Falcons soars above Rockets during the Battle of I-75

Published: Oct. 12, 2019 at 4:11 PM EDT
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The Bowling Green State University football team defeated the University of Toledo, 20-7, on Saturday (Oct. 12) afternoon at Doyt L. Perry Stadium. The Battle of I-75 contest marked the 84th meeting between the two rivals.

The victory is Bowling Green's first over Toledo since 2009. The all-time series is now tied at 40-40-4.

The program celebrated 100 years of BGSU Football on the afternoon, recognizing many individuals who have paved the path for the first century of BGSU Football. Bowling Green's first game was against Toledo on Oct. 3, 1919.

On the first play from scrimmage, quarterback Grant Loy rushed for 56 yards all the way down to the UT 24-yard line. The Falcons ultimately settled for a 32-yard Nate Needham field goal, but the Falcons took a 3-0 lead with 13:04 left in the first quarter. BGSU led for the duration of the game.

Head Coach Scot Loeffler becomes the first BGSU coach since Dave Clawson in 2009 to win his first game against Toledo.