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Ohio Football at Cincinnati | Postgame Notes

Ohio Football at Cincinnati | Postgame Notes

Final Score: Cincinnati 34, Ohio 30
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio (Nippert Stadium)
Records: Ohio 1-2, Cincinnati 4-0
Ohio Captains: A.J. Ouellette, Evan Croutch, Javon Hagan and Joe Lowery
Weather: Temperature: 62 • Wind: WSW 7 • Weather: Partly Cloudy
Attendance: 35,220 

Overall
- Ohio is now 23-24-4 all-time against Cincinnati. The Bobcats and the Bearcats faced off for the first time since 1981 on Saturday.
- Fourteenth-year head coach Frank Solich is now 98-73 all-time at Ohio and 156-92 in his career.   
- Solich is now 0-1 all-time against Cincinnati. 
- Under Solich, the Bobcats are now 85-9 all-time when leading after the third quarter and 37-6 when scoring at least 30 points. 
- The Bobcats benefitted from 15 Cincinnati penalties that totaled 150 yards. 
- The Bobcats lost the turnover battle for the first time this season (2-1).  

OFFENSE
- Saturday's game marked first time this season that the Bobcats scored first. 
- Redshirt senior running back A.J. Ouellette (Covington, Ohio) scored his first rushing touchdown of the season and 21st of his career in the second quarter. He is now tied for eighth place in program history in career touchdowns.
- Junior quarterback Nathan Rourke (Oakville, Ontario, Canada) scored the 22nd rushing touchdown of his career, putting him seventh on Ohio's career rushing touchdowns list.
- Rourke's touchdown pass to redshirt senior running back Maleek Irons (Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada) in the first quarter was the 20th of his career, tying him for seventh all-time in Ohio history. 
- Irons' receiving touchdown was the first of his career.
- Redshirt sophomore wide receiver Cameron Odom (Bedford, Ohio) set a new career-high with 114 receiving yards. It is the first time in his career that he has surpassed 100 yards in a game.  
- Ohio has had at least one receiver record at least 100 yards in four-straight games dating back to the 2017 Bahamas Bowl.  

DEFENSE
- Sophomore cornerback Jamal Hudson (Miami, Fla.) recorded the first interception of his career in the second quarter.

SPECIAL TEAMS
- Redshirt junior kicker Louie Zervos (Tarpon Springs, Fla.) went converted all three of his field goal attempts -- including a season-long 47 yarder in the fourth quarter. His 49 career field goals made rank second in school history.

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