Bowling Green 37, Miami (Ohio) 23
After Miami (Ohio) drew within a touchdown early in the fourth
quarter, Anthon Samuel sped a record 96 yards to give Bowling Green
the clinching touchdown in a 37-23 victory Saturday in the
Mid-American Conference opener for both teams. It was the longest
run in Bowling Green history, and tied a Yager Stadium record for
the longest run from scrimmage.
Matt Schilz completed 19 of 24 passes for 183 yards and three
touchdowns to three different Bowling Green receivers. But the
Falcons (3-1) needed Samuel’s record run after Miami quarterback
Zac Dysert’s 1-yard run drew the RedHawks (0-3) within 30-23 early
in the fourth quarter.
Bowling Green fumbled the ensuing kickoff but recovered on its
3-yard line. Samuel gained a yard on first down, but then burst
through the line, up the middle and outran the Miami defense for
his record touchdown.