5 Bowling Green players to watch

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Dec 5, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Bowling Green Falcons wide receiver Gehrig Dieter (4) makes a catch over Northern Illinois Huskies cornerback Mayomi Olootu (5) in the second quarter at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

No. 2 Gehrig Dieter

As was mentioned above, Bowling Green has a stable of productive wideouts. While Lewis is the deep threat, Gehrig Dieter really does it all and even gave Tennessee all they could handle last week, especially in the opening half. Dieter caught seven passes for 133 yards and a touchdown against an established SEC secondary, which is no easy feat.

Dieter is the type of receiver that can making catching the football look so effortless sometimes. He gets off the line of scrimmage very well and uses his frame to make tough catches in traffic. For example, on his touchdown catch, Dieter was held throughout the bulk of his route by Volunteers cornerback Emmanuel Moseley, but still managed to power through the contact and haul in the ball over his shoulder in the end zone. If Bowling Green is being compared to Richmond, Dieter is a similar pass catcher to Reggie Diggs, who Maryland did limit to three catches for just 40 yards. It’s probably a good bet that cornerback Will Likely will draw the assignment of covering Dieter and jamming him at the line of scrimmage is going to be very crucial.