BGSU loses golden opportunity
Sun, 30 Oct 2011 00:14:17 GMT —
Bowling Green State University was headed into whats commonly referred to as a "trap game". When one team, that is expected to win, looks ahead to another game and then stumbles against an inferior opponent on the way. Kent State set a trap that caged the Falcons.
Turnovers killed BG all day. Looking to score in the third quarter, quarterback Matt Schilz was intercepted in the endzone by Luke Wollet, forcing the Falcons to walk away with no points. Later, in the fourth quarter, still only down 10-6, BG's Eugene Cooper watched a punt bounce off his foot as he tried to avoid contact with it, the fumble was recovered by Kent State. The Golden Flashes capitalized and scored an ensuing touchdown to make it 17-6.
Bowling Green responded with a 52 yard touchdown pass from Schilz to Kamar Jorden. A missed two point conversion made it 12-17. After both teams traded field goals, the Falcons got the ball back with 15 seconds to play. Schilz would drop back, only to be hit and fumble, Kent State's Roosevelt Nix picked up the fumble and returned it for a score to end the game.
Kent State gets their first MAC win of the season, while Bowling Green falls to 2-3 in the MAC and now needs an incredible amount of help to get a shot at being crowned MAC champs.