Western Kentucky scored eight touchdowns and outgained Bowling Green, 702-465 in an offensive slugfest. The Hilltoppers converted 40 first downs compared to the Falcons' 27.
Brandon Doughty completed 46-of-56 passes for WKU, connecting on six touchdowns for 569 yards. Running back Leon Allen ran for a game-high 93 yards on 28 carries, while Taywan Taylor led all receivers with 12 receptions for 185 yards.
Matt Johnson threw for 314 yards and one touchdown on 25-of-36 passing for BGSU.
Safety Brian Sutton recorded a contest-high 18 tackles for the BG, while Gabe Martin was second on the team with 12 total stops.
Coppet capped off a seven-play, 70-yard touchdown drive with a one-yard rush to bring Bowling Green within two scores at 21-7 at the 6:54 mark of the second quarter.
After another Hilltopper touchdown, Tyler Tate tied a career long with a 52-yard field goal, but Western Kentucky answered with a 29-yard field goal at the second quarter horn to take a 31-10 halftime lead.
Western Kentucky extended its lead to 28 points with a 10-play drive that covered 69 yards to open the third quarter prior to BGSU putting up 14 consecutive points of its own in the period to make it a 38-24 contest.
Babers' Falcon Fast offense was on full display during the two straight scores as the drives took 2:30 and 0:39, respectively.
Givens scored on a three-yard rush and after a three-and-out defensive stand, Johnson found Ronnie Moore on a screen pass that went for a 41-yard score on just the second play of the drive.
WKU responded with another touchdown, however, as the Hilltoppers capped an 11-play drive with a 20-yard pass and catch. The touchdown was Doughty's sixth of the evening.
The Hilltoppers went on to score 14 of the game's final 21 points to secure the 59-31 victory.
(BGSU Athletics/MRO staff edit)