AKRON 14 0 0 0 14
BOWLINGGRN 3 7 14 7 31
Date of game: 9/28/2013

Recap: Bowling Green vs. Akron

Bowling Green, Ohio (Sports Network) - Travis Greene led the way for the Bowling Green Falcons as they defeated Mid-American Conference rival Akron Zips, 31-14, at Doyt L. Perry Stadium.

Greene had 142 rushing yards on 24 attempts and 71 receiving yards on four catches, with two total touchdowns. Falcons (4-1,2-0 MAC) quarterback Matt Johnson went 18-for-24 through the air for 229 yards and two touchdowns. Shaun Joplin caught five passes for 78 yards and a score.

The Zips (1-4,0-1) were led on offense by quarterback Kyle Pohl, who went 22- for-37 passing with 199 yards and a touchdown. He also added 26 rushing yards and a touchdown on six rushes. L.T. Smith had five catches for 89 yards and a score. Jawon Chisholm had nine carries for 28 yards.

On Akron's first drive of the game, Pohl hit Smith on a 51-yard touchdown pass to put the Zips up 7-0 with 12:38 remaining in the opening stanza. Bowling Green answered on their next drive by going 64 yards on an eight-play drive that ended with a 29-yard field goal by Tyler Tate.

The Zips strong offensive attack continued as Pohl led his team to another score on their next drive. Pohl kept the ball himself and ran it in for a three-yard touchdown that gave the Zips a 14-3 edge on the scoreboard with 5:39 left to play in the first quarter.

Neither side managed to score any points in the second quarter until Johnson connected with Joplin on a 22-yard touchdown throw at the 1:41 mark of the frame. Joplin's touchdown grab reduced Akron's lead to 14-10 at the game went into halftime.

After forcing a three-and-out to start the third quarter, Bowling Green drove down the field on an 11-play drive that included a 3rd-and-14 conversion to get it to 1st-and-goal. The Falcons capped off the drive with a two-yard touchdown run by William Houston.

The Falcons offense continued to play well on the following drive and scored on a 30-yard touchdown pass from Johnson to Greene, which put them ahead, 24-14, with 1:41 remaining in the third quarter.

The Zips responded by getting the ball down to the one-yard line but were stopped on third-and-goal. Robert Stein missed the short field goal attempt with 12:50 left to play which kept Akron behind by a double-digit margin.

Bowling Green took advantage of the situation by running off as much of the clock as possible. They took 8:01 off the clock with a 13-play drive that ended with an 11-yard touchdown rush by Greene. The Falcons scored 28 straight points after being down 14-3 in the first period of play.

The Falcons are off to a hot start this season, they are 4-1 for the first time since 2003. This also marks the first time they have won their first two conference games since 2005.

Bowling Green was able to withstand a strong Akron pass rush that sacked Johnson six times, including three from C.J. James.

Game Notes

Gardner to start for embattled Michigan

Devin Gardner will return to the starting quarterback position for Michigan when the struggling Wolverines take the field Saturday at Rutgers following a tumultous week for the program.

NASCAR News
The Inside Line: Stewart still coping with tragedy

Seven weeks after his involvement in an accident that took the life of Kevin Ward Jr. during a sprint car race on a dirt track in Upstate New York, Tony Stewart continues to deal with emotions surrounding the tragic incident.

Cardinals' Palmer sees shoulder specialist

The Arizona Cardinals' plans on having Carson Palmer back under center following their bye week have appeared to have hit a snag, as the veteran quarterback was excused from Wednesday's practice to see a specialist about his ailing right shoulder.

Nothin' but Net: Coaching hot seat already burning

With NBA Media Day barely behind us, it's perfect fair and reasonable to already speculate as to which coaches will be fired soonest.

2014-15 San Jose Sharks Preview

In another move that bucks tradition, the Sharks completely revamped their on- ice leadership structure not by selecting new players to wear the precious singular letters on their uniforms, but by stripping the captaincy from Joe Thornton, removing the alternate tag from Patrick Marleau and leaving the other "A" vacant after Dan Boyle signed as a free agent with the Rangers.

Latest Sports Photos
Latest Sports Photos
0 Votes
Team CHOCOLATE MILK member Owen Hammond recovers post-race with lowfat chocolate milk after finishing 140.6 miles at IRONMAN Chattanooga.

0 Votes
a skydiver was injured when attempting to land in a pre game show at the Lookouts opening game on 4/3/2014

0 Votes
SEC Champions Alabama created by artist Ben Teeter S/N C.O.A. available for the dedicated Alabama fan!

1 Vote
first catch of the season looks like a good year

0 Votes
Gina McLeroy Spring City, TN

0 Votes
Our Son Brandon McLeroy MTSU Football 2011 Gina McLeroy Spring City TN

1 Vote
this is James Howard telling Gracie what to do.

0 Votes
Riverbend fun!

0 Votes
I nees a four letter word for the outside layer of a tree.

0 Votes
Cameron is a rising athlete. He has a God given talent for the game of football. This picture is of him stopping the ball carrier in our game in the ...
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.