MTSU vs. Western Michigan Pick
2015 Bahamas Bowl Prediction
Two of the nation’s best passing attacks meet up the second annual Bahamas Bowl as Western Michigan and Middle Tennessee meet for the first time ever. The Blue Raiders finished the season with five wins in six games after a midseason slump, while Western Michigan was one of four teams to tie atop the MAC West Division with a 6-2 conference record.
Players to watch
Blue Raiders quarterback Brent Stockstill has completed 66.7 percent of his passes for 3,678 yards and 27 touchdowns.
Western Michigan wide receiver Daniel Braverman ranks second in the FBS with 103 receptions for 1,266 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Western Michigan averages 35.4 points per game, while Middle Tennessee puts up 33.8.
Broncos wide receiver Corey Davis topped 1,200 yards and hauled in 11 touchdowns among his 82 receptions.
Middle Tennessee boasts a pair of dynamic receivers in Ed’Marquess Batties, who has 13 touchdown receptions, and Richie James, who ranks third in the FBS with 100 receptions.
The Blue Raiders are competing in their fifth bowl game, all since 2006, and have a prior record of 1-3.
Western Michigan quarterback Zach Terrell has thrown for 3,225 yards and 27 touchdowns.
The Broncos are 0-5 in previous bowl appearances, with only Ball State having more losses without a bowl win among FBS teams.
Blue Raiders running back Jeremiah Bryson is questionable with a shoulder injury.
Middle Tennessee is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Middle Tennessee’s last 5 games
Western Michigan is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Western Michigan’s last 6 games
Bahamas Bowl Pick: MTSU +4 & under 64.5
Bahamas Bowl Score Prediction: MTSU 30 – Western Michigan 28
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