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Bowling Green Falcons
BowlingGreenFalcons
First season 1919
Staff
Head coach Mike Jinks
1st year, 4–8
Stadium
Home stadium Doyt Perry Stadium
Stadium capacity 23,724
Stadium surface Field Turf
Location Bowling Green, Ohio
League/Conference
Conference MAC
Division East
Team records
All-time record 477–316–52 (.595)
Postseason bowl record 4–4
Awards
National titles 0
Conference titles 10
Heisman winners 0
All-Americans 19
Pageantry
Colors Orange and Brown            
Fight song Forward Falcons (Official)
Ay Ziggy Zoomba (Unofficial)
Mascot Freddie and Frieda
Marching band Falcon Marching Band
Rivals Toledo Rockets
Kent State Golden Flashes
Miami (OH) Redhawks
Website BGSUFalcons.com

The Bowling Green Falcons football team is the interscholastic football team at Bowling Green State University. Bowling Green competes as a member of the Mid-American Conference in the East Division. The Falcons have won ten conference championships.

The Falcons play their home games in Doyt Perry Stadium, which is located on campus in Bowling Green, OH. The stadium opened in 1966 and holds 23,724.[1] The current head coach of the program is Dino Fabers.

Home venues Edit

Conference affiliations Edit

Championships Edit

Conference championships Edit

Bowling Green has won or shared a conference championship 15 times, including 10 times in the Mid-American Conference:

Year Conference Coach Record
1921 Northwestern Ohio Intercollegiate Athletic Association Earl Krieger 3-1-1
1922 Northwestern Ohio Intercollegiate Athletic Association Allen Snyder 4-2-1
1925 Northwestern Ohio Intercollegiate Athletic Association Warren Steller 3-1-3
1928 Northwestern Ohio Intercollegiate Athletic Association Warren Steller 5-0-2
1929 Northwestern Ohio Intercollegiate Athletic Association Warren Steller 4-2-1
1956 Mid-American Conference Doyt Perry 8-0-1
1959 Mid-American Conference Doyt Perry 9-0
1961 Mid-American Conference Doyt Perry 8-2
1962 Mid-American Conference Doyt Perry 7-1-1
1964 Mid-American Conference Doyt Perry 9-1
1965 Mid-American Conference Bob Gibson 7-2
1982 Mid-American Conference Denny Stolz 7-5
1985 Mid-American Conference Denny Stolz 11-1
1991 Mid-American Conference Gary Blackney 11-1
1992 Mid-American Conference Gary Blackney 10-2
Total conference championships 15


Seasons Edit

Important games Edit

MAC Championship games Edit

Date Location W/L Opponent PF PA
November 23, 2003 Doyt Perry Stadium L Miami (OH) 27 49
December 6, 2013 Ford Field W Northern Illinois 47 27
Total 2 Championship games 1-1 74 76

Bowl games Edit

Bowling Green has been invited to play in 8 bowl games in its history, compiling a record of 4-4 in those games.

Date Bowl W/L Opponent PF PA
November 23, 1961 Mercy Bowl L Fresno State 6 36
December 18, 1982 California Bowl L Fresno State 28 29
December 14, 1985 California Bowl L Fresno State 7 51
December 14, 1991 California Bowl W Fresno State 28 21
December 18, 1992 Las Vegas Bowl W Nevada 35 34
December 26, 2003 Motor City Bowl W Northwestern 28 24
December 22, 2004 GMAC Bowl W Memphis 52 35
January 06, 2008 GMAC Bowl L Tulsa 7 63
Total 8 bowl games 4-4 198 356

Trophy games Edit

  • Bowling Green plays Toledo for the Peace Pipe in the annual Battle of I-75. Bowling Green's record in games played for the Peace Pipe, which date to 1980, is 13-15. The Falcons currently hold the trophy having won the 2007 contest.
  • Bowling Green competes against Kent State for the Anniversary Award, which was introduced in 1985. Bowling Green's record in games played for the trophy is 19-4. The Falcons currently hold the trophy having won the past two contests.

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Coaching history Edit

Coach Years Seasons Record Pct. Conf. Record Pct. Conf. Titles Bowl Games National Titles
John Stitt 1919 1 0-3-0 .000 0
Walter Jean 1920 1 1-4-0 .200 0
Earl Krieger 1921 1 3-1-1 .700 1 0
Allen Snyder 1922 1 4-2-1 .643 1 0
R.B. McCandless 1923 1 3-5-0 .375 0
Warren Steller 1924-34 11 40-21-19 .619 3 0
Harry Ockerman 1935-40 6 20-19-9 .510 0
Robert Whittaker 1941-54 14 66-50-7 .565 2-12 .143 0 0 0
Doyt Perry 1955-64 10 77-11-5 .855 46-9 .836 5 1 1
Bob Gibson 1965-67 3 19-9 .679 11-7 .611 1 0 0
Don Nehlen 1968-76 9 53-35-4 .598 27-20 .574 0 0 0
Denny Stolz 1977-85 9 56-45-1 .553 49-26 .653 2 2 0
Moe Ankney 1986-90 5 20-31-3 .398 18-19 .486 0 0 0
Gary Blackney 1991-2000 10 60-50-2 .540 47-31 .603 2 2 0
Urban Meyer 2001-02 2 17-6 .739 11-5 .688 0 0 0
Gregg Brandon 2003-08 6 44-30 .595 31-18 .633 0 3 0
Dave Clawson 2009-13 5 32-31 .508 24-17 .585 1 3 0
Dino Babers 2014-present 1 7-6 .538 5-3 .625 0 1 0
Totals 1919-present 91 498-345-52 .585 273-182-13 .597 15 8 1

Individual award winners Edit

Team and conference MVPs Edit

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  • 1927: Forrest Warner
  • 1928: Chet Chapman
  • 1929: Harold Treece
  • 1930: Chet Chapman
  • 1931: Clifford Stevenson
  • 1932: Ford Murray
  • 1933: Carl Stephens
  • 1934: Richard Wallace
  • 1935-38: None Selected
  • 1939: Ed Siminski
  • 1940: Steve Brudzinski
  • 1941: Stanley Yoder
  • 1942: Wayne Bordner
  • 1943: Art Mergenthaler
  • 1944: Al DiMarco
  • 1945: Patrick Mulvihill
  • 1946: Wayne Bordner
  • 1947: Jack Woodland
  • 1948: Max Minnich
  • 1949: Jack Woodland
  • 1950: Richard Pont
  • 1951: Fred Durig
  • 1952: Fred Durig
  • 1953: Bill Bradshaw
  • 1954: Bill Bradshaw
  • 1955: Carlos Jackson
  • 1956: Jack Giroux
  • 1957: Tim Murnen
  • 1958: Harold Furcron
  • 1959: Bob Colburn
  • 1960: Jerry Colaner and Don Lisbon
  • 1961: Jerry Croft
  • 1962: Don Lisbon and Gary Sherman
  • 1963: Jim Wisser
  • 1964: Jay Cunningham
  • 1965: Mike Weger
  • 1966: Mike Weger
  • 1967: Dave Seiter
  • 1968: Dennis Zolciak

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  • 1969: Joe Green
  • 1970: Phil Villapiano
  • 1971: Paul Miles
  • 1972: Fred Sturt and Phil Polak
  • 1973: Paul Miles
  • 1974: Dave Preston
  • 1975: Dan Saleet
  • 1976: Mark Miller
  • 1977: Mark Miller
  • 1978: Jeff Groth
  • 1979: Mike Wright
  • 1980: Todd Gates
  • 1981: Craig Valentine
  • 1982: Andre Young
  • 1983: Martin Bayless
  • 1984: Brian McClure
  • 1985: Brian McClure
  • 1986: Paul Schweitzer
  • 1987: John Hunter
  • 1988: Kyle Kramer
  • 1989: Ronald Heard
  • 1990: Keith Pace
  • 1991: Erik White
  • 1992: Erik White
  • 1993: Vince Palko
  • 1994: Ryan Henry
  • 1995: Chad Bukey
  • 1996: Cornell Richards
  • 1997: Kevin O'Neil
  • 1998: Junior Williams
  • 1999: Kurt Gerling, Joe O'Neill, and Brandon Hicks
  • 2000: David Bautista and Brandon Hicks
  • 2001: Brandon Hicks
  • 2002: Josh Harris
  • 2003: Josh Harris
  • 2004: Omar Jacobs
  • 2005: Charles Sharon
  • 2006: Devon Parks and Kory Lichtensteiger
  • 2007: Kory Lichtensteiger

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Mid-American Conference honors Edit

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  • Player of the Year
1984: Brian McClure
1985: Brian McClure
1991: Erik White
1992: Erik White
  • Offensive Player of the Year
1970: Phil Villapiano
1973: Paul Miles
1983: Brian McClure
1984: Brian McClure
1985: Brian McClure
1991: Erik White
1992: Erik White
2004: Omar Jacobs

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  • Defensive Player of the Year
1969: Joe Green
1993: Vince Palko
1994: Vince Palko
  • Freshman of the Year
1982: Brian McClure
1998: Kurt Gerling

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Individual school records Edit

Rushing records Edit

  • Most rushing attempts, career: 830, Dave Preston (1973-76)
  • Most rushing attempts, season: 324, Dave Preston (1974)
  • Most rushing yards, career: 3,851, Travis Greene (2012-15)
  • Most rushing yards, season: 1,594, Travis Greene (2013)
  • Most rushing touchdowns, career: 43, Josh Harris (2000-03)
  • Most rushing touchdowns, season: 20, Josh Harris (2002)

Passing records Edit

  • Most passing attempts, career: 1,494, Tyler Sheehan (2006-09)
  • Most passing attempts, season: 575, Tyler Sheehan (2009)
  • Most passing completions, career: 966, Tyler Sheehan (2006-09)
  • Most passing completions, season: 383, Matt Johnson (2015)
  • Most passing yards, career: 10,280, Brian McClure (1982-85)
  • Most passing yards, season: 4,946, Matt Johnson (2015)
  • Most passing touchdowns, career: 73, Matt Johnson (2012-15)
  • Most passing touchdowns, season: 46, Matt Johnson (2015)

Receiving records Edit

  • Most receptions, career: 297, Freddie Barnes (2006-09)
  • Most receptions, season: 155, Freddie Barnes (2009)
  • Most receiving yards, career: 3,450, Charles Sharon (2002-05)
  • Most receiving yards, season: 1,770, Freddie Barnes (2009)
  • Most touchdown receptions, career: 34, Charles Sharon (2002-05)
  • Most touchdown receptions, season: 19, Freddie Barnes (2009)

Future Non-Conference Opponents Edit

2013 2014 2015 2016
vs. Tulsa at Western Kentucky at Maryland at Ohio State
at Indiana vs. VMI at Purdue vs. North Dakota
vs. Murray State vs. Indiana vs. Mid Tennesssee State
at Mississippi State at Wisconsin

Falcons in the NFL Edit

Notes Edit

  1. Doyt Perry Stadium

External links Edit

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