NCAA Game Summary - Ohio University at Massachusetts|
(Saturday, September 29)
Final Score: Ohio University 37, Massachusetts 34
Foxboro, MA (Sports Network) - Tyler Tettleton completed 15-of-27 passes for
229 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Ohio University Bobcats to a 37-34
victory in their first-ever meeting against the Massachusetts Minutemen at
Ohio (5-0, 1-0 MAC) running back Beau Blankenship ran for a career-high 269
yards on 43 carries, resulting in two touchdowns as he delivered his fifth
straight 100-yard effort to begin the campaign. Kicker Matt Weller made three
field goals, which also spurred the Bobcats to the win.
Massachusetts (0-5, 0-2) quarterback Mike Wegzyn threw the ball for big gains
as he completed 27-of-51 passes for 373 yards and four touchdowns. Deion
Walker was his favorite target as he caught 11 passes for 162 yards and one
score. Alan Williams was Wegzyn's other favorite target and he reeled in seven
passes for 127 yards and three touchdowns.
In the first quarter, Wegzyn completed a touchdown pass to Williams for 27
yards to put UMass up 7-0.
The Bobcats came right back with a 27-yard field goal by Weller to make
the score 7-3.
The Minutemen took no time to score again as Blake Lucas kicked a 30-yard
field goal to make the score 10-3.
On the ensuing possession, Weller knocked through a 24-yard field goal to keep
the visitors within four at 10-6.
Tettleton took the Bobcats down the field and completed a one-yard touchdown
pass to Troy Hill to put them up 13-10.
Wegzyn connected with Williams again, this time for a 50-yard touchdown pass,
as UMass regained the lead once more at 17-13.
To conclude the first half, the Bobcats offense took the lead again when
Tettleton completed a 41-yard touchdown pass to Chase Cochran to make the
score 20-17, capping a seven-play, 75-yard drive that took less than two
Wegzyn completed a 26-yard touchdown pass to Walker to open up the second
half and put the Minutemen up 24-20. Later in the frame Lucas kicked a 23-yard
field goal to put them up 27-20.
At the beginning of the fourth quarter, Blankenship punched it in from five
yards out to tie up the game at 27-27. Ohio took the lead when Weller hit a
26-yard field goal to put them up 30-27. Blankenship built on the advantage
when he scored on a 40-yard touchdown run at the 6:13 mark of the final
The Minutemen responded when Wegzyn connected with Williams for a 11-yard
touchdown pass to cut the deficit to 37-34. A late game rally was not enough
for the Minutemen as they dropped their eighth straight game dating back to
The Bobcats outgained the Minutemen on the ground almost two-to-one, 274-138.
09/29 20:45:42 ET