(Saturday, September 12th)
Final Score: Ohio University 31, North Texas 30 (2 OT)
Denton, TX (Sports Network) - Theo Scott threw a pair of touchdown passes and the game-winning two-point conversion, as the Ohio Bobcats notched a 31-30 win over the North Texas Mean Green at Fouts Field.
Taylor Price led the Ohio (1-1) receiving corps, making seven catches for 68 yards and a touchdown
Cam Montgomery paced the NTU (1-1) offense, carrying the ball 22 times for 88 yards and two scores.
The Mean Green got on the board first, when Jeremy Knott made it a 3-0 game with a 32-yard field goal late in the first quarter.
Montgomery extended the lead to 10-0 early in the second quarter with a four-yard touchdown plunge.
OU answered on its final drive of the first half when Matt Weller drilled a 44-yard field goal to make it a 10-3 contest.
The Bobcats got back on the board early in the third quarter with a 47 yard field goal from Weller.
Midway through the third, North Texas took a 17-6 lead on a 16-yard touchdown pass from Riley Dodge to Jamaal Jackson.
But OU answered minutes later with a 32-yard touchdown strike from Theo Scott to Riley Dunlop to cut the deficit to 17-13.
The Bobcats defense grabbed the lead midway through the fourth quarter when Kenny Jackson intercepted a Dodge pass and returned it 69 yards for the score.
NTU tied the score at 20-20 in the final minute of the fourth quarter with an 18-yard field goal from Knott, eventually sending the game to overtime.
In the first overtime, OU came away with a 35-yard field goal from Weller.
The Mean Green tied the game up on its possession with a 22-yard field goal from Knott.
NTU found the end zone in the second overtime on a seven-yard run from Montgomery.
OU responded with a touchdown pass from Scott to Taylor Price on fourth down. The Bobcats chose to go for the two-point conversion and the win, and were successful as Scott and Price hooked up again for the conversion and the 31-30 victory.
The Bobcats managed to win despite rushing for just 63 yards (1.4 ypc) in four quarters and change.
09/13 01:15:52 ET