2017 Bahamas Bowl Postgame Notes

Superlatives:

  • Ohio RB Dorian Brown’s 74-yard rushing touchdown in the second quarter was the longest run and longest rushing TD in Bahamas Bowl history (previous long: 62 – Jamauri Bogan, Western Michigan, 2015).
  • Ohio had the second two one-play scoring drives in Bahamas Bowl history (Central Michigan, twice, 2014). The Bobcats scored on a 74-yard run by Dorian Brown in the second quarter and on a 25-yard run by Brown in the third quarter.
  • Ohio RB Dorian Brown’s 79 rushing yards are the most first half rushing yards in Bahamas Bowl history.
  • Ohio RB Dorian Brown tied the Bahamas Bowl record of 4 rushing TDs.
  • Ohio RB Dorian Brown set the Bahamas Bowl record with a 12.7 yards per carry rushing average.
  • Ohio RB Dorian Brown tied the Bahamas Bowl record for scoring by a non kicker with 24 points, the most points scored rushing (24) and the most touchdowns scored (4).
  • Ohio RB Dorian Brown’s 152 total rushing yards are the second most in a Bahamas Bowl (215, Jamauri Bogan, Western Michigan, 2015) • Ohio QB Nathan Rourke set the Bahamas Bowl record for rushing yards by a QB with 30.
  • Ohio’s 249 yards of rushing were the second most in Bahamas Bowl history (282, Western Michigan, 2015) • Ohio WR Papi White’s 26.5 yards per reception is third-highest in Bahamas Bowl history.
  • Ohio SS Javon Hagan’s 6 solo tackles are second most in Bahamas Bowl history (Jamez Brickhouse, Old Dominion, 2016).
  • Ohio’s 56-yard first quarter touchdown pass from Nathan Rourke to Papi White was the fourth longest passing touchdown in Bahamas Bowl history.
  • The 35-point margin of victory was the largest in Bahamas Bowl history.

Honors:

  • Ohio’s Dorian Brown was named the Offensive Player of the Game, joining previous winners Brandon Doughty (WKU), Jamauri Bogan (Western Michigan) and Ray Lawry (Old Dominion).
  • Brown finished with 152 yards rushing on 12 carries (12.7 avg), with a long of 74, and 4 TDs.
  • Ohio’s Javon Hagan was named the Defensive Player of the Game, joining previous winners Derik Overstreet (WKU), Grant DePalma (Western Michigan) and T.J. Ricks (Old Dominion).
  • Hagan finished with 9 total tackles (6 solo), 2 pass breakups and 1 forced fumble.
  • Frank Solich was the winning head coach, joining Jeff Brohm (WKU, 2014), P.J. Fleck (Western Michigan, 2015) and Bobby Wilder (Old Dominion, 2016).

Miscellaneous:

  • Ohio’s win evens the record between the MAC and Conference USA at 2-2, with wins alternating by conference.
  • Today’s weather at kickoff was 82 degrees with a NNW 3 MPH wind.
  • Today’s attendance was 13,585.
  • UAB won the coin toss and elected to defer.
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