The MAC’s Bowling Green pulled off a pretty big win when the manhandled the Big Ten’s Maryland last Saturday. Their dominant win over the Terrapins was thanks mostly to quarterback Matt Johnson’s big performance for they day.
For his troubles, Johnson has been named the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback of the Week and rightfully so. In the game, he threw for 491 yards, just fourteen short of the school record, and six touchdowns, which tied Ryan Henry’s record set in 1994. He was also just eight completions short of the school record for most completions in the game as well with 36.
His biggest showing of the day was in the fourth quarter. The Falcons and Terrapins were tied at 20 when Johnson threw for four of his six touchdowns in just under ten minutes to seal the win for his team.
This isn’t the first big showing he has had this season though. In the opening game on the road against Tennessee, Johnson threw for 424 yards and two scores in the 59-30 loss.
The Falcons now stand at 1-1 and will welcome in the Memphis Tigers for their season opener. Johnson is looking like a sleeper candidate for the Davey O’Brien Award to be handed out in December, but right now, he is focused on trying to get his team back to its third straight conference championship game.
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