Bowling Green 26, Ohio 14
ATHENS, Ohio: Anthon Samuel ran for 181 yards and two touchdowns to help Bowling Green beat Ohio on Wednesday night for its sixth consecutive victory.
Samuel reached 100 yards for the 10th time in his first 18 games for the Falcons (7-3, 5-1 Mid-American), and pushed his season rushing total to 906 yards. The sophomore had 29 carries and caught a pass for 5 yards.
Matt Schilz was 7-of-17 for 91 yards and a touchdown for Bowling Green, fighting Kent State for the East Division title. Kent State, 5-0 in conference play, is at Miami of Ohio on Saturday.
Tyler Tettleton was 21-of-34 for 145 yards and had a touchdown pass and scoring run for Ohio (8-2, 4-2). Beau Blankenship led the Bobcats in rushing with 97 yards on 18 carries.
After Ohio cut it to 19-14 in the third quarter on Tettleton’s 3-yard touchdown pass to Chase Cochran, Bowling Green countered on Samuel’s 4-yard scoring run early in the fourth.