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Ohio vs. Bowling Green Game Notes

Oct. 27, 2007

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2007 Ohio Football

Game Notes vs. Bowling Green

Sat., Oct. 27, 2007

Perry Stadium - Bowling Green, Ohio


First Half:

-          Bowling Green scored first on a 48-yard field goal, marking the sixth time in nine games this season that Ohio's opponent has scored first.

-          On his first kick return as a collegian, Ohio's Vince Davidson returned the ball 67 yards to the Bobcats' 25 yard line.

-          Quarterback Theo Scott received his first start as a Bobcat.

-          Ohio scored in two plays on its first possession. Those two plays consisted of a 22-yard run by Scott and a three-yard touchdown run by McRae, which brought him within one of tying his own single season mark of 15.

-          At 3:34 in the first quarter, McRae tied his own school record with his 15th rushing touchdown of the season.

-          At 11:22 in the second quarter, McRae surpassed his own previous Ohio single season record for rushing touchdowns in a season on a nine-yard, his 16th score.


At the Half:

-          McRae has 142 yards, five shy of breaking Ohio's all-time record. He has also surpassed 1,000 yards for the season, becoming the first player in Ohio history to record three-straight 1,000-yard campaigns.

-          The two teams combined for 451 yards of total offense.


Second Half:

-          With a rush in the eighth minute of the third quarter, McRae passed Steveland Hookfin as the new all-time leading rusher in Ohio history.

-          With two minutes left in the third quarter, Ohio's Kris Luchsinger recorded his first-career interception, and returned it 58 yards for his first-career touchdown.

-          After racking up 252 yards of total offense in the first half, Ohio was held to 40 in the third quarter.

-          Michael Braunstein's nation-leading streak of 20-consecutive field goals made ended with an attempt in the six-minute mark of the fourth quarter.



-          McRae finished with 200 yards rushing on 42 carries. It marked the fourth time in his career he has reached the 200-yard mark. The 42 carries were 10 more than his previous career high, and tied with two others for the second-most in a game in Ohio history.

-          McRae finished with three touchdowns to tie his career high. He had previously scored three rushing touchdowns in a game twice (both this season).

-          Davidson finished with an average of 39.3 yards on three kick returns, the third-highest single game mark in school history.

-          Ohio scored more than 21 points at Bowling Green for the first time since 1976. The 38 were also the most points Ohio has ever scored in a game at BGSU (previous - 34, 1970).

-          Scott recorded new Ohio personal career highs in passing and rushing yards.

-          Ohio recorded more than 400 yards of total offense for the third-straight game, and fifth time this year.

-          Ohio has scored 38 or more points in three-straight (48,40,38) games for the first time since the 2000 season (42,44,52).