Scores

Final

Ohio 37

(5-0, 1-0 MAC)

Massachusetts 34

(0-5, 0-2 MAC)

3:30 PM ET, September 29, 2012

Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA

1 2 3 4 T
OHIO 3 17 0 1737
UMASS 10 7 10 734

Top Performers

Passing: M. Wegzyn (UMASS) - 373 YDS, 4 TD

Rushing: B. Blankenship (OHIO) - 43 CAR, 269 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: A. Williams (UMASS) - 7 REC, 127 YDS, 3 TD

UMass scares unbeaten Ohio before losing

Associated Press

FOXBORO, Mass. -- Beau Blankenship carried 43 times for 269 yards and three touchdowns to lead unbeaten Ohio to a 37-34 victory Saturday over winless Massachusetts in a Mid-American Conference thriller.

The Bobcats, 5-0 for the first time since 1968 and playing their conference opener, trailed UMass (0-5, 0-2) 27-20 entering the fourth quarter. Ohio then scored 17 straight points before UMass quarterback Mike Wegzyn hit Alan Williams on an 11-yard touchdown. It was the last of four touchdown passes for Wegzyn, who completed 27 of 51 passes for 373 yards. But UMass got no closer.

For Blankenship, this was his fifth straight 100-yard running game. Bobcats quarterback Tyler Tettleton, who missed last week's Norfolk State game with an injury, returned in style. He completed 15 of 27 passes, good for 229 yards and two touchdowns. That included a 41-yard touchdown pass to Chase Cochran just before halftime.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
OHIO
UMASS
1st Downs2428
Total Yards503511
Passing229373
Rushing274138
Penalties5-478-73
3rd Down Conversions8-1710-19
4th Down Conversions2-22-3
Turnovers01
Possession29:5030:10

Passing Leaders

OhioC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Tettleton15/272298.520
MassachusettsC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Wegzyn27/513737.340

Rushing Leaders

OhioCARYDSAVGTDLG
Blankenship432696.3240
Patterson177.007
MassachusettsCARYDSAVGTDLG
Cox22803.6020
Wegzyn7365.1014

Receiving Leaders

OhioRECYDSAVGTDLG
Foster45513.8027
Cochran14141.0141
MassachusettsRECYDSAVGTDLG
Walker1116214.7133
Williams712718.1350

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTEROHIOUMASS
TD09:54Alan Williams 27 Yd Pass From Mike Wegzyn (Brendon Levengood Kick) 07
FG04:26Matt Weller 27 Yd 37
FG01:54Blake Lucas 30 Yd 310
SECOND QUARTEROHIOUMASS
FG11:47Matt Weller 24 Yd 610
TD05:40Troy Hill 1 Yd Pass From Tyler Tettleton (Matt Weller Kick) 1310
TD03:13Alan Williams 50 Yd Pass From Mike Wegzyn (Brendon Levengood Kick) 1317
TD01:16Chase Cochran 41 Yd Pass From Tyler Tettleton (Matt Weller Kick) 2017
THIRD QUARTEROHIOUMASS
TD10:54Deion Walker 26 Yd Pass From Mike Wegzyn (Brendon Levengood Kick) 2024
FG03:15Blake Lucas 23 Yd 2027
FOURTH QUARTEROHIOUMASS
TD13:48Beau Blankenship 5 Yd Run (Matt Weller Kick) 2727
FG09:35Matt Weller 26 Yd 3027
TD06:13Beau Blankenship 40 Yd Run (Matt Weller Kick) 3727
TD03:23Alan Williams 11 Yd Pass From Mike Wegzyn (Brendon Levengood Kick) 3734