Gradkowski also connected with Hopkins for a 3-yard TD pass with
1:43 left to tie it at 31 for the Rockets (8-3, 6-2 Mid-American
Conference), who finished with 582 yards of offense.
Trinity Dawson, who had 170 yards rushing and two touchdowns,
ran 2 yards to score in overtime to put Toledo in front 38-31.
Bowling Green responded with Omar Jacobs' 25-yard TD pass to Steve
After Joe Timchencko kicked a 37-yard field goal to give the
Falcons a 41-38 lead, Dawson ran 3 yards to the Bowling Green
22-yard line. Gradkowski threw an incomplete pass before he found
Hopkins for the game-winner.
Jacobs completed 25 of 43 passes for 315 yards and three
touchdowns for the Falcons (6-5, 5-3), who dropped into a tie with
Akron and Miami of Ohio for the top spot in the MAC East. P.J. Pope
had 23 carries for 131 yards.
Steve Odom had 10 catches for 146 yards and a touchdown for the
The matchup for the MAC championship game will be determined
when Northern Illinois meets Western Michigan on Wednesday.
If the Huskies beat the Broncos, the Zips will face Northern
Illinois in the championship based on their 24-14 victory over
Bowling Green on Oct. 29.
If Western Michigan wins, the Falcons will take on the Rockets
in the final because Bowling Green's opponents from the West
Division would have a better conference winning percentage than
Akron's crossover opponents.
The RedHawks can't advance to the conference championship game
because they lose tiebreakers to the Falcons and Zips.
Oregon State and former coach Mike Riley face a federal Title IX lawsuit filed by a woman who said she was raped as a result of the coach's failure to correct a sexually violent culture.
Los Angeles prosecutors have charged a man in connection with the theft of the University of Southern California's copy of O.J. Simpson's Heisman Trophy more than 20 years ago.
A months-old Facebook post has cost the Nebraska football stadium announcer his job one day after his hiring was announced.
Former running back Lawrence Phillips has been charged with first-degree murder in the April death of his cellmate at Kern Valley State Prison.
Michigan State quarterback and Heisman Trophy hopeful Connor Cook said he was disappointed his teammates didn't vote him among the team's three captains this season.
Kansas has dismissed cornerback Matthew Boateng for an undisclosed violation of team rules just three days before the Jayhawks open the season against South Dakota State.