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Ohio outlasts Bowling Green

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio — Theo Scott passed for two touchdowns and ran for another to lead Ohio past Bowling Green in a 44-37 shootout win Saturday in the Mid-American Conference opener for both teams.

Scott was 11-for-19 with 203 yards and two touchdowns for the Bobcats (3-2, 1-0). He also scored on a 68-yard run. Chris Garrett rushed for 120 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries.

LaVon Brazill, who scored on a 27-yard pass from Scott, also scored on a 72-yard punt return.

Tyler Sheehan was 28-for-52 for 390 yards and two touchdowns for the Falcons (1-4, 0-1). Sheehan also scored on a 5-yard run.

The Falcons cut the lead to 44-37 on a 7-yard pass from Sheehan to Justus Jones with 3:41 to play. After forcing the Bobcats to punt on their next possession, the Falcons drove down to the Ohio 14 before turning the ball over on downs with 1:15 to play.

Ohio stats

OHIO 44, BOWLING GREEN 37

Ohio 6 14 14 10 — 44

Bowling Green 3 10 10 14 — 37

First Quarter

BG—FG Phillips 33, 10:19.

Ohio—Brazill 27 pass from Th.Scott (kick failed), 4:55.

Second Quarter

BG—FG Phillips 33, 11:38.

Ohio—Brazill 72 punt return (Weller kick), 7:30.

Ohio—Garrett 37 run (Weller kick), 4:11.

BG—Hutson 18 pass from Sheehan (Phillips kick), 1:38.

Third Quarter

BG—FG Phillips 31, 8:46.

Ohio—T.Price 35 pass from Th.Scott (Weller kick), 6:00.

Ohio—Garrett 2 run (Weller kick), 4:15.

BG—Barnes 2 run (Phillips kick), :12.

Fourth Quarter

Ohio—FG Weller 42, 12:01.

BG—Sheehan 5 run (Phillips kick), 7:17.

Ohio—Th.Scott 68 run (Weller kick), 5:05.

BG—J.Jones 7 pass from Sheehan (Phillips kick), 3:41.

A—14,071.

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Ohio BG

First downs 13 26

Rushes-yards 35-216 33-84

Passing 203 390

Comp-Att-Int 11-19-0 28-53-0

Return Yards 73 71

Punts-Avg. 5-36.2 3-43.7

Fumbles-Lost 1-1 2-1

Penalties-Yards 10-89 6-65

Time of Possession 25:50 34:10

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INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING—Ohio, Garrett 16-120, Th.Scott 4-82, Harden 9-26, Davidson 2-1, Tettleton 1-(minus 4), Team 3-(minus 9). Bowling Green, Geter 19-70, Sheehan 8-10, Barnes 2-5, Schneider 1-0, Bullock 2-0, Hodges 1-(minus 1).

PASSING—Ohio, Th.Scott 11-19-0-203. Bowling Green, Sheehan 28-52-0-390, Barnes 0-1-0-0.

RECEIVING—Ohio, Brazill 4-93, McCrae 2-52, Garrett 2-7, T.Price 1-35, Goulet 1-16, Fortune 1-0. Bowling Green, Barnes 7-84, Scheidler 5-67, Hodges 5-58, C.Wright 4-65, Geter 3-53, Hutson 2-24, Bullock 1-32, J.Jones 1-7.