Game will start at about 4:15 Eastern. 68 degrees and hazy sun. Light winds. About as beautiful as you can ask for in December.
Cooper to receive...will start its drive at its own 19. First play, interception. BG starts at Cooper 26.
Three plays later, the Purples take a 6-0 lead on a five-yard TD run.
But Aaron Morgan returns the kickoff to the BG 8. Then Cooper fumbles, losing the ball. That's two plays, two turnovers for Cooper.
Bowling Green takes over on its eight...goes three and out. Cooper gets the ball back at the BG 46 after a short punt.
On eight runs, Cooper takes it into the end zone, with Tyler Morris scoring on a one-yard run. The Jaguars also miss the extra point. 6-6 with 3:53 left.
BG starts at its one 40, runs four times for 24 yards before a 36-yard TD pass on 2nd and 1. Another missed XP. 12-6 with 1:46 left.
Cooper starts at its own 20. The Jaguars run four plays, getting to the 40 before time runs out in the opening quarter.
Cooper stuffed twice on short yardage plays...turns the ball over on downs.
No harm comes...Bowing Green goes three and out, fair catch on the punt at the Cooper 28. Jaguars ball, 8:54 left.
Cooper forced to punt after five straight passing plays and a sack. BG ball on its 33 after a punt. 6:59 left in half.
Bowling Green 45-yard touchdown pass to Nacarius Fant, 19-6 (yes, someone made an extra point). 4:42 until half.
Cooper starts at its 24...Jaguars three and out...really having trouble moving the ball. BG takes over at its 39 with 3:24 left.
And BG goes three and out. Poor punt, Cooper will start at its 40, 2:21 left. Big drive here...Jags need points going into halftime.
Tyler Morris with three completions for 41 yards on current drive...timeout with 1:13 left. Second and four...touchdown pass for 12 yards from Morris to Aaron Morgan with 1:09 left. XP makes it 19-13.
Pop-up kickoff fielded at the 41 of Bowling Green. Cooper gets a defensive stop and forces Purples to punt. Cooper ball at its 24.
Taking a knee...halftime.
Totals yards: Cooper 143 (48 rushing, 95 passing), BG 176 (58 rushing, 118 passing).
Rushing: Cooper--Collins 10-47, Bricking 4-14; BG--Tisdale 8-48, TD.
Passing: Cooper--Collins 8-13-95-1-1; BG--Hayes 7-12-118-2-0.
Receiving: Cooper--Morgan 6-77, TD; BG--Renfro 3-51, TD, Fant 2-55, TD.
BG starts at its own 28. Four running plays later -- including a 56-yard gain by Blue Tisdale -- the Purples are in the end zone. 27-13, 10:08 left in the quarter.
Cooper starts on its 24...and goes three and out...and punts it just 13 yards out of bounds. BG ball at the Cooper 42 with 8:55 left.
Tyler Morris picks off a pass in the end zone. Cooper gets the ball back with 7:06 left at its own 20.
Ends up being a huge momentum swing as the Jaguars go 80 yards on nine plays for a touchdown, aided by three off-sides penalties. 27-20 with 2:13 left in the quarter.
BG starts at its own 41 after a personal foul on Cooper after the kickoff return. End of the quarter with BG facing a big 3rd and 5 at the Cooper 41.
And BG goes in for a touchdown. Tisdale goes in from two yards out. XP makes it 34-20 with 8:20 left.
Cooper starts at its own 24 and takes a false start penalty to start its drive.
Jaguars drive to the BG 13 but the drive stalls. BG takes over on downs with 3:58 remaining. Not looking good for Cooper.
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