Football Falcons flying south to Mobile for GMAC Bowl

BGSU’s football Falcons will return to the site of their last bowl appearance—and win—when they travel to Mobile, Ala., for a Jan. 6 date in the GMAC Bowl against Tulsa. Kickoff will be at 8 p.m. in Ladd-Peebles Stadium.

Bowling Green will take an 8-4 record into the game, while Tulsa is 9-4 following its 44-25 loss to Central Florida in the Conference USA championship game Dec. 1.

BGSU will also carry a four-game winning streak in bowls into the contest. The Falcons defeated Memphis, 52-35, in the 2004 GMAC Bowl, one year after beating Northwestern, 28-24, in the 2003 Motor City Bowl. The streak, which has raised Bowling Green’s overall bowl record to 4-3, extends to the 1992 Las Vegas Bowl and the 1991 California Raisin Bowl.

Tickets to the game are $45 and may be purchased at the athletic ticket office in Memorial Hall, by phone at 877-BGSU-TICKET or online at Purchasing tickets through BGSU guarantees seating among Falcon fans.

Leading Bowling Green against the Golden Hurricane will be sophomore quarterback Tyler Sheehan, who became the fourth quarterback in BGSU history to throw for more than 3,000 yards in a season. His 3,123 yards and 23 touchdown passes propelled the Falcons to the top of the Mid-American Conference in pass offense this year. Sheehan is also the lone quarterback in the nation with two receiving touchdowns in 2007.

Also scheduled for telecast by ESPN, the game will be only the second football meeting between BGSU and Tulsa. The Golden Hurricane posted a 45-10 win in the final game of the 1989 season.

December 3, 2007