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2017 Bahamas Bowl – Post-Game Notes – Ohio 41, UAB 6

2017 Bahamas Bowl – Post-Game Notes – Ohio 41, UAB 6

2017 Bahamas Bowl – Post-Game Notes – Ohio 41, UAB 6

CaptainsTroy Mangen, A.J. Ouellette, Joe Lowery, Quentin Poling, Javon Hagan
Weather – Partly cloudy, 80
Attendance – 13,585 

-Ohio's first bowl win since 2012, Bobcats now 3-8 in Bowl games and 3-6 under head coach Frank Solich. 
-Ohio is now 1-0 all-time against UAB. 
-Ohio finishes the season with a 9-4 record, its best record since 2012. 
-Solich is now 155-90 and 97-71 at Ohio. 
-Dorian Brown was named Offensive Player of the Game and Javon Hagan was named Defensive Player of the Game
-This marks the largest margin of victory in MAC bowl history (35) 
-First MAC bowl win since Dec. 24, 2015 (Bahamas Bowl – WMU 45, Middle Tenn. – 31) 
-This marked Ohio's largest margin of victory this season against an FBS opponent.

OFFENSE
-RS sophomore DL Knock scored his first touchdown of the season for Ohio's first score of the game, a two-yard pass from Sophomore QB Nathan Rourke
-Rourke broke the Bahamas Bowl rushing record for a quarterback with 30
-With two passing touchdowns, Rourke set the Ohio single-season record with 39 touchdowns responsible for. 
-With his fourth rush of the game, Ohio RS junior RB A.J. Ouellette eclipsed 1,000 rushing yards this season. Ouellette is the ninth player in Ohio history to eclipse 1,000 rushing yards. He finished with 1,006 yards which ranks 11th on the Ohio single-season chart. 
-RS senior Dorian Brown scored a 74-yard touchdown in the second quarter for Ohio's third touchdown, it was the longest rush in Bahamas Bowl history. 
-Brown also set the Bahamas Bowl record for rushing average per attempt (12.7) and tied the rushing touchdown record with four. 
-Brown had his third 100-yard rushing game of the season with 152 yards. 
-Ohio's offense set a single-season record with 43 rushing touchdowns. 
-Ohio's offense set a program single-season record averaging 39.1 points this season. 
-RS junior Papi White led Ohio's receiving corps with four catches for 206 yards, including a 56-yard touchdown reception. 
-Rourke finished the game going 12-18 with 185 yards with two touchdowns. 

DEFENSE
-This marked the fourth time this season Ohio's defense did not allow a touchdown in the first half and the third time Ohio did not give up a touchdown in the game. 
-This marked the sixth time this season Ohio has held an opponent to under 100-yards rushing. 
-Ohio did not allow a single-player to reach 100-yards rushing or receiving. 
-Ohio RS senior cornerback Bradd Ellis picked up his 19th pass breakup of the season, setting an Ohio record for breakups in a season. 
-Ohio held UAB to under 100-yards rushing, it was only the third time the Blazers have been held to under 100-yards this season. 
-RS Sophomore safety Hagan led Ohio with nine total tackles including six solo stops and two pass breakups. 
-Junior linebacker Evan Croutch was second on the team with eight tackles and four solo stops. -RS senior linebacker Chad Moore had two tackles for loss and two quarterback hurries. 

SPECIAL TEAMS 
-White and RS junior safety Kylan Nelson both recorded their longest punt returns of the season with Nelson racking up a team season high of 34 and White a season-high 23. 
-Ohio RS sophomore punter Michael Farkas had four punts for 173 yards pinning one inside the 20 with one touchback. 
-Ohio RS sophomore placekicker Louie Zervos went 5/6 on PAT and did not attempt a field goal in the game.

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