Sunday, August 31, 2014

OhioFootball Defeats Kent State, 17-14 as Time Expires

With time expiring, Josiah Yazdani hit a 44-yard field goal to give the Ohio University Football team a 17-14 victory against Mid-American Conference foe, Kent State to open the 2014 season.
The Bobcats struck first at 10:01 in the first quarter when Derrius Vick connected with Landon Smith for a 23-yard touchdown.

A pivotal point in the game for the `Cats came in the second quarter. With the game tied at 7-7, the Bobcats were forced to punt, however, Kent State was called for having two men on the field with the same number, giving the ball back to the Bobcats.

Vick then capped the drive by matching up with Smith for their second touchdown of the night and putting Ohio up 14-7.

Defensively, Ohio limited Kent State to 31 yards rushing.

The Ohio defensive unit held Kent State to minus four yards rushing in the first half. The Golden Flashes finished the game with just 31 yards rushing.

"This is a great group of guys, it's been that way through winter conditioning and spring ball. I knew that this was a special group in terms of great effort and never giving up. They showed today that they are extremely resilient, I couldn't be more proud of them."

-Frank Solich

The Bobcats return to action Sept. 6 when they travel to Lexington Ky., to face the University of Kentucky. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. at Commonwealth Stadium and can be seen on ESPNU.

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