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Bowling Green Defeats Tulsa 34-7 - Recap

Tulsa couldn't hang with the Falcons on Thursday as Bowling Green blasted the Golden Hurricane 34-7 in Week 1 action at Doyt Perry Stadium.

The Falcons were a 2.5-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 50.5.

Matt Johnson completed 11 of 23 pass attempts for 151 yards for the Falcons in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Golden Hurricane defense.

Ja'Terian Douglas rushed for 22 yards for Tulsa, while Cody Green added 14 yards. Cody Green threw for 172 yards for the Golden Hurricane, while receivers Jordan James and Keyarris Garrett had 58 and 54 yards respectively.

Tulsa was outgained by Bowling Green 396-273 yards in Thursday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 23-12 by the Falcons.

Tulsa lost the time of possession battle 38:47/21:13, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.

Bowling Green heads into a Week 2 battle against Kent State. Tulsa, meanwhile, will have their next action against Colorado State.