Jackson was 9-for-14 for 76 yards and had TD passes of 5, 7 and 6 yards, the last two to Jordan Thompson. Jackson also rushed for 53 yards for the Bobcats (3-3, 2-1 Mid-American Conference).
Jackson's second touchdown pass was the 27th of his career, moving him into second place all-time for Ohio behind Cleve Bryant (1967-69) with 29.
Ohio led 28-3 at halftime, then Bates had TD runs of 62 and 12 yards and Donovan Fletcher scored on a 55-yard interception return.
Bowling Green (1-5, 0-2) recovered a fumble on Ohio's first drive but could not score on fourth-and-goal at the 1.
Dabo Swinney shows his fun and spontaneous side in recruiting, a trait that filters throughout the Clemson program.
The state of Minnesota had an unusual number of strong prospects, and Tracy Claeys was able to convince several to stay at home.
The Aggies' class, which includes eight ESPN 300 prospects, was ranked 20th nationally, but that's down from 12th last season and fourth in 2014.
Texas Tech figures to lean on rising juniors Ian Sadler and Cameron Batson as it tries to replace the production of departing WR Jakeem Grant.
LSU's collection of talent signed Wednesday at defensive line, wide receiver and defensive back is among the best in the country.
Michigan State has its Messiah, and Northwestern can unchain Jango, while Nebraska has Dicaprio to act its way out of any trouble.