Ohio Runs Past San Diego State In DXL Frisco Bowl, 27-0

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Ohio Runs Past San Diego State In DXL Frisco Bowl, 27-0
FRISCO, TX - DECEMBER 19: The Ohio Bobcats celebrate with the trophy after winning the DXL Bowl between the San Diego State Aztecs and the Ohio Bobcats on December 09, 2018 at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. (Photo by Matthew Pearce/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

The Ohio Bobcats dominated the San Diego State Aztecs in the DXL Frisco Bowl with an offensive onslaught and a strong defensive effort at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas.

With the win, the Bobcats end the season 9-4 and 6-2 in the Mid-American Conference. Meanwhile, the Aztecs drop the decision to end the season 7-6 and 4-4 in the Mountain West Conference.

Ohio Bests San Diego State In DXL Frisco Bowl

Ohio offense

The Bobcat offense amassed 421 yards of offense. Quarterback Nathan Rourke threw for 206 yards on 10-22 passing, a touchdown, and an interception. Running back A.J. Ouellette ran for 164 yards on 29 carries, and the Bobcats ran for 215 yards in total.

Rourke scored two touchdowns on the ground and tossed a 35-yard strike to wide receiver Andrew Meyer in the fourth quarter. Kicker Louie ZervosĀ made every kick he faced to cap off a 27-0 victory.

The offense was strong throughout the game, which matches their season usual. The offense dominated the game with more explosive plays than the Aztecs. The offense moved the ball well and was effective doing so. They were 6-11 on 3rd down and earned 21 first downs.

San Diego State

The Aztec defense struggled mightily throughout the course of the game. They gave up a lot of explosive plays and more than four times the yards than they had averaged all season long.

While the defense was mediocre, the offense was worse. While they amassed over 100 yards more than their average, they could not move the ball. They finished the game 6-15 on 3rd down but had 18 1st downs.

The Aztecs had the only four penalties for 35 yards and turned the ball over twice with an interception as the clock expired and a fumble on the opening drive of the ball game.

Final Thoughts

The DXL Frisco Bowl was a rainy mess and so were the Aztecs. In contrast, the Bobcats played one of their best games on both sides of the football. Overall it was a good showing for the MAC and the Ohio Bobcats but was one of the most lackluster games of the bowl season.

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