BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) - Booboo Gates scored on a 37-yard interception return and Matt Schilz threw two touchdown passes as Bowling Green defeated Miami (Ohio) 37-12 Saturday.
The victory ended a streak of seven losses at home for the Falcons (4-3, 2-1 Mid-American Conference) against the RedHawks (3-4, 2-1).
Miami, which trailed 17-6 at halftime, made it 17-12 early in the third quarter. Zac Dysert's 64-yard completion to Nick Harwell set up a 2-yard scoring pass to Andy Cruse, but a 2-point converstion try failed.
After Schilz's 13-yard touchdown pass to Chris Gallon made it 24-12, Gates intercepted Dysert on Miami's next play for a 31-12 lead after three quarters.
Bowling Green's Anthon Samuels carried 22 times for 171 yards and caught a 7-yard scoring pass. Schilz completed 20 of 27 for 235 yards.
Dysert, who was averaging 286 passing yards per game, was held to 198 on 17-of-31 passing with two interceptions.
|MIAOH||Kaleb Patterson 36 yd FG|
|BGREEN||John Pettigrew 2 yd run (Stephen Stein kick)|
|BGREEN||Anthon Samuel 7 yd pass from Matt Schilz (Stephen Stein kick)|
|BGREEN||Stephen Stein 26 yd FG|
|MIAOH||Kaleb Patterson 44 yd FG|
|MIAOH||Andy Cruse 2 yd pass from Zac Dysert (failed 2pt rush)|
|BGREEN||Chris Gallon 13 yd pass from Matt Schilz (Stephen Stein kick)|
|BGREEN||Jerry (Booboo) Gates 37 yd interception return (Stephen Stein kick)|
|BGREEN||John Pettigrew 29 yd run (failed 2pt pass)|
|Third Down Efficiency||4-14||9-14|
|Fourth Down Efficiency||1-2||0-1|
|Kick Return Yds||92||53|
|Punt Return Yds||0||19|
|Time of Poss.||22:49||37:11|
|MIAOH: Robert Williams 5-25, Spencer Treadwell 5-7, Erik Finklea 2-2, Austin Boucher 2--5, Luke Swift 1--5, Zac Dysert 5--21|
|BGREEN: Anthon Samuel 22-171, John Pettigrew 10-53, Jamel Martin 7-27, Andre Givens 3-11, Team 1--2, Matt Schilz 1--9|
|MIAOH: Zac Dysert 17-31-198-2, Austin Boucher 4-8-55-0|
|BGREEN: Matt Schilz 20-27-235-1|
|MIAOH: Nick Harwell 7-117, Andy Cruse 7-54, Luke Swift 2-29, Steve Marck 2-20, Alvonta Jenkins 1-14, Erik Finklea 1-14, Robert Williams 1-5|
|BGREEN: Ryan Burbrink 5-49, Shaun Joplin 3-42, Chris Gallon 3-25, Anthon Samuel 3-25, Alex Bayer 2-31, Tyler Beck 2-23, Je'Ron Stokes 1-25, John Pettigrew 1-15|
|Miami (Ohio)||7th Mid American East||0-8||0-12|
|Bowling Green||1st Mid American East||7-1||9-3|