Ohio college football roundup: Ohio Northern defeats OAC foe Marietta

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Bowling Green’s Bryson Denley (12) looks for yardage during Saturday’s game against Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind.

Bowling Green’s Bryson Denley (12) looks for yardage during Saturday’s game against Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind.

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ADA — Junior All-American Christiaan Williams ran for a season-high 183 yards and a touchdown to lead Ohio Northern to a 31-23 homecoming victory against Marietta on Saturday afternoon at Dial-Roberson Stadium.

The Polar Bears improve to 3-2 overall and are 3-1 in the Ohio Athletic Conference, while the Pioneers fall to 3-1 (2-1 OAC).

Williams carried the ball 30 times as ONU finished the day with 235 yards rushing and 429 yards of total offense.

Senior quarterback Anthony McFadden completed 12-of-20 passes for 194 yards and two touchdowns for the hosts.

MC was led by All-American Tanner Clark, who ran 25 times for 140 yards and two scores, including a 71-yard TD run.

“We did a good job on Clark for the most part,” ONU head coach Dean Paul said. “He broke a big run and they had a couple of trick plays for chunk yardage, but for the most part our defense was solid. Our offensive line did a good job in both the run game and pass protection against a very good defense.”

McFadden hit junior Chase Rose, an Upper Scioto Valley graduate, on a 22-yard touchdown pass on Ohio Northern’s opening possession.

Toledo 31,

Western Michigan 24

TOLEDO — Mitchell Guadagni passed for 200 yards and a pair of touchdowns, ran for two more scores and Toledo (4-1) opened Mid-American Conference play defeating Western Michigan (3-3, 1-1 MAC), running its win streak to four games.

Ohio 21, Buffalo 20 (OT)

BUFFALO, N.Y. — O’Shaan Allison scored in overtime and Louie Zervos won it with the extra point as Ohio (2-3, 1-0 MAC) defeated Buffalo (2-3, 1-0 MAC).

Buffalo had first possession in overtime and quarterback Kyle Vantrease scored on a 3-yard run. However, freshman kicker Jackson Baltar missed the extra point. Baltar also missed both of his field-goal attempts.

The Bobcats gave the ball to Allison on all five of their plays in overtime. His touchdown covered the last five yards, giving him 96 yards for the game.

Dayton 56, Jacksonville 28

DAYTON — Jack Cook threw four of his six school-record single-game touchdown passes to Adam Trautman, Jake Chisholm ran for 101 yards and a score and Dayton (-3-1) beat Jacksonville (2-30 in the Pioneer Football League opener for both teams.

Book throws 5 TDs as No. 9 Notre Dame routs Bowling Green

Notre Dame 52,

Bowling Green 0

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Ian Book threw five touchdown passes and had only four incomplete passes in a little more than two quarters of work as No. 9 Notre Dame (4-1) rolled against Bowling Green (1-4).

The Fighting Irish had their way with the Falcons, a first-time opponent from the Mid-American Conference whose campus is just 164 miles away. The winning margin matched Notre Dame’s winning difference in a 66-14 victory over New Mexico earlier this season and was Notre Dame’s first shutout since 2014.

“I thought Ian did a nice job,” Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said. “Obviously a lot of good things happened as we had an opportunity to do things against an undermanned Bowling Green team today.”

The Irish had 573 total yards, with senior Tony Jones Jr. rushing over 100 for the third time this season. Jones had 102 yards on seven carries. Notre Dame limited the Falcons to 228 yards.

Book, who matched his previous high of five touchdown passes against New Mexico last month, completed 16 of 20 for 261 yards before giving way to backup Phil Jurkovec at the 4:11 mark of the third quarter. Jurkovec, a 6-foot-5 sophomore, added a TD pass in the third quarter, a 7-yarder to Avery Davis.

“I am definitely happy with the performance this week,” Book said after not throwing a touchdown pass last week in Notre Dame’s 35-20 victory over Virginia. “We wanted to go out there and put up some points and have an attention to details.”

After going three-and-out on their first possession, the Irish drove 80 yards in six plays and 1:58, culminating with Book’s 17-yard scoring pass to Tommy Tremble. Scoring passes to Cole Kmet (21 yards) and Chase Claypool (34 yards) made it 21-0 after the first quarter. Book then hit Claypool (8 yards) and Javon McKinley (25 yards) with scoring passes in the second quarter for a 35-0 halftime lead.

Meanwhile, the Irish defense, which had eight sacks and produced five turnovers in a 35-20 victory over Virginia last week, earned its first shutout since a 31-0 blanking of Michigan. The Irish managed two sacks and one takeaway but had seven quarterback hurries of Bowling Green’s two quarterbacks.

“I think there’s not a hole on their defense,” Falcons coach Scot Loeffler said. “They’ll be a top-five team. They’re a great football team in my opinion.”

Grant Loy completed 13 of 25 passes for 106 yards and Quintin Morris had 10 receptions for 92 yards for the Falcons.

Bowling Green’s Bryson Denley (12) looks for yardage during Saturday’s game against Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2019/10/web1_10.06.19.bgsu_.jpgBowling Green’s Bryson Denley (12) looks for yardage during Saturday’s game against Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. AP photo

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