Bowling Green picks off Massachusetts 24-0

Bowling Green picks off Massachusetts 24-0
October 20, 2012, 4:13 pm
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Bowling Green quarterback Matt Schilz looks to pass in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Massachusetts in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Dwayne Woods returned an interception 48 yards for a Bowling Green touchdown, one of four Falcons interceptions in a 24-0 Mid-American Conference victory Saturday over Massachusetts.

Woods' pickoff came on Massachusetts' second play after the Falcons (5-3, 3-1) had taken a 14-0 third-quarter lead on Matt Schilz's 2-yard pass to Alex Bayer at the end of a 74-yard drive.

Trailing 21-0, the Minutemen (0-7, 0-4) replaced quarterback Mike Wegzyn with A.J. Doyle, but he was intercepted by BooBoo Gates. Gates' 38-yard return led to Tyler Tate's 42-yard field goal and a 24-0 Bowling Green lead early in the fourth quarter.

Jude Adjei-Barimah had the other two interceptions for Bowling Green, whose last shutout was a 52-0 win over Western Michigan in 2004.

Massachusetts, which had been allowing 43.5 points per game, limited Bowling Green to 282 yards, but the Minutemen managed only 118 themselves and were 1-of-16 on third downs.