Willie Geter scored three touchdowns, Freddie Barnes caught two scoring passes and Bowling Green blocked two first-quarter punts while holding off Toledo 38-24 on Friday.

The Falcons (7-5, 6-2 Mid-American Conference) took a 24-0 lead and set up their first two scores _ a 1-yard run by Geter and a 4-yard catch by Barnes _ after blocking punts on the Rockets' first two possessions. With 6:19 left in the first quarter, Toledo (5-7, 3-5) fumbled the punt return. Geter scored a play later on another 1-yard burst.

After the Rockets tied the game with 13:08 remaining, Barnes caught a 17-yard touchdown from Tyler Sheehan and Geter scored on a 61-yard run with 1:27 left.

Geter gained 114 yards and Barnes had nine catches for 69 yards. With 138 receptions, Barnes is now four shy of the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision record.

Austin Dantin was 23-for-38 for 326 yards for Toledo.