FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Dwayne Woods returned an interception 48 yards for a Bowling Green touchdown, one of four Falcons interceptions in a 24-0 Mid-American Conference victory Saturday over Massachusetts.
Woods' pickoff came on Massachusetts' second play after the Falcons (5-3, 3-1) had taken a 14-0 third-quarter lead on Matt Schilz's 2-yard pass to Alex Bayer at the end of a 74-yard drive.
Trailing 21-0, the Minutemen (0-7, 0-4) replaced quarterback Mike Wegzyn with A.J. Doyle, but he was intercepted by BooBoo Gates. Gates' 38-yard return led to Tyler Tate's 42-yard field goal and a 24-0 Bowling Green lead early in the fourth quarter.
Jude Adjei-Barimah had the other two interceptions for Bowling Green, whose last shutout was a 52-0 win over Western Michigan in 2004.
Massachusetts, which had been allowing 43.5 points per game, limited Bowling Green to 282 yards, but the Minutemen managed only 118 themselves and were 1-of-16 on third downs.
|BGREEN||Shaun Joplin 16 yd pass from Matt Schilz (Stephen Stein kick)|
|BGREEN||Alex Bayer 2 yd pass from Matt Schilz (Stephen Stein kick)|
|BGREEN||Dwayne Woods 48 yd interception return (Stephen Stein kick)|
|BGREEN||Tyler Tate 42 yd FG|
|Third Down Efficiency||4-17||1-16|
|Fourth Down Efficiency||1-2||1-3|
|Kick Return Yds||0||54|
|Punt Return Yds||63||-6|
|Time of Poss.||35:29||24:31|
|BGREEN: Anthon Samuel 22-60, John Pettigrew 9-35, Andre Givens 2-5, Team 2--2, Matt Schilz 2--4|
|MA: Michael Cox 10-37, Mike Wegzyn 7-33, Jordan Broadnax 6-13, Jamal Wilson 1-3, A.J. Doyle 2--1|
|BGREEN: Matt Schilz 21-35-188-0, Matt Johnson 0-1-0-1|
|MA: Mike Wegzyn 9-25-23-2, A.J. Doyle 4-9-10-2|
|BGREEN: Anthon Samuel 5-58, Je'Ron Stokes 5-21, Ryan Burbrink 3-35, Chris Gallon 3-35, Shaun Joplin 2-25, Alex Bayer 2-8, Tyler Beck 1-6|
|MA: Marken Michel 5-18, Deion Walker 3-13, Tajae Sharpe 2-4, Jordan Broadnax 2--2, Michael Cox 1-0|
|Bowling Green||2nd Mid American East||6-2||8-5|