Massachusetts at Bowling Green

Bowling Green smothers UMass 28-7


BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) Matt Johnson passed for 167 yards and three touchdowns to lead Bowling Green to a 28-7 homecoming win over the University of Massachusetts in a Mid-American Conference matchup Saturday.

Johnson spread the attack, sending touchdown throws to three different receivers, including a 51-yard pass to Ronnie Moore in the first quarter to give the Falcons (5-1, 3-0) a lead they'd keep over the winless Minutemen (0-5, 0-1). Tyler Beck caught a 23-yard pass for a touchdown in the third quarter, followed by a 9-yard TD catch by Heath Jackson five minutes later. William Houston also punched in a 1-yard touchdown run.

The only UMass score came late in the fourth quarter on a 24-yard touchdown pass from Mike Wegzyn to Tajae Sharpe.

Bowling Green also got another big game from Travis Greene, who was kept out of the end zone but rushed for 160 yards.

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Scoring Summary
BGREENRonnie Moore 51 yd pass from Matt Johnson (Tyler Tate kick)
BGREENWilliam Houston 1 yd run (Tyler Tate kick)
BGREENTyler Beck 23 yd pass from Matt Johnson (Tyler Tate kick)
BGREENHeath Jackson 9 yd pass from Matt Johnson (Tyler Tate kick)
MATajae Sharpe 24 yd pass from Mike Wegzyn (Blake Lucas kick)
Team Stats
First Downs1521
Third Down Efficiency4-135-12
Fourth Down Efficiency1-10-1
Plays-Net Yards57-28065-448
Passing Yds96216
Kick Return Yds360
Punt Return Yds07
Time of Poss.27:3732:23
Individual Stats
MA: Jamal Wilson 20-119, Mike Wegzyn 6-40, A.J. Doyle 5-23, Lorenzo Woodley 1-2
BGREEN: Travis Greene 22-160, Andre Givens 4-60, Jordan Hopgood 2-13, Fred Coppet 4-10, Ronnie Moore 1-3, William Houston 2-1, Team 2--3, Matt Johnson 6--12
MA: A.J. Doyle 4-17-20-0, Mike Wegzyn 7-8-76-1
BGREEN: Matt Johnson 11-20-166-0, Matt Schilz 2-2-50-0
MA: Tajae Sharpe 3-38, Rob Blanchflower 3-16, Derek Beck 2-20, Jamal Wilson 1-9, Bernard Davis 1-7, Ricardo Miller 1-6
BGREEN: Heath Jackson 4-33, Ronnie Moore 3-91, Shaun Joplin 2-25, Tyler Beck 1-23, Alex Bayer 1-20, Ryan Burbrink 1-13, Chris Gallon 1-11
Massachusetts1st FBS Independents 0-02-10
Bowling Green3rd Mid American East3-54-8

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