Scores

Final

Troy 14

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Bowling Green 31

(1-0, 1-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, September 3, 2009

Doyt Perry Stadium, Bowling Green, OH

1 2 3 4 T
TROY 7 7 0 014
BGSU 0 7 7 1731

Top Performers

Passing: T. Sheehan (BGSU) - 339 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: C. Bullock (BGSU) - 10 CAR, 16 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: F. Barnes (BGSU) - 15 REC, 157 YDS, 2 TD

Bowling Green 31, Troy 14

Associated Press

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio -- Tyler Sheehan threw two touchdown passes to help Bowling Green defeat Troy 31-14 on Thursday night in the season opener for both teams.

Sheehan was 32 of 44 passing with one interception for the Falcons, and Freddie Barnes caught 15 passes for 157 yards and both of Sheehan's touchdown passes.

The Falcons outgained the Trojans 394-293, helping new Bowling Green coach Dave Clawson notch a win in his debut.

Levi Brown was 28 of 42 passing with one touchdown and two interceptions for the Trojans, and Tebiarus Gill had eight catches for 102 yards.

Trailing 14-7 at halftime, Sheehan threw a touchdown to Barnes to tie the game with 3:49 left in the third quarter and Chris Bullock's 1-yard rush put the Falcons up 24-14 with 7:19 to play.

Adrien Spencer's 64-yard interception return sealed the game for Bowling Green with 2:14 left.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TROY
BGSU
1st Downs1721
Total Yards304389
Passing263339
Rushing4150
Penalties4-306-49
3rd Down Conversions4-134-13
4th Down Conversions0-33-3
Turnovers21
Possession25:2134:39

Passing Leaders

TroyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Brown28/442636.012
Bowling GreenC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Sheehan32/443397.721

Rushing Leaders

TroyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Jernigan4307.5010
Southward2115.507
Bowling GreenCARYDSAVGTDLG
Geter9495.4016
Bullock10161.614

Receiving Leaders

TroyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Gill810212.8025
Jernigan5377.4121
Bowling GreenRECYDSAVGTDLG
Barnes1515710.5231
Scheidler47218.0040

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTROYBGSU
TD13:06DuJuan Harris 2 Yd Run (Sam Glusman Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTERTROYBGSU
TD09:29Jerrel Jernigan 12 Yd Pass From Levi Brown (Sam Glusman Kick) 140
TD03:48Freddie Barnes 31 Yd Pass From Tyler Sheehan (Jerry Phillips Kick) 147
THIRD QUARTERTROYBGSU
TD03:49Freddie Barnes 8 Yd Pass From Tyler Sheehan (Jerry Phillips Kick) 1414
FOURTH QUARTERTROYBGSU
FG10:45Jerry Phillips 21 Yd 1417
TD07:19Chris Bullock 1 Yd Run (Jerry Phillips Kick) 1424
TD02:14Adrien Spencer 64 Yd Interception Return (Jerry Phillips Kick) 1431