Coach Mike Jinks and Falcon team members
BGSU FOOTBALL KICKS OFF SEPT. 2 AT MICHIGAN STATE
The Bowling Green State University football team finished last season on a three-game winning streak, and the Falcons hope to ride that momentum into the 2017 season.
BGSU is predicted to finish third in the Mid-American Conference East Division, as voted by the league's media members, behind Ohio and Miami and ahead of Akron, Buffalo and Kent State. The Falcons open at Michigan State on Saturday, Sept. 2. BGSU’s home schedule includes games against South Dakota, Sept. 9; Akron, Sept. 30; Ohio, Oct. 14 (Homecoming); Northern Illinois, Oct. 21; Toledo, Nov. 15. The 2017 Marathon MAC Football Championship game will be played on Saturday, Dec. 2, at Ford Field in Detroit.
This year’s BGSU team has experience to lean on with 11 returning starters — six on offense and five on defense — and 42 letter winners, led by second-year Coach Mike Jinks.