Doyt Perry Stadium, Bowling Green, OH
American Sports Network/ESPN3
> There was little drama to the Falcons 77-10 loss at Ohio State in Week One but plenty of drama for BGSU last Saturday. The Falcons barely held on to defeat North Dakota 27-26. Middle Tennessee, meanwhile, managed to show some positive signs in a loss at Vanderbilt.
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> The Falcons started out strong Saturday, jumping off to 14-0 lead in the first quarter. North Dakota, however, fought it's way back. A touchdown with 13 seconds remaining in the game gave UND a chance to tie or go for the win. It chose the latter, and the two-point try failed.
> BGSU quarterback James Knapke completed 23 of 40 passes for 315 yards with three TDs and two interceptions against the Hawks.
> Sophomore receiver Scott Miller (5-10, 160) had a big day, catching five passes for 161 yards and three touchdowns versus UND.
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (1-1, 0-0 C-USA)
> MTSU started the year by blasting Alabama A&M 55-0. The Blue Raiders rolled up 681 yards while holding AAMU to a total of 146 yards.
> Middle Tennessee fell to Vanderbilt last week, 47-24. A 28-point second quarter broke the game open for Vandy.
> MTSU averaged 4.6 ypc while picking up 96 yards on the ground against the Commodores. I'Tavius Mathers stepped off 65 yards on 13 carries.
> The MTSU passing game produced 399 yards and three touchdowns, although the Blue Raiders averaged 6.1 yards per completion.
> Quarterback Brent Stockstill recorded his 10th 300-yard passing game. He completed 38 of 65 for the 399 yards with three TDs and one interception.
> Richie James was the top receiver, pulling down 14 receptions for 183 yards and a score. Patrick Smith (5/47 yds) and Ty Lee (6/53 yds) also found the end zone.
> Defensive leaders include LB Darius Harris (13 tackles, 1.5 TFL), Defensive end Darrius Liggins (4 tackles, 2.0 tfl, 2.0 sacks) and DB Deontay Evans (1 INT).