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Ohio unable to erase huge 1st-half deficit

Bobcats get to within 10 after falling behind by 28

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – It was too little, too late.

Ohio got into a huge early hole and came up short, 45-31, against Virginia on Saturday at Vanderbilt Stadium.

The Bobcats got as close as 10 points with a chance to make it even tighter down the stretch, but they could not overcome a first-half 35-7 deficit.

"Slow start, just didn't play well on either side of the ball at the beginning," Ohio coach Frank Solich said. "I thought we progressed as an offensive unit, showed flashes at times defensively of playing good defense but not nearly enough. The early part of the game was ridiculous in terms of explosive plays that we gave up."

Down by 28 on Bryce Perkins’ 10-yard touchdown pass to Hasise Dubois with 2:52 left in the first half, Ohio (1-1)... <Read More>

Maxwell sparks Ohio as it holds off Howard, 38-32

Bobcats win despite giving up 645 yards to Bison

Lonnie McMillan Photo
ATHENS – Quinton Maxwell provided just enough of a spark to help Ohio overcome a slow start and then hold on for a 38-32 victory against Howard in the season opener Saturday afternoon at Peden Stadium.

Maxwell went 17-of-25 passing for 233 yards and two touchdowns with two more rushing touchdowns after replacing a struggling Nathan Rourke, and the Bobcats erased an early 13-point deficit and then held off Caylin Newton and the Bison late.

Newton, the brother of NFL quarterback Cam Newton, was 26-of-52 passing for 439 yards and three touchdowns and added 21 carries for 93 yards and a score. The Bison racked up 645 yards of offense.

“Wins don't come easy,” Ohio coach Frank Solich said. “They’re a program that has shown they’re able to get... <Read More>

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Box score  (Ohio Bobcats.com)

Westerville North DL Jeremiah Burton commits to Ohio

At the end of Ohio's Prospect Camp this weekend, the Bobcats received a verbal commitment from Westerville North High School defensive tackle Jeremiah Burton. The 6-2, 285-pounder also holds offers from Akron, Ball St., Buffalo, Eastern Michigan, Kent St., Miami (OH) and Toledo.

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