Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

College Sports

September 15, 2013

Ohio holds off Marshall rally

ATHENS, Ohio — Rakeem Cato threw for 367 yards and ran for 30 on Saturday night, but the Ohio Bobcats held off Marshall’s rally to squeeze out a 34-31 win.

Tyler Tettleton threw for 264 yards and Beau Blankenship had two rushing touchdowns in the second half for Ohio (2-1).

Blankenship scored from two yards out the put the Bobcats up 31-17 early in the fourth. The Thundering Herd (2-1) came right back as Cato threw a 38-yard touchdown to Gator Hoskins, then forced Ohio to punt on the ensuing drive.

But Cato was intercepted by Devin Bass on the next play. Following a field goal by Ohio, Cato rushed for a touchdown to cut the deficit to three, but the following onside kick was recovered by the Bobcats to seal the game.

Tettleton was 25-for-38 with a touchdown and Matt Waters had 83 yards on six receptions.

Cato finished 30 of 44 for Marshall. Tommy Shuler caught nine passes for 95 yards while Hoskins had 81 yards, though the Herd netted only 60 rushing yards on 36 attempts.

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Late Saturday Night

Marshall........................7     3   7   14  —  31

Ohio...............................7   10   7   10  —  34

First Quarter

Ohio—Hill 4 pass from Tettleton (Green kick), 9:14.

Mar—Grooms 1 run (Haig kick), 4:01.

Second Quarter

Ohio—FG Green 32, 5:15.

Ohio—Tor.Davis recovered fumble in end zone (Green kick), 5:08.

Mar—FG Haig 22, :00.

Third Quarter

Ohio—Blankenship 3 run (Green kick), 10:52.

Mar—Taliaferro 3 run (Haig kick), 5:33.

Fourth Quarter

Ohio—Blankenship 2 run (Green kick), 12:02.

Mar—Hoskins 38 pass from Cato (Haig kick), 10:24.

Ohio—FG Green 29, 2:46.

Mar—Cato 1 run (Haig kick), :29.

A—24,836.

    Mar    Ohio

First downs    28    19

Rushes-yards    34-116    36-60

Passing    366    275

Comp-Att-Int    30-45-1    26-39-0

Return Yards    0    48

Punts-Avg.    3-36.3    4-39.8

Fumbles-Lost    3-3    0-0

Penalties-Yards    8-58    4-36

Time of Possession    24:21    35:39

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INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING—Marshall, Grooms 15-35, Cato 7-30, Taliaferro 7-27, Butler 5-24. Ohio, Blankenship 16-36, Vick 4-31, Boykin 11-12, Team 1-(minus 2), Tettleton 4-(minus 17).

PASSING—Marshall, Cato 30-45-1-366. Ohio, Tettleton 25-38-0-266, Vick 1-1-0-9.

RECEIVING—Marshall, Shuler 9-95, Evans 9-59, Hoskins 4-81, D.Smith 4-78, Wilkins 3-48, D.Allen 1-5. Ohio, Foster 8-80, Waters 6-83, Hill 4-44, Cochran 3-38, Blankenship 2-14, Boykin 1-14, Patterson 1-1, Talbert 1-1.

 

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