No. 24 San Jose State rallies to beat Bowling Green, 29-20, in Military Bowl

12/27/2012
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San Jose State safety Cullen Newsome (39) tackles Bowling Green wide receiver Chris Gallon (81) during the first half of the Military Bowl.

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San Jose State safety Cullen Newsome (39) tackles Bowling Green wide receiver Chris Gallon (81) during the first half of the Military Bowl.
San Jose State safety Cullen Newsome (39) tackles Bowling Green wide receiver Chris Gallon (81) during the first half of the Military Bowl.

WASHINGTON -- The Bowling Green State University football team lost to San Jose State 29-20 in the 2012 Military Bowl.

Bowling Green finishes with an 8-5 record, while San Jose State finishes 11-2.

In the fourth quarter the Falcons, who were trailing 19-13, capped an eight-play, 68-yard drive with a 1-yard TD run by John Pettigrew to lead 20-19 with 10:26 left.

But the Spartans drove 68 yards on 13 plays to set up a 27-yard field goal by Austin Lopez to lead 22-20 with 4:43 left.

On BG's next possession quarterback Matt Schilz was sacked and fumbled, and SJSU recovered to set up a 1-yard TD run by De'Leon Eskridge with 2:34 left.

 

Review Blade staff writer John Wagner's blog from the game by clicking the play button below: