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Ohio runs wild in 48-30 defeat of Bowling Green

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Bobby Carpenter: Ohio wants to pound opponents with football early (1:45)

Bobby Carpenter says Ohio "imposed their will late with a couple of nice big runs." by quarterback Nathan Rourke. (1:45)

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio -- Nathan Rourke and A.J. Ouellette each rushed for more than 120 yards and combined for five touchdowns as Ohio galloped past Bowling Green 48-30 on Saturday.

Rourke, along with two blockers, sprinted up the left sideline 75 yards to score late in the third quarter, answering a Bowling Green TD that had put the Falcons ahead 23-21. After Rourke's TD run, the Bobcats (5-2, 2-1 Mid-American Conference) never trailed again. Rourke finished with 143 yards rushing, three TDs and also passed for 105 yards and a touchdown. Ouellette added 123 yards rushing and scoring runs of 6 and 2 yards.

Andrew Meyer hauled in a 40-yard bomb from Rourke for a 34-23 lead.

Two fumbles and two interceptions hurt Bowling Green (1-6, 1-2) Freshman Andrew Clair rushed for 148 yards and two touchdowns.

Ohio, the defending MAC East champion, has traded division titles with Bowling Green the last four seasons.

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