(Friday, November 28th)
Final Score: Ohio University 41, Miami-Ohio 26
Oxford, OH (Sports Network) - Chris Garrett ran for 222 yards and two touchdowns, as the Ohio University Bobcats upended the Miami-Ohio RedHawks, 41-26, in a Mid-American Conference matchup at Yager Stadium.
Quarterback Boo Jackson completed 15-of-20 passes for 190 yards, three TDs and an interception for the Bobcats (4-8, 3-5 MAC), who won on the road for just the second time this season.
Andre Bratton gained 100 yards on 17 carries for Miami (2-10, 1-7). Daniel Raudabaugh threw for 258 yards and a touchdown, though he also threw two interceptions.
Barrett Way gave the Bobcats a 3-0 lead on a 19-yard field goal with five minutes remaining in the first quarter, capping a 10-play, 63-yard drive.
Miami tied it up midway through the second quarter on a 35-yard field goal by Nathan Parseghian.
OU took the lead on a 22-yard touchdown run by Garrett with 5:45 to play in the second quarter.
Miami answered with a nine-play, 47-yard drive, which ended with a 39-yard field goal by Parseghian.
But while the RedHawks were settling for field goals, the Bobcats continued to put the ball in the end zone. They extended their lead to 17-6 on a three-yard touchdown pass from Jackson to Terrence McCrae with 55 seconds to play in the half.
Parseghian added another field goal as time expired in the half, this time from 34 yards.
Miami cut the deficit to 17-16 on a 60-yard blocked punt return by Chris Givens early in the third quarter.
But on the second play of OU's ensuing possession, Jackson responded with a 51-yard touchdown pass to Taylor Price.
Parseghian kicked a 22-yarder to make it a 24-19 game at the 6:01 mark of the third quarter. But OU began to take control down the stretch.
Way knocked a 26-yard field goal through the uprights to give the Bobcats a 27-19 lead with 2:12 remaining in the third quarter.
Jackson threw a two-yard touchdown pass to Jayson White at the 9:39 mark of the fourth quarter, capping a 13-play, 52-yard drive that ate up 6:52 off the clock.
The Bobcats put the game away with just under two minutes to play, when Garrett broke loose for a 79-yard touchdown run.
The RedHawks managed their final score on a 15-yard pass from Raudabaugh to Chris Givens in the final seconds.
OU's running game was virtually unstoppable, as the Bobcats churned out 326 rushing yards and an average of 8.4 ypc.
11/28 17:32:17 ET