Bowling Green Falcons

About Bowling Green Falcons

The Bowling Green Falcons have been playing college football since 1919 and represent Bowling Green State University. The team have competed in the Mid-American Conference since 1952 and have been successful on the field, winning a number of titles. Their main rivals are their opponents in the 'Battle of I-75', the Toledo Rockets, as well as the Kent State Golden Flashes, with whom they compete for the Anniversary Award.

Doyt Perry served as head coach between 1955 and 1964 and became the most successful coach in the program's history. In 1959, his team finished the season with a perfect 9-0-0 record and were named as National Champions by the UPI. To date, it remains the program's only National Title win.

Furthermore, the team have won a total of fifteen Conference Championships, including ten wins in the Mid-American Conference. Five of those wins came during Doyt Perry's spell as head coach. Their most recent Conference Title win came in the 1992 season. In addition, the Falcons have competed in ten post-season bowl games and currently have a 4-6 record in them. Their most recent win came in the 2004 GMAC Bowl, where they defeated the Memphis Tigers.

Brian McClure and Erik White both won Mid-American Conference Player of the Year Awards whilst playing for Bowling Green. Other notable players to have come through the program over the years include Joe Green, Phil Villapiano, Vince Palko, Omar Jacobs, Shaun Suisham and Chris Jones.

The Falcons play home games at Doyt Perry Stadium, which was built in 1966. The venue was renovated in 2007, with improvements being made to the seating, offices, training facilities and turf. However, despite the renovations, it remains o...

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