TULSA 0 0 0 7 7
BOWLINGGRN 3 3 7 21 34
Date of game: 8/29/2013

Recap: Bowling Green vs. Tulsa

Bowling Green, OH (Sports Network) - William Houston ran for three touchdowns as he carried the Bowling Green Falcons to a lopsided 34-7 win over the Tulsa Golden Hurricane in the season opener for both programs at Doyt Perry Stadium.

Houston carried the ball 10 times for the Falcons (1-0) in his debut, accounting for 29 of the team's 233 rushing yards on the night. Matt Schilz started at quarterback for the hosts, but converted just one of his four attempts before taking a seat in favor of Matt Johnson. The backup connected on 11-of-23 for 151 yards and was intercepted once in the outing.

Tulsa (0-1) was guided by quarterback Cody Green who finished up 17-of-34 for 172 yards before giving way to Dane Evans who hit 3-of-7 for 50 yards and a score late in the meeting.

A slow moving game in the first half, the only points scored through the first 30 minutes of action came from BGSU kicker Tyler Tate who knocked through field goals of 34 and 28 yards in the first and second quarters, respectively.

The first touchdown of the contest came early in the third quarter when Houston bulled his way into the end zone from a yard out, capping a lengthy opening drive in order to give the hosts a 13-0 advantage.

Houston added two more one-yard TD runs in the fourth quarter, while Ryan Burbrink brought back a punt for a score as well, pushing the lead to 34-0 for the Falcons with just under seven minutes left on the clock.

Not even a minute later, with Evans at the helm, Tulsa finally broke through with a 27-yard TD catch by Derek Patterson. Unfortunately, the Golden Hurricane ran out of time and opportunities to cut even further into the deficit.

The visitors finished with just 12 first downs, 51 yards rushing and 273 yards of total offense in the outing.

BGSU was a top-notch defense last season as well, holding four opponents to single-digit scoring and permitting just 16.8 ppg which was tops in the Mid- American Conference and 10th nationally.

On the other side Tulsa, which entered the meeting with a 3-0 advantage in the all-time series, took a huge step backwards from 2012 when the program averaged just under 35 ppg.

Game Notes

Two Payton Award winners on Hall of Fame ballot

Former Walter Payton Award winners Archie Amerson and Michael Payton are among the FCS players eligible for induction into the 2015 class of the College Football Hall of Fame, announced Wednesday.

NASCAR News
The Inside Line: NASCAR's elite eight move on

The Eliminator Round in the new Chase for the Sprint Cup championship begins this weekend at Martinsville Speedway, with the playoff field now trimmed to eight drivers.

Polian, Wolf named Pro Football HOF finalists

Former NFL general managers Bill Polian and Ron Wolf have been selected as finalists for the 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame class under the newly-created contributors category.

Thunder exercise options on Lamb, Adams, Roberson, and Jones

The Oklahoma City Thunder exercised club options on guard Jeremy Lamb, center Steven Adams and forwards Andre Roberson and Perry Jones on Tuesday.

Wild, Coyle agree to 5-year extension

The Minnesota Wild moved to lock up another of their young core on Wednesday, agreeing to terms with center Charlie Coyle on a five-year contract extension.

Featured Partners
www.eastridgeretirementcenter.com
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.