ATHENS, Ohio (AP) - Derrius Vick, making his first start at quarterback for Ohio, passed for four touchdowns in leading the Bobcats to a 44-10 rout against Norfolk State Saturday in nonconference play.
Ohio, now 4-0 for the first time since 1976, jumped all over Norfolk State (2-2) with a 24-0 first quarter. Vick, starting in place of injured Tyler Tettleton, threw two touchdown passes in the first quarter. He hit Donte Foster on a 10-yarder to open the scoring, then found running back Beau Blankenship on a 24-yard touchdown. Blankenship later scored on a 2-yard run to make it 24-0.
Vick, who finished 14 of 20 for 199 yards and no interceptions, threw a 31-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Thompson in the third quarter. Vick's second scoring pass to Foster, a 13-yarder, upped the lead to 41-0.
Norfolk State finally scored in the fourth quarter on Randy Maynes' 7-yard run.
|OHIO||Donte Foster 10 yd pass from Derrius Vick (Matt Weller kick)|
|OHIO||Beau Blankenship 24 yd pass from Derrius Vick (Matt Weller kick)|
|OHIO||Matt Weller 49 yd FG|
|OHIO||Beau Blankenship 2 yd run (Matt Weller kick)|
|OHIO||Jordan Thompson 15 yd pass from Derrius Vick (Matt Weller kick)|
|OHIO||Matt Weller 40 yd FG|
|OHIO||Donte Foster 13 yd pass from Derrius Vick (Matt Weller kick)|
|OHIO||Matt Weller 31 yd FG|
|NRFST||Randy Maynes 7 yd run (Everett Goldberg kick)|
|NRFST||Everett Goldberg 42 yd FG|
|Third Down Efficiency||7-16||3-15|
|Fourth Down Efficiency||0-1||1-1|
|Kick Return Yds||76||42|
|Punt Return Yds||-4||50|
|Time of Poss.||27:53||32:7|
|NRFST: Takeem Hedgeman 10-39, Randy Maynes 8-32, Brendon Riddick 9-19, Nico Flores 5-13, Keith Johnson 1-5, Jake Basmagian 1-4, Calvin Roberts 1--2|
|OHIO: Beau Blankenship 25-109, Kyle Hammonds 6-31, Daz'mond Patterson 9-23, Derrius Vick 5-14, Brian Palermo 3-2|
|NRFST: Nico Flores 8-17-63-2, Jake Basmagian 8-14-68-0, Dylan Shaddix 0-1-0-0|
|OHIO: Derrius Vick 14-20-199-0|
|NRFST: Derrick Demps 6-45, Xavier Boyce 3-35, Joseph Hawkins 3-25, Tevin White 1-18, Keith Johnson 1-4, Conley Smith 1-4, Brendon Riddick 1-0|
|OHIO: Donte Foster 5-69, Jordan Thompson 2-19, Bakari Bussey 2-10, Derek Roback 1-46, Beau Blankenship 1-24, Troy Hill 1-20, Ryan Clark 1-9, Chase Cochran 1-2|