UT Martin 3

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Ohio 29

(1-0, 1-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, September 2, 2006

Peden Stadium, Athens, OH

1 2 3 4 T
UTM 0 0 3 03
OHIO 7 5 14 329

Top Performers

Passing: D. Anoka (UTM) - 72 YDS

Rushing: K. McRae (OHIO) - 10 CAR, 28 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: S. Mayle (OHIO) - 5 REC, 38 YDS

Ohio 29, Tennessee-Martin 3

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) -- Despite not much offense, opportunistic Ohio University used T.J. Wright's 35-yard fumble recovery and a safety on its way to a 29-3 win over Tennessee-Martin Saturday night in the season opener for both teams.

The Bobcats got a team safety in the second quarter when they sacked Skyhawks quarterback Dexter Anoka deep in his own territory. Anoka fumbled, and the ball was recovered in by the Skyhawks in the end zone.

Wright picked up a fumble by the Skyhawks' E.J. Daniel with 11:01 left in the third quarter, giving Ohio a 12-0 lead.

Kalvin McRae had 28 yards on 10 carries and scored Ohio's first touchdown on a 3-yard run in the first quarter to lead a rushing effort that netted only 62 yards and a 1.7-yard average.

With Austen Everson and Brad Bower sharing quarterback duties, the Bobcats had 82 yards passing, no touchdowns and one interception. Everson was 8-of-17 for 49 yards.

But Tennessee-Martin struggled as well. Don Chapman was the game's leading rusher with 56 yards in 23 carries. But he had little help. As a team, the Skyhawks totaled 49 yards in 29 carries, matching Ohio's 1.7-yard average. The passing attack managed 74 yards.

Everson's 1-yard run capped a 49-yard drive late in the third quarter, and Lasher made a 20-yard field goal with 4:08 left.