1958 Bowling Green Falcons football team

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1958 Bowling Green Falcons football
ConferenceMid-American Conference
1958 record7–2 (4–2 MAC)
Head coachDoyt Perry (4th season)
MVPHarold Furcron
CaptainRay Reese
Seasons
← 1957
1959 →
1958 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Miami $ 5 0 0     6 3 0
Kent State 5 1 0     7 2 0
Bowling Green 4 2 0     7 2 0
Ohio 2 4 0     5 4 0
Western Michigan 2 4 0     4 5 0
Toledo 1 4 0     4 5 0
Marshall 1 5 0     3 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1958 Bowling Green Falcons football team was an American football team that represented Bowling Green State University in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) during the 1958 college football season. In their fourth season under head coach Doyt Perry, the Falcons compiled a 7–2 record (4–2 against MAC opponents), finished in third place in the MAC, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 218 to 91.[1]

On November 8, the Falcons defeated Ohio, 33–6, starting an 18-game winning streak that continued until November 12, 1960. The streak remains the longest in Bowling Green history.[2]

The team's statistical leaders were Bob Colburn with 685 passing yards, Bob Ramlow with 779 rushing yards, and Bernie Casey with 310 receiving yards.[3] Ray Reese was the team captain.[4] Harold Furcron received the team's Most Valuable Player award.[5] Furcron set a Bowling Green record, since broken, with an 81-yard run against Dayton. Jerry Dianiska also had an 80-yard run against Ohio.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 BGSU Football Media Guide" (PDF). Bowling Green State University. 2016. pp. 148, 153.
  2. ^ 2016 Media Guide, pp. 130, 148.
  3. ^ 2016 Media Guide, pp. 132-133.
  4. ^ 2016 Media Guide, p. 148.
  5. ^ 2016 Media Guide, p. 140.
  6. ^ 2016 Media Guide, p. 131.