Oedro

GAMEDAY College Football

Mid American Conference Championship: Toledo 17, Ohio 7

Associated Press

DETROIT - Dequan Finn passed for a touchdown and rushed for 86 yards on 18 carries as Toledo captured its first Mid-American Conference championship since 2017 by defeating Ohio 17-7.

Finn completed 16 of 25 passes for 154 yards. Jacquez Stuart rushed for 93 yards on nine carries, including a 29-yard touchdown. Micah Kelly added 53 rushing yards for the Rockets (8-5), who lost their last two conference games.

Sieh Bangura rushed for 56 yards on 20 carries and the lone touchdown for the Bobcats (9-4), whose seven-game winning streak was snapped. CJ Harris completed 17 of 31 passes for 163 yards and was intercepted once.

Harris was making his second start since MAC Player of the Year Kurtis Rourke suffered a season-ending knee injury.

Ohio is 0-5 in the MAC title game.

The Rockets led 10-7 at halftime.

They drove 75 yards after the opening kickoff with Stuart scoring on his 29-yard run up the middle.

Ohio tied it on Bangura's 2-yard run midway through the second quarter, finishing off an 84-yard drive.

The Rockets drove to the Bobcats' 10 midway through the third quarter but passed up a field goal attempt and turned the ball over on downs.

Finn's 16-yard scoring pass to Demeer Blankumsee completed a methodical 16-play, 90-yard drive that gave Toledo a 17-7 lead with 10:36 remaining.

THE TAKEAWAY

Toledo is now 4-3 in the MAC title game, with its previous championships coming in 2001, '04 and '17. Ohio's long drought without a conference championship continued. The Bobcats haven't won a MAC championship since 1968.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter ToledoOhio
Toledo TD 11:38 Jacquez Stuart 29 yard TD run (Thomas Cluckey Extra Point) 7 0
Second Quarter ToledoOhio
Ohio TD 6:47 Sieh Bangura 2 yard TD run (Nathanial Vakos Extra Point) 7 7
Toledo FG 0:16 Thomas Cluckey 44 yard field goal 10 7
Fourth Quarter ToledoOhio
Toledo TD 10:36 DeMeer Blankumsee 16 yard TD pass from Dequan Finn (Thomas Cluckey Extra Point) 17 7
Team Stats
  Toledo Ohio
First downs 20 15
  Rushing 10 6
  Passing 10 8
  Penalty 0 1
3rd Down Efficiency 8-16, 50% 5-13, 38%
4th down efficiency 0-2, 0% 0-2, 0%
Rushes-Yards 45-234 29-98
Passing Yards 156 163
Return Yards 38 126
Completions-Attempts-Int 17-26-0 17-31-1
Sacks-Yards Lost 1-9 1-7
Punts 5 5
Fumbles Lost 0-0 0-0
Penalties - Yards 11-79 2-30
Toledo Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
D. Finn 17 26 156 1 0
Ohio Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
C. Harris 17 31 163 0 1
Toledo Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
J. Stuart 9 93 10.3 1
D. Finn 16 85 5.3 0
M. Kelly 18 52 2.9 0
P. Boone 1 8 8.0 0
Ohio Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
S. Bangura 20 56 2.8 1
S. Wiglusz 1 30 30.0 0
C. Harris 6 11 1.8 0
J. Jones 1 6 6.0 0
Toledo Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Newton 6 77 12.8 0
D. Blankumsee 5 35 7.0 1
D. Maddox 2 17 8.5 0
J. Turner 1 11 11.0 0
A. Torres 1 10 10.0 0
L. Kuhl 1 4 4.0 0
M. Kelly 1 2 2.0 0
Ohio Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
W. Kacmarek 2 39 19.5 0
J. Jones 3 38 12.7 0
S. Wiglusz 3 36 12.0 0
M. Cross 3 20 6.7 0
J. Bostic 2 17 8.5 0
S. Bangura 4 13 3.3 0
Toledo Interceptions
Player Int Yards
N. Bauer 1 -3
Ohio Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Toledo Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
J. Batzke 5 234 46.8
Ohio Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
J. Wilson 5 215 43.0
Toledo Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
A. Beale 1 20 20.0
Ohio Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
S. Wiglusz 1 0 0
Toledo Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Vandeross III 1 21 21.0
Ohio Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
K. Wilburn 4 126 31.5
Toledo Missed FG
Player Length
Ohio Missed FG
Player Length
N. Vakos 56




LovelyWholesale
D1SportsNet