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    === Tettleton's TD run in waning seconds boosts Bobcats to bowl win ===
 
 Boise,  ID (Sports Network) - Tyler Tettleton scored on a one-yard run with 13
 seconds  to play  as Ohio took a  24-23 win over Utah State for its first-ever
 bowl victory in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.
 
 Tettleton  passed for  220 yards on 19-of-26 attempts and added 16 carries for
 31  yards and the winning score for Ohio (10-4), which had been winless in its
 five previous postseason appearances dating back to the Sun Bowl in 1962.
 
 LaVon Brazill had eight catches for 108 yards and a touchdown and Derek Roback
 also had a touchdown catch for the Bobcats.
 
 "We've  had  a lot  of great wins  since I've  been here, but  this one is the
 best,"  said  Ohio head coach  Frank Solich. "To  be a part  of this team is a
 special  thing and  to get the first bowl  win in the history of the school is
 really special."
 
 Michael  Smith carried the ball 12 times for 157 yards and two scores and Adam
 Kennedy  went 11-for-18  with just 63 yards  and a score for Utah State (7-6),
 which has lost six of the seven bowl games its appeared in.
 
 The  winning drive started at the Ohio 39 with 2:02 to play and the first snap
 saw  Tettleton hit Riley  Dunlop for 19 yards. A 15-yard rush by Tettleton two
 plays  later gave  the  team a  first  down  at the  18.  Facing a  4th-and-6,
 Tettleton  flung a pass to Brazill that he caught and came down with it at the
 one-yard line.
 
 As  he stretched his  arm out in an effort to get the ball over the goal line,
 he hit the ground before getting it over. The ball came out of his hands after
 it  hit the  ground  and he  recovered  in  the end  zone  with the  officials
 initially ruling it a touchdown.
 
 A  review confirmed  the score,  but there  was confusion  and another  replay
 showed that he was down, then fumbled, giving Ohio the ball at the one.
 
 Tettleton  was then  stuffed  on a  keeper  up the  middle.  After a  timeout,
 Tettleton  faked  a run up  the middle, then kept  it himself around the right
 side  for the  score. The extra point made  it a 24-23 game with 13 seconds to
 play.
 
 "It was a designed sneak and I just spotted that it was wide open to the right
 and I took it," said Tettleton.
 
 Utah  State tried  a catch and several laterals, but ultimately the ball wound
 up back in the hands of an Ohio player to seal the win.
 
 Utah  State  went for it on  4th-and-1 at the  Ohio one-yard line on the first
 possession of the game, but came away empty when Robert Turbin was stuffed.
 
 However,  the  poor field  position did  work out to  the Aggies' advantage as
 Tettleton  took an intentional safety after fumbling a shotgun snap with eight
 minutes to play in the first quarter.
 
 Getting the free kick back near midfield, Utah State was forced to line up for
 a  field goal on  4th-and-12 from the 18 and Josh Thompson's attempt was good,
 but  a personal  foul call on Curtis Meyers  saw the Aggies get a fresh set of
 downs.
 
 Three  plays later, Kennedy  hit tight end Tarren Lloyd in the back of the end
 zone from three yards out for a 9-0 lead with 3:39 left in the first.
 
 With just over seven minutes to play in the first half, Ohio got the ball back
 at  its  own 44 and the  first play saw  Tettleton hit Brazill for nine yards.
 Five  straight rushes  saw  the ball  move  21  yards to  the  Utah State  26.
 Tettleton then lofted a pass down the right side that saw Roback catch it near
 the  five  as he just stretched  the ball over the  goal line to make it a 9-7
 game with 4:40 left in the first half.
 
 The  Bobcats were  held to a three-and-out  on their first touch of the second
 half and Utah State got the ball back at its 28. Two plays later, Smith took a
 handoff  down  the left sideline and  just stretched it in before being pushed
 out  of  bounds for  a 63-yard score  and a  16-7 lead with  12:19 left in the
 third.
 
 Ohio  answered with a seven-play drive and came away with three points after a
 32-yard field goal from Matt Weller.
 
 However,  the  Aggies got  a 38-yard  run from  Smith that  set up his 11-yard
 touchdown run up the middle for a 23-10 lead with 5:51 left in the third.
 
 The  Bobcats  answered quickly  as the  fifth play of  their ensuing drive saw
 Tettleton  heave the ball  down the field with Brazill leaping up for the grab
 in  the end zone for a 44-yard score to make it a 23-17 game with 3:45 left in
 the third.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Donte  Harden  and Beau  Blankenship  each  had 47  yards  on  the ground  for
 Ohio...Robert  Turbin carried the  ball 20 times for 101 yards in the loss and
 Utah  State had  345 rushing  yards  in the  game...This was  just the  second
 meeting between these schools. The other occurred in 1994 when the Aggies took
 a  5-0 win  over the Bobcats in  Ohio...This game had previously been known as
 the Humanitarian Bowl until being renamed for this year's contest.
 
 
 
 12/18 00:47:11 ET