Per request...box score after the jump.
Bowling Green 32, Idaho 15
|Close %||55.6%||STANDARD DOWNS|
|Field Position %||38.0%||16.9%||Success Rate||49.1%||46.0%|
|Close Success Rate||56.8%||38.9%||Success Rate||20.8%||21.4%|
|Close Success Rate||50.0%||45.5%||Turnover Pts||0.0||13.2|
|Close PPP||0.37||0.17||Turnover Pts Margin||+13.2||-13.2|
|Line Yards/carry||2.78||3.37||Q1 S&P||1.263||0.813|
|Close Success Rate||66.7%||36.0%|
|Close PPP||0.96||0.26||1st Down S&P||1.067||0.493|
|Close S&P||1.631||0.618||2nd Down S&P||0.516||0.736|
|SD/PD Sack Rate||7.7% / 0.0%||12.5% / 4.2%||3rd Down S&P||0.811||0.294|
|Projected Pt. Margin: Bowling Green +30.7 | Actual Pt. Margin: Bowling Green +17|
- The last time BGSU and Idaho squared off was in one of the best games of the 2009 bowl season. This game did not live up to the standard they set -- Bowling Green simply wouldn't let it. They gave up a touchdown drive to start the game, then ripped off 30 consecutive points before halftime, never giving America's Underdog a shot.
- What kept this game so close? Missed BGSU opportunities. They still won easily, but they turned the ball over on downs in Idaho territory three times. They generated a ton of opportunities, but only took advantage of some of them.
- You are rarely going to see a close-game success rate higher than BGSU's 57%. They did next to nothing on passing downs, but they were rarely in passing downs.
- Idaho's offensive line was able to get a good push on the run, but a) running back Ryan Bass really didn't generate anything on his own (he had 12 carries for just 44 yards despite getting a three-yard push each carry) and b) they couldn't keep Chris Jones and the Bowling Green pass rush off of quarter Brian Reader.
- There's going into a shell, and there's going into a shell. Bowling Green gained almost 400 yards in the first half ... and less than 100 in the second.