Boxscore
Ohio 24, Utah State 23
Saturday, December 17, 2011 5:30 PM
Location - Bronco Stadium
Attendance - 28076

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Utah State 9 0 14 0 23
Ohio 0 7 10 7 24

Recap

Tyler Tettleton threw two touchdowns and scored on a 1-yard scramble in the final seconds to help Ohio come back in dramatic fashion and beat Utah State 24-23 Saturday in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.
    
The Bobcats (10-4, 6-2 Mid-American Conference), trailed for the entire game but scored on a nine-play, 61-yard touchdown drive with 13 seconds remaining to tie the game and set up the decisive extra point.

On fourth-and-6 from the Utah State 14-yard line, Tettleton lobbed a pass over the middle to LaVon Brazill, who caught it and stretched toward the end zone. Brazill fumbled the ball and recovered it for a touchdown, but the referees had trouble deciding on the correct call. After multiple video reviews, the officials determined that Brazill’s knee was down outside of the end zone, nullifying the fumble and giving the Bobcats the ball inside the 1-yard line.
    
Two plays later, Tettleton scampered around the right end for the game-winning score.
    
Michael Smith and Robert Turbin each topped 100 yards rushing for Utah State (7-6, 5-2 Western Athletic Conference), which led 9-7 at halftime and took a 23-10 lead midway through the third quarter.

Smith ran for 117 yards on his first four touches after the break, scoring on runs of 63 and 11 yards.

Ohio, which blew a 20-point lead to lose the MAC Championship Game against Northern Illinois, won a bowl game for the first time in program history.
    
Utah State moved to 1-7 all-time in bowl games and hasn’t won since the 1993 Las Vegas Bowl.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 8:02
Utah State   S  Ohio 0 - Utah State 2
1st Quarter - 3:39
Utah State   TD  Ohio 0 - Utah State 9
2nd Quarter - 4:40
Ohio   TD  Ohio 7 - Utah State 9
3rd Quarter - 12:19
Utah State   TD  Ohio 7 - Utah State 16
3rd Quarter - 9:52
Ohio   FG  Ohio 10 - Utah State 16
3rd Quarter - 5:51
Utah State   TD  Ohio 10 - Utah State 23
3rd Quarter - 3:45
Ohio   TD  Ohio 17 - Utah State 23
4th Quarter - 0:13
Ohio   TD  Ohio 24 - Utah State 23
TEAMS

Team Records

  Utah State Ohio
W/L 7 - 6 - 0 10 - 4 - 0
Conference 5 - 2 - 0 6 - 3 - 0

Team Stats

  Utah State Ohio
Score 23 24
First Downs 18 22
3rd Down Efficiency 9-for-17
53%
5-for-14
36%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-1
0%
1-for-1
100%
Total Yards 441 345
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 50-345 42-125
Average/Rush 6.9 3.0
Passing
Comp-Att 12-19 19-26
Passing Yards 96 220
Average/Pass Play 4.8 7.9
Penalties-Yards 4-40 6-45
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 2-0
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Time of Possession 33:12 26:48

PLAYER STATS

Utah State (7 - 6)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
A. Kennedy 11/18 63 1 0
S. Morrison 1/1 33 0 0
Ohio (10 - 4)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Tettleton 19/26 220 2 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
M. Smith 12 157 13.1 2
R. Turbin 20 101 5.0 0
K. Williams 9 62 6.9 0
A. Kennedy 6 11 1.8 0
C. Keeton 1 10 10.0 0
S. Morrison 1 5 5.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
B. Blankenship 11 47 4.3 0
D. Harden 15 47 3.1 0
T. Tettleton 16 31 1.9 1
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
T. Van Leeuwen 1 26 26.0 0
S. Morrison 4 25 6.2 0
M. Smith 1 10 10.0 0
E. Moats 2 9 4.5 0
A. Kennedy 0 8 0.0 0
C. Jacobs 2 8 4.0 0
R. Turbin 1 7 7.0 0
T. Lloyd 1 3 3.0 1
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
L. Brazill 8 108 13.5 1
D. Harden 4 37 9.2 0
R. Dunlop 3 35 11.7 0
D. Roback 1 26 26.0 1
J. Thompson 1 6 6.0 0
J. Gross 1 6 6.0 0
D. Foster 1 2 2.0 0
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