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Ohio’s defense stymies Gardner-Webb

ATHENS (AP) — Ohio’s defense allowed only 105 total yards and forced three turnovers, dominating Gardner-Webb 30-3 on Saturday night.

Gardner-Webb struggled to get anything going offensively, as Channing Browning only managed 12 total yards passing and threw three interceptions in the second quarter.

Ohio (2-0) took advantage of the early miscues, with Jelani Woseley returning one interception for a touchdown and scoring on drives of 28 and 40 yards after Browning’s other two turnovers.

Aside from playing tough pass defense, the Bobcats only allowed the Runnin’ Bulldogs (1-1) to convert 1 of 17 third-down conversions.

Tyler Tettleton threw for 139 yards and two touchdowns for the Bobcats, including a 14-yard pass to Riley Dunlop to put them up 24-0 with 32 seconds left to play in the first half.

Donte Harden rushed for 94 yards on 13 carries for Ohio, and Beau Blankenship added 46 yards on 8 carries.