NCAA Game Summary - Marshall at Bowling Green|
(Saturday, September 18th)
Final Score: Bowling Green 44, Marshall 28
Bowling Green, OH (Sports Network) - Quarterback Matt Schilz ran for one
touchdown and threw for another as the Bowling Green Falcons defeated the
Marshall Thundering Herd, 44-28, in a non-conference affair at Doyt Perry
Schilz converted 19-of-25 passes for 181 yards and survived four sacks, while
Willie Geter ran for 100 yards on 31 carries in the win for Bowling Green
(1-2) while also grabbing five receptions for 86 yards. Tyrone Pronty caught
three balls for 69 yards and one touchdown.
Marshall (0-3) was led by a terrific performance from running back Andre
Booker, registering 121 yards and one touchdown on just seven carries (17.3
ypc). Brian Anderson converted 20-of-44 passes for 191 yards and a score, but
he was also picked off four times in the disappointing outing.
The Falcons were off to a hot start, striking on the initial drive of the game
as Schilz hooked up with Kamar Jorden for a five-yard touchdown toss as
Bowling Green led 7-0 out of the shoot.
The only other score in the opening quarter came when Dwayne Woods picked off
Anderson for a 78-yard interception return to pay dirt, pushing the Falcons to
a 14-0 advantage.
BGSU continued to put the pressure on Marshall in the second quarter by taking
advantage of yet another interception from the hands of Anderson, this time
the throw was picked by Jovan Leacock. The Falcons only needed 16 yards to
reach the end zone, and did so as Schilz capped off the drive with a one-yard
touchdown dash giving Bowling Green the 21-0 advantage.
Marshall was finally able to stop the bleeding on its next drive, as Andre
Booker raced 68 yards for the touchdown, making the score 21-7 in favor of the
However, Bowling Green struck again later in the quarter on a two-yard
touchdown run by Jordan Hopgood as the Falcons moved out to a 28-7 lead.
The Herd was able to bring the tally to 28-14 before halftime as Anderson was
able to connect with Antavious Wilson on a six-yard touchdown strike with one
second remaining in the second stanza.
Marshall took over in the third quarter, receiving two separate one-yard
touchdowns runs from A.J. Graham and Martin Ward as the battle moved on to the
fourth quarter tied at 28-28.
Bowling Green decided to return the favor in the final quarter, starting with
a 27-yard field goal from Bryan Wright to take a 31-28 lead.
The Falcons then jumped to a 37-28 advantage after Aaron Pankratz completed a
31-yard touchdown to Tyrone Pronty. The drive was only good for six points as
Wright missed on the extra point.
BGSU continued to take full control of the showdown when Jerry Gates took an
interception in for a score from 29 yards out as the Falcons held off the
Thundering Herd by a 16-point margin at home.
The Falcons were able to convert 50 percent (9-of-18) of their third-down
plays, helping to fend off Marshall which was just 5-of-14 in similar
09/18 23:22:49 ET