The Bowling Green Falcons won the Mid-American Conference Championship(their first in two decades) last season due to several factors. Our No. 36 player on our Top 50 MAC football players countdown proved to be one of those factors.
Ronnie Moore is entering his second season with the Falcons and will look to build on a strong freshman campaign. Moore, listed at 5 foot 9, 161 pounds, came onto the scene in a big way. On Oct. 5, 2013 he capped a 91-yard touchdown drive against the Massachusetts Minutemen on a 51-yard touchdown reception to start the Falcons scoring that day. He finished the season with 28 receptions for 547 yards and seven touchdowns. Those seven touchdown receptions led the team. Pretty Impressive numbers for a freshman receiver who had to compete with teammates Shaun Joplin and Alex Bayer just to touch the ball.
Moore played in all 14 games for the Falcons this past season, including three starts. His biggest and most impressive game in 2013 came against the Eastern Michigan Eagles. Say what you want about EMU, the fact of the matter is Moore had a career day, posting personal bests in receptions with seven, yards with 161, and touchdowns in a game with three. Moore also caught a touchdown in the MAC Championship game at Ford Field against the Northern Illinois Huskies. He finished that game with 145 receiving yards. All of which came in the first quarter.
Moore is a versatile player capable of lining up in the slot, while also providing fireworks for the special teams unit. As a special teams player Moore compiled 289 yards on 14 returns, including a season long of 49 yards against Miami.
The Falcons enter 2014 with one of the most explosive offensive units on paper. Gehrig Dieter is eligible to play this season, and Moore should benefit from teams trying to pay extra attention to the large and athletic SMU transfer. Moore will line up mostly in the slot, but the Falcons could put him in motion and have him come out of the backfield on plays as well. The Falcons should be able to find coverage gaps to because of the playmakers surrounding him. The Falcons will wear down defenses with an up-tempo offense and Moore should be able to utilize his speed for big plays each and every game.
The three year high school captain, and 2013 Week 13 MAC East Offensive Player of the Week should once again provide fireworks for the Falcons on game day.