(Tuesday, November 22nd)
Final Score: Ohio University 21, Miami-Ohio 14
Athens, OH (Sports Network) - Tyler Tettleton accounted for 314 yards of offense, as the Ohio University Bobcats knocked off the Miami-Ohio RedHawks in Mid-American Conference action at Peden Stadium.
The Bobcats (9-3, 6-2 MAC) captured the MAC East Division crown last week and could have suffered a letdown against Miami, but Tettleton did not allow that to happen, as he completed 18-of-26 passes, for 203 yards and three TDs, while rushing for 111 yards on 12 carries. Tailback Donte Harden added 71 yards on the ground, as Ohio amassed 232 rushing yards and 435 total offensive yards in the game.
The RedHawks (4-8, 3-5) also got strong play from the quarterback position, as Zac Dysert completed 35-of-53 passes, for 372 yards and one TD, while leading the team in rushing as well with 57 yards and a score. Nick Harwell was Dysert's favorite target downfield yet again, hauling in 14 balls for 163 yards and one TD. With his performance, Harwell set the single-season school record for receptions with 97.
The RedHawks got on the scoreboard first at the 3:04 mark of the first quarter, as Dysert capped off an 11-play, 64-yard drive with a two-yard TD run to give Miami-Ohio a 7-0 lead.
That is how the half would end, as Ohio struggled to move the football in the first 30 minutes of action, as its five drives ended with four punts and a missed field goal.
The Bobcats finally found their way into the end zone with just under six minutes left in the third quarter, tying things up at 7-7 with a four-yard TD pass from Tettleton to Jordan Thompson. Ohio took its first lead of the game just under 12 minutes left in the fourth quarter, when Tettleton connected with Donte Foster from four yards out to make it 14-7 and then extended that lead to 21-7 at the 8:38 mark of the period with yet another four-yard TD pass, this one to Riley Dunlop.
The RedHawks cut the lead to 21-14 just two minutes later with a 16-yard TD strike from Dysert to Harwell.
Miami had one more chance, getting the ball back with just over four minutes remaining in the game, but could not capitalize, turning the ball over on downs. Ohio was able to run the clock out to earn the win in the regular- season finale for both teams.
11/22 23:20:40 ET