Scores

Final

E Michigan 3

(1-7, 0-4 MAC)

Bowling Green 24

(6-3, 4-1 MAC)

Coverage: GamePlan

3:30 PM ET, October 27, 2012

Doyt Perry Stadium, Bowling Green, OH

1 2 3 4 T
EMU 3 0 0 03
BGSU 14 0 7 324

Top Performers

Passing: J. Hopgood (BGSU) - 53 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: J. Pettigrew (BGSU) - 24 CAR, 136 YDS

Receiving: S. Joplin (BGSU) - 2 REC, 58 YDS, 1 TD

Bowling Green 24, E. Michigan 3

Associated Press

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio -- Chris Jones and Gabe Martin had 2.5 sacks each and Jones returned a fumble for a touchdown as Bowling Green smothered Eastern Michigan 24-3 Saturday.

The Falcons (6-3, 4-1 Mid-American Conference) won their fifth straight. They've allowed just 33 points and three touchdowns in those five games and haven't given up a touchdown in their last two.

Eastern Michigan (1-7, 0-4), which had gained 1,201 yards in its past two games, was held to 178 by the Falcons, who limited Massachusetts to 118 yards in a 24-0 win last week.

Jones punctuated the effort with a 23-yard touchdown return after Martin sacked Eastern Michigan's Tyler Benz.

A trick play gave Bowling Green an early 7-0 lead. Jordan Hopgood took a backward pass from Matt Schilz and hit a wide-open Shaun Joplin for a 53-yard score.

John Pettigrew carried 24 times for 136 yards for the Falcons, who became bowl-eligible.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
EMU
BGSU
1st Downs1116
Total Yards178356
Passing114131
Rushing64225
Penalties4-357-61
3rd Down Conversions3-127-15
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers30
Possession25:1034:50

Passing Leaders

Eastern MichiganC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Benz11/241144.801
Bowling GreenC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Schilz9/20783.900

Rushing Leaders

Eastern MichiganCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hill13574.4017
Brumfield4225.5011
Bowling GreenCARYDSAVGTDLG
Pettigrew241365.7029
Hopgood7618.7023

Receiving Leaders

Eastern MichiganRECYDSAVGTDLG
Russell25025.0027
Scott22412.0016
Bowling GreenRECYDSAVGTDLG
Joplin25829.0153
Bayer3299.7013

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTEREMUBGSU
TD12:12Shaun Joplin 53 Yd Pass From Jordan Hopgood (Stephen Stein Kick) 07
FG05:17Dylan Mulder 42 Yd 37
TD01:19Andre Givens 27 Yd Run (Stephen Stein Kick) 314
THIRD QUARTEREMUBGSU
TD06:31Chris Jones 23 Yd Fumble Return (Stephen Stein Kick) 321
FOURTH QUARTEREMUBGSU
FG12:01Tyler Tate 28 Yd 324