(Saturday, September 17th)
Final Score: Ohio University 44, Marshall 7
Athens, OH (Sports Network) - Tyler Tettleton threw for 285 yards and three touchdowns as he led the Ohio University Bobcats to an overwhelming 44-7 win against the Marshall Thundering Herd in non-conference play at Peden Stadium.
Tettleton converted 20-of-29 passes for the Bobcats (3-0) as they remained perfect on the season and improved to 2-0 at home for the first time since 2005. Tettleton added 53 yards and a score on the ground, while Ryan Boykin accounted for a game-high 130 yards and a touchdown on 25 carries.
The Thundering Herd (1-2) had trouble controlling the ball on offense as quarterback Rakeem Cato tossed four interceptions as he converted 9-of-21 passes to his own teammates for just 116 yards and a score.
Ohio, which has yet to trail so far this season, opened the night's scoring with a two-yard TD pass from Tettleton to LaVon Brazill barely three minutes into the contest.
The Herd responded almost immediately as Cato connected with Aaron Dobson on a 45-yard scoring strike at the 10:28 mark of the period.
From there the game belonged to the Bobcats as they ripped off 37 unanswered points, beginning with a 20-yard field goal by Matt Weller, who later added successful field goals of 21 and 34 yards to tie the school record for career field goals with 38 along the way.
Early in the second quarter Tettleton took it upon himself to put points on the board with a seven-yard TD run, making the score 17-7. Following Weller's second conversion of the evening, Tettleton connected with Phil Bates and Brazill on scoring passes of 50 and 22 yards, respectively, pushing the Ohio lead to 34-7 at the break.
A relatively quiet second half saw Weller knock through his third field goal of the meeting in the third period and Boykin cross the goal line on a one- yard run in the fourth to give the hosts the lopsided victory.
Marshall, which converted just 2-of-12 on third down, posted 331 yards of total offense, compared to 559 yards for Ohio which is perfect after three games for the first time since 1976.
09/17 23:56:05 ET