Marshall at Ohio

Ohio holds off rally to defeat Marshall 34-31


ATHENS, Ohio (AP) Tyler Tettleton threw for 264 yards and Beau Blankenship had two rushing touchdowns to hold off a rally and squeeze Ohio past Marshall 34-31 Saturday night.

Blankenship scored from two yards out the put the Bobcats (2-1) up 31-17 early in the fourth.

The Thundering Herd (2-1) came right back as Rakeem Cato threw a 38-yard touchdown to Gator Hoskins, then forced Ohio to punt on the ensuing drive, but Cato was intercepted by Devin Bass on the next play.

Following a field goal by Ohio, Cato rushed for a touchdown to cut the deficit to three, but the following onside kick was recovered by the Bobcats to seal the game.

Tettleton was 25-for-38 with a touchdown and Matt Waters had 83 yards on six receptions.

Cato finished 30 of 44 for 367 yards for Marshall.

Tommy Shuler caught 9 passes for 95 yards receiving while Hoskins had 81.

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Scoring Summary
OHIOTroy Hill 4 yd pass from Tyler Tettleton (Matt Green kick)
MRSHLKevin Grooms 1 yd run (Justin Haig kick)
OHIOMatt Green 32 yd FG
OHIOToran Davis 0 yd fumble return (Matt Green kick)
MRSHLJustin Haig 22 yd FG
OHIOBeau Blankenship 3 yd run (Matt Green kick)
MRSHLEssray Taliaferro 3 yd run (Justin Haig kick)
OHIOBeau Blankenship 2 yd run (Matt Green kick)
MRSHLGator Hoskins 38 yd pass from Rakeem Cato (Justin Haig kick)
OHIOMatt Green 29 yd FG
MRSHLRakeem Cato 1 yd run (Justin Haig kick)
Team Stats
First Downs2819
Third Down Efficiency9-1311-19
Fourth Down Efficiency1-10-0
Plays-Net Yards79-48275-335
Passing Yds366275
Kick Return Yds12243
Punt Return Yds048
Time of Poss.24:2135:39
Individual Stats
MRSHL: Kevin Grooms 15-35, Rakeem Cato 7-30, Essray Taliaferro 7-27, Steward Butler 5-24
OHIO: Beau Blankenship 16-36, Derrius Vick 4-31, Ryan Boykin 11-12, Team 1--2, Tyler Tettleton 4--17
MRSHL: Rakeem Cato 30-45-366-1
OHIO: Tyler Tettleton 25-38-266-0, Derrius Vick 1-1-9-0
MRSHL: Tommy Shuler 9-95, Demetrius Evans 9-59, Gator Hoskins 4-81, Devon Smith 4-78, Craig Wilkins 3-48, Davonte Allen 1-5
OHIO: Donte Foster 8-80, Matt Waters 6-83, Troy Hill 4-44, Chase Cochran 3-38, Beau Blankenship 2-14, Ryan Boykin 1-14, Anthony Talbert 1-1, Daz'mond Patterson 1-1
Marshall6th Conference USA East2-63-9
Ohio1st Mid American East6-28-6

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