ATHENS, Ohio (AP) -- Kalvin McRae rushed for 121 yards and two
touchdowns and Austen Everson ran for 100 yards to lead Ohio over
Western Michigan 27-20 on Saturday.
Ohio (3-3, 2-1 Mid-American) took a 7-0 lead on Chris Garrett's
88-yard punt return in the first quarter. The Bobcats forced a
fumble on ensuing kickoff and drove 17 yards for a score, capped by
McRae's 2-yard run, and led 14-0 at halftime.
C.J. Wilson got Western Michigan (3-2, 1-1) on the scoreboard
with a 66-yard interception return with 6:19 left in the third
Ohio's Matt Lasher kicked his second field goal early in the
fourth quarter to make it 20-7, but Western Michigan cut the lead
to 20-14 on Ryan Cubit's 1-yard TD pass to Brandon Ledbetter with
The Broncos failed to covert on fourth down with 3:53 left and
the Bobcats responded with an 84-yard drive, highlighted by
Everson's 72-yard run. McRae scored on a 3-yard run.
Cubit connected with Joe Chapple for a 4-yard TD with less than
a minute left, but the Broncos' comeback ended when their onside
kick attempt failed.
Everson finished 8 of 16 passing for 79 yards and two
interceptions. Cubit was 24-of-40 for 243 yards and two