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BG football still wants more (12-05-13) PDF Print E-mail
Written by JACK CARLE Sentinel Sports Editor   
Thursday, 05 December 2013 10:28
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File photo. BG's Bryan Baird (99) sacks Ohio quaterback Derrius Vick (15). (Photo: Enoch Wu/Sentinel-Tribune)
In 2012, Bowling Green was satisfied with having a winning record and getting to a bowl game.
This year, the football Falcons want more.
BG, 9-3 overall, faces Northern Illinois, 12-0 and No. 16 in the AP poll, in the Mid-American Conference championship game Friday. Kickoff is at 8 p.m. at Detroit's Ford Field.
Last season, the Falcons lost to Kent State in the next-to-last game of the regular season, finishing 8-5 overall.
''Last year when we played Kent State we were just enjoying the moment. We were just happy to be in that game, not really caring if we won or lost, just happy to be there,'' BG's Alex Bayer, a fifth-year senior, said.
It was different this season, as BG went into the Buffalo game last Friday, ready to take the next step. The Falcons beat the Bulls, 24-7 to win the MAC East and advance to the title game. BG finished 7-1 in the MAC.
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10 Falcons earn All-MAC football honors PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel Sports Staff   
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 18:34
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David ‘Chief’ Kekuewa (from left), Dominic Flewellyn, and Jerry ‘BooBoo’ Gates, are BG's first-team All-MAC selections.
CLEVELAND — Led by three first-team selections, a total of 10 Bowling Green State University football players have earned All-Mid-American Conference honors.
David ‘Chief’ Kekuewa (center), Dominic Flewellyn (left guard), and Jerry ‘BooBoo’ Gates (safety), are BG's first-team selections. Gates is a repeat first-team pick.
Kekuewa, a senior captain, has anchored an offensive line which has led one of the top offensive units in the MAC. Kekuewa is in his second season with the Falcons having started all 25 games since arriving on campus. The Falcons have seen a huge increase in the rushing game in each of his two seasons. BG has averaged 180.4 rushing yards per game during his two seasons, but is averaging 209.7 yards per game rushing this season.
Last Updated on Thursday, 05 December 2013 10:44
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Hip pointer sidelines Berkle (12-04-13) PDF Print E-mail
Written by KEVIN GORDON Sentinel Assistant Sports Editor   
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 10:25
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BG's Adam Berkle chases the puck against Alaska-Anchorage earlier this season. (Photo: Enoch Wu/Sentinel-Tribune)
Bowling Green's hockey team will be without another one of its best forwards this weekend.
Adam Berkle will miss the Falcons' home series against Alabama-Huntsville because of a hip pointer, BG coach Chris Bergeron said Tuesday.
The teams play Friday and Saturday in a Western Collegiate Hockey Association series.
Berkle was hurt last Friday at Lake Superior and didn't play in the series finale.
He didn't practice Monday or Tuesday, and was not expected back on the ice until later in the week or perhaps early next week, Bergeron said.
BG visits Michigan Tech Dec. 13-14 to finish the pre-Christmas part of its schedule.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 December 2013 12:17
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2013 All-MAC football selections PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel Sports Staff   
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 18:07

2013 MAC Specialty Award Winners
Vern Smith Leadership Award Winner:  QB Jordan Lynch, Northern Illinois
Coach of the Year:  Rod Carey, Northern Illinois
Offensive Player of the Year:  QB Jordan Lynch, Northern Illinois
Defensive Player of the Year:  LB Khalil Mack, Buffalo
Special Teams Player of the Year: K Jeremiah Detmer, Toledo
Freshman of the Year:  WR Corey Davis, Western Michigan

2013 All-MAC First Team Offense
Position – Name - School
Quarterback – Jordan Lynch, Northern Illinois
Center – Chief Kekuewa, Bowling Green
Offensive Linemen – Dominic Flewellyn, Bowling Green
Offensive Lineman – Tyler Loos, Northern Illinois
Offensive Lineman – Jasen Carlson, Buffalo
Offensive Linemen – Jordan Hansel, Ball State
Tight End – Zane Fakes, Ball State
Wide Receiver – Willie Snead, Ball State
Wide Receiver – Alex Neutz, Buffalo
Wide Receiver – Titus Davis, Central Michigan
Wide Receiver – Tommylee Lewis, Northern Illinois
Running Back – Branden Oliver, Buffalo
Running Back – David Fluellen, Toledo
Placekicker – Jeremiah Detmer, Toledo

2013 All-MAC First Team Defense
Position – Name - School
Outside Linebacker – Khalil Mack, Buffalo
Outside Linebacker –Jamaal Bass, Northern Illinois
Inside Linebacker – Junior Sylvestre, Toledo
Inside Linebacker – Jatavis Brown, Akron
Down Lineman – Roosevelt Nix, Kent State
Down Lineman – Jonathan Newsome, Ball State
Down Lineman – Ken Bishop, Northern Illinois
Down Lineman – Jayrone Elliott, Toledo
Defensive Back – Jimmie Ward, Northern Illinois
Defensive Back – BooBoo Gates, Bowling Green
Defensive Back – Dayonne Nunley, Miami
Defensive Back – Najja Johnson, Buffalo
Punter – Zac Murphy, Miami

2013 All-MAC First Team Specialists
Position – Name - School
Kickoff Return Specialist – Devin Bass, Ohio
Punt Return Specialist –Travis Carrie, Ohio

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 December 2013 10:36
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BG successful on third down (12-03-13) PDF Print E-mail
Written by JACK CARLE Sentinel Sports Editor   
Tuesday, 03 December 2013 10:12
In a season ladened with positive statistics for Bowling Green, the number of successful third-down conversions has played a major role in the success of the football Falcons.
Bowling Green, 9-3 overall, faces Northern Illinois, 12-0 and ranked No. 16 in the latest AP poll, in the Mid-American Conference championship game Friday. Kickoff is at 8 p.m. in Detroit's Ford Field.
The Falcons lead the MAC, converting 72-of-153 third-down opportunities, 47 percent.
There are several factors involved in converting third downs, and senior tight end Alex Bayer said it all starts with the offensive line.
The Falcons have seniors Dominic Flewellyn (left guard) and David 'Chief' Kekuewa (center), and redshirt sophomore Alex Huettel (right guard) in the middle. The three have combined for 95 starts as Falcons, with Flewellyn topping the entire team with 45 starts.
Redshirt freshmen Jacob Bennett and Logan Dietz have solidified the line at left and right tackle, respectively, this fall.
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