The Ohio University football team fell 20-3 to the University of Kentucky, Saturday afternoon at Commonwealth Stadium.
The Wildcats got on the board early, scoring on their first two possessions to take a 14-0 lead in the first quarter.
The Bobcats got on the board early in the second half when redshirt junior Josiah Yazdani connected on a 44-yard field goal with 12:12 left in the third quarter to make it 17-3.
Kentucky would get another field goal in the third quarter to make the score 20-3.
Offensively, Redshirt sophomore JD Sprague went 13-for-25 for 143 yards. Sprague also had six rushes for 20 yards. Junior Daz Patterson had 44 yards on 14 attempts.
Redshirt freshman Brendan Cope led the Bobcats in receiving, pulling in four passes for 57 yards, his longest, a 36-yard reception on the first play of the third quarter.
Defensively, redshirt Junior Jovon Johnson led the Bobcats with 12 tackles. Lexington, Ky. native, freshman Kylan Nelson had two tackles.
STAT OF THE DAY
Redshirt freshman Quentin Poling recorded his first two career sacks, both in the second quarter. He also recorded 10 tackles, two and a half of them for loss.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
"I'm confident. I know that if I go in there, I'll be ready to go. But I support Derrius (Vick) and Derrius supports me." - JD Sprague
The Bobcats return to action Saturday, Sept. 13 when they head to Huntington, W. Va. to take on Marshall. Kickoff is set for noon at Joan C. Edwards Stadium. The game will be aired on CBS Sports Network.