2007 Bowling Green Falcons football team

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2007 Bowling Green Falcons football
Bowling Green Falcons wordmark.svg
MAC East Division co-champion
GMAC Bowl, L 7–63 vs Tulsa
Conference Mid-American Conference
Division East
2007 record 8–5 (6–2 MAC)
Head coach Gregg Brandon
Offensive coordinator Mick McCall
Defensive coordinator Mike Ward
Home stadium Doyt Perry Stadium (c. 23,724, Field Turf)
Seasons
← 2006
2008 →
2007 Mid-American Conference football standings
Div     Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L         W   L  
East Division
Miami xy   4 2         5 2         6 7  
Bowling Green x   4 2         6 2         8 5  
Buffalo x   4 2         5 3         5 7  
Ohio   3 3         4 4         6 6  
Temple   3 3         4 4         4 8  
Akron   2 4         3 5         4 8  
Kent State   1 5         1 7         3 9  
West Division
Central Michigan xy$   4 1         6 1         8 6  
Ball State x   4 1         5 2         7 6  
Eastern Michigan   3 2         3 4         4 8  
Western Michigan   2 3         3 4         5 7  
Toledo   2 3         3 5         5 7  
Northern Illinois   0 5         1 6         2 10  
Championship: Central Michigan 35, Miami 10
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • Due to an unbalanced conference schedule, the team with best division record within each division was awarded that division's championship game berth.
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2007 Bowling Green Falcons football team represented Bowling Green State University in the 2007 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was coached by Gregg Brandon and played their home games in Doyt Perry Stadium in Bowling Green, Ohio. It was the 89th season of play for the Falcons. Bowling Green finished the season 8–5 overall and has finished 4–2 in the MAC East. They participated in the GMAC Bowl, losing to Tulsa 63–7. They capped the regular season by beating arch rival Toledo for the first time in 3 years.[1]

Pre-season[edit]

Bowling Green was picked to finish fifth in the MAC East Division by the MAC News Media Association.[2] Three Falcons, Senior Kory Lichtensteiger and Juniors Erique Dozier and Corey Partridge, garnered preseason honors by being named to All-MAC preseason teams.[3]

All-MAC preseason teams[edit]

  • First team
    • Kory Lichtensteiger, C
  • Second team
    • Erique Dozier, LB
    • Corey Partridge, WR

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 8:00 pm at Minnesota* Hubert H. Humphrey MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN BTN W 32–31 OT  49,253
September 8 12:00 pm at Michigan State* Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI BTN L 28–17   67,276
September 22 12:00 pm Temple Doyt Perry StadiumBowling Green, OH ESPN+ W 48–35   16,482
September 29 6:00 pm WKU*dagger Doyt Perry Stadium • Bowling Green, OH W 42–21   20,622
October 6 12:00 pm at No. 7 Boston College* Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, MA ESPNU L 55–24   40,117
October 13 3:00 pm at Miami (OH) Yager StadiumOxford, OH FSNO L 47–14   16,148
October 20 4:00 pm at Kent State Dix StadiumKent, OH W 31–20   10,248
October 27 6:00 pm Ohio Doyt Perry Stadium • Bowling Green, OH ESPNGP L 38–27   11,602
November 2 7:30 pm Akron Doyt Perry Stadium • Bowling Green, OH ESPNU W 44–20   12,766
November 9 7:30 pm at Eastern Michigan Rynearson StadiumYpsilanti, MI ESPNU W 39–32   4,304
November 17 1:00 pm at Buffalo University at Buffalo StadiumBuffalo, NY W 31–17   11,740
November 23 2:30 pm Toledo Doyt Perry Stadium • Bowling Green, OH ESPNU W 37–10   18,926
January 6 8:00 pm vs. Tulsa Ladd Peebles StadiumMobile, AL (GMAC Bowl) ESPN L 63–7   36,932
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

Roster[edit]

The 2007 Bowling Green Falcons football team consists of 95 total players. The class breakdown of these players is 12 seniors, 21 juniors, 30 sophomores, 12 redshirt freshman, and 18 true freshman.[4] Returning starters from the 2006 team are six offensive starters and eight defensive starters. Overall, 53 lettermen are returning from the 2006 team (25 on offense, 28 on defense and 0 on special teams).[5]

Wide Receivers
  • 7 Barnes, Freddie – Sophomore
  • 84 Brighton, Derek – Redshirt Freshman
  • 6 Charles, Zach – Sophomore
  • 80 Cheathem, Keston – Junior
  • 81 Emans, Matt – Senior
  • 82 Hodges, Adrian – Freshman
  • 85 Hutson, Ray – Freshman
  • 86 Kelley, Jermiah – Junior
  • 3 Parks, Marques – Junior
  • 1 Partridge, Corey – Junior
  • 83 Pronty, Tyrone – Sophomore
  • 15 Wiley, Calvin – Sophomore
  • 12 Wright, Chris – Sophomore
Offensive Lineman
  • 64 Albert, Scott – Sophomore
  • 61 Bojicic, Ben- Freshman
  • 60 Buckosh, Jarrett – Sophomore
  • 55 Curtis, Brandon – Junior
  • 66 Dodge, Josh – Freshman
  • 46 Donahue, Tyler – Redshirt Freshman
  • 74 Fink, Jeff – Junior
  • 73 Huelsman, Kevin – Senior
  • 76 Kent, Aaron – Junior
  • 78 Lichtensteiger, Kory – Senior
  • 50 Mack, Brandon – Senior
  • 70 Minturn, Brady – Sophomore
  • 71 Nystrom, Drew – Senior
  • 72 Stanford, Andrew – Senior
  • 75 Steffy, Shane – Sophomore
  • 65 Watson, Pat – Senior
Tight End
  • 91 Rieke, Nick – Redshirt Freshman
  • 89 Scheidler, Jimmy – Sophomore
Quarterback
  • 14 Brown, Nathan – Freshman
  • 8 Glaud, Anthony – Redshirt Freshman
  • 16 Hunter, Tony – Sophomore
  • 13 Sheehan, TylerSophomore
  • 17 Turner, Anthony – Junior
 
Running Back
  • 33 Bullock, Chris – Sophomore
  • 28 Geter, Willie – Freshman
  • 49 Lawrence, Nick – Sophomore
  • 5 Macon, Dan – Senior
  • 19 Ransom, Eric – Junior
  • 34 Van Demark, Curtis – Sophomore
  • 35 Waldron, Nate – Junior
  • 11 Winovich, Pete – Senior
Defensive Lineman
  • 92 Alvarado, Kevin – Freshman
  • 63 Barrow, Orlando – Redshirt Freshman
  • 96 Branch, Darren – Freshman
  • 99 Briggs, Diyral – Junior
  • 62 Burrell, Preston – Freshman
  • 95 Davis, Nick – Junior
  • 93 Hardwick, Jacob – Sophomore
  • 98 Johnson, Andrew – Freshman
  • 88 O'Drobinak, Sean – Senior
  • 90 Ream, Michael – Sophomore
  • 40 Schaefer, Joe – Junior
  • 77 Torresso, Nick – Freshmann
Defensive Tackles
  • 87 Young, D.J. – Sophomore
Defensive End
  • 47 Baker, Adrian – Junior
  • 93 Hartung, Garth – Sophomore
  • 51 Magnone, Angelo – Redshirt Freshman
  • 97 Smith, Darius – Redshirt Freshman
  • 94 Tipton, Carlos – Redshirt Freshman
Cornerbacks
  • 18 Williams, Derrick – Freshman
  • 28 Wooldridge, Mark – Freshman
Defensive Backs
  • 24 Brown, Jahmal – Sophomore
  • 22 Corner, Vincent – Sophomore
  • 37 Davis, Aaron – Sophomore
  • 27 Fillari, Giovanni – Junior
  • 21 Lewis, Kenny – Junior
  • 23 Lewis, Tarell – Sophomore
  • 25 Mahone, P.J. – Sophomore
  • 10 Marshall, Calvin – Redshirt Freshman
  • 32 Mosley, Anthony – Freshman
  • 4 Sanderson, Jerett – Sophomore
  • 2 Smith, Antonio – Junior
  • 32 Tomlinson, Alfred – Redshirt Freshman
  • 31 Williams, Roger – Sophomore
 
Linebackers
  • 45 Basler, Cody – Sophomore
  • 57 Dahlman, Neal – Freshman
  • 53 Davis, Jerrson – Sophomore
  • 30 Dozier, Erique – Junior
  • 42 Fells, Eugene – Redshirt Freshman
  • 44 Haneline, John – Junior
  • 9 Hargrove, Loren – Senior
  • 43 Jackson, Brandon – Sophomore
  • 36 Parks, Lewis – Redshirt Freshman
  • 35 Scheidler, Josh – Sophomore
  • 52 Stanley, Glen – Freshman
  • 48 Wright, Gary – Freshman
  • 38 Young, Chris – Freshman
Long Snappers
  • 54 Cutler, Kyle – Senior
  • 46 Rutherford, Craig – Sophomore
Kickers
  • 39 Norsic, Matthew – Sophomore
  • 41 Vrvilo, Sinisia – Junior
Punters
  • 26 Iovinelli, Nick – Junior

Coaching staff[edit]

  • Gregg Brandon – Head Coach
  • Troy Rothenbuhler – Asst. Head Coach/Tight Ends/Recruiting
  • Mick McCall – Offensive Coordinator
  • Mike Ward – Defensive Coordinator
  • Stephen Bird – Special Teams/Outside Receivers
  • Matt Campbell – Offensive Line
  • Adam Gonzaga – Secondary
  • Deion Melvin – Linebackers
  • John Hunter – Running Backs
  • Doug Phillips – Defensive Line
  • Jason Morton – Offensive Assistant
  • Brad Wilson – Defensive Assistant
  • Aaron Hillmann – Strength and Conditioning
  • David Ebersbach – Director of Operations

Post season[edit]

As the 2007 college football season neared the end, many organizations began to announce finalists and winners of various post-season awards. Kory Lichtensteiger was named a finalist for the Rimington Trophy, given to the nation's best center. He was one of 6 athletes recognized.[6] Bowling Green also had eight players make the All-Conference Teams (the fourth most of any school in the MAC[7]).

All-MAC First Team
  • Kory Lichtensteiger, Sr., C
  • Diyral Briggs, Jr., DL
All-MAC Second Team
  • Drew Nystrom, Sr., OL
  • P.J. Mahone, So., DB
All-MAC Third Team
  • Tyler Sheehan, So., QB
  • Freddie Barnes, So., WR
  • Sinisa Vrvilo, Jr., PK
  • Antonio Smith, Jr., DB

Statistics[edit]

Team[edit]

Team Opp
Scoring 392 417
  Points per Game 30.2 32.1
First Downs 299 302
  Rushing 113 146
  Passing 170 126
  Penalty 16 30
Total Offense 5232 5518
  Avg per Play 5.6 5.8
  Avg per Game 402.5 424.5
Fumbles-Lost 19–12 24–12
Penalties-Yards 85–731 75–669
  Avg per Game 56.2 51.5
Team Opp
Punts-Yards 55-2035 54-2066
  Avg per Punt 37.0 38.3
Time of Possession/Game 28:41 31:19
3rd Down Conversions 74/180 (41%) 83/180 (46%)
4th Down Conversions 12/21 (57%) 7/17 (41%)
Touchdowns Scored 49 55
Field Goals-Attempts-Long 15–19 11–16
PAT-Attempts 47–47 (100%) 50–51 (98%)
Attendance 80398 199086
  Games/Avg per Game 5/16080 7/28441
  Neutral Site 1/36932

Scores by quarter[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Opponents 102 109 77 122 410
Bowling Green 85 110 107 82 384

Offense[edit]

Rushing[edit]

Name GP-GS Att Gain Loss Net Avg TD Long Avg/G
Turner, Anthony 13 106 552 33 519 4.9 9 39 39.9
Geter, Willie 12 71 457 25 432 6.1 1 50 36.0
Bullock, Chris 11 64 314 33 281 4.4 0 24 25.5
Macon, Dan 13 36 186 24 162 4.5 2 26 12.5
Sheehan, Tyler 13 93 366 218 148 1.6 3 23 11.4
Ransom, Eric 2 9 46 0 46 5.1 0 14 23.0
Glaud, Anthony 8 15 56 36 20 1.3 0 13 2.5
Barnes, Freddie 13 3 11 0 11 3.7 0 8 0.8
Partridge, Corey 8 2 9 0 9 4.5 0 7 1.1
Steffy, Shane 12 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
TEAM 10 15 0 31 −31 −2.1 0 0 −3.1
Total 13 418 2007 400 1607 3.8 16 50 123.6
Opponents 13 570 2950 248 2702 4.7 25 63 207.8

Passing[edit]

Name GP-GS Effic Cmp-Att-Int Pct Yds TD Lng Avg/G
Sheehan, Tyler Murray (the bomb) 13 132.6 303–476–11 63.7 3264 23 83 251.1
Glaud, Anthony 8 133.2 23–36–2 63.9 266 2 32 33.2
Turner, Anthony 13 387.2 4–5–0 80.0 65 3 33 5.0
Barnes, Freddie 13 0.0 0–2–1 0.0 0 0 0 0.0
Partridge, Corey 8 631.6 1–1–0 100.0 24 1 24 3.0
Brighton, Derek 12 150.4 1–1–0 100.0 6 0 6 0.5
TEAM 10 0.0 0–1–0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0
Total 13 134.9 332–522–14 63.6 3625 29 83 278.8
Opponents 13 138.5 230–381–14 60.4 2816 27 76 216.6

Receiving[edit]

Name GP-GS No. Yds Avg TD Long Avg/G
Barnes, Freddie 13 82 962 11.7 9 44 74.0
Partridge, Corey 8 46 453 9.8 2 28 56.6
Geter, Willie 12 37 296 8.0 0 33 24.7
Parks, Marques 13 28 360 12.9 5 36 27.7
Wright, Chris 12 26 370 14.2 3 83 30.8
Turner, Anthony 13 22 185 8.4 1 31 14.2
Pronty, Tyrone 13 19 165 8.7 2 23 12.7
Winovich, Pete 13 15 93 6.2 0 11 7.2
Kelley, Jermiah 9 12 219 18.2 3 52 24.3
Charles, Zach 13 10 102 10.2 0 49 7.8
Brighton, Derek 12 10 97 9.7 0 18 8.1
Ransom, Eric 2 9 117 13.0 1 53 58.5
Macon, Dan 13 7 100 14.3 1 43 7.7
Bullock, Chris 11 4 29 7.2 0 11 2.6
Sheehan, Tyler 13 2 49 24.5 2 25 3.8
Cheathem, Keston 8 2 32 16.0 0 25 4.0
Scheidler, Jimmy 13 1 −4 −4.0 0 0 −0.3
Total 13 332 3625 10.9 29 83 278.8
Opponents 13 230 2816 12.2 27 76 216.6

Statistics from: "Bowling Green – Cumulative Season Statistic". BGSUFalcons.com. Retrieved March 2, 2008. 

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Autullo, Ryan (November 24, 2007). "BG Makes its Points: Falcons Rout UT to Finish Strong". Toledo Blade. Retrieved February 19, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Falcons Tabbed for Fifth in East". BGSUFalcons.com. July 25, 2007. Archived from the original on March 3, 2008. Retrieved March 3, 2008. 
  3. ^ "Three Falcons Earn MAC Preseason Honors". BGSUFalcons.com. June 19, 2007. Retrieved March 3, 2008. 
  4. ^ "2007 roster". BGSUFalcons.com. Archived from the original on December 11, 2007. Retrieved January 25, 2008. 
  5. ^ "2007 Bowling Green Preview". Scout.com. May 17, 2007. Retrieved March 2, 2008. 
  6. ^ "Lichtensteiger Named a Finalist for the Rimington Trophy". BGSUFalcons.com. November 28, 2007. Retrieved March 2, 2008. 
  7. ^ "Eight Falcons Earn All-MAC Honors". BGSUFalcons.com. November 27, 2007. Retrieved March 2, 2008.