Ohio 49, Bowling Green 25

ATHENS, Ohio -- Boo Jackson threw three first-half touchdown passes and Phil Bates ran for two scores as Ohio defeated Bowling Green 49-25 on Saturday.

Jackson was 9-for-14 for 76 yards and had TD passes of 5, 7 and 6 yards, the last two to Jordan Thompson. Jackson also rushed for 53 yards for the Bobcats (3-3, 2-1 Mid-American Conference).

Jackson's second touchdown pass was the 27th of his career, moving him into second place all-time for Ohio behind Cleve Bryant (1967-69) with 29.

Ohio led 28-3 at halftime, then Bates had TD runs of 62 and 12 yards and Donovan Fletcher scored on a 55-yard interception return.

Bowling Green (1-5, 0-2) recovered a fumble on Ohio's first drive but could not score on fourth-and-goal at the 1.

The Falcons outgained Ohio 414 yards to 380. Matt Schilz was 23-for-37 for 277 yards and two TDs. Willie Geter had 98 yards on 22 carries.