|Ohio Reigns Over North Texas in 2 OT Thriller
|Written by Mike Smith
|Sunday, September 13 2009
DENTON, TX Hosting North Texas not only surrendered a touchdown in the second overtime period of Saturdays game against Ohio University, it also contributed to the Bobcats decision to go for a two-point conversion. Bobcats quarterback Theo Scott justified the decision moments later when he connected once again with Taylor Price to seal the win.
Price was also on the receiving end of a 15-yard Scott scoring pass that helped set up the PAT. Officials called a roughing-the-passer penalty against UNT on the play. Although it moved the ball forward less than two yards for the PAT, it moved the Bobcats enough risk a win on a two-point PAT try.
After failing to penetrate the North Texas red zone and scoring just three points in the first half, Ohio tallied 17 points after intermission and held a 20-17 lead late in the fourth quarter. North Texas kicker Jeremy Knott, however, tied the game on an 18-yard field goal.
Ohios Matt Weller and Knott traded field goals in the first overtime. North Texas then went up seven after Cam Montgomerys seven-yard TD run and a Knott PAT kick. Ohio followed with its winning drive and two-point conversion.
North Texas gained 115 rushing yards to just 63 for Ohio in rainy conditions. The Mean Green also owned a slight 186-169 advantage in passing yards. Riley Dodge connected on 12-of-20 (117 yards, 1 TD) for UNT before leaving with an injury. Scott and Boo Jackson combined for 16 completions on 31 attempts with two touchdowns and one interception for Ohio. North Texas lost three fumbles, while OU lost two.
NOTES: - Saturdays contest was the first meeting between the two schools.
- Ohios win gives the MAC a 3-3 mark against North Texas, which defeated Ball State 20-10 the previous week.
- One of the big plays of Saturdays game was Kenny Jacksons 69-yard interception for a TD.
- Ohio was penalized 14 times for 138 yards. The Mean Green drew nine flags for 77 yards.
- Price led all receivers with seven catches for 68 yards (with a TD and two-point conversion reception).
- Ohio (1-1) will return to Athens for a 7 p.m. game against Cal Poly Saturday, Sept. 19.
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