ATHENS, Ohio (AP) - Tyler Tettleton threw a pair of touchdown passes and ran for another, while Beau Blankenship rushed for two scores to lead Ohio past new Mexico State 51-24 Saturday night.
The Bobcats (2-0), who opened with a win over Penn State, have won eight of nine dating back to last season.
Tettleton passed for 257 yards and also ran for 18 yards and a score, and Blankenship had 168 rushing yards on 27 carries.
The Aggies (1-1) trailed just 21-17 as late as the third quarter when Ohio's Matt Weller hit a 37-yard field goal that sparked 24 unanswered points for the Bobcats to put the game out of reach. Weller made 3 of 4 field goals to become the school's all-time leading scorer.
Nate Carpenter scored on a 22-yard interception return during that span.
Andrew Manley threw for 132 yards with a touchdown and an interception for the Aggies.
|OHIO||Tyler Tettleton 6 yd run (Matt Weller kick)|
|NMEXST||Tiger Powell 2 yd run (Tyler Stampler kick)|
|OHIO||Donte Foster 28 yd pass from Tyler Tettleton (Matt Weller kick)|
|NMEXST||Austin Franklin 42 yd pass from Andrew Manley (Tyler Stampler kick)|
|OHIO||Beau Blankenship 33 yd run (Matt Weller kick)|
|NMEXST||Tyler Stampler 38 yd FG|
|OHIO||Matt Weller 37 yd FG|
|OHIO||Beau Blankenship 5 yd run (Matt Weller kick)|
|OHIO||Nathan Carpenter 22 yd interception return (Matt Weller kick)|
|OHIO||Landon Smith 40 yd pass from Tyler Tettleton (Matt Weller kick)|
|NMEXST||Akeelie Mustafa 91 yd kick return (Tyler Stampler kick)|
|OHIO||Matt Weller 25 yd FG|
|OHIO||Matt Weller 26 yd FG|
|Third Down Efficiency||5-14||8-14|
|Fourth Down Efficiency||0-0||0-0|
|Kick Return Yds||199||43|
|Punt Return Yds||0||49|
|Time of Poss.||28:6||31:54|
|NMEXST: Tiger Powell 14-41, Germi Morrison 7-39, Akeelie Mustafa 2-19, Andrew McDonald 3-1, Andrew Manley 4--29|
|OHIO: Beau Blankenship 27-168, Kyle Hammonds 2-47, Daz'mond Patterson 6-35, Derrius Vick 6-21, Tyler Tettleton 7-18, Brian Palermo 2-16, Ryan Clark 1--12|
|NMEXST: Andrew Manley 12-24-132-1, Andrew McDonald 1-3-3-0|
|OHIO: Tyler Tettleton 15-23-257-0, Derrius Vick 3-6-34-0|
|NMEXST: Austin Franklin 5-72, Kemonte' Bateman 4-45, Akeelie Mustafa 2-3, Joseph Matthews 1-12, Adam Shapiro 1-3|
|OHIO: Donte Foster 5-57, Bakari Bussey 3-29, Chase Cochran 3-13, Jordan Thompson 2-29, Tyler Futrell 1-50, Troy Hill 1-41, Landon Smith 1-40, Daz'mond Patterson 1-22, Ryan Clark 1-10|
|New Mexico State||7th Western Athletic||0-6||1-11|
|Ohio||3rd Mid American East||4-4||9-4|