Local College Football Roundup

Photo by JORDAN HOLLAND Marietta College’s Tanner Clark (9) carries the ball during a college football game Saturday against Geneva at Don Drumm Stadium. Marietta won, 35-24.

Marshall 35,

Miami (Ohio) 28

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — Isaiah Green threw for two touchdowns as Marshall beat Miami (Ohio) 35-28 on Saturday in a season opener for both teams.

Green had 272 yards passing for the Thundering Herd. Anthony Anderson ran for two touchdowns and Keion Davis led the ground game with 76 yards and a score on 17 carries.

Green led an eight-play, 75-yard opening drive and Davis capped it with a 2-yard scoring run to give Marshall a 7-0 lead. Green marched the Herd 80 yards on the team’s next drive to set up a short run by Anderson for a 14-0 advantage with 3:28 left in the first.

The RedHawks scored on a 19-yard pass late in the second quarter to make it 14-7 but Anderson capped another long Marshall drive just before the break with his second scoring run, stretching it to 21-7 at halftime.

Green hit Tyre Brady for a 30-yard score late in the third to make it 28-7.

Gus Ragland threw for 357 yards and three scores for the RedHawks, including two touchdowns in the fourth quarter.

Marshall 35, Miami (Ohio) 28

Marshall 14 7 7 7 — 35

Miami (Ohio) 0 7 7 14 — 28

First Quarter

MSH–Davis 2 run (Rohrwasser kick), 12:26

MSH–Anderson 1 run (Rohrwasser kick), 3:28

Second Quarter

MOH–Sorenson 19 pass from Ragland (Sloman kick), 2:32

MSH–Anderson 1 run (Rohrwasser kick), 3:28

Third Quarter

MSH–Brady 30 pass from I.Green (Rohrwasser kick), 6:32

MOH–Smith 1 run (Sloman kick), 4:32

Fourth Quarter

MOH–Homer 6 pass from Ragland (Sloman kick), 9:20

MSH–Brady 21 pass from I.Green (Rohrwasser kick), 5:27

MOH–K.Young 3 pass from Ragland (Sloman kick), 3:31

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MSH MOH First downs 24 23

Rushes-yards 38-171 27-87

Passing 272 357

Comp-Att-Int 24-36-0 25-46-0

Return Yards 83 65

Punts-Avg. 7-36.85 5-37.8

Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-0

Penalties-Yards 7-62 8-70

Time of Possession 31:01 28:12

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INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING–Marshall, Davis 17-76, T.King 10-67, I.Green 8-22, Anderson 3-6. Miami (Ohio), Smith 8-35, K.Young 8-34, Thomas 1-19, Bester 4-1, Ragland 5-0, (Team) 1-(minus 2).

PASSING–Marshall, I.Green 24-36-0-272. Miami (Ohio), Ragland 25-46-0-357.

RECEIVING–Marshall, Brady 9-116, Obialo 6-47, T.King 3-32, Davis 2-12, Gaines 1-33, M.Williams 1-21, Levias 1-7, W.Johnson 1-4. Miami (Ohio), K.Young 6-47, Gardner 4-62, Mayock 4-43, Sorenson 3-106, Smith 3-26, Becker 2-40, Homer 2-28, Bester 1-5.

MISSED FIELD GOALS–None.

Ohio 38, Howard 32

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Backup Quinton Maxwell had a big day, passing for two touchdowns and running for two more, DL Knock returned the second half kickoff 99 yards for a score and Ohio rallied to defeat Howard 38-32 on Saturday in the season opening game for both teams.

Howard was attempting to open the season with a second-consecutive upset of an FBS school after shocking UNLV 43-40 last year. Ilyaas Motley sealed the win by intercepting Caylin Newton on a fourth-and-nine pass from midfield with 14 seconds left.

Nathan Rourke played the first quarter before being replaced by Maxwell. Maxwell threw touchdown passes of 11 yards to Papi White and 13 to Cameron Odom to pull the Bobcats within 22-17 at the half. Knock put Ohio ahead, and Maxwell sandwiched touchdown runs of 1 and 10 yards around a Howard touchdown for a 38-29 lead in the first minute of the fourth quarter.

Maxwell finished 17 of 25 for 233 yards. White had eight receptions for a career-high 154 yards.

Newton, Cam Newtown’s younger brother, was 26 of 52 for 439 yards, all career highs, and three touchdowns but had two interceptions and the Bison lost two fumbles.

Ohio 38, Howard 32

Howard 10 12 7 3 — 32

Ohio 3 14 14 7 — 38

First Quarter

HOW–Newton 4 run (Joseph kick), 12:50

HOW–FG Joseph 26, 5:06

OHI–FG Zervos 22, 1:00

Second Quarter

HOW–Collins 38 pass from Newton (kick failed), 9:37

OHI–White 11 pass from Maxwell (Zervos kick), 4:54

HOW–Anthony 6 pass from Newton (run failed), 1:47

OHI–Odom 13 pass from Maxwell (Zervos kick), :39

Third Quarter

OHI–Knock 99 kickoff return (Zervos kick), 14:44

OHI–Maxwell 1 run (Zervos kick), 13:07

HOW–Ezzard 55 pass from Newton (Joseph kick), 4:47

Fourth Quarter

OHI–Maxwell 10 run (Zervos kick), 14:53

HOW–FG Lebofsky 40, 7:46

A–18,275.

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HOW OHI

First downs 26 22

Rushes-yards 39-161 40-146

Passing 484 277

Comp-Att-Int 27-53-2 19-33-0

Return Yards 61 149

Punts-Avg. 4-36.0 8-41.37

Fumbles-Lost 2-2 1-0

Penalties-Yards 8-71 5-50

Time of Possession 28:32 31:28

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INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING–Howard, Newton 21-93, Dorsey 9-42, Crute 3-13, Brannon 3-8, D.Hudson 2-4, Reynoso 1-1. Ohio, Ouellette 17-59, Irons 9-52, Maxwell 8-21, Rourke 5-16, (Team) 1-(minus 2).

PASSING–Howard, Collins 1-1-0-45, Newton 26-52-2-439. Ohio, Rourke 2-8-0-44, Maxwell 17-25-0-233.

RECEIVING–Howard, Anthony 9-97, Ezzard 8-223, Collins 4-90, Gillespie 2-43, Parson 2-11, Chaney 1-18, Brannon 1-2. Ohio, White 8-154, Odom 3-48, Ouellette 3-26, Meyer 3-26, Minter 1-15, R.Luehrman 1-8.

MISSED FIELD GOALS–Ohio, Zervos 45.

Marietta 35, Geneva 24

MARIETTA — Tanner Clark rushed for 128 yards and three touchdowns to help Marietta College defeat Geneva, 35-24, in a season-opener Saturday at Don Drumm Stadium.

Clark scored from 1 yard out at the 6:43 mark in the first quarter, 22 yards out at 5:55 mark in the second quarter, and 30 yards out, at the 7:24 mark in the third quarter. He finished with 19 carries.

The play of the game came with 5:07 left in the first half, when MC linebacker Caleb Boy stripped the ball and returned it 53 yards for a score.

Marietta’s final touchdown came with eight seconds remaining in the third, when quarterback Darrien Fields connected with Andrew Barker for a 62-yard passing TD. Fields finished with 15 completions on 21 attempts for 200 yards. Barker led all receivers with 91 yards on four catches.

Geneva fed running back Trewo Marshall 26 times for 194 yards and two scores, one from 4 yards out and the other from 2. Levi Cook added 54 yards on 15 carries and a 1-yard TD rush. Geneva’s only other score came on a Daniel Nordaas 29-yard field goal at the 8:37 mark in the second period.

Andy Waddle’s Marietta sqaud amassed 385 total yards, 200 in the air and 185 on the ground. Geneva totalled 346 (287 rushing and 59 passing, all from Cook.)

at Don Drum Stadium

Marietta 35, Geneva 24

Geneva (0-1) 7 3 6 8 — 24

Marietta (1-0) 7 14 14 0 — 35

M: Tanner Clark 1 run, Jimmy Embrescia kick, 6:43 1st

G: Trewo Marshall 4 run, Cav Lemasters kick, 5:19 1st

G: Daniel Nordaas 29 field goal, 8:37 2nd

M: Clark 22 run, Embrescia kick, 5:55 2nd

M: Caleb Boy 53 fumble return, Embrescia kick, 5:07 2nd

M: Clark 30 run, Embrescia kick, 7:24 3rd

G: Marshall 2 run, kick blocked, 1:31 3rd

M: Andrew Barker 62 pass from Darrien Fields, Embrescia kick, :08 3rd

G: Levi Cook 1 run, Marshall run, 10:24 4th

Team stats

G MC

First downs 19 17

Rushes-yards 58-287 35-185

Passing yards 59 200

Total yards 346 385

Passing 3-10-1 15-21-0

Fumbles-lost 2-1 2-0

Penalties-yards 5-51 10-97

Punts-average 4-31.5 2-29

Individual stats

Rushing: G: Marshall 26-194; Cook 15-54; M: Clark 19-128; Fields 8-29; Maguire Morris 3-22; Passing: G: Cook 3-10-1, 59 yards; M: Fields 15-21-0, 200 yards; Receiving: G: J. Loughry 1-28; Marshall 1-19; M: Barker 4-91; Billy Frauens 2-43; Morris 3-32; Clark 3-17; Robert Nelson 1-9; Justin Bell 2-8

Next game: Capital at Marietta, 3:30 p.m. Saturday

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