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Bowling Green 34, Central Michigan 18

Associated Press

MT. PLEASANT, Mich. - Demetrius Hardamon returned a fumble 45 yards for a touchdown as Bowling Green collected four takeaways in a 34-18 win over Central Michigan.

The Falcons (4-4, 3-1 Mid-American Conference) recovered three fumbles, pushing their season total to 12, and also had an interception by Walter Haire that led to a touchdown.

Bowling Green scored first and led throughout. The Falcons scored 17 points in the fourth quarter, including Hardamon's touchdown after Kari Brooks' sack, to pull away. Brooks had three of the Falcons' six sacks.

Matt McDonald threw a pair of touchdown passes to Tyrone Broden on his way to an 18-of-21 day for 253 yards for Bowling Green. Odieu Hilliare had 105 yards receiving and Jaison Patterson 101 rushing.

Jase Bower threw for 185 yards, including a touchdown, and ran for 109 more for the Chippewas (2-6, 1-3) .


Scoring Summary
First Quarter BGSUCentMi
BGSU TD 10:48 Harold Fannin Jr. 1 yd run (Mason Lawler kick) 7 0
CentMi FG 4:15 Marshall Meeder 52 yd FG 7 3
Second Quarter BGSUCentMi
BGSU FG 10:27 Mason Lawler 38 yd FG 10 3
BGSU TD 0:22 Tyrone Broden 11 yd pass from Matt McDonald (Mason Lawler kick) 17 3
Third Quarter BGSUCentMi
CentMi TD 13:46 Jake Tafelski 3 yd run (Marshall Meeder kick) 17 10
Fourth Quarter BGSUCentMi
BGSU FG 12:53 Mason Lawler 19 yd FG 20 10
BGSU TD 9:49 Demetrius Hardamon 45 yd fumble return (Mason Lawler kick) 27 10
CentMi TD 6:13 Joel Wilson 8 yd pass from Jase Bauer (Carlos Carriere 2pt pass from Jase Bauer) 27 18
BGSU TD 0:49 Tyrone Broden 31 yd pass from Matt McDonald (Mason Lawler kick) 34 18
Team Stats
  Bowling Green Central Michigan
First downs 16 17
  Rushing 7 3
  Passing 8 10
  Penalty 1 4
3rd Down Efficiency 3-13, 23% 4-12, 33%
4th down efficiency 2-2, 100% 1-2, 50%
Rushes-Yards 41-116 29-102
Passing Yards 253 204
Return Yards 73 88
Completions-Attempts-Int 18-21-0 21-30-1
Sacks-Yards Lost 6--49 6--50
Punts 6 4
Punts-Average 42.2 41.3
Fumbles Lost 0-0 3-3
Penalties - Yards 17-146 6-44
Time of Possession 33:32 26:28
Bowling Green Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
M. McDonald 18 21 253 2 0
Central Michigan Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
J. Bauer 18 25 185 1 1
D. Richardson 3 5 19 0 0
Bowling Green Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
J. Patterson 18 101 5.6 0
T. Keith 5 30 6.0 0
J. Johnson 5 18 3.6 0
C. Croom 1 6 6.0 0
H. Fannin Jr. 2 4 2.0 1
M. McDonald 10 -43 -4.3 0
Central Michigan Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
J. Bauer 16 109 6.8 0
M. Lukes 7 16 2.3 0
J. Tafelski 3 4 1.3 1
D. Richardson 3 -27 -9.0 0
Bowling Green Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
O. Hiliare 4 105 26.3 0
T. Broden 3 53 17.7 2
T. Keith 2 28 14.0 0
C. Sims 3 24 8.0 0
C. Lewis 1 19 19.0 0
H. Fannin Jr. 2 16 8.0 0
C. Croom 1 6 6.0 0
A. Bench 1 3 3.0 0
J. Johnson 1 -1 -1.0 0
Central Michigan Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Wilson 8 75 9.4 1
C. Carriere 3 54 18.0 0
J. Tafelski 4 37 9.3 0
I. Jackson 2 16 8.0 0
J. McGaughy 1 10 10.0 0
L. Lewis 1 7 7.0 0
F. Hogan 1 3 3.0 0
D. Stepney 1 2 2.0 0
Bowling Green Interceptions
Player Int Yards
W. Haire 1 26
Central Michigan Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Bowling Green Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
S. Sir 6 253 42.2
Central Michigan Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
L. Elzinga 4 165 41.3
Bowling Green Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Rogers 1 27 27.0
Central Michigan Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Prewitt III 1 -2 -2.0
Bowling Green Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
T. Keith 1 20 20.0
Central Michigan Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
D. Stepney 2 55 27.5
S. Hicks 1 35 35.0
Bowling Green Missed FG
Player Length
Central Michigan Missed FG
Player Length




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