Scores

Final

Bowling Green 24

(3-3, 1-1 MAC)

Akron 10

(1-5, 0-2 MAC)

2:00 PM ET, October 6, 2012

InfoCision Stadium, Akron, OH

1 2 3 4 T
BGSU 0 0 17 724
AKR 0 10 0 010

Top Performers

Passing: D. Williams (AKR) - 228 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: A. Samuel (FIU) - 15 CAR, 117 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: A. Bayer (BGSU) - 5 REC, 94 YDS, 2 TD

Bowling Green 24, Akron 10

Associated Press

AKRON, Ohio -- Matt Schilz threw two touchdown passes to Alex Bayer to lead a second-half Bowling Green comeback in a 24-10 Mid-American Conference victory over Akron on Saturday.

The first of those two scores was a 60-yarder that capped a 17-point third quarter for the Falcons (3-3, 1-1), who trailed 10-0 at halftime.

Bowling Green held the Zips (1-5, 0-2), who gained 280 first-half yards, to 36 in the second half.

Anthony Samuel, who carried 15 times for 117 yards, started the Falcons off quickly in the third quarter with runs of 27 and 20 yards on the first two plays from scrimmage. Bowling Green had 144 rushing yards in the third quarter as it won for the 500th time in the program's 94 seasons against 349 losses and 51 ties.

Akron's Dalton Williams, who was averaging 335.8 yards passing, was held to 228, completing 29 of 50, including a touchdown.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
BGSU
AKR
1st Downs2619
Total Yards472316
Passing180228
Rushing29288
Penalties8-578-55
3rd Down Conversions4-136-18
4th Down Conversions0-00-1
Turnovers11
Possession32:3527:25

Passing Leaders

Bowling GreenC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Schilz14/331805.521
AkronC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Williams29/502284.610

Rushing Leaders

Bowling GreenCARYDSAVGTDLG
Samuel151177.8127
Pettigrew13816.2014
AkronCARYDSAVGTDLG
Chisholm161006.3024
Hundley252.503

Receiving Leaders

Bowling GreenRECYDSAVGTDLG
Bayer59418.8260
Joplin45614.0021
AkronRECYDSAVGTDLG
Dillard46616.5035
Smith6406.7014

Scoring Summary

SECOND QUARTERBGSUAKR
TD09:47Tyrell Goodman 17 Yd Pass From Dalton Williams (Robert Stein Kick) 07
FG00:00Robert Stein 46 Yd 010
THIRD QUARTERBGSUAKR
TD11:43Anthon Samuel 4 Yd Run (Stephen Stein Kick) 1010
FG06:17Stephen Stein 26 Yd 310
TD02:33Alex Bayer 60 Yd Pass From Matt Schilz (Stephen Stein Kick) 1710
FOURTH QUARTERBGSUAKR
TD06:48Alex Bayer 12 Yd Pass From Matt Schilz (Stephen Stein Kick) 2410