BOWLING GREEN, Ohio -- Anthony Samuel ran for two touchdowns and Matt Schilz threw for another to help Bowling Green defeat Idaho 21-13 Saturday.
Bowling Green (1-1) opened a 7-0 lead behind a 4-yard run from Samuel but two field goals helped Idaho closed the gap to 7-6 at halftime.
Samuel scored again in the third quarter, this time from 29-yards out, extending the lead to 14-6.
Schilz's 15-yard touchdown pass to Je'Ron Stokes on Bowling Green's next possession gave the Falcons the lead for good.
The junior quarterback finished with 283 yards on 24-of-35 passing while Samuel, last year's Mid-American Conference freshman of the year, finished with 67 yards on 14 carries.
Bowling Green's Shaun Joplin led all receivers with 117 yards on seven catches.
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