Johnson throws 5 TD passes; Bowling Green beats Akron 59-10


Z. Paul punt, downed

Zach Paul punt, downed at the Akron 48

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio -- Matt Johnson threw five touchdown passes for the second straight game, and Bowling Green remained undefeated in the Mid-American Conference with a 59-10 victory over Akron on Saturday.

Johnson, coming in as the nation's leading passer for total yards and yards per game, completed 25 of 30 for 357 yards.

Two of Johnson's TD passes went to Roger Lewis, who began the day as the nation's leading receiver for yards and yards per game. He caught six for 118 yards, going over 2,000 career yards. Donovan Wilson ran for two scores.

A week after Bowling Green (5-2, 3-0) rolled up a school-record 725 yards against Massachusetts, the Falcons finished with 532 yards total offense, the eighth straight game over 500 but also their lowest total this season. The Zips' 10 points were the fewest given up by the Falcons this year.

Tied at 7-7 after the first quarter, the Falcons scored 21 points in the second quarter and added 21 more in the third in cruising to their seventh straight win over the Zips (3-4, 1-2).