BOWLING GREEN — The Bowling Green State University football team defeated Akron 31-14 at Doyt Perry Stadium today.
The Falcons improved to 4-1 overall and 2-0 in the Mid-American Conference, while the Zips are now 1-4 and 0-1.
BG scored the only touchdown of the fourth quarter by driving 80 yards on 13 plays, with Travis Greene scoring on an 11-yard run.
Greene finished with 142 yards rushing on 24 carries while catching four passes for 71 yards and a TD.
Matt Johnson was 11-for-11 passing for 153 yards in the second half. For the game he was 18-for-24 for 229 yards and two touchdowns.
The Bowling Green State University football team leads Akron 24-14 after three quarters at Doyt Perry Stadium today.
The Falcons twice drove for touchdowns in the period as quarterback Matt Johnson was 8-for-8 passing for 123 yards in the quarter.
BG drove 69 yards on 11 plays before William Houston scored on a two-yard TD run with 6:47 left in the period. Then the Falcons capped a six-play, 60-yard drive with a 30-yard pass from Johnson to Travis Greene with 1:41 left in the quarter.
The Bowling Green State University football team trails Akron 14-10 at halftime at Doyt Perry Stadium today.
The only score of the second quarter was by the Falcons, who capped a 10-play, 65-yard drive when Matt Johnson completed a 22-yard TD pass to Shaun Joplin with 1:41 left in the half.
BG allowed the Zips just 65 yards of total offense in the second quarter after surrendering 134 yards and two touchdowns in the first period.
The Bowling Green State University Falcons trail Akron 14-3 after one quarter at Doyt Perry Stadium today.
The Zips scored touchdowns on their first two possessions, getting a 51-yard TD toss from Kyle Pohl to L.T. Smith on the first before Pohl capped a 12-play, 72-yard drive with a three-yard TD run.
Bowling Green, which had just 66 yards of total offense in the first quarter, got their lone points on a 29-yard field goal by Tyler Tate at 9:31 of the period.