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Team: Bowling Green Falcons
Conference: Mid-American Conference
Rivals: University of Akron, Ohio University, Kent State
Home Stadium: Doyt Perry Stadium
Conference Championships: 17
Bowling Green Falcons TicketsThe Bowling Green Falcons began playing football in 1919, a few years after the university was established. The team's beginnings were humble; they played on a local field behind the school. The original team was composed of 19 men, which was more than half of the 36 total students that were enrolled in the school at the time. In 1931, legendary coach Doyt Perry took the head coach position and changed the future of the Bowling Green Falcons. During Perry's career, the Falcons won five Mid-American Conference championships and one NCAA College Division National Championship. His winning percentage as a coach at the end of his career, .855, is in the top five of college football coaches. Notable Bowling Green alumni who have played in the NFL include Shaun Suisham, Teo Redding and Scott Mruczkowski. In addition to conference opponents, Bowling Green plays some of college football's most legendary opponents, including Notre Dame, Ohio State and Penn State. Get your Bowling Green Falcons tickets at StubHub today.
Where does Bowling Green University play its home games?The Falcons play their home games at Doyt Perry Stadium, which was opened in 1966 and has a capacity of 23,000 people. The stadium, named after the legendary former head football coach and athletic director, is located in northwestern Ohio. A 2007 renovation installed offices, luxury suites, a new box office and training facilities. The Bowling Green football team has a 126-58-6 record on its home field.
Can you tailgate at a Bowling Green football game?The stadium's parking lots open four hours before each game. Every game day, fans bring their grills and make some of the best tailgating food in Ohio. Bowling Green fans are known to be among the friendliest in college football. They are usually willing to share their food no matter what color you are wearing. Additionally, if you get a good spot on the sidewalk, you can interact with the band, cheerleaders and team members when they walk from the nearby Stroh Center to Doyt Perry Stadium.
What can you expect at Bowling Green Falcons games?Home games for Bowling Green football are incredibly popular. The student section is raucous, and they cheer hard when Bowling Green scores or makes a big play. The weather varies throughout the year. Early games may be played in the heat of late summer and early fall while games in November could be frigid affairs. Games against local rivals Ohio University and Akron usually see fans from the opposing schools make the trip to Bowling Green. School officials advise fans to get to the field early to ensure that they get a good parking spot and tailgate position.
Who is Bowling Green's head coach?Bowling Green's current head coach is Scot Loeffler. This is his first year as the team's head coach, and it's also his first year as a head coach at the college level. His college playing days took place at the University of Michigan, where he was a quarterback from 1993-1996. He has coached college football as well as the NFL. Before his position with Bowling Green, he served mostly as a quarterback coach or offensive coordinator for various college teams and the NFL's Detroit Lions.
Which teams does Bowling Green typically play?Each season, Bowling Green plays conference opponents the Toledeo Rockets, the Buffalo Bulls and the Ohio Bobcats. It also plays non-conference games against some of the biggest teams in the country, including Notre Dame, Oregon, Michigan State and many more. The non-conference opponents change every year, so be sure to check out who the Falcons will be playing this season as well as in the future.
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