THE FALCONS: Bowling Green comes into the game with a 2-0 record including a 1-0 mark in conference play. The Falcons are 1-0 at home and 1-0 on the road and received seven votes in this week's Associated Press poll. Bowling Green opened the season with a 34-7 victory at home over Tulsa and last week defeated Kent State 41-22 on the road.
AGAINST THE BIG TEN: Bowling Green is 5-15 all-time against schools currently in the Big Ten. This, however, is the first meeting ever between Indiana and Bowling Green. The Falcon's five victories against Big Ten opponents have come against Minnesota, Northwestern and Purdue. Bowling Green has defeated Purdue twice and Northwestern twice. In fact, against those two teams, Bowling Green has a perfect all-time record of 4-0.
ROAD SUCCESS: Dating back to last season, Bowling Green has won four consecutive true road games. In those games, the Falcons outscored their opponents 115-46. Against BCS opponents, from automatic qualifying conferences however, Bowling Green has dropped five road games in a row. The last win on the road against a school in that category was in 2008 when the Falcons beat Pittsburgh, 27-17.
DEFENSE STEPS UP: Kent State actually led Bowling Green 22-17 late in the first half last week before things began clicking for the Falcons on defense. Over the final 34 minutes and 40 seconds, Bowling Green's offense outscored Kent State 24-0 and outgained the Golden Flashes 341-59. Bowling Green limited Kent State to 27 yards on 20 plays in the first five possessions of the second half.
TEN YEARS SINCE 3-0: If Bowling Green beats Indiana Saturday it will mark the Falcons' first 3-0 start since the 2003 season. Interestingly, BG beat a Big Ten team from the state of Indiana as part of that run, too. In '03, Bowling Green opened 3-0 with wins over Eastern Kentucky, Purdue and Liberty.
A YEAR AGO: Bowling Green posted its first eight-win season since 2007 last year. It went 6-2 in the MAC and eventually played in its 10th bowl game in history and fifth in the last 10 years. The Bowling Green defense ranked sixth in the nation in yards allowed per game (296.0). Bowling Green returned nine starters from that defensive unit.
RED ZONE PRODUCTION: The Falcons are one of 41 teams in the nation that are perfect in the red zone this season. Bowling Green has had seven touchdown and four field goals in 11 trips inside the opponents' 20-yard line this season.
RUNNING WILD: Bowling Green has a potent running attack led by Travis Greene who has gained 233 yards in the first two games. Bowling Green ran for 233 yards on 53 carries in the opener with Tulsa and 219 yards on 46 carries last week against Kent State.
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