Gradkowski also connected with Hopkins for a 3-yard TD pass with
1:43 left to tie it at 31 for the Rockets (8-3, 6-2 Mid-American
Conference), who finished with 582 yards of offense.
Trinity Dawson, who had 170 yards rushing and two touchdowns,
ran 2 yards to score in overtime to put Toledo in front 38-31.
Bowling Green responded with Omar Jacobs' 25-yard TD pass to Steve
After Joe Timchencko kicked a 37-yard field goal to give the
Falcons a 41-38 lead, Dawson ran 3 yards to the Bowling Green
22-yard line. Gradkowski threw an incomplete pass before he found
Hopkins for the game-winner.
Jacobs completed 25 of 43 passes for 315 yards and three
touchdowns for the Falcons (6-5, 5-3), who dropped into a tie with
Akron and Miami of Ohio for the top spot in the MAC East. P.J. Pope
had 23 carries for 131 yards.
Steve Odom had 10 catches for 146 yards and a touchdown for the
The matchup for the MAC championship game will be determined
when Northern Illinois meets Western Michigan on Wednesday.
If the Huskies beat the Broncos, the Zips will face Northern
Illinois in the championship based on their 24-14 victory over
Bowling Green on Oct. 29.
If Western Michigan wins, the Falcons will take on the Rockets
in the final because Bowling Green's opponents from the West
Division would have a better conference winning percentage than
Akron's crossover opponents.
The RedHawks can't advance to the conference championship game
because they lose tiebreakers to the Falcons and Zips.
Former Blinn College coach Brad Franchione describes Panthers star Cam Newton's transformation from playing at the junior college in 2009 to playing in Super Bowl 50.
North Carolina inked the No. 34-ranked recruiting class in the 2016 cycle with one ESPN 300 (Tomon Fox) and four more four-stars. The class of 2017 is well on the way to besting the 2016 class with four ESPN Jr300 verbals less than one week after signing day with the most recent being in state receiver Ryan Jones Friday.
Oregon running back Thomas Tyner has decided to take a medical retirement after sitting out all of last season because of a shoulder injury.
It hasn't been an easy road at USC for Pat Haden, the former Trojans quarterback turned athletic director, but at 63, he's earned the right to relax.
Readers want to know about all "downer" material, Iowa cutting ties with Stanford and an inherent southern bias in recruiting rankings.
What did we learn from the Big 12 conference sessions this week? Jake Trotter sorts it out in this edition of the mailbag.