GAMEDAY College Football

South Alabama 22, Bowling Green 19

Associated Press

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio - Diego Guajardo kicked a 44-yard field goal as time expired to lift South Alabama to a 22-19 win over Bowling Green.

Terrior Avery scored on a 13-yard run with 1:39 remaining to get the Jaguars (2-0) a 19-all tie and then Quentin Wilfawn recovered a fumble at the Bowling Green 33 that led to the winning kick. Avery's TD run was made possible by Jake Bentley's 20-yard pass to Caullin Lacy on fourth-and-8 with three minutes remaining.

South Alabama took its first lead on Kareem Walker's 1-yard run in the third quarter but the Falcons grabbed it back at 19-12 on Matt McDonald's 33-yard scoring pass to Andrew Bench and a two-point conversion.

Bowling Green (0-2), which had only 9 rushing yards, still led most of the way. A blocked punt out of the end zone for a safety and Jake Bentley's 27-yard pick-6 gave the Falcons a 8-0 lead after the first quarter. Guajardo kicked a pair of field goals in the second quarter to get the Jaguars within 8-6 at halftime.

South Alabama had 11 more first downs and outrushed Bowling Green 114-9 though the Eagles had a 308-257 edge in passing yards.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter USABGSU
BGSU SF 13:08 Team safety 0 2
BGSU TD 4:53 Darren Anders 27 yd interception return (missed kick) 0 8
Second Quarter USABGSU
USA FG 14:14 Diego Guajardo 22 yd FG 3 8
USA FG 0:06 Diego Guajardo 41 yd FG 6 8
Third Quarter USABGSU
BGSU FG 11:44 Nate Needham 40 yd FG 6 11
USA TD 10:16 Kareem Walker 1 yd run (failed 2pt pass) 12 11
BGSU TD 9:08 Andrew Bench 33 yd pass from Matt McDonald (Tyrone Broden 2pt pass from Matt McDonald) 12 19
Fourth Quarter USABGSU
USA TD 1:39 Terrion Avery 13 yd run (Diego Guajardo kick) 19 19
USA FG 0:00 Diego Guajardo 44 yd FG 22 19
Team Stats
  South Alabama Bowling Green
First downs 21 10
  Rushing 7 0
  Passing 12 9
  Penalty 2 1
3rd Down Efficiency 7-18, 39% 2-12, 17%
4th down efficiency 1-2, 50% 0-1, 0%
Rushes-Yards 37-114 19-9
Passing Yards 257 308
Return Yards -5 72
Completions-Attempts-Int 29-46-1 23-33-1
Sacks-Yards Lost 2--8 3--29
Punts 7 7
Punts-Average 31.4 44.3
Fumbles Lost 0-0 2-1
Penalties - Yards 2-25 10-99
Time of Possession 35:29 24:31
South Alabama Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
J. Bentley 29 46 257 0 1
Bowling Green Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
M. McDonald 23 32 308 1 0
J. McKinstry 0 1 0 0 1
South Alabama Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
T. Avery 20 82 4.1 1
K. Walker 12 32 2.7 1
J. Bentley 5 0 0.0 0
Bowling Green Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
T. Stewart 5 16 3.2 0
J. Embry 2 6 3.0 0
J. Patterson 4 4 1.0 0
M. McDonald 7 -16 -2.3 0
South Alabama Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Tolbert 7 95 13.6 0
C. Lacy 8 63 7.9 0
L. Sefcik 3 41 13.7 0
C. Sutherland 4 27 6.8 0
J. Wayne 3 26 8.7 0
A. Dailey Jr. 1 6 6.0 0
T. Avery 2 5 2.5 0
K. Walker 1 -6 -6.0 0
Bowling Green Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
C. Sims 8 76 9.5 0
T. Broden 3 76 25.3 0
T. Keith 2 55 27.5 0
A. Osborne 7 38 5.4 0
A. Bench 1 33 33.0 1
J. Johnson 2 30 15.0 0
South Alabama Interceptions
Player Int Yards
K. Gallmon Jr. 1 0
Bowling Green Interceptions
Player Int Yards
D. Anders 1 27
South Alabama Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
J. Brooks 6 220 36.7
Bowling Green Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
M. Naranjo 7 310 44.3
South Alabama Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
C. Lacy 2 -2 -1.0
C. Sutherland 1 -3 -3.0
Bowling Green Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
D. Ferguson 2 14 7.0
P. Day 1 17 17.0
South Alabama Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Bowling Green Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
D. Jones Jr. 1 14 14.0
South Alabama Missed FG
Player Length
Bowling Green Missed FG
Player Length




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