In the first quarter, Buffalo was on the Bobcats’ 1-yard line but couldn’t punch the ball into the end zone. The Ohio defense held strong and stopped Matt Myers on fourth down. But it meant the Ohio offense would get the ball in some dangerous territory.
Rogers came through immediately on the next drive.
Rogers ran the ball 99 yards for a Bobcats touchdown. It was the longest touchdown run by a quarterback in NCAA history. According to ESPN Stats & Info, Arizona State’s Mark Malone held the previous record with a 98-yard rushing touchdown against Utah State in 1979.
The Ohio quarterback’s score put Ohio up 14-0 in the first quarter. The Bobcats took a 21-10 lead into halftime.
The Bobcats have struggled this season, entering the game with the Bulls with a 1-5 record. The team has dealt with a tough schedule with games against Louisiana, Syracuse and Northwestern. Ohio also had close losses to Duquesne and Central Michigan.
Rogers, a senior, is 18-for-30 passing for 245 yards and has 265 rushing yards with four touchdowns this season.