ATHENS, Ohio -- Boo Jackson threw two touchdown passes in a high-scoring first half to lead Ohio past VMI 51-31 Saturday.
The Bobcats (1-4) piled up 535 yards in total offense, and the two teams combined for almost 400 yards in offense in just the first quarter. Jackson's second TD pass -- a 22-yarder to LaVon Brazill just before the half -- was the seventh lead change and put Ohio ahead to stay, 31-24.
The Keydets (2-2) got to within three in the third when running back Tim Maypray scored on a one-yard run, but Ohio's L.J. Flintall returned the kickoff 97 yards to make it 41-31.
Ohio's Donte Harden ran for 142 yards on 20 carries, including a 67-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. Jackson was 16-for-23 for 287 yards.
Maypray rushed for 130 yards on 19 attempts and threw a 36-yard touchdown pass to Michael Rainey-Wiles.