BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) - Anthon Samuel ran for a career-high three touchdowns and Matt Schilz threw for two more, as Bowling Green throttled winless Rhode Island 48-8 on Saturday.
Samuel ran for 127 yards on 17 carries for the Falcons (2-3), including touchdown runs of 7 and 31 yards in the first half. He added a 6-yard scoring run in the third quarter. Schilz was 20-of-27 passing for 281 yards, and threw a 15-yard touchdown to Chris Gallon in the second quarter and a 19-yarder to Herve Coby to seal the scoring in the fourth.
BooBoo Gates opened the scoring with an 80-yard punt return for a score a little more than three minutes into the game and Bowling Green never looked back.
Robbie Delgado scored on a 2-yard run that pulled the Rams (0-4) within 20-8 midway through the second quarter, but the Falcons rolled off four unanswered touchdowns from then on.
|BGREEN||Jerry (Booboo) Gates 80 yd punt return (missed kick)|
|BGREEN||Anthon Samuel 7 yd run (Stephen Stein kick)|
|BGREEN||Chris Gallon 15 yd pass from Matt Schilz (Stephen Stein kick)|
|RI||Robbie Delgado 2 yd run (Justin Favreau 2pt pass from Robert Bentsen)|
|BGREEN||Anthon Samuel 31 yd run (Stephen Stein kick)|
|BGREEN||Chris Gallon 6 yd pass from Matt Schilz (Tyler Tate kick)|
|BGREEN||Anthon Samuel 6 yd run (Tyler Tate kick)|
|BGREEN||Herve Coby 19 yd pass from Matt Johnson (Stephen Stein kick)|
|Third Down Efficiency||4-14||4-9|
|Fourth Down Efficiency||0-1||0-2|
|Kick Return Yds||163||25|
|Punt Return Yds||18||88|
|Time of Poss.||29:50||30:10|
|RI: Dan Farley 5-30, Robert Bentsen 6-29, Robbie Delgado 9-27, Jordan Sebastian 5-9, Justin Favreau 2-4, Assani Mudimbi 3--1, Brandon Johnson-Farrell 2--2|
|BGREEN: Anthon Samuel 17-127, Andre Givens 8-38, Jamel Martin 6-31, John Pettigrew 6-15, Matt Johnson 1-5, Matt Schilz 1--10|
|RI: Robert Bentsen 8-16-57-0, Dan Farley 4-6-18-0|
|BGREEN: Matt Schilz 20-27-281-0, Matt Johnson 4-7-51-0|
|RI: Billy Morgan 5-50, Xavier Ferland 2-14, Robbie Delgado 2-6, Assani Mudimbi 1-4, Jordan Sebastian 1-1, Brandon Johnson-Farrell 1-0|
|BGREEN: Alex Bayer 5-47, Chris Gallon 4-43, Shaun Joplin 3-71, Jermal Hosley 3-53, Anthon Samuel 3-42, Herve Coby 3-40, Tyler Beck 1-28, Je'Ron Stokes 1-9, Jamel Martin 1--1|