The two teams, both nicknamed Bobcats, combined for . . .
Tyler Jones put the visitors ahead with a 22-yard pass to L. G. Williams in the third overtime and followed with a short toss to Gabe Schrade for two points on the conversion. Ohio got the first six points back on an 18-yard pass from Elijah Ball to Greg Windham, but Ishmael Davis sacked Windham on the two-point try.
- Ohio kicked off the scoring with Louie Zervos making a 35-yard try, the first of his career to put the Bobcats up 3-0 halfway through the first quarter.
- Ohio would strike again on its next drive with another Zervos field goal. The 39-yard field goal put the Bobcats up 6-0 with 3:10 left in the first.
- Kylan Nelson collected his first-career interception 3:45 into the second quarter, but Ohio would go three and out on its next possession.
- Texas State would take the lead on its next drive when Stedman Mayberry scored on a one-yard rush to give Texas State a 7-6 lead.
- After a missed 41-yard field goal by Zervos on Ohio’s next possession, Nelson intercepted his second pass of the game on Texas State’s next drive.
- After nearly eight minutes of scoreless football, Texas State quarterback Tyler Jones scored on a two-yard rush to give Texas State a 14-6 lead to end the first half.
- After forcing Texas State to punt on its first drive of the second half, Maleek Irons would cap off a five-play, 48-yard drive with a 3-yard touchdown rush to cut the Texas State lead to 14-13, 2:52 into the third quarter.
- Ohio would strike again on its next drive with Zervos’ third field goal of the game. The 45-yard field would help Ohio regain the lead, 16-14.
- Texas State would strike back on its next possession with a 35-yard touchdown pass from Jones to Elijah King to put Texas State up 21-16.
- Ohio would be the first to strike in the fourth quarter. Greg Windham would complete a 29-yard pass to Jordan Reid, followed by a Jarid Brown two-point conversion to give Ohio a 24-21 lead.
-15 seconds later after an Ohio fumble recovery on the kickoff, Papi White would scamper 16-yards for a touchdown, to put Ohio up 31-21.
- Texas State would score a pair of passing touchdowns on two of its next three possessions to take a 35-31 lead with just 51 seconds left in the game.
- The very next drive was a quick one for Ohio. White would score on a 75-yard pass from Windham put Ohio back in the lead with 38 seconds left on the clock.
- Texas State took the final 38 seconds and drove down the field for Marcus Ripley to tie the game as time expired with a 27-yard field goal.
- Texas State and Ohio went tic-for-tac in overtime the two Bobcat teams reached triple overtime. Ohio scored a touchdown on an 18-yard pass from Windham to Elijah Brown. Ohio had a miscommunication on the snap and the game ended with Windham getting sacked.
(MRO staff/Ohio U Athletics)