Ohio at Massachusetts

Ohio 37, UMass 34


FOXBORO, Mass. (AP) - Beau Blankenship carried 43 times for 269 yards and three touchdowns to lead unbeaten Ohio to a 37-34 victory Saturday over winless Massachusetts in a Mid-American Conference thriller.

The Bobcats, 5-0 for the first time since 1968 and playing their conference opener, trailed UMass (0-5, 0-2) 27-20 entering the fourth quarter. Ohio then scored 17 straight points before UMass quarterback Mike Wegzyn hit Alan Williams on an 11-yard touchdown. It was the last of four touchdown passes for Wegzyn, who completed 27 of 51 passes for 373 yards. But UMass got no closer.

For Blankenship, this was his fifth straight 100-yard running game. Bobcats quarterback Tyler Tettleton, who missed last week's Norfolk State game with an injury, returned in style. He completed 15 of 27 passes, good for 229 yards and two touchdowns. That included a 41-yard touchdown pass to Chase Cochran just before halftime.

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Scoring Summary
MAAlan Williams 27 yd pass from Mike Wegzyn (Brendon Levengood kick)
OHIOMatt Weller 27 yd FG
MABlake Lucas 30 yd FG
OHIOMatt Weller 24 yd FG
OHIOTroy Hill 1 yd pass from Tyler Tettleton (Matt Weller kick)
MAAlan Williams 50 yd pass from Mike Wegzyn (Brendon Levengood kick)
OHIOChase Cochran 41 yd pass from Tyler Tettleton (Matt Weller kick)
MADeion Walker 26 yd pass from Mike Wegzyn (Brendon Levengood kick)
MABlake Lucas 23 yd FG
OHIOBeau Blankenship 5 yd run (Matt Weller kick)
OHIOMatt Weller 26 yd FG
OHIOBeau Blankenship 40 yd run (Matt Weller kick)
MAAlan Williams 11 yd pass from Mike Wegzyn (Brendon Levengood kick)
Team Stats
First Downs2428
Third Down Efficiency8-1710-19
Fourth Down Efficiency2-22-3
Plays-Net Yards79-50384-511
Passing Yds229373
Kick Return Yds99129
Punt Return Yds28-3
Time of Poss.29:5030:10
Individual Stats
OHIO: Beau Blankenship 43-269, Daz'mond Patterson 1-7, Team 1-0, Tyler Tettleton 7--2
MA: Michael Cox 22-80, Mike Wegzyn 7-36, Jordan Broadnax 4-22
OHIO: Tyler Tettleton 15-27-229-0
MA: Mike Wegzyn 27-51-373-0
OHIO: Donte Foster 4-55, Matt Waters 2-38, Bakari Bussey 2-28, Ryan Clark 2-28, Jordan Thompson 2-27, Chase Cochran 1-41, Beau Blankenship 1-11, Troy Hill 1-1
MA: Deion Walker 11-162, Alan Williams 7-127, Rob Blanchflower 5-80, Tajae Sharpe 2-0, Jordan Broadnax 1-6, Elgin Long 1--2
Ohio1st Mid American East6-28-6
Massachusetts1st FBS Independents 0-02-10

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