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Ohio vs. UMass | Postgame Notes

Ohio vs. UMass | Postgame Notes


CAPTAINSJavon Hagan, A.J. Ouellette, Joe Lowery, Troy Mangen, Quentin Poling

WEATHER – 54, cloudy, wind NNE 11 MPH

-Ohio improved to 3-0 all-time over UMass
-The win was the 150th career win for Head Coach Frank Solich and the 92nd at Ohio.
-Ohio is 4-1 under Solich for the fifth time. 
-Ohio scored 40+ points, for the third time this season. Last season Ohio eclipsed 40-points once, its opener against Texas State. It was the second time this season Ohio eclipsed 50.
-It marked the first time since the 2013 season that Ohio has put up 50 or more on the road, EMU (Oct. 16, 2013, 56-28).

-Ohio had 292 rushing yards, a season-high. 
-Ohio had 473 yards of total offense, its most of the season and the third time it eclipsed 450.
-In the second quarter, the Ohio offense scored 17-points in 2:53 seconds.
-Ohio sophomore quarterback Nathan Rourke went 13-23 with 181 passing yards and threw two touchdowns. He also ran for 113 yards and scored two rushing touchdowns.
-Rourke had a career-long pass to Brendan Cope for 48-yards.
-Cope had a career-high seven catches for 126 yards and was just shy of his career yardage number.  
-RS junior running back A.J. Ouellette eclipsed 100-rushing yards for the third week in a row, Ouellette finished with 125 rushing yards and 151 all-purpose yards. It marked the first time in his career he has rushed for over 100-yards for three consecutive weeks. 
-Ouellette had two touchdowns, one rushing and one receiving.
-RS senior running back Dorian Brown had seven carries for 73 yards and scored two touchdowns.

-RS senior linebacker Chad Moore had his first interception of the season and returned it 33-yards to set up Ohio's field goal to go up 24-23 in the second quarter.
-RS senior linebacker Quentin Poling recorded 19 tackles, a career high.
-Moore finished with 12 tackles, ranking second on the team.
-Ohio had seven pass breakups, led by two by RS junior cornerback Jalen Fox.
-RS junior defensive lineman Andrew Payne recorded his first career fumble recovery. 

-Freshman Julian Ross had a 67-yard kickoff return, it was the longest of the season for the Bobcats. Ross finished with 156 kick return yards.
-UMass did not kick a punt in the first half, finished the game with one punt.
-RS sophomore kicker Louie Zervos went 3/3 on fields goals (25, 23, 35)



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