Falcons have a share of MAC West Division lead

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) -- Omar Jacobs passed for 389 yards and five touchdowns and P.J. Pope added 117 yards rushing and two scores to lead Bowling Green to a 56-35 win over Marshall on Saturday.

Jacobs, who leads the nation with 32 touchdown passes, completed 24-of-37 passes with one interception. His scoring passes covered 8 and 45 yards to Charles Sharon, 13 yards to Steve Sanders and 4 yards to Pope.

The victory moved the Falcons (8-2, 6-1 Mid-American Conference) into a share of the MAC's West Division lead with Toledo and Northern Illinois.

Pope carried 25 times for his 117 yards and added three catches for 21 yards. He also scored on a 1-yard plunge.

Stan Hill completed 31-of-49 passes for 348 yards and two touchdowns for Marshall (5-5, 5-2). Bowling Green's Keon Newsom returned one of Hill's two interceptions 42 yards for a fourth-quarter touchdown.

Hill's TD passes covered 23 yards to Josh Davis and 38 yards to Brad Bates. Davis ended up with nine catches for 110 yards and Bates had eight for 105.

Sanders had six catches for 116 yards for the Falcons while Sharon had five receptions for 168 yards.