Bowling Green at Kent State

Bowling Green bowls over Kent State 41-22.


KENT, Ohio (AP) Matt Johnson's 92-yard touchdown pass to Ryan Burbrink cemented Bowling Green's 41-22 victory against Kent State in the Mid-American Conference opener for both teams Saturday.

Johnson had a career-high 357 yards passing for the Falcons, throwing 19 for 25 and two touchdowns. Burbrink had a career-high 101 yards receiving and his 92-yard TD reception was the third-longest in school history for the Falcons (2-0, 1-0 MAC).

Kent State (1-1, 0-1 MAC) was without star running back Dri Archer, who suffered an ankle injury Thursday. Without him, the Golden Flashes running game was paced by quarterback Colin Reardon's 58 yards. Reardon was 15 for 28 for 164 yards and two TD passes.

The Golden Flashes led 22-17 with five minutes to go in the second quarter, but the Falcons scored 24 unanswered points to finish the game.

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Scoring Summary
BGREENTravis Greene 1 yd run (Tyler Tate kick)
KENTSTChris Humphrey 42 yd pass from Colin Reardon (CHRIS HUMPHREY 2pt run)
BGREENTyler Tate 30 yd FG
KENTSTCasey Pierce 12 yd pass from Colin Reardon (Anthony Melchiori kick)
BGREENAndre Givens 3 yd run (Tyler Tate kick)
KENTSTTrayion Durham 2 yd run (Anthony Melchiori kick)
BGREENJared Cohen 7 yd pass from Matt Johnson (Tyler Tate kick)
BGREENTyler Tate 41 yd FG
BGREENRyan Burbrink 92 yd pass from Matt Johnson (Tyler Tate kick)
BGREENWilliam Houston 1 yd run (Tyler Tate kick)
Team Stats
First Downs2615
Third Down Efficiency6-126-13
Fourth Down Efficiency0-00-0
Plays-Net Yards71-57656-302
Passing Yds357164
Kick Return Yds69130
Punt Return Yds50
Time of Poss.36:3223:28
Individual Stats
BGREEN: Travis Greene 24-145, Fred Coppet 4-36, Andre Givens 6-21, Matt Johnson 8-17, Ronnie Moore 1-5, Team 1--2, William Houston 2--3
KENTST: Colin Reardon 12-58, Ernest Calhoun 1-29, Anthony Meray 3-27, Trayion Durham 11-24, Josh Boyle 1-0
BGREEN: Matt Johnson 19-25-357-0
KENTST: Colin Reardon 15-28-164-0
BGREEN: Shaun Joplin 6-113, Alex Bayer 4-52, Chris Gallon 4-45, Ryan Burbrink 2-101, Tyler Beck 1-41, Jared Cohen 1-7, Ronnie Moore 1--2
KENTST: Chris Humphrey 4-84, Tyshon Goode 4-24, Josh Boyle 3-17, Casey Pierce 2-28, Ernest Calhoun 1-6, Trayion Durham 1-5
Bowling Green1st Mid American East5-38-6
Kent State7th Mid American East1-62-9