ATHENS, Ohio (AP) -- Ryan Hawk passed for 223 yards and three
touchdowns, and Kalvin McRae ran for 100 yards and scored twice to
lead Ohio over VMI 42-14 Saturday night in the season opener for
Justin Roush added 130 yards rushing for the Bobcats, who also
got two defensive touchdowns. T.J. Wright scored on a 41-yard
interception return and Tyler Russ returned a fumble 19 yards for a
Ohio took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter on Wright's
interception return. Hawk, who finished 13-of-24, threw
second-quarter touchdown passes of 4 yards to Ryan Antle and 25
yards to Rudy Sylvan, making it 21-0.
VMI closed to 21-7 when Burden caught a 30-yard TD pass from
Wilson with 6:20 remaining in the second, but Ohio scored the next
three touchdowns to break it open.
McRae had a 9-yard TD run and Russ scored on his fumble
recovery, then McRae caught an 18-yard TD pass from Hawk to put the
Bobcats ahead 42-7 early in the fourth quarter.
Burden had a 6-yard touchdown catch in the fourth quarter for
VMI, which managed just 67 yards rushing on 29 carries.