Tonight the Bowling Green Falcons (10-3) take on the Georgia Southern Eagles (8-4) at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala. at the GoDaddy Bowl on ESPN at 8 pm.
It’s the first time as an FBS school that the Eagles are appearing in a bowl game. They’re previously played in the FCS playoffs and won six FCS National Championships. It’s the 13th bowl game for the Falcons, which is the second-most in Mid-American Conference history.
The Falcons defeat the Eagles, 52-27, according to our simulation with whatifsports.com.
The Falcons win their seventh game on the road.They also came into this game as the MAC Championships, but lost their head coach Dino Babers to the Syracuse Orange a day later.
Georgia Southern also has an interim coach as Willie Fritz left to become the Tulane head coach and Dell McGee has the interim tag for this game.
Both teams are scoring a lot of points this season. The Falcons scored 40 or more in eight games, while the Eagles scored that amount in seven games.
The Falcons led in time of possession with 30:36 to the Eagles’ 29:24. They also led 583 yards to the Eagles, who had 323.
In his final game, Matt Johnson had 28 of 34 for 468 yards with seven touchdowns and an interception. Kevin Ellison went 3 of 15 for 55 yards for Georgia Southern.
The Eagles were led by Matt Breida with a 107-yards and a touchdown. LA Ramsby added 77-yards and Wesley Fields at 45-yards. Ellison had 40-yards, while Chaz Thornton had -1-yards.
Fred Coppet led the Falcons with 67-yards, while Travis Greene had 60-yards. Donovan Wilson had 4-yards, while Johnson had -16-yards.
Roger Lewis had 140-yards and a touchdown. Gehrig Dieter added a 121-yards and a touchdown, while Ronnie Moore had 81-yards and three touchdowns.
Greene had 30-yards, while Derek Lee added 26-yards. Hunter Folkertsma had six-yards.
The Eagles only had two receivers with catches. Ryan Longoria had two receptions for 37-yards, while BJ Johnson had a catch for 18-yards.
The Falcons scored 17-points in the fourth quarter. Burbrink caught an 11-yard touchdown reception and his teammate Lewis had a 17-yard touchdown reception for the two touchdowns. Tyler Tate connected on a 21-yard field goal.
Wesley Fields had two touchdown runs for Georgia Southern in the third quarter. His first touchdown was for seven-yards, while his second touchdown was just for a yard.
Greene also had an eight-yard touchdown pass in the quarter.
The second quarter was the Moore show, as he had three touchdowns. He caught a 31-yard pass with 8:21 remaining in the first half. He then had a four-yard touchdown with 4:50 left in the quarter.
With 1:18 left, he caught a 36-yard reception for the 28-7 lead.
Both teams traded touchdowns in the first quarter. Dieter caught an 85-yard pass, before Breida tied the game with a six-yard run.
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