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BGSU scrimmage promises exciting season

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Head coach Dave Clawson talks to his team before the Bowling Green State University football scrimmage Thursday, 08/18/11, at Doyt Perry Stadium in Bowling Green, Ohio.

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Jerseys and headsets sit on the bench before the scrimmage. The game was BG's second scrimmage of fall camp.

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Tyler Tate (98) takes a drink before the scrimmage. After the game, coach Clawson was confident the Falcons would have a good season.

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Coach Clawson talks to his team before the game. Unlike BG's first scrimmage, this game utilized the entire offense and defense.

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Running back Jason Rice (27) runs through defenders. The game was cut short when a heavy rain pelted players off the field.

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Wide receiver Heath Jackson (85) dodges defenders during the scrimmage. The game highlighted almost every play imaginable: long touchdown passes, interceptions, fumble recoveries, blocked punts, safeties, and more.

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Wide receiver Shaun Joplin (83) sweeps through defenders. After an initial score for the BG offense, the defense generally had the better of play.

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Quarterback Trent Hurley fumbles the ball. The game was sloppy compared to BG's first scrimmage, but coach Clawson said he wasn't worried.

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Running back John Pettigrew (20) fights through defenders. Coach Clawson said the additional offense and defense kept the game from being as clean as the first scrimmage, but saw it as an opportunity to fix any problems.

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Coach Clawson watches the action during the scrimmage. He said he expects a good season for the Falcons.

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Quarterback Matt Schilz throws a pass. The Falcons will play their first game Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011.

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Wide receiver Adrian Hodges (9) scores a touchdown after snagging a 67-yard pass.

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Fans came out to support the Falcons even before the season kicks off in September.

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Coach Clawson shouts instructions during the scrimmage. He said he saw all problems during the game as opportunities to improve.

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Footballs lay along the sidelines before the scrimmage begins. Players said after a good camp and scrimmages, they hope to carry the success over to the fall season.

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