The theme -- Bowling Green loooooooves to pass. Its 300 yards per game was 12th in the nation. That said, their rushing offense hasn't been much to speak of, until the Kent State win two weeks ago. KSU's Doug Martin said, "I dare you to run." And they won the game by doing it. So to say the Falcons can only pass is incorrect.
Key players -- Quarterback Tyler Sheehan has entered the elite level of MAC quarterbacks, along with Nate Davis and Dan LeFevour. Sheehan's downfall is turnovers. He has thrown 10 interceptions. Lately, freshman running back Willie Jeter has made the offense more balanced. Sheehan has three pretty reliable receivers, led by Freddie Barnes. The Falcons have also hit Jeter out of the backfield quite a bit.
How Akron can stop them -- The Zips need to blitz a lot. Bowling Green doesn't protect Sheehan that well. This will be a very important game for Davanzo Tate and Reggie Corner.
The new depth chart is a colossal disappointment to me. Chris Jacquemain is still the starting quarterback. Here are some minor changes... Andre Jones and Phillip Morris now share the secondary kick return job. Bryan Williams remains the primary weapon. John Stec retook the punting job (not that he ever lost it) with an above average game at Buffalo.
The ABJ's David Lee Morgan takes readers through John Mackey's return. The only thing that would make his return more amazing is if Akron was still in the hunt (or somehow got back in it with consecutive wins).
Zippy leads by almost 800 votes over poor, defenseless Cosmo. Vote here.
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