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Rourke’s 4 TD passes lead Ohio rout of BGSU

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Nathan Rourke threw for four touchdowns on eight completions and Ohio defeated Bowling Green 49-14, spoiling the debut of interim head coach Carl Pelini on Saturday.
Pelini took over the Falcons (1-7, 0-4 Mid-American) this week after Mike Jinks was fired following a 1-6 start this season and a 7-24 record in his third year at the school.
Rourke threw only 12 times but tossed two touchdowns to Papi White, one a 76-yarder, and one each to Andrew Meyer and Cameron Odom for the Bobcats (4-3, 2-1), and finished with 193 yards passing.
Rourke, who added 101 yards rushing, and White also had touchdown runs as did Quinton Maxwell. Maleek Irons had 116 yards on 12 carries to lead the Ohio rushing attack that finished with 392 yards.
Bowling Green scored the game’s first touchdown and was tied at 14 early in the second quarter before the Bobcats finished the half with three scores to lead 35-14 at the break.
Jarret Doege threw for 214 yards and two scores and Scott Miller had 145 yards receiving and a touchdown for Bowling Green.

Ohio U. stats
Bowling Green 7 7 0 0 = 14
Ohio 14 21 7 7 = 49
First Quarter
BGN—S.Miller 57 pass from Doege (Needham kick), 13:54
OHI—White 17 run (Zervos kick), 7:51
OHI—White 16 pass from Rourke (Zervos kick), 2:46
Second Quarter
BGN—Marlow 7 pass from Doege (Needham kick), 13:42
OHI—White 76 pass from Rourke (Zervos kick), 13:19
OHI—Meyer 24 pass from Rourke (Zervos kick), 10:25
OHI—Rourke 20 run (Zervos kick), 2:19
Third Quarter
OHI—Odom 15 pass from Rourke (Zervos kick), 2:52
Fourth Quarter
OHI—Q.Maxwell 5 run (Zervos kick), 9:20
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BGN OHI
First downs 13 32
Rushes-yards 27-103 50-392
Passing 214 205
Comp-Att-Int 19-24-1 9-13-0
Return Yards 46 41
Punts-Avg. 5-40.6 1-47.0
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 1-1
Penalties-Yards 7-78 4-29
Time of Possession 24:57 35:03
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INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING—Bowling Green, Frye 9-39, Denley 6-36, Hargrove 7-19, S.Miller 1-12, Clair 1-6, Loy 1-1, Doege 2-(minus 10). Ohio, Irons 12-116, Rourke 10-101, Ouellette 14-81, Burroughs 4-37, Neatherton 4-24, Q.Maxwell 3-21, White 1-17, (Team) 2-(minus 5).
PASSING—Bowling Green, Doege 19-24-1-214. Ohio, Rourke 8-12-0-193, Q.Maxwell 1-1-0-12.
RECEIVING—Bowling Green, S.Miller 6-145, Morris 4-37, Denley 4-13, Marlow 3-20, Frye 1-2, Hargrove 1-(minus 3). Ohio, Meyer 3-52, White 2-92, Cox 1-22, Odom 1-15, Co.Brown 1-12, Ouellette 1-12.
MISSED FIELD GOALS—None.