The Ohio Bobcats rolled past Louisiana-Monroe in the 2012 Independence Bowl Friday afternoon for an easy, 45-14 victory, the second straight bowl win for Frank Solich's Bobcats.
Ohio finished the day with more than 500 yards of total offense; Tettleton threw for more than 300 yards, and Blankenship had a 100-yard rushing day. Those two helped the Bobcats set some new Independence Bowl records:
Ohio scores the most rushing yards, rushing TDs, total offense and margin of victory in Indy Bowl history.— Steven Godfrey (@38Godfrey) December 28, 2012
The Warhawks, on the other hand, were limited to 319 total yards, and quarterback Kolton Browning threw three interceptions.
The Bobcats got off to a fast start, as quarterback Tyler Tettleton connected on a pair of touchdown passes in the first six minutes to give his team a 14-0 lead. The Warhawks responded with a touchdown to cut that lead in half, but that would be as close as they could get. Ohio took a 24-7 lead into halftime.
Ohio picked up where it left off after the break -- running back Beau Blankenship scored two touchdowns to extend the Bobcats' lead to 38-7 with more than nine minutes to play in the third quarter. From there, Ohio was able to salt away the victory, as ULM was not able to mount a rally.
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