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MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE

Sunday, September 4, 2016

MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE

Saturday’s games

Texas State 56, Ohio 54, 3OT

ATHENS, OHIO

Ishmael Davis sacked Ohio quarterback Greg Windham on a two-point conversion attempt in the third overtime to give Texas State a victory over Ohio. The teams had amassed 110 points before a defensive stop made the difference for Texas State which gave new coach Everett Withers his first win. Windham had just hit Elijah Ball on an 18-yard scoring strike and Ohio was within two points of tying the game. Windham retrieved a low snap and looked up to see Davis in his face. Tyler Jones, who threw for 418 yards and four touchdowns for Texas State, caught a 22-yard touchdown pass from halfback L.G. Williams to start the third overtime and then slipped a shovel pass to Gabe Schrade for two points and the win. Texas State’s Marcus Ripley kicked his first collegiate field goal from the 27 as the clock clicked to zero to send the game into overtime.

Akron 47, VMI 24

AKRON

Thomas Woodson threw for a career-high six touchdown passes including two in the fourth quarter as Akron pulled away from VMI. Woodson completed 23 of 32 passes for 407 yards, another career high for the junior, with three going to JoJo Natson, two to Jerome Lane and another to Austin Wolf. Lane caught 10 passes for 196 yards, both career highs. Ryan Swingle’s second touchdown pass to Al Cobb got VMI within 26-24 in the final seconds of the third quarter before Woodson responded with scoring throws of 34 yards to Wolf and 19 to Natson. Warren Ball added a 5-yard scoring run. VMI’s Quan Myers scored from a yard out to go up 7-0 but the lead wouldn’t last through the first quarter with Woodson throwing for three scores in giving the Zips a 19-10 halftime lead. Cobb went 25 of 32 for 258 yards and two touchdowns with Myers making eight catches for 123 yards.

Associated Press