Scores

Final

Bowling Green 37

(3-1, 1-0 MAC)

Miami (OH) 23

(0-3, 0-1 MAC)

1:00 PM ET, September 24, 2011

Yager Stadium, OXFORD, OH

1 2 3 4 T
BGSU 6 14 7 1037
M-OH 0 17 0 623

Top Performers

Passing: M. Schilz (BGSU) - 183 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: A. Samuel (FIU) - 16 CAR, 121 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: N. Harwell (KU) - 8 REC, 139 YDS

Bowling Green 37, Miami (Ohio) 23

Associated Press

OXFORD, Ohio. -- After Miami (Ohio) drew within a touchdown early in the fourth quarter, Anthon Samuel sped a record 96 yards to give Bowling Green the clinching touchdown in a 37-23 victory Saturday in the Mid-American Conference opener for both teams. It was the longest run in Bowling Green history, and tied a Yager Stadium record for the longest run from scrimmage.

Matt Schilz completed 19 of 24 passes for 183 yards and three touchdowns to three different Bowling Green receivers. But the Falcons (3-1) needed Samuel's record run after Miami quarterback Zac Dysert's 1-yard run drew the RedHawks (0-3) within 30-23 early in the fourth quarter.

Bowling Green fumbled the ensuing kickoff but recovered on its 3-yard line. Samuel gained a yard on first down, but then burst through the line, up the middle and outran the Miami defense for his record touchdown.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
BGSU
M-OH
1st Downs1519
Total Yards310308
Passing183265
Rushing12743
Penalties3-326-41
3rd Down Conversions5-124-13
4th Down Conversions0-00-2
Turnovers23
Possession32:0927:51

Passing Leaders

Bowling GreenC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Schilz19/241837.631
Miami (OH)C/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Dysert25/402656.602

Rushing Leaders

Bowling GreenCARYDSAVGTDLG
Samuel161217.6196
Martin3155.009
Miami (OH)CARYDSAVGTDLG
Finklea9252.8113
Dysert1580.5116

Receiving Leaders

Bowling GreenRECYDSAVGTDLG
Jorden99110.1120
Cooper35117.0024
Miami (OH)RECYDSAVGTDLG
Harwell813917.4048
Cruse5408.0013

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERBGSUM-OH
TD03:15Jordan Hopgood 2 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 60
SECOND QUARTERBGSUM-OH
TD13:44Wes Williams 6 Yd Interception Return (Mason Krysinski Kick) 67
TD09:22Alex Bayer 4 Yd Pass From Matt Schilz (Stephen Stein Kick) 137
TD06:06Erik Finklea 1 Yd Run (Mason Krysinski Kick) 1314
TD01:47Kendall Montgomery 1 Yd Pass From Matt Schilz (Stephen Stein Kick) 2014
FG00:00Mason Krysinski 45 Yd 2017
THIRD QUARTERBGSUM-OH
TD03:23Kamar Jorden 7 Yd Pass From Matt Schilz (Stephen Stein Kick) 2717
FOURTH QUARTERBGSUM-OH
FG14:17Stephen Stein 35 Yd 3017
TD11:03Zac Dysert 1 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 3023
TD10:04Anthon Samuel 96 Yd Run (Stephen Stein Kick) 3723