NCAA Game Summary - Akron at Bowling Green|
(Friday, November 20th)
Final Score: Bowling Green 36, Akron 20
Bowling Green, OH (Sports Network) - Tyler Sheehan threw for 338 yards and a
pair of touchdowns, as the Bowling Green Falcons notched a 36-20 win over the
Akron Zips in Mid-American Conference play at Perry Stadium.
Sheehan completed 23-of-32 pass attempts for BGSU (6-5, 5-2 MAC), which won
its third game in a row. His main target was Freddie Barnes, who hauled in 12
balls for 197 yards and two scores. Chris Bullock paced the ground attack,
rushing for 90 yards and a touchdown on just eight carries.
Patrick Nicely led the charge for Akron (2-9, 1-6), as he completed 22-of-32
tosses for 259 yards and two touchdowns. Andre Jones grabbed eight of those
passes for 114 yards and a touchdown, while Jeremy Bruce had five receptions
for 47 yards and a score.
Akron put the first points on the board with a 27-yard field goal by Branko
Rogovic just over four minutes into the game.
The Falcons responded just a few minutes later with a four-yard touchdown run
by Willie Geter.
Midway through the second half, the Zips regained the lead, as Nicely threw a
10-yard touchdown pass to Bruce.
Late in the first half, BGSU registered a safety to make a 10-9 game heading
into the break.
The Falcons took the lead for good midway through the third quarter, as
Sheehan tossed a four-yard touchdown pass to Barnes. The duo hooked up a again
just minutes later, only this scoring strike came from 15 yards away.
Rogovic booted a 30-yard field goal late in the third quarter, pulling Akron
within 10 points.
BGSU extended its lead early in the final frame behind a one-yard touchdown
run from Bullock.
Akron, though, refused to go quietly and answered immediately with a 34-yard
scoring strike from Nicely to Jones.
The ensuing kickoff, however, was returned 41 yards for a touchdown by Keith
Morgan, sealing the victory for the Falcons.
The Falcons rolled up 474 yards of total offense and converted 10-of-14 third-
down chances in the game.
11/20 22:13:56 ET