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Draft Scout James Knapke News
09/13/16 - James Knapke and Scott Miller hooked up on three scoring passes and Bowling Green survived a late charge to hold off North Dakota 27-26 on Saturday. Trailing 27-20 late in the final quarter, North Dakota's Keaton Studsrud led the Fighting Hawks on a 65-yard drive to close to within one when he hit Stetson Carr from the 3 with 13 seconds remaining. North Dakota (0-2) went for the 2-point conversion and the win, but Studsrud just missed Carr in the corner of the end zone as the pass skipped off his fingertips. Knapke threw for 315 yards and three touchdowns. Twice Miller broke free across the middle. Knapke hit him in stride for a 71-yard touchdown early in the first quarter and a 51-yard scoring strike late in the first half as the Falcons (1-1) took a 21-10 lead into the break. Miller finished with 161 yards receiving. - AP Sports
12/30/14 - James Knapke and Roger Lewis kicked Bowling Green's quick-strike offense up to its highest gear at just the right time. Lewis caught a 78-yard touchdown pass from Knapke with 1:04 remaining to lift Bowling Green to a 33-28 victory over South Alabama on Saturday night in the inaugural Raycom Media Camellia Bowl. "Obviously we wanted to be aggressive with that play call, and Roger was 1-on-1," Knapke said. "My job was to just give him the ball and he made the play after that." The Falcons (8-6) responded one play after the Jaguars (6-7) took their first lead. Lewis, Bowling Green's freshman star, got well behind safety Roman Buchanan downfield, and Buchanan came up clutching his right hamstring.
Bowling Green couldn't convert the 2-point try but Jude Adjei-Barimah picked off Bridge's pass on South Alabama's next play. The Jaguars forced a punt with 31 seconds left, but were called for roughing the kicker to allow Bowling Green to run out the clock. Knapke, who earned the game's MVP honors, was 25-for-39 passing for 368 yards and two long touchdowns to Lewis, who capped the first drive with a 44-yard touchdown on a fourth-and-2 play. He became the first Bowling Green freshman to reach 1,000 yards receiving and finished with four catches for 137 yards. - AP Sports
10/13/14 - SEPT 15 MAC EAST DIVISION OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Bowling Green QB James Knapke,...Bowling Green sophomore quarterback James Knapke (Fort Wayne, Ind.) went 46-for-73 for a career-high 395 yards and three touchdowns in a 45-42 win over Indiana. His 46 completions and 73 passing attempts were both single-game school records. The Falcons took down a Power Five conference school for the first time since 2008 (at Pitt). It was Bowling Green's first victory over a Big Ten Conference opponent since 2007 (at Minnesota). - MAC football
10/11/14 - James Knapke threw for 260 yards and two touchdowns to lead Bowling Green to a 31-13 victory over Ohio on Saturday. On the Falcons' opening drive, Knapke pumped right before dumping it to Travis Greene. Greene ran to the left sideline, broke a tackle and spun out of another for a 23-yard score. Andre Givens ran for a 2-yard touchdown, and Knapke found Ryan Burbrink with an 8-yard TD strike to give Bowling Green a 21-6 halftime lead. Greene cut left and ran untouched for a 30-yard touchdown to stretch the Falcons' (5-2, 3-0 Mid-American Conference) lead to 28-6 late in the third quarter. Josiah Yazdani kicked field goals of 25 and 37 in the first half, and Tim Edmond punched it in from 2 yards for the Bobcats. JD Sprague was 27 of 56 for 325 yards to lead Ohio (3-4, 1-2). - AP Sports
10/07/14 - James Knapke threw for a touchdown and ran for another as Bowling Green held on for a 36-35 win over Buffalo on Saturday. Knapke was 20 of 39 for 321 yards for the Falcons (4-2, 2-0 Mid-American Conference). Travis Greene and Fred Coppet each scored rushing touchdowns. Ronnie Moore had nine receptions for 178 yards and a touchdown and Tyler Tate kicked three field goals. The back-and-forth contest had Buffalo (3-3, 1-1) leading 28-20 at the break. A Knapke-to-Moore touchdown pass and a 31-yard field goal by Tate put the Falcons up 30-28 at the end of the third. Buffalo's Anthone Taylor - who finished with 219 yards and three touchdowns - scored from 12 yards to give the Bulls a 35-30 fourth-quarter advantage. But a 4-yard Coppet TD run with 2:19 left and a Falcons defense that held off a late Buffalo drive sealed the win for Bowling Green. - AP Sports