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Bowling Green Falcons football
Current season Current season
Bowling green text logo.gif Bowling Green helmet.gif
First season 1919
Athletic director Greg Christopher
Head coach Dave Clawson
1st year, 7–6  (.538)
Home stadium Doyt Perry Stadium
Stadium capacity 23,724
Stadium surface Field Turf
Location Bowling Green, Ohio
Conference MAC
Division East
All-time record 483–322–52 (.594)
Postseason bowl record 4–5
Claimed national titles 0
Conference titles 10
Heisman winners 0
Consensus All-Americans 19
Colors Orange and Brown              
Fight song Forward Falcons (Official)
Ay Ziggy Zoomba (Unofficial)
Mascot Freddie and Frieda Falcon
Marching band Falcon Marching Band
Outfitter Adidas
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. The stadium opened in 1966 and holds 23,724.[1] The current head coach is Dave Clawson, who had previously been the offensive coordinator at Tennessee[2] and replaces Gregg Brandon, following Brandon's dismissal after six seasons.[3]

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Home venues

Conference affiliations

Championships

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Conference championships

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

Important games

MAC Championship games

Date Location W/L Opponent PF PA
November 23, 2003 Doyt Perry Stadium L Miami (OH) 27 49
Total 1 Championship game 0-1 27 49

Bowl games

Bowling Green has been invited to play in 9 bowl games in its history, compiling a record of 4-5 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-Reno 35 34
December 26, 2003 Motor City Bowl W Northwestern 28 24
December 22, 2004 GMAC Bowl W Memphis 52 35
January 6, 2008 GMAC Bowl L Tulsa 7 63
December 30, 2009 Humanitarian Bowl L Idaho 42 43
Total 9 bowl games 4-4 240 399

Trophy games

  • 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 15-15. The Falcons currently hold the trophy having won the 2009 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 20-4. The Falcons currently hold the trophy having won the 2009 contest.

Coaching history

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 0
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-present 1 7-6-0 .538 6-2 .750 0 1 0
Totals 1919-present 91 490-328-52 .593 242-133 .648 15 8 0

Individual award winners

Team and conference MVPs

  • 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 During
  • 1952: Fred During
  • 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
  • 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

Mid-American Conference honors

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

Individual school records

Rushing records

  • Most rushing attempts, career: 830, Dave Preston (1973-76)
  • Most rushing attempts, season: 324, Dave Preston (1974)
  • Most rushing attempts, game: 46, Bryant Jones (1981 vs. Kent State)
  • Most rushing yards, career: 3,423, Dave Preston (1973-76)
  • Most rushing yards, season: 1,444, Fred During (1951)
  • Most rushing yards, game: 225, Darryl Story (1983 vs. Ball State)
  • Most rushing touchdowns, career: 43, Josh Harris (2000-03)
  • Most rushing touchdowns, season: 20, Josh Harris (2002)
  • Most rushing touchdowns, game: 5, Dave Preston (1974 vs. Dayton)

Passing records

  • Most passing attempts, career: 1,494, Tyler Sheehan (2006-09)
  • Most passing attempts, season: 575, Tyler Sheehan (2009)
  • Most passing attempts, game: 63, Tyler Sheehan (2009 vs. Kent State)
  • Most passing completions, career: 966, Tyler Sheehan (2006-09)
  • Most passing completions, season: 373, Tyler Sheehan (2009)
  • Most passing completions, game: 44, Tyler Sheehan (2009 vs. Kent State)
  • Most passing yards, career: 10,280, Brian McClure (1982-85)
  • Most passing yards, season: 4,051, Tyler Sheehan (2009)
  • Most passing yards, game: 505, Tyler Sheehan (2009 vs. Kent State)
  • Most passing touchdowns, career: 71, Omar Jacobs (2003-05)
  • Most passing touchdowns, season: 41, Omar Jacobs (2004)
  • Most passing touchdowns, game: 6, Ryan Henry (1994 vs. Ball State)

Receiving records

  • Most receptions, career: 298, Freddie Barnes (2006-09)
  • Most receptions, season: 155, Freddie Barnes (2009)
  • Most receptions, game: 22, Freddie Barnes (2009 vs. Kent State)
  • Most receiving yards, career: 3,450, Charles Sharon (2002-05)
  • Most receiving yards, season: 1,770, Freddie Barnes (2009)
  • Most receiving yards, game: 278, Freddie Barnes (2009 vs. Kent State)
  • Most touchdown receptions, career: 34, Charles Sharon (2002-05)
  • Most touchdown receptions, season: 19, Freddie Barnes (2009)
  • Most touchdown receptions, game: 4, Jeff Groth (1978 vs. Grand Valley State)

Future Non-Conference Opponents

2010 2011 2012
at Michigan at Idaho at Boise State
vs Marshall vs. Michigan vs. Idaho
at Troy at Virginia Tech
at Western Kentucky

Falcons in the NFL

References

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