Scores

Final

Bowling Green 32

(1-0, 1-0 away)

Idaho 15

(0-1, 0-1 home)

9:00 PM ET, September 1, 2011

Kibbie Dome, Moscow, ID

1 2 3 4 T
BGSU 14 16 0 232
IDHO 7 0 0 815

Top Performers

Passing: M. Schilz (BGSU) - 291 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: A. Samuel (FIU) - 22 CAR, 141 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: E. Cooper (BGSU) - 4 REC, 110 YDS, 2 TD

Bowling Green 32, Idaho 15

Associated Press

MOSCOW, Idaho -- Matt Schilz and Eugene Cooper connected for two touchdown passes in the first quarter and Bowling Green rolled to a 32-15 victory over Idaho Thursday night in the teams' season opener.

Schilz found Cooper for scoring passes of 76 and 24 yards to lift the Falcons to a 14-7 lead. The Vandals had scored first on Brian Reader's 5-yard TD pass to Mike LaGrone.

Anthony Samuel ran for 141 yards and a touchdown for Bowling Green. The Falcons led 30-7 at halftime and ran the clock for most of the rest of the way, owning better than a 2-1 edge in time of possession for the game. Idaho managed just 52 rushing yards.

The schools last met in the 2009 Humanitarian Bowl in Boise, which Idaho won 43-42.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
BGSU
IDHO
1st Downs2018
Total Yards478280
Passing291228
Rushing18752
Penalties9-875-45
3rd Down Conversions7-172-12
4th Down Conversions0-31-1
Turnovers03
Possession40:1919:41

Passing Leaders

Bowling GreenC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Schilz19/312919.420
IdahoC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Reader19/431774.121

Rushing Leaders

Bowling GreenCARYDSAVGTDLG
Samuel221416.4152
Hopgood18452.519
IdahoCARYDSAVGTDLG
Bass12443.7011
Reader740.6017

Receiving Leaders

Bowling GreenRECYDSAVGTDLG
Cooper411027.5276
Beck24221.0035
IdahoRECYDSAVGTDLG
Scott68914.8051
Posey44511.3018

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERBGSUIDHO
TD12:35Michael LaGrone 5 Yd Pass From Brian Reader (Trey Farquhar Kick) 07
TD07:38Eugene Cooper 76 Yd Pass From Matt Schilz (Kyle Burkhardt Kick) 77
TD01:33Eugene Cooper 24 Yd Pass From Matt Schilz (Kyle Burkhardt Kick) 147
SECOND QUARTERBGSUIDHO
TD14:54Jordan Hopgood 9 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 207
TD11:10Anthon Samuel 1 Yd Run (Kyle Burkhardt Kick) 277
FG04:28Kyle Burkhardt 39 Yd 307
FOURTH QUARTERBGSUIDHO
TD14:44Armauni Johnson 25 Yd Pass From Brian Reader (Brian Reader Pass To Armauni Johnson For Two-Point Conversion) 3015
SF11:06Ryan Bass Tackled By Chris Jones In End Zone 3215