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.