Scores

Final

Tulsa 7

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Bowling Green 34

(1-0, 1-0 home)

Coverage: ESPNU

7:00 PM ET, August 29, 2013

Doyt Perry Stadium, Bowling Green, OH

1 2 3 4 T
TLSA 0 0 0 77
BGSU 3 3 7 2134

Top Performers

Passing: C. Green (TLSA) - 172 YDS

Rushing: W. Houston (BGSU) - 10 CAR, 29 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: D. Patterson (TLSA) - 3 REC, 45 YDS, 1 TD

Bowling Green beats Tulsa 34-7

Associated Press

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio -- A strong showing by the Bowling Green defense along with miscues by the Tulsa offense put the Falcons on top of the Golden Hurricanes 34-7 Thursday at Perry Stadium.

Tulsa mistakes were frequent and costly. Bowling Green forced two fumbles and Ryan Burbrink returned a punt 67 yards in the fourth quarter for a 34-0 lead. Tulsa also missed two field goals before finally scoring on a 27-yard pass from Dane Evans to Derek Patterson with just under six minutes remaining.

Bowling Green's balanced offense was led by quarterback Matt Johnson, who completed 11 of 23 passes for 151 yards and one interception. Travis Greene had 22 rushes for 88 yards.

The Falcon defense held Tulsa to just 51 yards rushing and gave Tulsa quarterback Cody Green little time to set up to pass. Green completed 17 of 34 passes for 172 yards.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TLSA
BGSU
1st Downs1223
Total Yards273396
Passing222163
Rushing51233
Penalties4-256-45
3rd Down Conversions6-173-13
4th Down Conversions0-21-1
Turnovers21
Possession21:1338:47

Passing Leaders

TulsaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Green17/341725.100
Bowling GreenC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Johnson11/231516.601

Rushing Leaders

TulsaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Douglas12221.807
Green5142.807
Bowling GreenCARYDSAVGTDLG
Greene22884.0012
Johnson9505.6018

Receiving Leaders

TulsaRECYDSAVGTDLG
James35819.3037
Garrett55410.8020
Bowling GreenRECYDSAVGTDLG
Joplin24020.0021
Gallon33110.3014

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTLSABGSU
FG03:29Tyler Tate 34 Yd 03
SECOND QUARTERTLSABGSU
FG00:02Tyler Tate 28 Yd 06
THIRD QUARTERTLSABGSU
TD12:09William Houston 1 Yd Run (Tyler Tate Kick) 013
FOURTH QUARTERTLSABGSU
TD13:52William Houston 1 Yd Run (Tyler Tate Kick) 020
TD07:34William Houston 1 Yd Run (Tyler Tate Kick) 027
TD06:48Ryan Burbrink 67 Yd Punt Return (Tyler Tate Kick) 034
TD05:56Derek Patterson 27 Yd Pass From Dane Evans (Carl Salazar Kick) 734