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Previewing Wednesday’s college football play games


Poinsettia Bowl in San Diego

Boise State (8-4) vs. Northern Illinois (8-5)

Time/TV: 4:30 p.m. ET/ESPN. Surface: Grass.

Pregame.com line: Boise State by 8½. Sagarin difference: Boise by 6.40.

A tour to balmy southern California is a good china lining, though to be honest conjunction of these teams accustomed to hoisting discussion trophies during a finish of a deteriorate courtesy 2015 as a finish success.

The Huskies during slightest got to play for a MAC climax though weren’t versed to keep adult with Bowling Green interjection to a spate of injuries. They won’t get many magnetism from a Broncos, however, who had their possess crew issues.

For now, NIU will be led by QB Ryan Graham. He took over when starter Drew Hare tore an Achilles tendon though is entrance behind from a leg damage himself. Graham could use a large tour from TB Joel Bouagnon.

Boise will opposite with QB Brett Rypien, who was pulpy into use as a beginner when Ryan Finley went down, and TB Jeremy McNichols, who has been a outrageous assistance with belligerent support.

GoDaddy Bowl in Mobile, Ala.

Bowling Green (10-3) vs. Georgia Southern (8-4)

Time/TV: 8 p.m. ET/ESPN. Surface: Artificial.

Pregame.com line: Bowling Green by 7. Sagarin difference: Bowling Green by 10.21.

Speaking of Bowling Green, a MAC champion Falcons demeanour to top off a superb deteriorate with a feat opposite a Eagles, a longtime FCS energy creation their play debut. Both programs paid a cost for their success, however, as their conduct coaches were lured divided to other jobs (BGSU’s Dino Babers to Syracuse and a Eagles’ Willie Fritz to Tulane).

The Falcons seem well-equipped to hoop a transition with QB Matt Johnson in charge. His inclusive aerial conflict facilities WRs Roger Lewis and Gehrig Dieter, though a Georgia Southern invulnerability contingency also keep tabs on maestro TB Travis Greene, a hazard out of a backfield holding handoffs and throwing brief balls.

Georgia Southern has defended a temperament as an choice team, with QB Kevin Ellison during a controls for many of a season. His primary belligerent gainers are Matt Breida and L.A. Ramsby, who contingency find room to ramble from a commencement to keep a manly Falcons’ offense from building an early cushion.

Jeff Sagarin’s energy ratings uncover a relations strength of teams.

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