GAMEDAY College Football

Ohio 41, Florida Atlantic 38

Associated Press

ATHENS, Ohio - Kurtis Rourke threw four touchdown passes and Ohio held off a late rally by Florida Atlantic in a 41-38 victory.

The Bobcats (1-0) survived a wild fourth quarter in which the Owls had a chance to take the lead after twice trailing by 17 points. N'Kosi Perry led the rally for FAU (1-1), finishing 23-of-41 passing for 346 yards with five touchdowns.

Rourke completed 27 of 34 passes for 345 yards. Sieh Bangura had 114 yards rushing and James Bostic had 136 receiving yards with one touchdown for the Bobcats.

Ohio took its first lead at 20-17 on the first possession of the second half, an 11-play, 87-yard drive capped by Rourke's 5-yard pass to Sam Wiglusz. Rourke later added a 2-yard touchdown pass and a 1-yard scoring run and the Bobcats led 34-17 early in the fourth quarter.

After Perry and Rourke traded touchdown passes Ohio led 41-24 with seven minutes remaining.

Perry then led a rally, hitting Jahmal Edrine for a 7-yard score at 6:09 and LaJohntay Wester for another 7-yarder at 4:09.

With the score 41-38, the Owls forced a three-and-out then took possession at their own 19 with 1:36 remaining. After a couple of first downs, the drive stalled on downs near midfield and the Bobcats took a knee to end the game.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter FlaAtlOhio
FlaAtl TD 11:10 Je'Quan Burton 20 yard TD pass from N'Kosi Perry (Morgan Suarez Extra Point) 7 0
Ohio FG 7:00 Nathanial Vakos 29 yard field goal 7 3
FlaAtl FG 2:50 Morgan Suarez 24 yard field goal 10 3
Second Quarter FlaAtlOhio
Ohio TD 14:13 Sam Wiglusz 6 yard TD pass from Kurtis Rourke (Nathanial Vakos Extra Point) 10 10
FlaAtl TD 10:38 Jahmal Edrine 16 yard TD pass from N'Kosi Perry (Morgan Suarez Extra Point) 17 10
Ohio FG 1:24 Nathanial Vakos 36 yard field goal 17 13
Third Quarter FlaAtlOhio
Ohio TD 10:33 Sam Wiglusz 5 yard TD pass from Kurtis Rourke (Nathanial Vakos Extra Point) 17 20
Ohio TD 4:24 Miles Cross 1 yard TD pass from Kurtis Rourke (Nathanial Vakos Extra Point) 17 27
Fourth Quarter FlaAtlOhio
Ohio TD 12:20 Kurtis Rourke 2 yard TD run (Nathanial Vakos Extra Point) 17 34
FlaAtl TD 10:22 Tony Johnson 9 yard TD pass from N'Kosi Perry (Morgan Suarez Extra Point) 24 34
Ohio TD 7:10 James Bostic 15 yard TD pass from Kurtis Rourke (Nathanial Vakos Extra Point) 24 41
FlaAtl TD 6:09 Jahmal Edrine 7 yard TD pass from N'Kosi Perry (Morgan Suarez Extra Point) 31 41
FlaAtl TD 4:15 LaJohntay Wester 7 yard TD pass from N'Kosi Perry (Morgan Suarez Extra Point) 38 41
Team Stats
  Florida Atlantic Ohio
First downs 23 25
  Rushing 6 7
  Passing 16 16
  Penalty 1 2
3rd Down Efficiency 7-13, 54% 5-12, 42%
4th down efficiency 0-1, 0% 0-0, -%
Rushes-Yards 29-114 39-131
Passing Yards 346 345
Return Yards 81 60
Completions-Attempts-Int 23-41-0 27-34-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 1-1 4-23
Punts 4 5
Fumbles Lost 2-2 0-0
Penalties - Yards 8-90 7-55
Florida Atlantic Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
N. Perry 23 41 346 5 0
Ohio Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
K. Rourke 27 34 345 4 0
Florida Atlantic Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
L. McCammon III 14 60 4.3 0
N. Perry 8 32 4.0 0
Z. Mobley 6 19 3.2 0
L. Wester 1 3 3.0 0
Ohio Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
S. Bangura 23 114 5.0 0
K. Rourke 14 11 0.8 1
J. Ross 1 10 10.0 0
Florida Atlantic Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Burton 5 115 23.0 1
J. Edrine 8 87 10.9 2
T. Johnson 3 46 15.3 1
L. McCammon III 2 36 18.0 0
M. Landy 1 24 24.0 0
Z. Mobley 1 22 22.0 0
L. Wester 3 16 5.3 1
Ohio Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Bostic 6 136 22.7 1
T. Walton 6 64 10.7 0
S. Wiglusz 5 59 11.8 2
J. Jones 4 48 12.0 0
M. Cross 4 34 8.5 1
A. Williams Jr. 1 5 5.0 0
A. Burton 1 -1 -1.0 0
Florida Atlantic Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Ohio Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Florida Atlantic Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
R. Thompson 4 155 38.8
Ohio Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
J. Wieland 5 221 44.2
Florida Atlantic Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
L. Wester 4 62 15.5
Ohio Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Jones 1 2 2.0
T. Walton 1 -2 -2.0
Florida Atlantic Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Platt 1 19 19.0
Ohio Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
K. Wilburn 3 42 14.0
S. Wiglusz 1 1 1.0
J. Ross 1 17 17.0
Florida Atlantic Missed FG
Player Length
Ohio Missed FG
Player Length




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