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.
Alabama coach Nick Saban took exception with the media's outlook on his team prior to Saturday's win at Georgia, lashing out at those that "buried" the Crimson Tide.
Despite a 1-4 start to the season and a 7-11 record since taking over at Texas, coach Charlie Strong has ongoing support from school officials and key boosters, according to several sources.
The frustrations of Texas Longhorns players spilled into the media and Twitter on Monday afternoon, raising concerns about whether coach Charlie Strong is dealing with a divided locker room.
Already dealing with depth issues at wide receiver, Ohio State has lost a second contributor at the position for the rest of the season.
Michigan senior Mario Ojemudia suffered an Achilles injury this weekend that will end his season and college career, coach Jim Harbaugh said Monday.
Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk, who already missed Saturday's win over South Carolina, has been suspended from the team indefinitely, coach Gary Pinkel said Monday.