BOWLING GREEN (WTOL) - The Bowling Green State University hockey team gets to enjoy a historic victory after defeating Ohio State on Friday.

The No. 15 ranked Falcons routed the No. 4 ranked Buckeyes 8-2 at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus.

The Falcons weren’t scared to make scoring plays, taking 28 shots on goal and landing 8 of them.

BGSU sophomore Matt Johnson turned the first hat trick of his career, scoring three power play goals.

Senior captain Stephen Baylis also scored a five-on-three shorthanded goal, just the second to do so in school history.

The win marks BGSU hockey’s first win against a top-10 ranked team since 2012.

The second game of the 2-game series starts at 7:07 p.m. at the Slater Family Ice Arena in Bowling Green on Saturday.