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Bowling Green Falcons 2017 Football Season: Schedule and Basic Information

BGSU hopes to keep improving

Bowling Green v Toledo Photo by Andrew Weber/Getty Images

As we finish up July, I am going to be putting up a quick fact sheet and schedule for each team in our beloved Mid-American conference. Bookmark it and use it as a cheat sheet for the season, I know I will.

The Bowling Green Falcons started 2016 in abysmal fashion, starting 1-8 and giving up 77 points in two separate games. They finished with 3 wins and should be solid this season.

Bowling Green Falcons Cheat Sheet

  • Head Coach: Mike Jenks, 2nd season. Career record, 4-8.
  • 2016 Record: 4-8
  • 2017 Schedule:

Sept. 2 at Michigan State, East Lansing, Mich. | MSU leads series, 2-0

Sept. 9 SOUTH DAKOTA, Bowling Green, | Ohio First Meeting

Sept. 16 at Northwestern, Evanston, Ill. | BGSU leads, 2-0

Sept. 23 at Middle Tennessee,Murfreesboro, Tenn. | MTSU leads, 1-0

Sept. 30 AKRON, Bowling Green, Ohio | BGSU leads, 16-7

Oct. 7 at Miami, Oxford, Ohio | Miami leads, 43-23-5

Oct. 14 OHIO ,Bowling Green, Ohio | BGSU leads, 40-26-2

Oct. 21 NORTHERN ILLINOIS, Bowling Green, Ohio | BGSU leads, 12-9

Oct. 31 at Kent State, Kent, Ohio | BGSU leads, 59-19-6

Nov. 7 at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y. | BGSU leads, 11-3

Nov. 15 TOLEDO, Bowling Green, Ohio | BGSU leads, 39-38-4

Nov. 21 at Eastern Michigan, Ypsilanti, Mich. | BGSU leads 25-12-1

  • Starters Returning

Offense, 6

Defense, 6

Specialists, 2

  • Key Returnees

James Morgan, sophomore, QB: Threw for 2082 yards in freshman season, including a season high 389 against Miami.

Scott Miller, junior, WR: Caught 74 passes for 968 yards in 2016, and was named first team All-MAC.

Joseph Davidson, Sr., Punter: First team All-MAC in 2016, he had an 82 yard punt against rival Toledo.

Tim McAuliffe, Sr., Center: Third team All-MAC in 2016.

News and Notes

  • Nate Locke, the senior linebacker had a very telling quote in this article from

“We finally figured it out in regards to trusting the coaches and also the coaches being able to use the players they have to their greater strengths,” Locke said. “Both sides figured out each other. That led to our success at the end of the season.”

  • Coach Mike Jinks is pretty candid in this article about what went wrong in 2016, and that is huge. It tells of an honesty with himself and his team, and that’s truly the only way to turn a 1-8 team around. If I were a BGSU fan, I would be optimistic for not only 2017, but future seasons as well.