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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.
Nov 16 - 1:24 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.
Nov 16 - 1:09 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.
Nov 15 - 7:51 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.
Nov 9 - 4:32 PM

Ohio senior RB Dorian Brown rushed for 142 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries in Wednesday's 38-10 win over Toledo.

Brown (5'11/196) saved his best for the second half, when he snapped off a 62-yard touchdown run in the third quarter and a more modest one-yarder in the fourth quarter. After failing to rush for at least 100 yards in a game through the first seven contests of the campaign, Brown has twice hit that mark in the last three games.
Nov 9 - 1:46 PM

Ohio redshirt junior RB A.J. Ouellette turned 20 attempts into 80 yards in Tuesday's win against Miami (OH).

With Nathan Rourke scoring three rushing touchdowns, Ouellette had to settle for moving the ball between the 20s. After a foot injury (Lisfranc tear) ended Ouellette's 2016 season on Ohio's fourth play last year, he's bounced back to run for 827 yards and six touchdowns through nine games.
Nov 1 - 3:49 PM

Ohio sophomore QB Nathan Rourke was 21-for-33 passing for 294 yards and three touchdowns in Tuesday's win over Miami (OH).

Rourke was just as effective on the ground, adding 54 rushing yards and three additional scores. Rourke was scored a rushing touchdown in each of his last five games, collecting 12 during that span. In sum, he has a 13/3 TD/INT ratio on 57.0% passing with 553 yards and 16 touchdowns on the ground. Rourke has turned into one of the MAC's most underrated players.
Nov 1 - 3:09 PM

Ohio redshirt senior WR Brendan Cope logged five catches for 89 yards and a touchdown Tuesday against Miami (OH).

Cope (6'2/189) had been held to a single catch over the previous two games while in-and-out of the lineup with a turf toe injury. He looked no worse for the wear on Tuesday, leading the team in receiving yards. Cope and the Bobcats take on Toledo next week.
Nov 1 - 1:59 PM

Ohio senior RB Dorian Brown rushed for 108 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries in the school's 48-3 win over Kent State on Saturday.

Brown's 39 yard touchdown run saw him evade tacklers with a jump cut at the line of scrimmage and split linebackers and safeties for the long run. The 13 carries in this game were a season high for Brown.
Oct 21 - 6:15 PM

Ohio redshirt senior WR Brendan Cope (turf toe) remains out of practice.

Cope (6'2/189) hasn't practiced in the three weeks since suffering the injury. Bobcats offensive coordinator Tim Albin said Cope "won't play until he can practice." That seems like a chance of direction after Cope appeared in a limited capacity this past weekend against Bowling Green. Despite missing time, Cope leads the team in receptions (26) and receiving yards (347).
Oct 18 - 5:01 PM

Ohio senior RB/WR Papi White (hand) will practice this week and be available to play against Kent State on Saturday.

White (5'9/171) looked like he was going to play against Bowling Green last week, but Bobcats HC Frank Solich decided to give their dynamic playmaker one more week of rest. He could be on a limited snap count against the Golden Flashes, but he's shown he can make the most of limited touches in the past.
Oct 16 - 7:37 PM

Ohio redshirt junior RB A.J. Ouellette turned 24 carries into 123 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 48-30 win over Bowling Green.

Ouellette was apparently nursing an undisclosed injury, but you wouldn't have known based on his performance. He's rushed for over 100 yards in three of the last four games. He'll continue to join forces with QB Nathan Rourke to provide Ohio with the lion's share of its offense.
Oct 14 - 8:02 PM

Ohio sophomore QB Nathan Rourke completed 7-of-22 passes for 105 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions while rushing for 143 yards and three touchdowns in Saturday's 48-30 win over Bowling Green.

This was a classic Ohio win. The game was close until the fourth quarter, with the patient Bobcats finally pulling away because they allowed the Falcons to self-destruct (21 Ohio points off turnovers) and ran the ball effectively throughout (335 yards, five TDs). The 6-foot-2, 209-pound Rourke isn't great in the pocket, but he's now run for over 100 yards in three straight games.
Oct 14 - 7:55 PM

Ohio senior RB/WR Papi White (hand) is not playing in Saturday's game against Bowling Green.

White took part in pregame warmups, but was ultimately ruled out. This will be the fourth consecutive game that the 5-foot-9, 171-pound playmaker has missed.
Oct 14 - 3:59 PM

Ohio senior RB/WR Papi White (hand) is questionable to make his return for the Bobcats against Bowling Green on Saturday.

White (5'9/171) hasn't played since injuring his hand against Kansas three weeks ago. He's one of the best playmakers on the Ohio roster, so his return would be most-welcome for quarterback Nathan Rourke and the division-leading Bobcats.
Oct 9 - 7:00 PM


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