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Bowling Green graduate LB Austin Valdez will transfer.

Back in 2015, Valdez turned in one of the most statistically productive seasons in all the land, registering 144 tackles (11.0 for loss) and two interceptions in 14 games played. The 6-foot-1, 236-pounder struggled through injuries this past season to turn in 58 tackles in 10 games. As a graduate transfer, he will be eligible to play immediately for another FBS program come the start of the 2017 campaign.
Mar 4 - 1:36 PM

Bowling Green signed three-star 2017 RB Andrew Clair.

Clair had also received offers from the likes of Iowa, NIU and Ball State. To no avail for those programs, as the 5-foot-9, 170-pounder out of St. Louis committed to the Falcons in June and stuck with that pledge all the way through National Signing Day. Rivals recruiting analyst Rob Cassidy referred to him as a "shifty all-purpose back with a solid build" following a Rivals Camp Series regional in Kansas City last May. Cassidy was particularly impressed by his "sharp change of direction and soft hands."
Source: Rivals
Feb 1 - 6:47 PM

Bowling Green indefinitely suspended sophomore S C.J. Pickrom in relation to an assault arrest.

Pickrom was charged with assault and underage drinking in mid-January. The Bowling Green Police report offers more detail as to the exact nature of this case. Per that report, Pickrom was at a bar and taking shots with a friend when one was spilled after he was bumped by an unknown person. The 6-foot-1, 168-pounder grew angry and proceeded to strike a woman. That woman is claiming she sustained a black eye and a concussion during the incident. Until this case is sorted out on the legal front, Pickrom has been indefinitely suspended.
Jan 31 - 5:08 PM

Bowling Green redshirt junior RB Donovan Wilson rushed for 146 yards and two touchdowns on 30 carries in Tuesday's 42-7 thrashing of Kent State.

Kent State was powerless to stop Bowling Green's stable of running backs in this one. The team fielded three 100-yard rushers in the contest. In addition to Wilson -- who led the Falcons with his 146 yards on the ground -- Josh Cleveland notched 131 yards of his own (on just eight carries) and Fred Coppet finished with 105 and a score. Bowling Green racked up 420 rushing yards and four touchdowns as a team. For his part, the 6-foot, 220-pound Wilson has accumulated 396 rushing yards and five touchdowns overall. 265 of those yards have come in his last two games.
Wed, Nov 16, 2016 12:26:00 PM

Bowling Green senior RB Fred Coppet rushed for 116 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries in Wednesday's 38-28 win over Akron.

Banner evening for the Bowling Green ground game, as the team brought forth the wrath of two 100-yard rushers on Wednesday. Donovan Wilson paced the team with 119 yards rushing, but it was Coppet who proved slightly more efficient with his carries, averaging 7.3 YPC on his 16 totes of the rock as compared to Wilson's 5.7 YPC on 21 totes. For his part, the 5-foot-9, 213-pound Coppet has now rushed for 765 yards and five touchdowns through 10 games.
Thu, Nov 10, 2016 02:32:00 PM

Bowling Green senior WR Ronnie Moore logged five receptions for 81 yards against Miami of Ohio on Saturday.

He's posted only 30 catches for 341 yards this year. It's a huge disappointment for fantasy owners that were expecting a breakout. To be fair, Moore has shown signs of progress, having topped 75 yards in three of four.
Wed, Oct 26, 2016 03:59:00 PM

Bowling Green freshman WR Scott Miller caught 11 passes for 178 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 40-26 loss to Miami (OH).

Miller opened the scoring in impressive fashion, logging a 72-yard touchdown catch with 10:26 remaining in the first quarter. The 5-foot-10, 162-pound freshman would go on to score another touchdown -- this one from a more modest 28 yards out -- midway through the third quarter. This was Miller's fourth 100-yard game through eight contests. Overall, he is working to a 58-798-9 receiving line. He has racked up 145 or more yards in three of his last four games.
Sat, Oct 22, 2016 04:24:00 PM

Bowling Green redshirt freshman QB James Morgan completed 30-of-49 passes for 378 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions in Saturday's 40-26 loss to Miami (OH).

Morgan is having himself an adventurous season to date. While he has now thrown seven interceptions over his last three games, the 6-foot-4, 218-pounder has also fired off 10 touchdown passes in that space. He has proven to be an upgrade over deposed starter James Knapke, but even with Bowling Green's improvements on offense under Morgan's watchful eye, the Falcons now sit at 1-7.
Sat, Oct 22, 2016 04:03:00 PM

Bowling Green redshirt freshman QB James Morgan will start against Ohio on Saturday.

Morgan replaced a struggling James Knapke as Falcons' signal-caller prior Week 5's game against Eastern Michigan. Bowling Green lost that contest 28-25 and while the 6-foot-4, 218-pound redshirt freshman didn't play a particularly shiny game (23-of-46 passing, 250 yards, a touchdown, an interception), it was still a stable enough performance that he will get another shot this coming weekend.
Mon, Oct 3, 2016 03:55:00 PM

Bowling Green senior RB Fred Coppet rushed for 141 yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries in Saturday's 28-25 loss to Eastern Michigan.

Coppet was kept out of the end zone until the fourth quarter, when he notched a pair of two-yard rushing touchdowns. The 5-foot-9, 213-pounder averaged 5.64 YPC with a long run of 41 yards. While Coppet has failed to surpass 50 yards rushing in three of five contests, the numbers look slightly shinier in the micro -- two of his last three games have seen him jump over the century mark.
Sat, Oct 1, 2016 08:19:00 PM

Bowling Green redshirt freshman QB James Morgan has been named the starter for Saturday's game against Eastern Michigan.

This shouldn't be considered a huge surprise, as now-deposed starter James Knapke had completed just 50% of his passes and held a 3/9 TD/INT ratio. The 6-foot-4, 218-pound Morgan hasn't exactly impressed in his own limited work this season, as he has tossed an interception in all three of the games in which he saw the field. No touchdowns, either. There is upside here, though. ESPN graded Morgan as a four-star recruit for the 2015 cycle.
Thu, Sep 29, 2016 03:42:00 PM

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.
Thu, Sep 22, 2016 01:29:00 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."
Mon, Sep 12, 2016 07:10:00 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.
Sat, Sep 10, 2016 07:32:00 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.
Sat, Sep 10, 2016 07:26:00 PM

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