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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Kurtis Rourke threw two of his three touchdown passes in the first quarter, Keye Thompson and Roman Parodie returned fumbles for scores and Ohio breezed to a 38-7 victory over Bowling Green in a Mid-American Conference opener on Saturday.
Rourke completed 14 of 16 passes for 196 yards for the Bobcats (4-1, 1-0). Rourke connected with Sieh Bangura for a 29-yard touchdown on the second play from scrimmage and tossed a 10-yard touchdown to Will Kacmarek on Ohio's second possession. Thompson returned a fumble 35 yards for a score for a 21-0 first-quarter lead.
Ohio got a 27-yard field goal from Gianni Spetic and Parodie's 42-yard return for a score in the second quarter to lead 24-0 at halftime.
Rourke's third touchdown pass was a 19-yarder to Miles Cross for the only scoring in the third quarter.
Terion Stewart had a 4-yard touchdown run for the Falcons (1-3, 0-1) in the fourth quarter. Stewart carried 12 times for 107 yards. Connor Bazelak completed 17 of 32 passes for 104 yards with two interceptions.
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