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Bowling Green Falcons
AmericanFootball current event.svg 2019 Bowling Green Falcons
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First season 1919
Head coach Scot Loeffier
1st year, 0–0 (.000)
Home stadium Doyt Perry Stadium
Stadium capacity 23,724
Stadium surface Field Turf
Location Bowling Green, Ohio
Conference Mid-American Conference (MAC)
Division East
All-time history
Bowling Green Falcons Historical Teams
1919
1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
2020 2021 2022 2023
All-time record 507–348–52 (.588 (as of 2018 season))
Postseason bowl record 5–7 (.417 (as of 2018 season))
Claimed national titles 0
Conference titles 12
Heisman winners 0
Consensus All-Americans 19
Colors Orange and Brown

             


Fight song Forward Falcons (Official)
Ay Ziggy Zoomba (Unofficial)
Mascot Freddie and Frieda
Marching band Falcon Marching Band
Outfitter Nike
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 (as of 2019) of the program is newly hired head coach Scot Loeffier.

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

2010s Edit

Season Coach Record
2019 Scot Loeffler
2018 Mike Jinks; Carl Pelini 3-9
2017 Mike Jinks 2-10
2016 Mike Jinks 4-8
2015 Dino Babers; Brian Ward 10-4
2014 Dino Babers 8-6
2013 Dave Clawson 10-4
2012 Dave Clawson 8-5
2011 Dave Clawson 5-7
2010 Dave Clawson 2-10

2000s Edit

Season Coach Record
2009 Dave Clawson 7-6
2008 Gregg Brandon 6-6
2007 Gregg Brandon 8-5
2006 Gregg Brandon 4-8
2005 Gregg Brandon 6-5
2004 Gregg Brandon 9-3
2003 Gregg Brandon 11-3
2002 Urban Meyer 9-3
2001 Urban Meyer 8-3
2000 Gary Blackney 2-9

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

Mid-American Conference honors Edit

  • Player of the Year
1984: Brian McClure
1985: Brian McClure
1991: Erik White
1992: Erik White
  • Offensive Player of the Year
1983: Brian McClure
1984: Brian McClure
1985: Brian McClure
1991: Erik White
1992: Erik White
2004: Omar Jacobs
  • Defensive Player of the Year
2012: Chris Jones
  • Freshman of the Year
1982: Brian McClure

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

Former BGSU Falcons currently active in pro football Edit

Falcons in the NFL Edit

References/Notes Edit

  1. Doyt Perry Stadium

External links Edit

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