Scores

Final

New Mexico St 24

(1-1, 0-1 away)

Ohio 51

(2-0, 1-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, September 8, 2012

Peden Stadium, Athens, OH

1 2 3 4 T
NMSU 7 7 10 024
OHIO 7 14 24 651

Top Performers

Passing: T. Tettleton (OHIO) - 257 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: B. Blankenship (OHIO) - 27 CAR, 168 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: A. Franklin (NMSU) - 5 REC, 72 YDS, 1 TD

Ohio 51, New Mexico St. 24

Associated Press

ATHENS, Ohio -- Tyler Tettleton threw a pair of touchdown passes and ran for another, while Beau Blankenship rushed for two scores to lead Ohio past new Mexico State 51-24 Saturday night.

The Bobcats (2-0), who opened with a win over Penn State, have won eight of nine dating back to last season.

Tettleton passed for 257 yards and also ran for 18 yards and a score, and Blankenship had 168 rushing yards on 27 carries.

The Aggies (1-1) trailed just 21-17 as late as the third quarter when Ohio's Matt Weller hit a 37-yard field goal that sparked 24 unanswered points for the Bobcats to put the game out of reach. Weller made 3 of 4 field goals to become the school's all-time leading scorer.

Nate Carpenter scored on a 22-yard interception return during that span.

Andrew Manley threw for 132 yards with a touchdown and an interception for the Aggies.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NMSU
OHIO
1st Downs1528
Total Yards206584
Passing135291
Rushing71293
Penalties4-3710-85
3rd Down Conversions5-148-14
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers11
Possession28:0631:54

Passing Leaders

New Mexico StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Manley12/241325.511
OhioC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Tettleton15/2325711.220

Rushing Leaders

New Mexico StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Powell14412.918
Morrison7395.6012
OhioCARYDSAVGTDLG
Blankenship271686.2233
Hammonds24723.5044

Receiving Leaders

New Mexico StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Franklin57214.4142
Bateman44511.3016
OhioRECYDSAVGTDLG
Foster55711.4128
Futrell15050.0050

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNMSUOHIO
TD11:09Tyler Tettleton 6 Yd Run (Matt Weller Kick) 07
TD05:51Tiger Powell 2 Yd Run (Tyler Stampler Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTERNMSUOHIO
TD13:42Donte Foster 28 Yd Pass From Tyler Tettleton (Matt Weller Kick) 714
TD10:40Austin Franklin 42 Yd Pass From Andrew Manley (Tyler Stampler Kick) 1414
TD04:54Beau Blankenship 33 Yd Run (Matt Weller Kick) 1421
THIRD QUARTERNMSUOHIO
FG11:55Tyler Stampler 38 Yd 1721
FG10:45Matt Weller 37 Yd 1724
TD06:44Beau Blankenship 5 Yd Run (Matt Weller Kick) 1731
TD06:30Nathan Carpenter 22 Yd Interception Return (Matt Weller Kick) 1738
TD00:51Landon Smith 40 Yd Pass From Tyler Tettleton (Matt Weller Kick) 1745
TD00:37Akeelie Mustafa 91 Yd Kickoff Return (Tyler Stampler Kick) 2445
FOURTH QUARTERNMSUOHIO
FG10:15Matt Weller 25 Yd 2448
FG04:48Matt Weller 26 Yd 2451