2007 Bowling Green Falcons football team
|2007 Bowling Green Falcons football|
MAC East Division co-champion
|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)|
|2007 Mid-American Conference football standings|
|Bowling Green x||4||–||2||6||–||2||8||–||5|
|Central Michigan xy$||4||–||1||6||–||1||8||–||6|
|Ball State x||4||–||1||5||–||2||7||–||6|
|Championship: Central Michigan 35, Miami 10|
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.
Bowling Green was picked to finish fifth in the MAC East Division by the MAC News Media Association. Three Falcons, Senior Kory Lichtensteiger and Juniors Erique Dozier and Corey Partridge, garnered preseason honors by being named to All-MAC preseason teams.
All-MAC preseason teams
|September 1||8:00 pm||at Minnesota*||Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN||BTN||W 32–31 OT||49,253|
|September 8||12:00 pm||at Michigan State*||Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI||BTN||L 28–17||67,276|
|September 22||12:00 pm||Temple||Doyt Perry Stadium • Bowling Green, OH||ESPN+||W 48–35||16,482|
|September 29||6:00 pm||WKU*||Doyt Perry Stadium • Bowling Green, OH||W 42–21||20,622|
|October 6||12:00 pm||at No. 7 Boston College*||Alumni Stadium • Chestnut Hill, MA||ESPNU||L 55–24||40,117|
|October 13||3:00 pm||at Miami (OH)||Yager Stadium • Oxford, OH||FSNO||L 47–14||16,148|
|October 20||4:00 pm||at Kent State||Dix Stadium • Kent, 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 Stadium • Ypsilanti, MI||ESPNU||W 39–32||4,304|
|November 17||1:00 pm||at Buffalo||University at Buffalo Stadium • Buffalo, 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 Stadium • Mobile, AL (GMAC Bowl)||ESPN||L 63–7||36,932|
|*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.|
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. 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).
- 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
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. Bowling Green also had eight players make the All-Conference Teams (the fourth most of any school in the MAC).
Scores by quarter
|Sheehan, Tyler Murray (the bomb)||13||132.6||303–476–11||63.7||3264||23||83||251.1|
Statistics from: "Bowling Green – Cumulative Season Statistic". BGSUFalcons.com. Retrieved March 2, 2008.
- Autullo, Ryan (November 24, 2007). "BG Makes its Points: Falcons Rout UT to Finish Strong". Toledo Blade. Retrieved February 19, 2008.
- "Falcons Tabbed for Fifth in East". BGSUFalcons.com. July 25, 2007. Archived from the original on March 3, 2008. Retrieved March 3, 2008.
- "Three Falcons Earn MAC Preseason Honors". BGSUFalcons.com. June 19, 2007. Retrieved March 3, 2008.
- "2007 roster". BGSUFalcons.com. Archived from the original on December 11, 2007. Retrieved January 25, 2008.
- "2007 Bowling Green Preview". Scout.com. May 17, 2007. Retrieved March 2, 2008.
- "Lichtensteiger Named a Finalist for the Rimington Trophy". BGSUFalcons.com. November 28, 2007. Retrieved March 2, 2008.
- "Eight Falcons Earn All-MAC Honors". BGSUFalcons.com. November 27, 2007. Retrieved March 2, 2008.