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.
Dominique Blackman paced Idaho (0-2) with 352 yards on 30-of-37 passing but his third quarter interception hurt the Vandals' chances.
The Falcons improved to 4-0 in season openers under head coach Dave Clawson.
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher hopes quarterback Sean Maguire is ready to go full speed by the middle of June.
Graduate transfer quarterback Davis Webb has officially joined California, giving the Golden Bears an experienced option to replace No. 1 overall NFL draft pick Jared Goff.
First-year football coach Dino Babers, hired by former Syracuse AD Mark Coyle, is on the committee that will search for Coyle's replacement.
Hugh Freeze has some major holes to fill on offense with the departures of Laremy Tunsil and Laquon Treadwell, but there is Chady Kelly and good depth.
After transferring in from Montana State, Dakota Prukop has a checklist he's working from as he prepares to compete for the Oregon job.
The destination for Week 6 of the Big 12 Ultimate Road Trip is unanimous, as all three conference reporters would head to the Red River Rivalry.