BOWLING GREEN — In a humid corridor subsequent to a home locker room during Doyt Perry Stadium, a observable sound of some 100-plus players singing Ay Ziggy Zoomba shook a building shortly before 8 p.m. Saturday.
It competence have been nauseous during times, and it competence have been an FCS opponent, though Bowling Green left a home margin with a win.
The Falcons survived Eastern Kentucky for a 42-35 victory, their initial delight during home given Nov. 25, 2016.
BG quarterback Jarret Doege ran for a touchdown and threw for 4 more, including a leader to Quintin Morris with fewer than 7 mins to play, and a BG invulnerability hold off a Colonels’ final dual drives to safety a lead.
“It was time,” Morris said. “We had to finally move one home to a Doyt.”
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The Falcons (1-2) couldn’t means good starts in a initial dual weeks, though week No. 3 was a opposite. The Falcons punted twice to start a game, while Eastern Kentucky (1-2) stormed by a BG invulnerability on uninterrupted security to take a 14-0 lead.
Despite a unlucky start, BG responded with 28 second-quarter points to take a seven-point lead into halftime. The Falcons also incited 3 EKU fumbles into 20 points.
Jarret Doege threw for 4 touchdowns Saturday to lift Bowling Green to a initial win of a season.
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“It’s not only a win I’m unapproachable of, it’s a approach that we won,” Falcons manager Mike Jinks said. “To tumble down 14-0 and have each reason to say, ‘OK, here we go again’ — they didn’t do that. They stayed together, they came back, and we done a charge.”
The Colonels tied a diversion in a third with a assistance of a BGSU mistake. Doege flipped a pass over a center that EKU intercepted, and a Colonels done use of a brief margin with a 31-yard touchdown drive.
After BG’s Kholbe Coleman forced and recovered a fail after in a quarter, Doege and Phouthavong connected for 14-yard touchdown, Phouthavong’s second of a game. However, BG botched a snap on a additional indicate and staid for a 34-28 lead.
EKU’s Daryl McCleskey pennyless by for one of his 3 touchdowns on a subsequent drive, scampering 27 yards on a fourth-down play to settle a one-point advantage. The Colonels ran for 389 yards on 60 attempts
Midway by a fourth, Doege found Morris, who done a fantastic locate in a dilemma of a finish zone, for a 7-yard touchdown. Morris has a best day of his career with 8 catches for 93 yards and dual touchdowns.
The Falcons also converted a 2-point try, as Doege strike Jordan Wayne-Prather to reinstate a 7-point lead with 6 minutes, 47 seconds to go, substantiating a lead they would keep.
“We done certain we stayed positive,” Morris said. “Like we pronounced final week, we’ve got to get punched in a mouth and be means to respond. This week, we trust we responded.”
EKU gathering to a BG 15-yard line with 11 seconds to go, though a Colonels had no timeouts remaining. Three uninterrupted pass attempts fell incomplete, including one in a finish section as time lapsed that motionless a game.
Bowling Green plays a initial Mid-American Conference diversion subsequent week with a home date opposite Miami.
While a win was distant from ideal for BG, it was a tiny step in a right direction.
“I consider it only puts us on a right track. It gets us in a stroke right now,” Doege said. “First one in a while gets everybody’s appetite up, everybody’s happy. The expectancy is to keep winning.”
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