After suffering a crushing 52-14 loss to Western Michigan, the Minutemen looked ready for a Bye week.
Despite having an extra week to prepare for Bowling Green, several sites have UMass as 16- to 17.5-point dogs this weekend. While UMass looks to be trending downward after its setback in Kalamazoo, the Falcons are riding high. Last weekend, Bowling Green crushed Miami (OH) 37-12.
The Falcons (4-3) are looking at the possibility of being bowl eligible after the next two weeks, so it seems unlikely that they would look past the Minutemen. After UMass, they return home to play an 0-6 Eastern Michigan squad.