The Ohio Bobcats were overpowered on the road by Western Michigan 42-21 on Saturday.
After beginning the scoring with a Daz’ Patterson three-yard score set up by a Brett Layton interception, Western Michigan rattled off 28 straight points and the Bobcats never came closer than 14 points after that.
Quarterback Derrius Vick made his return to the field for the first time since he injured his knee on Sept. 20 against Idaho. Vick was called upon after J.D. Sprague went down in the second quarter with an undisclosed injury. Vick finished the game 18 of 31 for 246 yards with a touchdown and an interception.
The Ohio (4-5, 2-3 MAC) defense was overpowered by Western Michigan’s offense, allowing 530 total yards.
The Broncos’ quarterback, Zach Terrell, completed 22 of his 28 pass attempts for 344 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. His top target was Corey Davis, who pulled in nine catches for 212 yards and two touchdowns.
Jarvion Franklin led Western Michigan (5-3, 3-1 MAC) on the ground with 156 rushing yards on 35 carries. He reached the end zone three times, twice on successive drives during the Broncos’ 28 unanswered point stretch.