Bowling Green holds off Western Michigan despite 3 turnovers

Harold Fannin Jr. had a rushing touchdown, Mason Lawler made two field goals and Bowling Green held off Western Michigan 13-9 despite turning it over three times

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Harold Fannin Jr. had a rushing touchdown, Mason Lawler made two field goals and Bowling Green held off Western Michigan 13-9 on Wednesday night despite turning it over three times.

Ta'ron Keith returned the second-half kickoff 83 yards and Fannin scored three plays later from 8 for a 13-0 lead.

The Broncos pulled within four points on a field goal with 5:28 remaining in the fourth quarter and forced a three-and-out to get it back with four minutes left. Western Michigan used eight plays to get to the Bowling Green 19 but lost three yards on fourth down.

Matt McDonald was 23-of-31 passing for 161 yards for Bowling Green (5-4, 4-1 Mid-American Conference), which won its third straight conference game.

Bowling Green led 6-0 at halftime after holding Western Michigan to four first downs and 91 total yards.

Western Michigan (3-6, 2-3) scored for the first time with 3:11 left in the third when Corey Crooms caught a short pass over the middle and eluded the Bowling Green safety for a 39-yard touchdown. Crooms finished with eight catches for 151 yards.

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