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ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — A.J. Oullette rushed for 87 yards with two touchdowns and quarterback JD Sprague added a pair of rushing scores, lifting Ohio over Eastern Illinois 34-19 on Saturday.
Trailing 3-0 early, the Bobcats (3-2) raced to a 21-3 lead sparked by Oullette's two touchdowns, including a 65-yard breakaway on Ohio's first play in the second quarter.
Grant Cunningham blocked a punt that led to a late field goal by Josiah Yazdani, making it 24-10 at half.
Starting in place of injured quarterback Derrius Vick, Sprague threw for 143 yards with two interceptions and rushed for 69 yards on 12 carries. He ran for an 8-yard touchdown to make it 34-10 before Greg Windham relieved Sprague in the fourth quarter.
Jalen Whitlow threw for 289 yards, including a 6-yard touchdown to Anthony Taylor in the fourth quarter. Whitlow also ran for 112 yards and a score for Eastern Illinois (1-4).
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