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Ohio vs. Central Michigan | Postgame Notes

Ohio vs. Central Michigan | Postgame Notes

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Ohio 23, CMU 26 – POSTGAME NOTES

CAPTAINS - Javon HaganA.J. OuelletteJoe LoweryTroy MangenQuentin Poling

WEATHER – 85, wind SSW 10 MPH, partly cloudy

  • Ohio's record against CMU is now 5-25
  • Head Coach Frank Solich is 92-69 at Ohio and 150-88

OFFENSE

  • Ohio had 190 yards rushing, Ohio had 160 yards passing for 350 yards of total offense
  • Sophomore quarterback Nathan Rourke went 17-31 with 160 passing yards and 105 rushing and scored all three Ohio touchdowns
  • Rourke threw his first career interception and had three fumbles, also the first of his career
  • RS senior Brenden Cope had six catches for 58-yards to lead Ohio's receiving corps
  • RS senior Troy Mangen had three catches for 26-yards
  • RS junior Andrew Meyer had two catches for 39 yards
  • RS junior A.J. Ouellette recorded 65 rushing yards on 15 carries, marking the first time he was below 100-yards rushing in four weeks
  • RS junior running back David Burroughs had his first career action with one catch for four yards

DEFENSE

  • RS senior linebacker Chad Moore had his second interception of the season and returned it for 11 yards
  • Moore and junior linebacker Evan Croutch both finished with nine tackles. Moore also finished with two TFL
  • RS senior Brad Ellis recorded an interception on a CMU two-point attempt
  • Ellis finished with eight tackles, five solo and had a pass breakup. 
  • RS senior Wyatt Shallman recorded  one sack in the game, it was his career debut for the 
  • RS senior Tony Porter and RS senior Cleon Aloese each recorded a half sack 
  • Ohio had three pass breakups from Ellis, Kylan Nelson and Javon Hagan

SPECIAL TEAMS

  • RS sophomore kicker Louie Zervos had his only field goal attempt blocked. It was the first FG attempt blocked against Ohio since Miami in 2016
  • RS junior Tyler Gullett blocked a Central Michigan punt to earn a safety for Ohio, the first time Ohio blocked a punt since Eastern Illinois in 2014
  • RS sophomore Michael Farkas had two punts inside the 20 for the fourth time this season
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