Big underdog Bowling Green drubs Ga. Tech, 38-27


Connor Bazelak threw for 263 yards and one touchdown and ran for another as Bowling Green went into Atlanta as a three-touchdown underdog and defeated Georgia Tech 38-27 in Saturday's nonconference matchup.

Terion Stewart rushed for 138 yards and a touchdown on 26 carries, and Finn Hogan made six receptions for 102 yards, including a spectacular scoring catch in the second quarter, for Bowling Green (2-3). Bazelak went 21-of-32 passing.

The Falcons trailed 14-0 less than six minutes into the game but finished with 438 total yards to 417 for the Yellow Jackets and dominated time of possession 42:45 to 17:15.

Leading 17-14 coming out of halftime, Bowling Green went 75 yards on seven plays, capped by Bazelak's 1-yard run. A 50-yard completion to Hogan on the first play set up the score.

Georgia Tech tried to answer, but its 62-yard drive to the Falcons' 14-yard line ended when quarterback Haynes King couldn't convert a fourth-and-1 rush.

Bowling Green then marched down the field again, covering 86 yards on 10 plays and scoring on Stewart's 6-yard run for a 31-14 lead.

Deshawn Jones Jr. made it 38-14 on his 45-yard interception return for a touchdown.

King completed 23 of 37 passes for 348 yards and four touchdowns with two interceptions for Georgia Tech (2-3), which added Malik Rutherford's 15-yard scoring catch in the closing seconds of the third quarter. King threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Abdul Janneh with 1:35 left in the game.

Dominick Blaylock made seven catches for 131 yards, and Eric Singleton Jr. had three for 75 yards and a touchdown for the Yellow Jackets.

Georgia Tech led 14-10 early but opened the door for Bowling Green in the second quarter. From punt formation near midfield, the Yellow Jackets' snap hit one of the up blockers, and Hogan made the recovery at the Georgia Tech 40.

Hogan then capped a 10-play drive with a highlight-reel 14-yard catch from Bazelak as he was being dragged down in the end zone for a 17-14 lead with 2:37 left in the half.

The Yellow Jackets scored first when King found Singleton wide open for a 53-yard touchdown. On their next possession, King connected with Christian Leary on an 11-yard touchdown for a 14-0 lead.

--Field Level Media

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