GAMEDAY College Football

Bowling Green 13, Western Michigan 9

Associated Press

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio - Harold Fannin Jr. had a rushing touchdown, Mason Lawler made two field goals and Bowling Green held off Western Michigan 13-9 despite turning it over three times.

Ta'ron Keith returned the second-half kickoff 83 yards and Fannin scored three plays later from 8 for a 13-0 lead.

The Broncos pulled within four points on a field goal with 5:28 remaining in the fourth quarter and forced a three-and-out to get it back with four minutes left. Western Michigan used eight plays to get to the Bowling Green 19 but lost three yards on fourth down.

Matt McDonald was 23-of-31 passing for 161 yards for Bowling Green (5-4, 4-1 Mid-American Conference), which won its third straight conference game.

Bowling Green led 6-0 at halftime after holding Western Michigan to four first downs and 91 total yards.

Western Michigan (3-6, 2-3) scored for the first time with 3:11 left in the third when Corey Crooms caught a short pass over the middle and eluded the Bowling Green safety for a 39-yard touchdown. Crooms finished with eight catches for 151 yards.


Scoring Summary
Second Quarter WestMIBGSU
BGSU FG 12:54 Mason Lawler 24 yard field goal 0 3
BGSU FG 1:45 Mason Lawler 28 yard field goal 0 6
Third Quarter WestMIBGSU
BGSU TD 13:39 Harold Fannin Jr. 8 yard TD run (Mason Lawler Extra Point) 0 13
WestMI TD 3:11 Corey Crooms 39 yard TD pass from Treyson Bourguet (Nick Mihalic 2pt conversion attempt is NO GOOD) 6 13
Fourth Quarter WestMIBGSU
WestMI FG 5:28 Palmer Domschke 31 yard field goal 9 13
Team Stats
  Western Michigan Bowling Green
First downs 16 17
  Rushing 7 8
  Passing 7 8
  Penalty 2 1
3rd Down Efficiency 5-15, 33% 5-14, 36%
4th down efficiency 1-3, 33% 1-1, 100%
Rushes-Yards 36-127 32-128
Passing Yards 191 161
Return Yards 99 166
Completions-Attempts-Int 16-27-1 23-31-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 1-6 4-17
Punts 5 5
Fumbles Lost 2-1 3-3
Penalties - Yards 4-40 5-50
Western Michigan Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
T. Bourguet 16 27 191 1 1
Bowling Green Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
M. McDonald 23 31 161 0 0
Western Michigan Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
S. Tyler 26 93 3.6 0
T. Bourguet 7 29 4.1 0
Z. Abdus-Salaam 2 5 2.5 0
M. Hrabowski 1 0 0.0 0
Bowling Green Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
J. Patterson 10 56 5.6 0
T. Keith 10 53 5.3 0
J. Johnson 3 18 6.0 0
H. Fannin Jr. 1 8 8.0 1
C. Sims 1 5 5.0 0
C. Lewis 1 -1 -1.0 0
M. McDonald 5 -9 -1.8 0
Western Michigan Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
C. Crooms 8 151 18.9 1
A. Sambucci 2 20 10.0 0
J. Galloway 4 15 3.8 0
N. Anderson 1 5 5.0 0
S. Tyler 1 0 0.0
0
Bowling Green Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
O. Hiliare 9 51 5.7 0
C. Sims 4 41 10.3 0
H. Fannin Jr. 2 15 7.5 0
T. Broden 2 15 7.5 0
C. Lewis 1 15 15.0 0
C. Croom 2 11 5.5 0
T. Keith 1 10 10.0 0
L. Gazarek 1 3 3.0 0
J. Johnson 1 0 0.0
0
Western Michigan Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Bowling Green Interceptions
Player Int Yards
C. Bacon 1 39
Western Michigan Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
N. Mihalic 5 217 43.4
Bowling Green Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
S. Sir 5 232 46.4
Western Michigan Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
A. Sambucci 1 11 11.0
Bowling Green Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Rogers 1 12 12.0
Western Michigan Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
S. Tyler 4 88 22.0
Bowling Green Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
T. Keith 2 102 51.0
R. Hicks 1 13 13.0
Western Michigan Missed FG
Player Length
Bowling Green Missed FG
Player Length




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