitt 31 Bowling Green 7