UT/BG Game Blog

Tom Amstutz takes the field as the head football coach at the University of Toledo for one last time today against the Bowling Green Falcons in the Battle of I-75. Keep checking back to this blog for live updates during the game.

We're about 20 minutes from kickoff at the Glass Bowl in Toledo, OH with the Rockets taking on their arch-rival, the Bowling Green Falcons. Keep refreshing this page throughout the game for live game updates.

Present at today's game are officials from the Motor City Bowl.

Toledo just took the field and look pumped up. Toledo won the toss and deferred to the 2nd half.

17 yard TD pass for Bowling Green, as they strike quickly. 7-0 BG.

Morgan Williams starts at running back. Opelt goes back to pass and is hit from behind and fumbles. BG returns it to the 5 yard line. Andrew Beam with a 5 yard TD run on the first play for BG. Not the start UT wanted. 14-0 BG.

Opelt sacked on 3rd and 7. BG will start at their 38 after the punt.

A terrible start for Toledo. If they are going to stay in this game, the defense is going need to get some turnovers.

As I said, Barry Church recovers a fumble at the UT 10 yard line. The play is under review though. Looks like the ball is out on the replay though.

Official review says it's a fumble and Toledo's ball.

After one first down, UT punts. Then Tyrrell Herbert gets his 4th interception of the season at the UT 15 and returned to the 42 yard line. Toledo needs to score now.

DaJuane Collins now in the game at running back.

End of the first quarter, BG leads 14-0 and has a 3rd and 2 at their 45 yard line. Toledo has just one first down on offense in the game.

Archie Donald recovers another BG fumble. Toledo ball at their 32 yard line.

Toledo had -5 (that's minus 5 yards) yards of total offense in the first quarter. BG had 137 yards.

Defense has settled in a bit and has forced two straight punts. Offense is still having trouble getting anything going though. Still 14-0 BG with 8:25 left in the 2nd quarter.

With 1:36 left in the 2nd quarter, BG makes a 33 yard field goal to make it 17-0. 11 plays, 42 yards, 5:55 on the drive for BG. Toledo has one more chance to try to score before halftime, but has -7 yards of total offense right now.

Aaron Opelt is just 2 of 10 passing for 6 yards at halftime. Hard to believe that Toledo is only down 17-0 at halftime. The Rockets get the 2nd half kickoff, and can get back in the game if they make some adjustments at halftime.

Bowling Green 17
Toledo 0

Some halftime stats:

Toledo with 25 plays for -1 (minus 1) yard. Bowling Green with 48 plays for 261 yards. Morgan Williams with 7 rushes for 24 yards and DaJuane Collins with 5 rushes for 13 yards. Opelt has been sacked 3 times for a total of -44 (minus 44) yards. Barry Church and Archie Donald each have 7 tackles to lead the way defensively. 2nd half about to kickoff.

Steigerwald makes a 24 yard field goal with 10:32 left in the 3rd quarter as Toledo shows life, cutting it to 17-3. 10 plays, 68 yards, and 4:29 off the clock on the drive for the Rockets.

Sheehan with a 33 yard touchdown pass to make it 24-3 Bowling Green.

Willie Geter with a 70 yard TD run for BG. 31-3 Bowling Green.

5:16 left in the 3rd quarter. This is getting ugly.

31-3 Bowling Green at the end of the 3rd quarter.

After three quarters, Morgan Williams has 12 rushes for 53 yards, 4.4 ypc average. Really the only bright spot on offense for Toledo.

41 plays for 63 yards for Toledo and 63 plays for 434 yards for BG after the 3rd quarter of play has ended. BG's Willie Geter has 9 rushes for 145 yards and one touchdown.

Bowling Green down to the Toledo 19 yard line with another first down.

Another touchdown for BG, 6 yard TD pass with 11:32 left in the 4th quarter. 38-3 Bowling Green.

Opelt with a QB sneak and a touchdown for Toledo. 16 rushes for 123 yards for Morgan Williams today, another big game for him. He has broke the record for rushing yards in a season by a UT freshman.

38-10 Bowling Green now with 8:38 left in the 4th quarter.

Game over, final score 38-10 Bowling Green.

21 rushes for 153 yards in the game for Morgan Williams. He has 1002 yards rushing for the season, a new freshman rushing record at Toledo.

Tom Amstutz went out to the 50 yard line, took off his shoes, and walked off the field for the last time as the head coach of the Toledo Rockets football team.

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