ATHENS, Ohio (AP) - Tyler Tettleton threw two touchdown passes, caught one and rushed for 65 yards in a record-setting day, as Ohio beat Akron 34-28 Saturday to open a season with seven wins for the first time since 1968.
Tettleton, who came in tied for the all-time lead in touchdown passes for Ohio (7-0, 3-0 Mid-American Conference) with 38, opened the scoring on the receiving end of a 39-yard pass from Landon Smith just over three minutes in. Tettleton then threw a 13-yarder to Donte Foster to set the TD pass milestone and put the Bobcats up 14-0.
Tettleton, who finished with 150 yards passing, also hit Troy Hill on a 2-yard TD pass to put Ohio ahead 27-14 late in the third quarter. Ryan Boykin's 5-yard touchdown run put Ohio up 34-14.
Dalton Williams threw for 298 yards with four TDs and two interceptions for Akron (1-6, 0-3).
|OHIO||Tyler Tettleton 39 yd pass from Landon Smith (Matt Weller kick)|
|OHIO||Donte Foster 13 yd pass from Tyler Tettleton (Matt Weller kick)|
|OHIO||Matt Weller 44 yd FG|
|OHIO||Matt Weller 29 yd FG|
|AKRON||L.T. Smith 19 yd pass from Dalton Williams (Robert Stein kick)|
|AKRON||Tyler Williams 10 yd pass from Dalton Williams (Robert Stein kick)|
|OHIO||Troy Hill 2 yd pass from Tyler Tettleton (Matt Weller kick)|
|OHIO||Ryan Boykin 5 yd run (Matt Weller kick)|
|AKRON||Jerrod Dillard 6 yd pass from Dalton Williams (Robert Stein kick)|
|AKRON||Jerrod Dillard 5 yd pass from Dalton Williams (Robert Stein kick)|
|Third Down Efficiency||9-18||3-14|
|Fourth Down Efficiency||1-3||2-4|
|Kick Return Yds||24||41|
|Punt Return Yds||3||40|
|Time of Poss.||26:54||33:6|
|AKRON: Jawon Chisholm 28-177, Quentin Hines 1-4, Dee Frieson 1--4, Dalton Williams 3--19|
|OHIO: Beau Blankenship 17-108, Ryan Boykin 19-96, Tyler Tettleton 12-65, Derrius Vick 1-5, Landon Smith 1-0, Daz'mond Patterson 1--1, Team 2--21|
|AKRON: Dalton Williams 32-53-298-2|
|OHIO: Tyler Tettleton 13-27-150-0, Landon Smith 1-1-39-0|
|AKRON: Keith Sconiers 6-35, Dee Frieson 5-57, Jawon Chisholm 5-55, L.T. Smith 4-33, Jerrod Dillard 3-32, Marquelo Suel 3-28, Andrew Pratt 2-17, Imani Davis 1-17, Tyler Williams 1-10, Quentin Hines 1-8, Bre' Ford 1-6|
|OHIO: Troy Hill 5-52, Donte Foster 2-21, Matt Waters 2-17, Derek Roback 2-9, Tyler Tettleton 1-39, Bakari Bussey 1-34, Beau Blankenship 1-17|
|Akron||3rd Mid American East||4-4||5-7|
|Ohio||3rd Mid American East||4-4||7-5|