Scores

Final

Akron 20

(2-9, 1-6 MAC)

Bowling Green 36

(6-5, 5-2 MAC)

Coverage: ESPNU

5:30 PM ET, November 20, 2009

Doyt Perry Stadium, Bowling Green, OH

1 2 3 4 T
AKR 3 7 3 720
BGSU 7 2 14 1336

Top Performers

Passing: T. Sheehan (BGSU) - 338 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: C. Bullock (BGSU) - 8 CAR, 90 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: F. Barnes (BGSU) - 12 REC, 197 YDS, 2 TD

Sheehan's 338 yards help Bowling Green past Akron

Associated Press

AKRON, Ohio -- Tyler Sheehan had a record-setting day, throwing for 338 yards and two touchdowns, to lead Bowling Green to a 36-20 victory over Akron on Friday night.

Trailing 10-9, Sheehan threw scoring passes of 4 and 15 yards to Freddie Barnes to put the Falcons (6-5, 5-2 Mid-American Conference) ahead for good with 4:28 left in the third quarter.

Sheehan, who was 23-for-32, became the Bowling Green leader in career pass completions with 914, passing Brian McClure (1982-85) with 900.

Barnes, who leads the nation in receptions per game (11.7), had 12 catches for 197 yards. Chris Bullock rushed for 90 yards and a touchdown.

The Zips (2-9, 1-6) pulled within 30-20 with 10:50 left when Patrick Nicely threw the second of his two touchdown passes, a 34-yarder to Andre Jones, but Keith Morgan returned the ensuing kickoff 41 yards for a TD.

Nicely finished 22-for-32 for 259 yards.

SPONSORED HEADLINES

Team Stat Comparison

 
AKR
BGSU
1st Downs2121
Total Yards430474
Passing259338
Rushing171136
Penalties8-592-25
3rd Down Conversions5-1110-14
4th Down Conversions1-20-1
Turnovers10
Possession28:5731:03

Passing Leaders

AkronC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Nicely22/322598.120
Bowling GreenC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Sheehan23/3233810.620

Rushing Leaders

AkronCARYDSAVGTDLG
Alexander13463.5022
Martin33812.7015
Bowling GreenCARYDSAVGTDLG
Bullock89011.3171
Geter13211.615

Receiving Leaders

AkronRECYDSAVGTDLG
Jones811414.3134
Bruce5479.4114
Bowling GreenRECYDSAVGTDLG
Barnes1219716.4253
Wright34113.7020

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERAKRBGSU
FG10:46Branko Rogovic 27 Yd 30
TD08:25Willie Geter 4 Yd Run (Matthew Norsic Kick) 37
SECOND QUARTERAKRBGSU
TD08:28Jeremy Bruce 10 Yd Pass From Patrick Nicely (Branko Rogovic Kick) 107
SF01:43Broderick Alexander Tackled By Jahmal Brown In End Zone 109
THIRD QUARTERAKRBGSU
TD07:27Freddie Barnes 4 Yd Pass From Tyler Sheehan (Matthew Norsic Kick) 1016
TD04:28Freddie Barnes 15 Yd Pass From Tyler Sheehan (Matthew Norsic Kick) 1023
FG01:37Branko Rogovic 30 Yd 1323
FOURTH QUARTERAKRBGSU
TD12:41Chris Bullock 1 Yd Run (Matthew Norsic Kick) 1330
TD10:50Andre Jones 34 Yd Pass From Patrick Nicely (Branko Rogovic Kick) 2030
TD10:44Keith Morgan 41 Yd Kickoff Return (Pat Failed) 2036