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Bowling Green may well be the top dog in the Mid-American D1AA Conference once again - thanks to a game the Falcons didn't even play in.
BGSU logged an impressive 66-24 victory over Ohio to open the season, and then followed that up with a 43-0 shutout of Dayton. But that wasn't the result of note. Instead, it was Ohio rebounding to defeated previously 1-0 Miami of Ohio 70-19.
Since Miami had defeated Louisville the week before this was a bit of a shocker - a shocker that might indicate that Bowling Green is 103 points better than Miami, which is better than Louisville, which defeated Cincinnati over the weekend.
That may or may not be - more likely is that Miami didn't travel especially well to Ohio. This is borne out in the absence of a few starters that took on Louisville. Still, Bowling Green was on the road, too.
The scoring wealth is shared in BGSU, but No. 8 Levi Muter has four tries so far and flanker Daniel Waltermeyer has three. Flanker Ryan Steinmetz only has the one, but he's been a key leader in the pack, as had hooker Phillip Bryant. It's a deep Bowling Green team this year.
But that 70-19 Ohio win can't be ignored, and watch out for that center pairing of Maxwell Hansen (three tries) and Trenton Macke (two tries). Neither can Western Michigan be overlooked. WMU didn't play a league game and instead lost to Davenport. That's no shame - Davenport is a D1A program and looks to be very good this year. The Broncos have a strong pack with Joseph Backe doing well at No. 8. But we have only seen them win the one game - September 8 against Ohio.
The next two weeks will tell us much, with Western Michigan at Miami and at Bowling Green.