BGSU crushes Ohio, 72-21

Published 12:00 am Sunday, October 6, 2002

BOWLING GREEN -- Josh Harris threw four touchdowns and ran for two more as Bowling Green beat Ohio 72-21 Saturday.

Harris completed 19 of 24 passes for 292 yards with touchdown passes of 29, 11, 20 and 28 yards. Harris rushed for 85 yards on 15 carries with touchdown runs of 9 yards and 1 yard.

Bowling Green had five rushing and five passing touchdowns.

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Robert Redd caught touchdown passes of 29, 11 and 8 yards for the Falcons. Redd's 29-yard grab tied the game at 7 with 9:40 remaining in the first quarter. Shaun Suisam's 22-yard field goal four minutes later put the Falcons up for good.

P.J. Pope rushed for 117 yards on 13 carries and one touchdown for Bowling Green (4-0, 1-0 in the Mid-American Conference). The Falcons outgained the Bobcats 687 yards to 200 yards.

Ohio took a 7-0 lead after Dontrell Jackson's 6-yard touchdown run in the first. Fred Ray added a 5-yard TD in the second quarter for the Bobcats. Adam Porter scored on an 11-yard run in the fourth for Ohio (1-5, 1-1 MAC).

Bowling Green led 37-14 at halftime.

Miami, Ohio 31, Cincinnati 26

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Luke Clemens rushed for 114 yards and two touchdowns and Miami of Ohio scored the go-ahead points on a fake field goal in a 31-26 win over Cincinnati on Saturday.

Trailing 21-17, holder Josh Betts threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Vogel to give the RedHawks (4-2) the lead with 6:55 left in the third quarter. Luke Clemens added a five-yard TD run four minutes later to make it 31-21.

The Bearcats (2-3) got 111 yards rushing and two touchdowns from DeMarco McCleskey. Gino Guidugli was 27-of-48 passing for 353 yards and a touchdown, but was intercepted twice and sacked four times.

Jon Olinger had 13 catches for 240 yards and a touchdown, a 68-yard pass from Guidugli in the second quarter that gave Cincinnati a 14-10 lead.

Miami led 17-14 at the half on Clemens' 2-yard TD run.

Ben Roethlisberger was 27-of-37 for 240 yards with one touchdown and one interception for Miami.

W. Michigan 31, Buffalo 17

AMHERST, N.Y. (AP) -- Kendrick Mosley caught a touchdown pass and added another score on a 64-yard punt return to lead Western Michigan to a 31-17 win over Buffalo in a Mid-American Conference game Saturday.

Mosley's punt return was just one of several big plays the Broncos (2-3 overall, 1-0 MAC) had on special teams. Mosley also had a 50-yard punt return, while Western Michigan blocked one punt and came up with a fumble recovery when Buffalo (1-5, 0-2) lost possession on a Western Michigan punt.

Western Michigan, which snapped a three-game losing streak, scored 14 points within one minute to take a 24-3 lead with 11:38 left in the third quarter.

Buffalo came back with a 4-yard touchdown run by Dave Dawson and a 9-yard touchdown catch by Maurice Bradford to make the score 24-17. Mosley then caught a 40-yard touchdown pass from Chad Munson with 11:14 remaining in the game to seal the win for W. Michigan.

Western Michigan's Philip Reed had a career-high 142 yards rushing, including a 2-yard touchdown.