Tucson, AZ – Late in overtime after Ohio gave up a field goal to Wyoming to trail 27-24, time stopped for a moment. Ohio Bobcats quarterback CJ Harris (10) dropped back on 3rd&8 from 10 yard-line to hit Tyler Foster (86) in back of the endzone for the win. The whole Bobcats team stormed the north west endzone to celebrate this Arizona Bowl victory 30-27 over the Wyoming Cowboys.
“I’m a little overwhelmed with just this whole process, the catch, the call, the throw was just magnificent.” said coach Bobcats Tim Albin, “We had a run with a pass and got the look we were looking for.”
Harris had a solid game throwing for 184 yards with two touchdowns on 20/33 passes. He also used his legs rushing 10 times for additional 52 yards. This performance was enough to win the MVP for Barstool Bowl in only his third start of the season.
“Then it was one on one I gotta take it and give it to my guy and Tyler came down with it. “, said Harris
Receiver Jacoby Jones (8) lead the eight receivers who caught pass from Harris with 44 yards on three receptions and a touchdown. Foster only catch of the day was the game winner for biggest 10 yards of his career.
Today’s victory pushed the Bobcats to 10 wins for only the third time in program history.
After receiving the opening kick, Wyoming went on an incredible nine-play, 75-yard scoring drive. With quarterback Andrew Peasley (6) looking sharp and completing five of his first six throws, the Cowboys relied heavily on the pass game in their opening drive. A 9-yard burst up the middle by rookie running back Jordon Vaughn (28) to end the drive was a simple run made possible by early, effective passing.
The Cowboys standouts were receiver Treyton Welch (81) who had 5 receptions for 91 yards and a touchdown. On the ground Vaughn carried the load with 16 carries for 67 yards with two touchdowns.
“We’re certainty disappointed.” Said Wyoming coach Craig Bohl, “There’s a lot of guys in that locker room who are gut-wrenched right now and I feel for them. I feel for the guys who aren’t going to put on the pads another time. “
Peasley threw for 186 yards with a touchdown and an interception for the Cowboys.
The Cowboys had the ball to begin overtime, but after four plays, the offense stopped. Kicker John Hoyland made his second field goal of the contest to give the Cowboys a 27-24 lead.
Being first didn’t work out the best for the Cowboys this happy ending belongs to the Bobcats!