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It's certainly worth tuning in for Greene.
The Matchup: Bowling Green (10-3) vs. Pittsburgh (6-6), Dec. 26, 6 p.m. ET on ESPN
The Falcons are coming in on a roll, winners of five consecutive games.
That includes topping then-No. 14 Northern Illinois in the MAC title game on Dec. 6.
All of that was made possible by a rushing attack that has taken off in recent weeks. More specifically, running back Travis Greene (261 CAR, 1,555 YDS, 11 TD) has made life miserable for opposing defenses.
On the other hand, the Panthers have stumbled a bit in their first year in the ACC.
The team isn’t going to blow you away with its offense, but Pittsburgh has been pretty solid on defense. Through 12 games, the team ranks No. 42 in total defense (374.1 YPG) and No. 23 in scoring defense (21.1 PPG).
Given the uncertainties of the Bowling Green coaching staff—after head coach Dave Clawson bolted to Wake Forest—this game could be a lot closer than most people think.
It’s certainly a good watch on the day after Christmas. If not for the game itself, it's a good opportunity to get a look at one of the nation's most underrated running backs in Greene.
Those returns can wait an extra day.