Nathan Rourke found freshman Cameron Odom from 7 yards out in the second overtime to lift Ohio over Eastern Michigan 27-20 in a Mid-American Conference opener on Saturday.
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Nathan Rourke threw for 152 yards and two TDs as Ohio defeated Kansas 42-30 on Saturday, extending the Jayhawks' road losing streak to 42 games.
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David Blough led Purdue on a 24-0 first-half run and the Boilermakers pulled away for a 44-21 victory over Ohio on Friday night for coach Jeff Brohm's first program victory.
Ohio favored over Purdue
Purdue will host MAC member Ohio and figures to have its hands full on Friday. The Boilermakers are coming off a 35-28 loss to Louisville while Ohio ran up 59 points on Hampton last week.
Backup quarterback Nathan Rourke ran for three touchdowns and the Ohio defense was dominant as the Bobcats opened the season with a 59-0 win over Hampton on Saturday night.
Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer
MAC head coaches pick Toledo and Ohio to win the league's divisions this season. Every West division team but Eastern Michigan received at least one first-place vote. Ohio received nine of the 12 first-place votes in the East.
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Countdown to Kickoff – 70 Days: Two FBS coaches are over the age of 70 -- Kansas State's Bill Snyder (77 years old) and Ohio's Frank Solich (72).
Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer
Make it 3-for-3 when it comes to defensive players in the draft for the Colts. Indianapolis selected a pass rusher in defensive end Tarell Basham from Ohio University with the 80th overall pick in the draft. Basham had 9.0 sacks and 14.5 tackles for a loss last season. The Colts are desperate for help when it comes to sacks after finishing tied for 19th in the NFL in that category