NCAA Game Summary - Bowling Green at Kent State|
(Saturday, October 10th)
Final Score: Bowling Green 36, Kent State 35
Kent, OH (Sports Network) - Tyler Sheehan ran for a nine-yard touchdown with
five seconds left in regulation to give the Bowling Green Falcons a dramatic
36-35 win over the Kent State Golden Flashes in Mid-American Conference action
at Dix Stadium.
The Falcons (2-4, 1-1 MAC) trailed 14-0, 28-17 and 35-23 before rallying for
the win, which snapped a four-game losing streak.
Sheehan was 44-of-63 through the air for 505 yards and four touchdowns with
one interception. He established school records for attempts, completions and
passing yards. Freddie Barnes also had a huge game, as he caught 22 passes for
278 yards and three touchdowns, setting new school records for receptions and
receiving yardage in the process.
Jacquise Terry ran for 81 yards and scored two touchdowns for Kent State (2-4,
1-1). Spencer Keith hit on 10-of-20 throws for 141 yards and a score in a
Kent State got on the board less than two minutes into the first quarter when
Sam Kirkland raced 86 yards for a touchdown.
Kent State extended its lead to 14-0 10 minutes later when the Golden Flashes
blocked a field goal attempt and Quinton Rainey returned it 82 yards for a
The Falcons responded with 17 straight points in the second quarter. Sheehan
found Adrian Hodges and Barnes on scoring passes of 11 and eight yards,
respectively, to forge a 14-14 tie with seven minutes left in the first half.
Matthew Norsic's 21-yard field goal just inside the two-minute mark gave
Bowling Green its first lead of the afternoon.
The hosts retook the lead four minutes into the third quarter, when Keith
found Dri Archer with a three-yard touchdown pass. They then extended the
margin to 28-17 on Terry's 12-yard run with four minutes left in the third
Sheehan brought Bowling Green to within five points at 28-23 when he hit
Barnes with a two-yard scoring pass at the start of the fourth quarter.
Terry scored his second touchdown for Kent State on a three-yard run to give
the Flashes a 35-23 lead with 12 minutes left in the game.
Sheehan responded by hitting Barnes with a 45-yard scoring pass to make it a
35-30 game with less than five minutes left.
The final drive covered 74 yards before Sheehan capped the 14-play drive with
a rushing touchdown. The Falcons held the ball for nearly 38 minutes of the
game and converted 8-of-19 third downs and 3-of-4 fourth downs on the
10/10 20:55:28 ET