|1||Aug. 29 (Th)||vs. Morgan State|
|2||Sept. 7||@ Kansas State|
|3||Sept. 14||vs. Louisiana Tech|
|4||Sept. 21||@ Kent State|
|6||Oct. 5||@ Notre Dame|
|7||Oct. 12||vs. Toledo|
|8||Oct. 19||vs. CMU|
|9||Oct. 26||@ WMU|
|12||Nov. 13 (Wed)||@ Miami||ESPN2/ESPNU|
|13||Nov. 19 (Tues)||vs. Ohio||ESPN2/ESPNU|
|14||Nov. 29 (Fri)||@ Buffalo||ESPNU/CBSSN/ESPN3/ESPN+|
Bill Connelly’s info on the Falcons
Projected S&P+ rank: 123
Avg. 5-year rank: 94
Returning production rank overall/offense/defense (%): 98/43/120 (56%/71%/42%)
4-year recruiting rank (2019 rank): 113 (126)
There’s a lot of reasons to not totally believe in Bowling Green this year, but the schedule still opens up somewhat fairly.
The first game of the Scot Loeffler era will be at home, facing Morgan State from the FCS. Considering that Loeffler and much of his staff previously worked together at Michigan and Tyrone Wheatley is the new head coach for Morgan State, this is about to be too damn Michigan. Then a trip to Kansas State, also going through a coaching change, then back home to face Louisianna Tech (homecoming).
MAC play will open up on Week 4 with a trip to Kent State. After winning every game from 2013 through 2017, BG ended up losing last year’s meeting 35-28 at home.
BG will take a BYE in late September, then will play at Notre Dame, who was in the College Football Playoff last year as a 3-seed, after finishing the regular season 12-0.
The Battle of I-75 will be a home event on October 12. The Falcons enter this rivalry game as losers in the last nine contests. The next two games will be crossover MAC games (vs. CMU, at WMU), then will leg out MAC East play the rest of the way — vs. Akron, at Miami, vs. Ohio, at Buffalo.
If a lot of things go really right for BG, then there are enough opportunities in November to put a dent in the standings. But, BG hasn’t been good during the Jinks years and the coaching hires have been… interesting, so it’s safest to just wait and see if this team will be fun to watch or not.