NCAA Game Summary - Bowling Green at Miami-Ohio|
(Saturday, September 24th)
Final Score: Bowling Green 37, Miami-Ohio 23
Oxford, OH (Sports Network) - Matt Schilz threw three touchdown passes and
Anthon Samuel added the longest touchdown run in school history to help Bowling
Green defeat Miami-Ohio 37-23 in the MAC opener for both teams.
Samuel finished with 121 yards on 16 carries - but most of the total resulted
from his 96-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter that broke the school
record and broke the game open for Bowling Green (3-1, 1-0 MAC). It was the
third 100-yard rushing game for Samuel this season.
Schilz completed 19-of-24 passes for 183 yards and one interception.
Miami-Ohio (0-3, 0-1 MAC) was led offensively by quarterback Zac Dysert, who
finished 25-of-40 with two interceptions, but added a rushing touchdown.
Receiver Nick Harwell registered his second consecutive 100-yard receiving
game, finishing with eight catches for 139 yards.
After Miami-Ohio fumbled deep inside its own territory, Bowling Green struck
the scoreboard first when Jordan Hopgood ran for a two yard touchdown with 3:15
left in the first quarter.
Miami-Ohio responded early in the second quarter, when Wes Williams intercepted
a Schilz pass and returned it six yards for a touchdown. Schilz countered by
driving Bowling Green 62 yards in eight plays, finding Alex Bayer on a four
yard touchdown pass to push the Falcon's lead to 13-7.
After Erik Finklea's one yard touchdown dive gave Miami-Ohio the lead with 6:06
remaining in the half, Bowling Green reclaimed the lead with a one yard
touchdown pass from Schilz to Kendall Montgomery.
Miami-Ohio kicker Mason Krysinski hit a 45-yard field goal as time expired in
the first half, and the RedHawks trailed 20-17 lead heading into recess.
Schilz engineered a 16 play, 89 yard drive capped by a seven yard touchdown
pass to Kamar Jorden with 3:23 left in the third quarter, and Bowling Green
went up 30-17 following Stephen Stein's 35 yard field goal early in the fourth
Dysert pulled Miami-Ohio within seven on the next drive, scoring on a one-yard
run. Less than a minute later, the Falcons received the biggest play of the
game after Samuel busted through the line and scored the 96-yard touchdown,
pushing the lead to 37-23. The previous longest run in Bowling Green history
was by Mike McGee, who ripped off a 93-yarder against Central Michigan in 1987.
09/24 18:07:36 ET