NCAAF Game Recap - Ohio at Ball State
Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:00 PM EDT

Ark
7
Ala
48
F
Aub
20
LSU
23
F
Wisc
7
OHSt
38
F
BC
7
Clem
59
F
Okla
41
K St
48
F
PSU
28
MSU
7
F
ND
14
Mich
45
F
WaSt
35
Oreg
37
F
Cal
0
Utah
35
F
Tex
27
TCU
37
F
SMU
34
Hou
31
F
MD
10
Minn
52
F
Iowa
20
NW
0
F
App
30
SoAl
3
F
OkSt
34
IASt
27
F
AzSt
32
UCLA
42
F
USC
35
Colo
31
F
BGSU
10
WestMI
49
F
MisSt
30
TxAM
49
F
Lib
34
Rut
44
F
Ill
24
Purd
6
F
MiaFL
16
Pitt
12
F
SJSU
34
Army
29
F
SMiss
20
Rice
6
F
Ohio
34
Ball
21
F
Nev
3
Wyo
31
F
W Ky
23
Marsh
26
F
NMSt
7
GaSo
41
F
Akr
0
NIU
49
F
E Mi
34
Toled
37
F OT
MiaOH
23
Kent
16
F
C Mi
20
Buff
43
F
Tul
38
Navy
41
F
Ariz
31
Stan
41
F
Ind
38
Neb
31
F
FLInt
17
MidTN
50
F
FlAtl
41
OD
3
F
UConn
56
UMass
35
F
UVA
21
Lou
28
F
Syr
17
FlaSt
35
F
NorTx
38
Char
39
F
SoFL
45
ECU
20
F
Hawaii
45
NM
31
F
SCar
21
Tenn
41
F
Duke
17
UNC
20
F
TxSt
14
ArkSt
38
F
Troy
33
GASt
52
F
Mem
42
Tuls
41
F
UCF
63
Temp
21
F
TxTch
34
Kans
37
F
ColSt
41
Fres
31
F
Mizzu
7
KY
29
F
LaTec
42
UTEP
21
F
UtSt
7
AF
31
F
SDSU
20
UNLV
17
F

Ohio 34, Ball State 21

Oct 26, 2019, 2:00 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Ohio (4-4)

7

6

14

7

34

Ball State (4-4)

7

0

7

7

21

Rourke has 2 TD runs, leads Ohio over Ball State 34-21
Sat Oct 26, 2019 5:50 PM

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) Nathan Rourke accounted for 258 yards of offense and ran for two touchdowns to lead Ohio to a 34-21 victory over Ball State on Saturday.

Ohio (4-4, 3-1) has won two of its last three games while Ball State (4-4, 3-1) lost its first Mid-American Conference game.

Rourke was 8-of-16-passing for 131 yards and had 127 yards rushing. O'Shaan Allison added 104 yards on the ground, and De'Montre Tuggle had a pair touchdown runs for Ohio.

Drew Plitt threw a touchdown pass and ran for a score for Ball State. Walter Fletcher ran for 156 yards on 14 carries that included a 73-yard touchdown run.

Rourke and Plitt traded 1-yard scoring runs in the first quarter. Louie Zervos kicked field goals from 20 and 23 yards to give the Bobcats a 13-7 halftime lead.

Tuggle scored on an 11-yard run and Fletcher answered with his 73-yarder on the next play from scrimmage. Tuggle's 1-yard TD run stretched Ohio's lead to 27-14 with 4:33 remaining in the third quarter.

Rourke capped a 9-play, 64-yard drive with a 12-yard touchdown run with about four minutes to play that made it 34-14.

Passing

Ohio Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
N. Rourke 16 8 50.0 0 131 29 1 51.8
Ball Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
D. Plitt 20 11 55.0 1 109 18 0 87.3

Rushing

Ohio Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
N. Rourke 18 127 7.1 21 2
O. Allison 18 104 5.8 29 0
Ball Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
W. Fletcher 14 156 11.1 73 1
M. Dunner 1 36 36.0 36 0

Receiving

Ohio Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
I. Cox 5 92 18.4 29 0
C. Odom 2 32 16.0 24 0
Ball Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
Y. Tyler 3 44 14.7 18 0
R. Miller 2 27 13.5 14 1

Fumbles

Ohio F FL
O. Allison 1 0
Ball F FL
C. Huntley 1 1

Returning

Ohio KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
D. Knock 0 - 0 0 2 1.0 0 2
Ball KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
M. Dunner 5 17.0 0 22 0 - 0 0
W. Fletcher 2 19.5 0 21 0 - 0 0

Punting

Ohio Punt Yds Avg LgPu
M. Farkas 4 151 37.8 46
Ball Punt Yds Avg LgPu
N. Snyder 6 216 36.0 50

Takeaways

Ball Int Yds InTD
A. Phillips 1 0 0

Team Stats Comparison

Ohio Ball
Points For 34 21
Total Yards 447 351
Rushing Yards 316 242
Passing Yards 131 109
Passing Completions / Attempts 8/16 11/20
Turnovers 1 1
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Fumbles - Lost 1/0 2/1
First Downs 21 16
Penalties - Yards 5/45 3/25
Time Of Possession 52:52 8:08
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 7/16 4/12
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 2/2 0/1
Punts - Average Yards 4/38 6/36

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Ohio Ball
Ohio 5:50 TD Nathan Rourke 1 yd run (Louie Zervos kick) 7 0
Ball 11:59 TD Drew Plitt 1 yd run (Ryan Rimmler kick) 7 7
2nd Quarter Ohio Ball
Ohio 4:40 FG Louie Zervos 20 yd FG 10 7
Ohio 10:00 FG Louie Zervos 23 yd FG 13 7
3rd Quarter Ohio Ball
Ohio 5:13 TD De'Montre Tuggle 11 yd run (Louie Zervos kick) 20 7
Ball 5:31 TD Walter Fletcher 73 yd run (Ryan Rimmler kick) 20 14
Ohio 10:27 TD De'Montre Tuggle 1 yd run (Louie Zervos kick) 27 14
4th Quarter Ohio Ball
Ohio 10:48 TD Nathan Rourke 12 yd run (Louie Zervos kick) 34 14
Ball 12:15 TD Riley Miller 14 yd pass from Drew Plitt (Ryan Rimmler kick) 34 21

Game Information

Stadium: Scheumann Stadium, Muncie, Indiana
Attendance: 5,572
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