Bobcats rout Idaho

Published 3:09 am Friday, September 4, 2015

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — Derrius Vick completed 13 of 16 passes for 192 yards with two touchdowns to help lead Ohio to a 45-28 victory over Idaho in the season opener for both teams on Thursday night.

Brendan Cope had 129 yards receiving on four catches, including a game long 65-yarder, and a touchdown. Daz’mond Patterson added 84 yards rushing and a score for the Bobcats.

Ohio scored the first three touchdowns, highlighted by a 29-yard interception return by Jovon Johnson, to take a 21-0 lead late in the first quarter. Idaho cut the lead to 38-28 late in the fourth on a 5-yard touchdown pass from Matt Linehan to Deon Watson, but that’s as close as the Vandals would get.

Linehan finished with 285 passing, a touchdown, and two interceptions for the Vandals.

The game was just the fourth meeting all-time between the schools, and the first since 1976.

 

Ohio 21 7 3 14 — 45

Idaho 3 10 0 15 — 28

First Quarter

Ohio—Cope 6 pass from Vick (Yazdani kick), 12:14.

Ohio—Reid 15 pass from Vick (Yazdani kick), 4:25.

Ohio—Johnson 29 interception return (Yazdani kick), 3:37.

Id—FG Rehkow 40, :25.

Second Quarter

Id—Penny 1 run (Rehkow kick), 7:54.

Ohio—Heitzman 2 pass from Sprague (Yazdani kick), 6:15.

Id—FG Rehkow 20, 3:04.

Third Quarter

Ohio—FG Yazdani 37, 8:55.

Fourth Quarter

Id—Penny 1 run (Rehkow kick), 11:51.

Ohio—Patterson 1 run (Yazdani kick), 5:32.

Id—Watson 5 pass from Ma.Linehan (Watson pass from Mi.Linehan), 2:34.

Ohio—Nelson 17 run (Yazdani kick), :42.

A—11,587.

Ohio Ida

First downs 23 25

Rushes-yards 38-205 29-106

Passing 284 285

Comp-Att-Int 20-25-0 35-47-2

Return Yards 54 (-1)

Punts-Avg. 2-40.5 2-37.5

Fumbles-Lost 1-1 1-1

Penalties-Yards 10-92 3-31

Time of Possession 29:23 30:37

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING—Ohio, Patterson 13-84, Ouellette 9-48, Vick 9-34, Nelson 2-21, White 3-13, Sprague 2-5. Idaho, Penny 17-69, Ma.Linehan 10-35, Duckworth 2-2.

PASSING—Ohio, Vick 13-16-0-192, Sprague 7-9-0-92. Idaho, Ma.Linehan 35-47-2-285.

RECEIVING—Ohio, Cope 4-129, Reid 4-68, Heitzman 4-25, White 3-40, S.Smith 2-13, Patterson 2-7, Ouellette 1-2. Idaho, Epps 14-148, Watson 5-48, Penny 5-32, Hightower 3-15, Cowan 2-14, Mwehla 2-11, Sannon 2-7, Manley 1-8, Saunders 1-2.