UMass comes up short against Bowling Green 47-42

The lead changed hands six times

Bowling Green's Ronnie Moore, center, powers the ball upfield as Massachusetts' Trey Dudley-Giles (9) moves up to bring him down in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game in Amherst, Mass. Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/The Republican, J. Anthony Roberts)

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — James Knapke threw for 443 yards and three touchdowns and Travis Greene ran for two more as Bowling Green edged past Massachusetts 47-42 on Saturday.

The Falcons (3-2, 1-0 Mid-American) took the lead with 2:57 left in the first after Knapke threw a 27-yard TD pass to Ronnie Moore.

The lead changed hands six times and Bowling Green never held more than a two-score lead.

Knapke passed for 443 yards and finished with three interceptions. Greene ran for 110 yards on 20 carries.

Massachusetts climbed back from a 12-point deficit and took its last lead in the third quarter after 80- and 18-yard touchdown passes from Blake Frohnapfel.

Frohnapfel threw for a career-high 589 yards — smashing his previous high of 267 yards — and five touchdowns for the Minutemen (0-5, 0-1).

Massachusetts fumbled on its last possession and the Falcons recovered, running out the clock for the win.

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