For the third-straight offseason, Bowling Green’s starting quarterback will transfer.
Junior quarterback Grant Loy announced his entrance into the transfer portal on Twitter at 12:03 p.m. ET on Monday, thanking the University, Falcon fans, and stating his intent to “explore other options in order to pursue education and football dreams.”
Loy appeared in all 12 Bowling Green games this season and started in each of the final eight. He threw for 1,137 yards, six touchdowns, and 11 interceptions in his first season as a primary starter. Additionally, Loy contributed 427 rushing yards and four touchdowns on 100 attempts. His most notable game was an October 12 win over Toledo, Bowling Green’s first victory over its hated rival since 2009. In the 20-7 upset win, Loy completed a season high 66.7% of passes for 185 yards, rushed for 137, and brought in both of the Falcons’ touchdowns.
The junior was redshirted in 2016 and was used sparingly, and primarily in power run packages, in 2017 and 2018 as a backup to James Morgan and Jarret Doege. Morgan transferred from Bowling Green to FIU and led the Panthers to program-best 9-4 record in 2018 and spearheaded the program’s notable upset over Miami (FL) two weeks ago. Doege transferred from Bowling Green to West Virginia and started the Mountaineers’ last three games, earning upset road victories over Kansas State and TCU.
Loy’s redshirted freshman year makes him eligible to play in 2020, potentially becoming the third consecutive Bowling Green quarterback to earn a start at another university following a transfer. The New Washington, OH native graduates this December as a finance major, but his future college transfer destination is unknown at the time.
To close Loy’s time as a Falcon, here is a highlight video he posted on his personal YouTube channel: