|1986 Bowling Green Falcons football|
|1986 record||5-6 (5-3 MAC)|
|Head coach||Moe Ankney (1st season)|
|Home stadium||Doyt Perry Stadium|
|1986 Mid-American Conference football standings|
The 1986 Bowling Green Falcons football team was an American football team that represented Bowling Green University in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) during the 1986 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their first season under head coach Moe Ankney, the Falcons compiled a 5-6 record (5-3 against MAC opponents), finished in a tie for second place in the MAC, and were outscored by all opponents by a combined total of 222 to 148.
The team's statistical leaders included Rich Dackin with 1,197 passing yards, Jeff Davis with 782 rushing yards, and Ronald Heard with 359 receiving yards.