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Bowling Green defeats Kent State 42-7

Bowling Green vs. Kent State (WNWO)

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) - Donovan Wilson, Josh Cleveland and Fred Coppet each had least 100 yards rushing and combined for four touchdowns to help Bowling Green run past Kent State for a 42-7 win on Tuesday night.

It was the first time since 1978 that Bowling Green had three 100-yard rushers in the same game.

Wilson, who came in with 250 yards rushing this season, finished with a career-high 146 yards and two touchdowns. Cleveland added 131 yards and Coppet ran for 105.

BGSU (3-8, 2-5 Mid-American) had the ball for 40 minutes, 30 seconds - including two 16-play touchdown drives that helped the Falcons open a 21-0 lead.

Nick Holley hit Ernest Calhoun for a 56-yard touchdown to pull Kent State (3-8, 2-5) within 14 late in the first half, but Cleveland's 85-yard touchdown run - Bowling Green's longest play this season - provided the first of 21-straight point to close the game.

The Falcons finished with 597 total yards - including 420 yards rushing, their most since 1998. Kent State ran 22 times for nine yards.

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