2018 Bowling Green Falcons football team

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2018 Bowling Green Falcons football
Bowling Green Falcons wordmark.svg
ConferenceMid-American Conference
DivisionEast Division
2018 record3–9 (2–6 MAC)
Head coachMike Jinks (7 games; fired 10/14)
Carl Pelini (interim)
Co-offensive coordinatorKevin Kilmer (3rd season)
Co-offensive coordinatorAndy Padron (3rd season)
Defensive coordinatorCarl Pelini (1st season)
Home stadiumDoyt Perry Stadium
(Capacity: 23,724)
Seasons
← 2017
2019 →
2018 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
Buffalo x   7 1         10 4  
Miami   6 2         6 6  
Ohio   6 2         9 4  
Akron   2 6         4 8  
Bowling Green   2 6         3 9  
Kent State   1 7         2 10  
West Division
Northern Illinois x$   6 2         8 6  
Western Michigan   5 3         7 6  
Eastern Michigan   5 3         7 6  
Toledo   5 3         7 6  
Ball State   3 5         4 8  
Central Michigan   0 8         1 11  
Championship: Northern Illinois 30, Buffalo 29
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
As of December 10, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2018 Bowling Green Falcons football team represented Bowling Green State University in the 2018 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Falcons were led by third-year head coach Mike Jinks for the first seven games until he was fired and replaced by interim head coach Carl Pelini. They played their home games at Doyt Perry Stadium in Bowling Green, Ohio as members of the East Division of the Mid-American Conference. They finished the season 3–9, 2–6 in MAC play to finish in a tie for fourth place in the East Division.

On November 28, 2018, the Falcons hired Boston College offensive coordinator Scot Loeffler as the new head coach.[1]

Previous season[edit]

The Falcons finished the 2017 season 2–10, 2–6 in MAC play to finish in fifth place in the East Division.

Preseason[edit]

Award watch lists[edit]

Listed in the order that they were released

Award Player Position Year
Doak Walker Award[2] Andrew Clair RB SO
Fred Biletnikoff Award[3] Scott Miller WR SR
Paul Hornung Award[4] Andrew Clair RB/KR SO
Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award[5] Jarret Doege QB SO

Preseason media poll[edit]

The MAC released their preseason media poll on July 24, 2018, with the Falcons predicted to finish in fifth place in the East Division.[6]

East Division
Predicted finish Team Votes (1st place)
1 Ohio 140 (21)
2 Buffalo 112 (1)
3 Miami 95 (2)
4 Akron 74
5 Bowling Green 58
6 Kent State 25

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 18:00 p.m.at No. 24 Oregon*P12NL 24–5850,112
September 86:00 p.m.Maryland*ESPN+L 14–4516,142
September 154:00 p.m.Eastern Kentucky*
  • Doyt Perry Stadium
  • Bowling Green, OH
ESPN3W 42–3517,542
September 223:00 p.m.Miami (OH)
  • Doyt Perry Stadium
  • Bowling Green, OH
ESPN+L 23–3814,380
September 2912:00 p.m.at Georgia Tech*ACCRSNL 17–6340,740
October 63:30 p.m.at ToledoESPN+L 36–5224,685
October 133:00 p.m.Western Michigandagger
  • Doyt Perry Stadium
  • Bowling Green, OH
ESPN+L 35–4218,551
October 202:00 p.m.at OhioESPN3L 14–4919,492
October 308:00 p.m.Kent State
ESPNUL 28–3513,131
November 103:00 p.m.at Central MichiganESPN+W 24–138,041
November 173:30 p.m.at AkronESPN3W 21–617,742
November 2312:00 p.m.Buffalo
  • Doyt Perry Stadium
  • Bowling Green, OH
ESPNUL 14–4410,518
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

Source:[7]

Game summaries[edit]

at Oregon[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Falcons 10 7 7 0 24
No. 24 Ducks 7 30 14 7 58
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

Maryland[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Terrapins 0 10 7 28 45
Falcons 7 7 0 0 14
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 2015 BGSU, 48–27

Eastern Kentucky[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Colonels 14 7 14 0 35
Falcons 0 28 6 8 42
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–3 2003 BGSU, 63–13

Miami (OH)[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
RedHawks 7 17 7 7 38
Falcons 0 3 0 20 23
Overall record Last meeting Result
24–43–5 2017 BGSU, 37–29

at Georgia Tech[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Falcons 3 7 7 0 17
Yellow Jackets 14 14 21 14 63
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

at Toledo[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Falcons 7 14 7 8 36
Rockets 17 7 7 21 52
Overall record Last meeting Result
39–39–4 2017 TOL, 66–37

Western Michigan[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Broncos 0 7 21 14 42
Falcons 7 14 7 7 35
Overall record Last meeting Result
32–18–3 2015 BGSU, 41–27

at Ohio[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Falcons 7 7 0 0 14
Bobcats 14 21 7 7 49
Overall record Last meeting Result
40–27–2 2017 BGSU, 48–30

Kent State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Flashes 7 7 7 14 35
Falcons 3 10 0 15 28
Overall record Last meeting Result
60–19–6 2017 BGSU, 44–16

at Central Michigan[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Falcons 0 0 17 7 24
Chippewas 7 6 0 0 13
Overall record Last meeting Result
22–18 2010 BGSU, 17–14

at Akron[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Falcons 0 7 7 7 21
Zips 3 3 0 0 6
Overall record Last meeting Result
15–8 2017 AKR, 34–23

Buffalo[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulls 13 21 7 3 44
Falcons 7 0 0 7 14
Overall record Last meeting Result
11–4 2017 BUFF, 38–28

Players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Round Pick Player Position NFL Club
6 208 Scott Miller WR Tampa Bay Buccaneers

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Scot Loeffler named new Bowling Green coach". ESPN.com. November 28, 2018. Retrieved December 22, 2018.
  2. ^ "2018 Doak Walker Award Candidates". July 18, 2018. Retrieved July 18, 2018.
  3. ^ "2018 Biletnikoff Award Watch List". July 19, 2018. Retrieved July 19, 2018.
  4. ^ "43 PLAYERS NAMED TO 2018 PAUL HORNUNG AWARD WATCH LIST". July 26, 2018. Archived from the original on July 26, 2018. Retrieved July 26, 2018.
  5. ^ "2018 Nominations The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award" (PDF). August 16, 2018. Retrieved August 17, 2018.
  6. ^ http://getsomemaction.com/news/2018/7/23/niu-ohio-picked-as-divisional-winners-in-2018-mac-football-media-preseason-poll.aspx
  7. ^ 2018 Bowling Green Falcons football schedule. FBSchedules.com. Retrieved April 7, 2018.