AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Matt Schilz threw two touchdown passes to Alex Bayer to lead a second-half Bowling Green comeback in a 24-10 Mid-American Conference victory over Akron on Saturday.
The first of those two scores was a 60-yarder that capped a 17-point third quarter for the Falcons (3-3, 1-1), who trailed 10-0 at halftime.
Bowling Green held the Zips (1-5, 0-2), who gained 280 first-half yards, to 36 in the second half.
Anthony Samuel, who carried 15 times for 117 yards, started the Falcons off quickly in the third quarter with runs of 27 and 20 yards on the first two plays from scrimmage. Bowling Green had 144 rushing yards in the third quarter as it won for the 500th time in the program's 94 seasons against 349 losses and 51 ties.
Akron's Dalton Williams, who was averaging 335.8 yards passing, was held to 228, completing 29 of 50, including a touchdown.
|AKRON||Tyrell Goodman 17 yd pass from Dalton Williams (Robert Stein kick)|
|AKRON||Robert Stein 46 yd FG|
|BGREEN||Anthon Samuel 4 yd run (Stephen Stein kick)|
|BGREEN||Stephen Stein 26 yd FG|
|BGREEN||Alex Bayer 60 yd pass from Matt Schilz (Stephen Stein kick)|
|BGREEN||Alex Bayer 12 yd pass from Matt Schilz (Stephen Stein kick)|
|Third Down Efficiency||4-13||6-18|
|Fourth Down Efficiency||0-0||0-1|
|Kick Return Yds||10||68|
|Punt Return Yds||35||-1|
|Time of Poss.||32:35||26:48|
|BGREEN: Anthon Samuel 15-117, John Pettigrew 13-81, Jamel Martin 11-79, Matt Schilz 3-11, Shaun Joplin 1-5, Team 1--1|
|AKRON: Jawon Chisholm 16-100, Conor Hundley 2-5, Quentin Hines 1-1, Dalton Williams 7--18|
|BGREEN: Matt Schilz 14-33-180-1|
|AKRON: Dalton Williams 29-50-228-0|
|BGREEN: Alex Bayer 5-94, Shaun Joplin 4-56, Chris Gallon 2-9, Jermal Hosley 2-9, Ryan Burbrink 1-12|
|AKRON: L.T. Smith 6-40, Jawon Chisholm 5-25, Dee Frieson 5-17, Jerrod Dillard 4-66, Keith Sconiers 3-24, Marquelo Suel 3-21, Tyrell Goodman 1-17, Andrew Pratt 1-12, Conor Hundley 1-6|
|Bowling Green||2nd Mid American East||6-2||8-5|
|Akron||7th Mid American East||0-8||1-11|