Bowling Green Knocks Off Eastern Michigan, 20-6

Updated 10/21/2000
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) - John Gibson and Josh Harris each ran for a touchdown in the second quarter and Bowling Green beat Eastern Michigan 20-6 on Oct. 21, the Eagles' seventh straight loss.

Gibson's 1-yard run gave the Falcons (2-6, 2-3 Mid-American Conference) a 10-6 lead and Harris' 7-yard run with 31 seconds left in the half made it 17-6.

Mike Knapp's second field goal of the game _ a 29-yarder with 12:19 to play _ capped the scoring.

Bowling Green had the ball 15 minutes longer than the Eagles (1-7, 0-4), who have not won since a season-opening victory over Connecticut.

Eastern Michigan trailed 10-6 late in the first half and was driving near midfield when Walter Church was sacked by Sergio Lund and fumbled. Chris Glantzis of Bowling Green recovered at the Eagles' 47.

It took the Falcons just seven plays and 78 seconds before Harris scored.

Janssen Patton also forced a fumble _ recovered by Ry Diepenbrock _ as Bowling Green limited Eastern Michigan to 59 yards rushing on 21 attempts.

Church was 21-of-44 for 216 yards.

Eastern Michigan recorded five sacks and limited Falcons quarterback Andy Sahm to 102 yards on 10-of-20 passing.