Anthon Samuel ran for 181 yards and two touchdowns to help
Bowling Green beat Ohio, 26-14, on Wednesday night for its sixth
Samuel reached 100 yards for the 10th time in his first 18 games
for the Falcons (7-3, 5-1 Mid-American), and pushed his season
rushing total to 906 yards. The sophomore had 29 carries and caught
a pass for 5 yards.
Matt Schilz was 7 of 17 for 91 yards and a touchdown for Bowling
Green, fighting Kent State for the East Division title. Kent State,
5-0 in conference play, is at Miami of Ohio on Saturday.
Tyler Tettleton was 21 of 34 for 145 yards and had a touchdown
pass and scoring run for Ohio (8-2, 4-2). Beau Blankenship led the
Bobcats in rushing with 97 yards on 18 carries.
After Ohio cut it to 19-14 in the third quarter on Tettleton’s
3-yard touchdown pass to Chase Cochran, Bowling Green countered on
Samuel’s 4-yard scoring run early in the fourth.
Tettleton opened the scoring on a 5-yard run in the first
quarter, but Bowling Green scored 19 straight points in the second
quarter to take a 19-7 lead. Samuel had a 15-yard touchdown run,
Schilz threw a 55-yard scoring pass to Chris Gallon, Tyler Tate
added a 35-yard field goal, and the Falcons added a safety when
Ohio punter Matt Weller was tackled in the end zone after a low
snap slipped through his hands and went between his legs. Weller,
the Bobcats’ kicker, took over the punting duties after Grant
Venham had a punt blocked and was tackled short of a first down
after mishandling a snap.