BOWLING GREEN, Ohio
-- The Bowling Green State University football team concludes the 2016 season when the Falcons host the Buffalo Bulls on Friday, Nov. 25. This will be the 14th meeting between the two schools, and BGSU leads the all-time series, 10-3. They are currently on a five-game winning streak against the Bulls, which began in 2011.
The Falcons are searching for their first three-game winning streak to conclude a season since 2001, following victories over Akron and Kent State. Kickoff is scheduled for 2:34 p.m., and the contest will be broadcast online via ESPN3 and the Watch ESPN app. For those planning to attend the game, please see the information below.
BGSU Game Notes
Buffalo Game Notes
Mike Jinks Press Conference (Nov. 17)
Game Day Central
Doyt Perry Stadium A-to-Z (Prohibited items information included)
Stadium Seating Map
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Schedule of Events:
10:00 a.m. – Falcon Team Store opens (inside Stroh Center, until 3:30 p.m.)
11:30 a.m. – Falcon Football Tailgate Park opens (until 2:30 p.m.)
11:30 a.m. – Ticket Windows at Doyt Perry Stadium Open (SE Corner – General/Public/Will Call)
1:00 p.m. – All Gates Open at Doyt Perry Stadium
1:00 p.m. – Ticket Windows at Gate 9 (Player Guest Will Call and Visitors Will Call) Open
**Gate 14 Ticket Booth will be closed on Friday**
1:00 p.m. – Falcon Merchandise Tent (inside Gate 2) and merchandise kiosk (East concourse, weather permitting) Open
1:29 p.m. – PreFlight with the Falcon Marching Band (south end of Doyt Perry Stadium)
2:17 p.m. – National Anthem
2:21 p.m. – Senior Day Recognition
2:31 p.m. – Team Entrance
2:34 p.m. – Kickoff of Buffalo at Bowling Green
Seventeen members of the BGSU football team will play their final game for the Falcons on Friday and will be honored prior to the start of the game against Buffalo. The players who will be recognized are: Zac Bartman
, J.J. Beggan
, Jacob Bennett
, Terrance Bush
, Fred Coppet
, Logan Dietz
, Isaiah Gourdine
, Trenton Greene
, Patric Hannon
, Greg Hohenstein
, James Knapke
, Izaah Lunsford
, Alfonso Mack
, Ronnie Moore
, James Sanford
, Ben Steward
and Will Watson
Early Black Friday Ticket Sale
Fans can purchase discounted tickets to the Friday football game in advance of Black Friday. By using the promo code TURKEY, fans can enjoy BGSU's game against Buffalo for just $6! Call 877-BGSU-TICKET or click HERE
. The deal expires on Thursday.
Meijer Sweet Ride Food Truck
Meijer will bring their Sweet Ride food truck to the game on Friday. It will be located outside Gate 6, and fans can enjoy free hot cider and free doughnuts from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. prior to the game.
Falcon Club Party Deck at the Sebo Center
All Falcon Club members who annually contribute at the $250 level or higher are welcome to enjoy the game from the Falcon Club Party Deck, located on the second floor of the Sebo Center on the north end of the stadium. The area will open at 1:30 p.m., and eligible members can enter from the east side of the Sebo Center. Members will be checked in at the stairs leading to the second floor. Immediate family can join eligible members, while individual guests cost $15 (or $25 for an additional family).
Guests can watch the game from the outdoor deck or indoors via video screen. Snacks and complimentary water, coffee and hot chocolate will be available. A cash bar will be open in the lobby.
PreFlight with the Falcon Marching Band:
The PreFlight with the Falcon Marching Band will begin at 1:29 p.m. at the south end of the stadium. All fans are encouraged to watch this pregame performances, as the Falcons get fired up for the game against the Bulls.
Parking and Tickets:
for all parking and ticket information, including a 2016 BGSU football parking map, ticket prices, and a Doyt Perry Stadium seating chart.
The BGSU Ticket Office in the Stroh Center will NOT be open on Friday. Tickets can be picked up or purchased at the Doyt Perry Stadium ticket booths. Accepted payment forms for ticket purchases are cash, Visa, MasterCard and Discover.
The general/public will call windows on the southeast side of the stadium will open at 11:30 a.m. BGSU Player Guest Will Call and Visiting Team Will Call are located at Gate 9. The ticket booth at Gate 14 will be closed for this game. For visitors, tickets purchased through BGSU should be picked up at the southeast booth, while tickets purchased through Buffalo should be picked up at the Gate 9 booth. The booth at Gate 9 will open at 1:00 p.m.; that is also the time all stadium gates will open.
Fans can also take advantage of BGSU's digital ticketing by clicking HERE
. Fans can transfer unused tickets, print tickets from home, or pull up your tickets on your smart phone if you're at the game and forgot your tickets at home.
For students, there is a new parking area next to Falcon Tailgate Park on the south end of Doyt Perry Stadium. Please check Campus Update for information on free parking.
Traffic and Directions:
From north or south via I-75: Use exit 181 and turn west on Wooster Street. The stadium will be on your right.
From north or south via S.R. 25: Turn east on Wooster Street and travel past campus. The stadium will be on your left.
From east or west via the Ohio Turnpike: Use exit 64 (Perrysburg). Follow I-75 South to exit 181. Turn west on Wooster Street. The stadium will be on your right.
From east or west via U.S. 6: Use exit 65 (S.R. 25) and turn north. Take S.R. 25/Main Street to Wooster Street, turn east and travel past campus. The stadium will be on your left.
Note: Both northbound and southbound Interstate 75 remain under construction throughout northwest Ohio. Also, expect an increased amount of traffic around the Bowling Green area, particularly I-75 exit 181, due to game day crowds. Please plan your time accordingly.
DJ Ryan Wolf will provide music on the field prior to the game.
When BGSU Wins, Everyone Wins:
If the Falcons win, Chick-Fil-A in Perrysburg will offer free waffle fries with the purchase of a sandwich.
If the Falcons win AND score 35 points, Wings Over BG will offer free waffle fries with any purchase.
During the second timeout of the first quarter, the BGSU School of Architecture program will receive an on-field recognition.
Falcon Club Member of the Game:
During the third timeout of the first quarter, the Falcon Club Member of the Game will receive an on-field recognition.
The Falcon Marching Band will celebrate their own Senior Day at halftime of the game against Buffalo. The band will perform selections from prior halftime performances, beginning with "ABC" by the Jackson Family and Lady Gaga's "Born This Way". The band will then recognize senior class members. The performance will conclude with "Sparkling Diamonds".
The Falcon Team Store will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and is located in the Stroh Center. The Falcon Merchandise Tent, located by Gate 2 on the southwest side of the stadium, will be available beginning at 1:00 p.m. when stadium gates open. Weather permitting, there will also be a merchandise kiosk on the east concourse of the stadium, and it will be available when gates open.
The item of the game will be Nike replica football jerseys, and they will be 25 percent off regular price in the merchandise tent.
Game Day Programs:
The official BGSU football game day program will be available at stadium entrances and will also be sold during the game by local Boy Scout troops. The cost of a program is $5.
Tickets for the Taylor Automotive 50/50 Raffle will be sold throughout the stadium. The drawing will be conducted between the 3rd and 4th quarters, and proceeds will go to the Falcon Club to fund student-athlete scholarships.
For the Kids:
Junior Falcon Club memberships are available through the Falcon Club. They are only $30 include a youth football season ticket, free admission to most home athletic events, a free t-shirt, and more. The Junior Falcon Club is sponsored by Meijer, Frickers and Medical Mutual. To register, call the Falcon Club at 419-372-2401.
Lightning Delay Protocol
In the event of inclement weather, please be aware of plans for possible game delays due to lightning. When lightning strikes are spotted within eight miles of Doyt Perry Stadium, the game will be stopped, and the stands will be evacuated. Information about the delay will be relayed by the public address system, the game official, and the scoreboard. The primary safe areas for fans in the event of a delay are the restrooms underneath the stands, as well as the Sebo Center on the north end of the stadium. Secondary locations are the Stroh Center and the BGSU Ice Arena. For your safety, do NOT congregate in the open areas underneath the stands. Please retain your ticket for re-entry into the stadium.
Delays will last a minimum of 30 minutes from the time of the last lightning strike. Any new strikes would reset the "delay" clock to 30 minutes.
Stadium Umbrella Policy
All umbrellas are now allowed in Doyt L. Perry Stadium, and fans will be permitted to open umbrellas in the stadium.
- Students can enter the stadium through any gate, provided they have claimed their free ticket.
- Even sections are located on the east side of the stadium (8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20).
- Odd sections are located on the west side of the stadium (7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21).
- First aid and the paramedics station will be located on the northwest side of the stadium.
- The BGSU marketing tent is located in the southwest corner of Doyt Perry Stadium.
- Customer service and stadium information will be located at the marketing tent. This is also the lost-and-found area. Lost-and-found will be open for 30 minutes after the game. If you have lost an item and lost-and-found is closed, please call Steve Messenger at 419-372-7263.
- Police officers will be located throughout the stadium.
- Bowling Green State University is a smoke-free campus. Smoking is not allowed inside the stadium. Please help us by smoking in the designated areas outside of Gate 2.
- Green Game Day is a joint program between Campus Sustainability and BGSU Athletics to reduce waste in and around Doyt Perry Stadium. You can help us tackle waste by using a "green" bag in the tailgate area and filling it with cans and bottles. In the stadium, please recycle cans and bottles in the appropriate containers provided.