Frisco, TX – The Ohio Bobcats defeated the San Diego State Aztecs 27-0 in the third ever Frisco Bowl. Offensive MVP A.J Ouellett rushed for 164 yards on 29 carries. Nathan Rourke would add in 44 yards and two touchdowns rushing and one touchdown pass as the Bobcats rolled past the Aztecs.
Coach Rocky long said after the game that there were a handful of players sent home earlier this week. “I don’t know if that had anything to do with the outcome of this game but we had to send some kids home because they didn’t want to follow the rules.”
The Aztecs finished the 2018 season 7-6 after losing their last four games and five of their last six after starting the season 6-1. “We lost a lot of our best players. We played 23 freshmen in one game,” Long said on the team struggles down the stretch.
It was an uncharacteristic defensive performance for the Aztecs. Since 2015, they ranked third nationally in rushing yards allowed per game (111.3) and second in rushing yards per attempt (3.2). In this game, they gave up 215 rushing yards and 5.4 yards per rush.
The Bobcats have won back to back bowl games for the second time in school history. They defeated UAB 41-6 last year in the Bahamas Bowl. This was also the fourth bowl win in Ohio school history.
Bobcats coach Frank Solich became the oldest coach in college football after Bill Synder retired from Kansas State. “I’m not feeling like the oldest coach,” Solich said after the win.
The lone bright spot offensively for San Diego state was junior running back Juwan Washington. He rushed for 129 yards but he did fall one yard short of 1,000 yards rushing for the season. “I’m sure a lot of guys wanted me to get it but it doesn’t matter,” Washington said on not reaching 1000 yards rushing.
The Bobcats have won at least nine games in back to back seasons and have six nine win seasons under 14 year head coach Frank Solich.
The Bobcats finished off 2018 winning six of their last seven games, outscoring their opponents by 199 points during that stretch. Only Clemson had a better point differential after October 20th (246).
This was the largest margin of defeat (27) for the Aztecs. The previous high came week one against Stanford when they lost 31-10.