EMICHIGAN 3 0 0 0 3
BOWLINGGRN 14 0 7 3 24
Date of game: 10/27/2012

Recap: Bowling Green vs. Eastern Mich

Bowling Green, OH (Sports Network) - John Pettigrew ran for 136 yards on 24 carries to help lead the Bowling Green Falcons to a 24-3 victory over the Eastern Michigan Eagles in a Mid-American Conference game at Doyt Perry Stadium.

Bowling Green (6-3, 4-1 MAC) has won five straight games. Quarterback Matt Schilz completed 9-of-20 passes for 78 yards. Receiver Shaun Joplin caught two passes for 58 yards and scored once.

Eastern Michigan (1-7, 0-4), which is coming off a win against Army, struggled offensively all day. Tyler Benz completed 11-of-24 passes for 114 yards, threw one interception and was sacked five times. Running back Bronson Hill only had 57 yards rushing on 13 carries.

On the opening drive, the Falcons scored first on a trick play when Jordan Hopgood completed a pass to Shaun Joplin for 53 yards.

The Eagles came right back when Dylan Mulder made a 42-yard field goal.

Andre Givens capped an eight-play, 84-yard drive as he ran for a 27-yard touchdown to put the Falcons up 14-3 at the end of one period of play and eventually the first half.

In the second half BGSU added to the lead as Chris Jones recovered a fumble and returned it 23 yards for a touchdown to make the score 21-3. Early in the fourth quarter, Tyler Tate made a 28-yard field goal for the Falcons and added on to their lead, 24-3.

Bowling Green outgained EMU in total yards, 356-178, and held the Eagles to just 3-of-12 on third down. Ranked last in the nation in rushing yards allowed (313.4 ypg), Eastern Michigan permitted 225 net yards to the Falcons on the afternoon.

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