Bowling Green rallies to beat Central Michigan 24-13
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Jarret Doege threw for a touchdown, Andrew Clair ran for a score and Bowling Green cashed in on an on-side kick and a turnover to beat Central Michigan 24-13 on Saturday.
Trailing 13-0 at halftime, the Falcons scored on Andrew Clair's 29-yard run, recovered the ensuing on-side kick and pulled ahead 14-13 six plays later when Doege hit Dorian Hendrix on a 2-yard pass.
Marcus Milton went into last season with questions.
He was thrown into the fire, switching from cornerback to safety a week into Bowling Green’s fall camp and having never played his new position at the collegiate level.
But with Jamari Bozeman’s season-ending injury, and Milton’s athleticism, it was foolish not to have him on the field as much as possible.
As it stood, Milton would have rotated with the cornerbacks. After the switch, he’d rarely come off the field.
AMHERST, N.Y. – Mike Jinks was hoping to use Tuesday night’s game at Buffalo as a measuring stick – not only to see where his team was overall, but especially the defensive backs and safeties.
The back end had performed well through most of the Mid-American Conference season. Young corners such as Cam Jefferies and Montre Gregory have shown growth, and veteran Clint Stephens had shown flashes of his old self.
There have been many issues with Bowling Green’s football team this season — an obvious statement for a team that’s gunning for its third win of the year tonight.
The Falcons have been particularly worrisome on defense. Yet, it was that defense that kept Bowling Green in the game in last week’s 38-28 win over Akron.
Wilson, Coppet lead Bowling Green past Akron 38-28
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Donovan Wilson ran for 119 yards and a touchdown and Fred Coppet had 116 and two scores to help Bowling Green turn back Akron 38-28 on Wednesday night.
Wilson, who entered the game with 131 yards, scored on a 22-yard run with 2:12 left — one play after the Zips failed to cover the kickoff following the Falcons' tiebreaking field goal.
A 76-yard fumble return by Marcus Milton gave Bowling Green (2-8, 1-5 Mid-American), the defending league champions, a 28-10 lead.
Youth is the common theme surrounding the Bowling Green defense as it prepares to open the season Saturday at Ohio State.
Arguably the youngest defensive unit is the back five, which is likely to see four players see their first game action other than special teams.
What other way to get it started than against the sixth-ranked Buckeyes?
Ohio State and Bowling Green are set to kickoff at noon in Ohio Stadium.