Dorian Brown rushed for a career-high 152 yards and four touchdowns, Nathan Rourke threw for two scores and Ohio beat the University of Alabama-Birmingham 41-6 in the Bahamas Bowl on Friday.
Ohio (9-4) averaged 38.9 points per game during the season, setting a school record with 467 points scored, and the Bobcats exhibited that prowess in the opening half of this one, using big plays to build a 27-3 halftime lead.
That was too much for the Blazers, a feel-good team seeking its first bowl victory on just its second try. The loss spoiled the end of a remarkable first season back for UAB (8-5), which was predicted to struggle and didn’t.
Brown, a redshirt senior, scored on runs of 74, 9, 25 and 14 yards.