September 27, 2015 Louisville, KY. (Analyzed Sports)
Travis Greene’s late run, seals win for Falcons
The Purdue Boilermakers welcomed the Bowling Green Falcons into Ross-Ade Stadium on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. This was the third meeting between the two schools. It would be Bowling Green’s RB Travis Greene’s late run with nine seconds remaining on the time clock that gave the Falcons (2-2) a 35-28 win in front of a stunned Purdue crowd of 33,160. The win would give Bowling Green its’ third win in the overall series against the Purdue Boilermakers (1-3). Greene finished the game with 70 yards off of 11 attempts with two touchdowns.
“I made my reads and looked at who I wanted to make miss,” Greene said. “Everything just happened right after that. It helps having our passing attack. If a team is going to play the pass, we are going to run the ball.”
Bowling Green would win the toss and elected to receive the ball to open the game. The Falcons didn’t waste any time driving down the field in the opening quarter to score off a 11 yard tough touchdown run by RB Travis Greene with 11:01 remaining in the first quarter. The touchdown run would cap off a 16 play drive by Bowling Green to give them an early 7-0 lead. Purdue’s first score would come after a 1 yard touchdown run by first time QB starter David Blough to knot the score up at 7 with 2:05 remaining in the first quarter.
The Falcons high-powered offense will continue to bring no huddles and tempo against the Boilermakers defense and would score again on a Donovan Wilson two yard run early in the second quarter. 14-7 was the score with 13:58 remaining in the half. The Boilermakers seemed to gain some momentum in the game after Falcon’s Eilar Hardy was ejected for targeting after his violent hit against Purdue’s WR Domonique Young, because four plays later Boilermakers David Blough would find WR DeAngelo Yancey for a 45 yard touchdown pass at the 11:39 mark to even the score at 14-14.
On the Falcons next ensuing possession Matt Johnson’s pass would be intercepted by Frankie Williams giving the Boilermakers excellent field position with 9:15 remaining in the half. Purdue used a 13 play drive to eat up 6:54 off the clock to set up a field goal by Paul Griggs, who missed one of two crucial field goal attempts this one wide right with 2:21 until halftime.
Both teams would head into the locker room with Bowling Green leading 21-14 after a 7 play 80 yard drive in less than 2 minutes capped off with a 1 yard Donovan Wilson touchdown run right before halftime. Purdue would refuse to go away each time it got down a touchdown in the second half tying the score at 21 and later at 28. Travis Greene ended the game how he started it on a tough 12 yard touchdown run this time with nine seconds remaining in the game. Falcons DB Isaiah Gourdine interception with three seconds remaining put the victory in the books for the team out of the MAC conference.
Up next for Bowling Green is on the road against Buffalo, while the Boilermakers will try to get its second win on the season on the road against a BCS title contender Michigan State.
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