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Ohio sophomore QB Nathan Rourke completed 12-of-18 passes for 185 yards and two touchdowns in Friday's 41-6 win over UAB in the Bahamas Bowl.

Rourke did a nice, efficient job in helping to lead the Ohio offense. He connected on both of his scoring passes in the first quarter, after which the Bobcats methodically built up the score until no hope remained for the Blazers. The 6-foot-2, 209-pounder remains a work-in-progress as a passer on the whole, but is already a lethal running threat. He rushed for 907 yards across 13 games played this year.
Fri, Dec 22, 2017 04:47:00 PM

Ohio senior WR Papi White caught four passes for 106 yards and a touchdown in Friday's 41-6 win over UAB in the Bahamas Bowl.

Over half of White's receiving yardage came on a wide-open 56-yard touchdown catch near the end of the first quarter. The 5-foot-9, 171-pound receiver finishes the campaign having caught 35 passes for 626 yards and three touchdowns. Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline does not view the diminutive wideout as a true prospect, but his versatility -- he's a converted running back -- could help him to carve out an NFL roster spot as as an undrafted free agent.
Fri, Dec 22, 2017 04:14:00 PM

Ohio senior RB Dorian Brown rushed for 152 yards and four touchdowns on 12 carries in Friday's 41-6 win over UAB in the Bahamas Bowl.

Huge afternoon for Brown. The 5-foot-11, 196-pounder was consistently ripping off chunk yardage, with his first touchdown coming on a beautiful 74-yard run which saw him angle to the left sideline (multiple UAB defenders colliding with each other along the way) before popping free for an easy jaunt to the end zone early in the second quarter. He would go on to score again before halftime and capped off his day's work with a pair of touchdowns in the third quarter. Brown finished out the season -- and his career -- rushing for at least 100 yards in three of his final four games. He's a likely UDFA candidate come the draft.
Fri, Dec 22, 2017 03:57:00 PM

Ohio redshirt junior RB A.J. Ouellette (shoulder) has been ruled out for the remainder of Friday's Bahamas Bowl.

Ouellette suffered a major shoulder injury against Buffalo at the end of the regular season, but toughed it out in the first half of Friday's bowl matchup with UAB. He was noticeably limited at times. Look for Dorian Brown to see the bulk of carries in the second half with Ouellette sidelined for the remainder.
Fri, Dec 22, 2017 02:22:00 PM

Ohio redshirt senior WR Brendan Cope (ankle) is expected to play in Friday's Bahamas Bowl showdown with UAB.

Cope (6'2/189) was carted off the field with an ankle injury in the second-to-last game of the regular season. Currently the owner of a 35-494-4 receiving line, his return, coupled with the return of RB A.J. Ouellette (shoulder) will give Ohio two significant offensive contributors back in the fold.
Fri, Dec 22, 2017 12:20:00 PM

Ohio redshirt junior RB A.J. Ouellette (shoulder) is expected to play in Friday's Bahamas Bowl against UAB.

Ouellette suffered what HC Frank Solich termed an "extensive" shoulder injury during the team's regular-season finale against Buffalo. The 5-foot-10, 202-pounder has aced his recovery over the last month, though, and will at least try to play against the Blazers on Friday. To what extent remains a question. Regardless, his return will be a welcome one for the Bobcats -- this season, Ouellette has worked his way out to 985 yards and seven touchdowns.
Fri, Dec 22, 2017 12:16:00 PM

Ohio sophomore QB Nathan Rourke completed 15-of-30 passes for 265 yards, one touchdown and an interception Friday at Buffalo while running for two more scores.

Rourke also rushed 16 times for 49 yards, but the Bobcats were unable to avoid their second consecutive loss to close out the regular season. Rourke hasn't been terribly accurate from a passing perspective, but his legs make Ohio a dangerous opponent for anyone despite the team's recent slide.
Fri, Nov 24, 2017 05:30:00 PM

Following Friday's 31-24 loss to Buffalo, Ohio HC Frank Solich said that redshirt junior RB A.J. Ouellette suffered an "extensive" shoulder injury in the defeat.

Per Solich, Ouellette will likely miss the Bobcats' bowl game next month due to the shoulder injury. The Athens Messenger's Jason Arkley speculated during the game that the redshirt junior was potentially dealing with a strained or separated shoulder. Assuming this injury does, indeed, sideline him for bowl action, Ouellette finishes the current season having rushed for 985 yards and seven touchdowns.
Fri, Nov 24, 2017 04:51:00 PM

Ohio redshirt junior RB A.J. Ouellette has been ruled out for the remainder of Friday's game against Buffalo due to a shoulder injury.

Per Jason Arkley of The Athens Messenger, Ouellette is dealing with a strained shoulder or even potentially a dislocated shoulder. He sustained the injury in the third quarter of Friday's contest. An update on his health should be forthcoming from the team.
Fri, Nov 24, 2017 03:44:00 PM

Ohio redshirt senior WR Brendan Cope (undisclosed) has been ruled out for Friday's game against Buffalo.

Cope (6'2/189) was carted off the field in last week's loss to Akron. The redshirt senior owns a 35-494-4 receiving line for the season. He's been Ohio's most consistent option at wideout this year. With Cope ruled out for Friday, Andrew Meyer and Papi White figure to see an uptick in targets against the Bulls.
Fri, Nov 24, 2017 12:43:00 PM

Ohio HC Frank Solich deems senior RB Dorian Brown (hip) questionable for Friday's game against Buffalo.

"His is an injury that could come around and he could play. He's questionable," Solich said. Brown (5'11/196) suffered a hip pointer last week against Akron. He's rushed for 605 yards (6.1 YPC) and seven touchdowns through 11 games this season. If he's out, A.J. Ouellette will be relied upon even more heavily than usual.
Tue, Nov 21, 2017 02:59:00 PM

Ohio senior WR Papi White had a six catches for 68 yards in Tuesday's loss to Akron.

White (5'9/171), a former running back, also had two carries for 38 yards. Limited to seven games so far this season due to injury, he has 27 catches for 476 yards and two touchdowns.
Thu, Nov 16, 2017 01:24:00 PM

Ohio sophomore QB Nathan Rourke completed 9-of-22 passes for 110 yards and two interceptions and ran for 165 yards and two touchdowns in Tuesday's loss to Akron.

That's not all. Rourke also had a three-yard touchdown catch on an incredible trick play in which the ball was directly snapped to a running back, who pitched it to WR Brendan Cope on a reverse. Instead of running with it, Cope hit Rourke, who the defense forget amidst all the movement. Despite his three touchdowns, Rourke really hurt his team as a passer. Ohio (8-3, 5-2) closes out the regular season at Buffalo next week.
Thu, Nov 16, 2017 01:09:00 PM

Ohio senior RB Dorian Brown sustained a hip pointer in Tuesday's 37-34 loss to Akron.

Brown (5'11/196) was hit hard while running in for a touchdown -- with the offending would-be tackler then ejected for targeting. His status for next week's game against Buffalo has yet to be determined, but on the positive side for his potential return, he'll have a few extra days to rest up before the Friday contest. Brown has rushed for 605 yards (6.1 YPC) and seven touchdowns in 11 games this season.
Wed, Nov 15, 2017 07:51:00 PM

Ohio sophomore QB Nathan Rourke completed 7-of-15 passes for 139 yards, a touchdown and an interception while rushing for 115 yards and an additional score in Wednesday's 38-10 win over Toledo.

Rourke posted a hum-drum game as a passer, but made up for his deficiencies through the air with a strong performance on the ground. That rushing work was the story of the game for the Bobcats -- that and their defensive showing. As a team, Ohio finished the contest with 393 yards and four touchdowns rushing. This was Rourke's fourth game hitting the century mark as a runner. He also owns a 14/4 TD/INT ratio through 10 games.
Thu, Nov 9, 2017 04:32:00 PM


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