Scores

Final

Ball State 13

(1-6, 1-3 MAC)

Bowling Green 51

(4-2, 2-1 MAC)

4:00 PM ET, October 16, 2004

Doyt Perry Stadium, Bowling Green, OH

1 2 3 4 T
BALL 0 3 3 713
BGSU 21 14 9 751

Top Performers

Passing: O. Jacobs (BGSU) - 279 YDS, 4 TD

Rushing: A. Givens (BALL) - 28 CAR, 123 YDS

Receiving: D. Ridgeway (BALL) - 13 REC, 125 YDS

Bowling Green 51, Ball State 13

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) -- Bowling Green scored on five of its first six possessions, with Omar Jacobs passing for three touchdowns and running for another, to beat Ball State 51-13 on Saturday night.

Jacobs, who later added a fourth touchdown pass, threw scoring passes covering 29 yards to P.J. Pope, 4 yards to Cole Magner, 11 yards to Charles Sharon and 18 yards to Steve Sanders. Pope added a 1-yard touchdown run for the Falcons (4-2, 2-1 Mid-American Conference).

Jacobs hit on 19 of 25 passes for 279 yards without an interception or sack.

Charles Wynn scored on a 1-yard run midway through the fourth quarter for the only touchdown for Ball State (1-6, 1-3).

Bowling Green's defense posted eight sacks for losses totaling 61 yards while holding the Cardinals to 92 yards rushing on 46 attempts.

Adell Givens rushed 28 times for 123 yards for Ball State and Cole Stinson completed 18 of 42 passes for 193 yards. Dante Ridgeway had 13 receptions for 125 yards.

Brian Jackson added two field goals for the Cardinals.

The Falcons' B.J. Lane closed the scoring with a 93-yard kickoff return.

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