Bowling Green at Indiana preview


Bowling Green at Indiana

■ Time: Noon

■ Records: BG is 2-0, Indiana is 1-1


■ Radio: 1470, 99.1

■ Series: First meeting

■ Favorite: Indiana by 3

■ Notes: The Falcons look to start the season with three victories for the first time since 2003. That Falcons team beat two Big Ten opponents — Purdue and Northwestern. … BG has a 5-15 all-time record against current Big Ten teams, losing its last three since beating Minnesota to open the 2007 season. … This is the third of five straight home games for Indiana, while the Falcons are on the road for the second week in a row. … BG has won four consecutive true road games dating to last year, outscoring those four opponents 115-46. … The Falcons have lost five straight road games to BCS automatic qualifying teams, with their most recent victory coming in a 27-17 defeat at Pittsburgh in 2008. … While Indiana is 36-8-1 all-time against Mid-American Confernce opponents, the Hoosiers lost to Ball State in each of the past two seasons. … Indiana averaged 311.2 yards passing per game last season, which was tops in the Big Ten and also ranked 17th-best nationally. … What makes the Hoosiers offense tough for defenses to deal with is the speed at which it operates. Last year, Indiana ran a play every 20.3 seconds and had 12 touchdown drives that lasted no more than 60 seconds.