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Bowling Green senior QB James Knapke will start against Memphis on Saturday.

While Knapke will start, he had best show some forward steps against Memphis, as the Falcons have been giving more reps to redshirt freshman QB James Morgan in practice this week. The 6-foot-2, 236-pound Knapke has failed to pass for more than 130 yards in two of three games and has thrown exactly two interceptions in each of Bowling Green's first three contests.
Sep 22 - 1:29 PM

Bowling Green HC Mike Jinks confirmed that senior QB James Knapke is his starting quarterback for Saturday against Middle Tennessee.

Jinks benched Knapke for one series last Saturday, but No. 2 James Morgan threw an interception three plays later to gift Knapke a quick chance at redemption. "James Knapke is our starter," Jinks said. "But he knows he’s got to play well. That’s college football. Our offense runs through our quarterback. And if he’s struggling, not getting it done, then we’ve got the utmost confidence in James Morgan."
Sep 12 - 7:10 PM

Bowling Green senior RB Fred Coppet was forced out of Saturday's win over North Dakota with a hand injury.

Coppet was taken to the locker room after suffering the apparent injury in the second half. The 5-foot-10, 174-pounder finished the afternoon having rushed for 43 yards on 13 carries. Bowling Green will square off with Middle Tennessee next weekend. Expect an update on Coppet's status for that one during the practice week.
Sep 10 - 7:32 PM

Bowling Green senior WR Ronnie Moore exited Saturday's win over North Dakota with an apparent hand injury.

Moore hurt his hand while making a catch late in Saturday's win. He was in visible pain after the play. Prior to being forced out of action, the 5-foot-9, 170-pounder had caught three passes for 39 yards. Moore should be considered day-to-day until the Falcons offer a further update on the extent of this injury.
Sep 10 - 7:26 PM

Bowling Green sophomore RB Matt Domer will miss the 2016 season due to a torn ACL.

Domer appeared in six games last season. While he saw only eight carries on the season, the 5-foot-11, 197-pounder made the most of them, rushing for 117 yards (14.6 YPC) and a touchdown. His absence for the coming season thins Bowling Green's depth some, but Fred Coppet is set to carry the load for the coming season.
Aug 13 - 7:46 PM

Former Baylor WR Robbie Rhodes has been dismissed from Bowling Green.

The dreaded "violation of team rules" strikes again. Rhodes played in seven games last season and caught three passes for 130 yards, including one touchdown. He was dismissed from Baylor for "undisclosed reasons" in 2014 following an arrest for marijuana possession. It was reported he failed a second drug test. Some speculated Rhodes could fill in as a vertical threat with Roger Lewis off to the NFL.
Source: The Blade
Jun 28 - 10:57 AM

Despite his 5-foot-9, 170-pound frame, Bowling Green senior WR Ronnie Moore bench presses 300-plus pounds and squats over 500.

Green is a twitched-up athlete and a scary proposition to encounter in the open field. He accrued 72 catches last year, including a 22-248-1 line against Tennessee, Maryland and Purdue. Moore will become the focal point of a vastly revamped offense this fall with Roger Lewis in the NFL and Gehrig Dieter transferring to Alabama.
Source: NFL.com
May 26 - 10:26 PM

Bengals signed Bowling Green QB Matt Johnson.

Stop us if you've read this scouting report before: A sub-six foot, balding signal-calling prospect from a simplified spread system with mechanics made for the playground, Johnson (5'11, 220) has a Matt Stafford-esque sidearm quirk and a Stafford-lite howitzer to go along with it. Johnson is shorter than Drew Brees, throws like you'd sling a sock full of wrenches, takes too many sacks and must now make the daunting transition to a pro style offense, but Johnson is so unconventional that he may just work out (Pro Football Focus named him the class' best developmental QB prior to the draft). Toting an NFL gun and an accurate touch, Johnson will lock horns with fellow MAC alum Keith Wenning (Ball State) for No. 3 duties this summer.
May 11 - 3:17 PM

Pro Football Focus believes the Bengals made one of the 10 best UDFA signings of this year's period in scooping up Bowling Green QB Matt Johnson.

"Everything about his play is ugly, or unconventional, lacking proper fundamentals or technique right up until the ball leaves his hand, and then you just say 'wow' more than you do watching any other signal caller’s tape this season," Sam Monson wrote. "Johnson has one of the best deep balls you will ever find, but there are other impressive passes out there too." The analyst notes that Bowling Green's offense didn't feature a complex route tree, giving Johnson a big learning curve as he transitions to a pro-style offense. But Monson said the Bengals got themselves a prospect with "fascinating tools" who will be an "interesting project going forward."
May 9 - 9:32 PM

Giants signed Bowling Green WR Roger Lewis.

Lewis (6'0/201) committed to Ohio State out of high school, but was accused of felony charges and had his scholarship rescinded. He landed at Bowling Green, twice earning first-team All-MAC honors with a combined 158/2,637/23 (16.7 YPR) receiving line. Reportedly dealing with a hamstring injury, Lewis underwhelmed at the Combine but destroyed his Pro Day, running 4.46 with a 36-inch vertical and 10-foot-5 broad jump. Lewis' off-field history is a concern, but he has the makeup of a high-end No. 2 wideout and could prove a steal if he stays on the straight and narrow.
May 1 - 1:19 AM

The Houston Chronicle's Aaron Wilson passes along word that the Buccaneers, Chargers, Royals and Cardinals have shown interest in Bowling Green WR Ryan Burbrink.

Wilson ticked off that meaty list of teams, but offered no word as to the extent of their interest. The 5-foot-7, 183-pound Burbrink logged a 40-yard dash of 4.73 seconds during his Pro Day, while also posting a 31-inch vertical and 9-foot-5 broad jump. He caught 56 passes for 627 yards and four touchdowns for the 2015 campaign. A lack of overt speed and explosivity, coupled with his smaller frame, figure to hinder his draft hopes. He is a likely undrafted free agent once the dust settles.
Apr 16 - 1:25 PM

The Dolphins brought Bowling Green RB Travis Greene in for a local prospect visit on Friday.

The 5-foot-10, 189-pound runner was a perfect fit in the Falcons' high-octane spread offense last year, rushing for 1,299 yards and 15 touchdowns. He doesn't have any elite traits, but Greene will be in a camp this summer fighting for an NFL roster spot, either via a Rd. 7 speculation pick or a UDFA contract.
Apr 8 - 5:22 PM

Michigan graduate WR Da'Mario Jones transferred to Bowling Green.

News of a potential Jones transfer came in late February, when it was revealed that he was no longer with the team. The 6-foot-2, 192-pound wideout eventually confirmed his Bowling Green transfer intentions on Twitter. Because this is a graduate move, he will be eligible to play immediately in 2016. He made just two catches for 13 yards during his Wolverine career, but did appear in 23 games (mainly on special teams duty).
Mar 24 - 3:36 PM

Bowling Green WR Roger Lewis dealt with a hamstring strain during NFL Combine week, which could have impacted his results.

Lewis improved his testing numbers in practically every area at Bowling Green's pro day, and in some cases significantly, so this makes the "excuse" a believable one. Lewis is one of the best vertical threats in this class, winning on downfield routes to stretch out defenses or maximizing coverage breakdowns. The question is how highly is that role is valued and if he is confined to that phase of the game.
Mar 15 - 10:34 AM

According to WTOL-11's Jordan Strack, "most scouts had [Bowling Green WR] Roger Lewis running between 4.44 [and] 4.48 seconds in the 40" during the program's pro day.

Like so many others, Lewis improved markedly on his combine 40-yard dash when he had a second shot on pro day. Back in Indianapolis, he managed just 4.57 seconds in the event. While the 6-foot, 201-pounder logged a stellar 85-1544-16 receiving line for the 2015 campaign, he is "not a true vertical receiver in terms of speed and ball skills," according to NFL Media's Lance Zierlein's combine profile of the former Falcon. Zierlein believes that a lack of pure athleticism could hinder him in the NFL, as he won't necessarily be able to find the level of vertical separation he displayed in college once he hits the pros.
Mar 14 - 3:26 PM


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