Bobcats beat Kansas Jayhawks, 42-30


Ohio Kylan Nelson (23) celebrates a tackle in front of teammates Tyler Gullett (25) and Dylan Conner (35) during the Bobcats' win over Kansas on Saturday in Athens, Ohio. (Alex Hawley|OVP Sports)


Ohio University corner back Bradd Ellis (3) brings down Kansas receiver Steven Sims Jr. (11) during the Bobcats' 42-30 victory on Saturday in Athens, Ohio. (Alex Hawley|OVP Sports)


Ohio's Jalen Fox (21) returns the ball after an interception during the Bobcats' triumph over the Jayhawks on Saturday in Athens, Ohio. (Alex Hawley|OVP Sports)


Ohio halfback A.J. Ouellette (45) runs the ball in front of quarterback Quinton Maxwell (7) during the Bobcats' win over Kansas on Saturday in Athens, Ohio. (Alex Hawley|OVP Sports)


OU redshirt junior Andrew Meyer (9) makes a diving catch in between a trio of Jayhawks, during Ohio's victory on Saturday in Athens, Ohio. (Alex Hawley|OVP Sports)


Ohio Kylan Nelson (23) celebrates a tackle in front of teammates Tyler Gullett (25) and Dylan Conner (35) during the Bobcats' win over Kansas on Saturday in Athens, Ohio. (Alex Hawley|OVP Sports)


Ohio redshirt junior Kent Berger (97) celebrates a tackle for a loss in front of teammates Evan Croutch (47), Cleon Aloese (92) and Tyler Gullett (25), during the Bobcats' 12-point win on Saturday in Athens, Ohio. (Alex Hawley|OVP Sports)


ATHENS, Ohio — The Ohio University football team improved to 2-1, defeating the Big 12 Conference’s Kansas Jayhawks by a 42-30 count on Saturday at Peden Stadium.

Kansas falls to 1-2 with the setback, dropping back-to-back games to Mid-American Conference teams. The Jayhawks scored 16 points over the final 15 minutes on Saturday, but Ohio held on for the 12-point victory.

The Jayhawks held a 23-to-21 advantage in first downs and a 451-to-450 edge in total offense, but OU won the time of possession battle by over 5:00. Each team committed a turnover and both were penalized seven times.

Ohio is now 3-0 against KU all-time, and Bobcats’ head coach Frank Solich is now 8-0 versus the Jayhawks.

A complete recap of Ohio’s win over Kansas will be appear in Tuesday’s publications of The Daily Sentinel, Gallipolis Daily Tribune, and Point Pleasant Register.

Ohio Kylan Nelson (23) celebrates a tackle in front of teammates Tyler Gullett (25) and Dylan Conner (35) during the Bobcats’ win over Kansas on Saturday in Athens, Ohio. (Alex Hawley|OVP Sports)
http://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2017/09/web1_9.18-OU-Nelson.jpgOhio Kylan Nelson (23) celebrates a tackle in front of teammates Tyler Gullett (25) and Dylan Conner (35) during the Bobcats’ win over Kansas on Saturday in Athens, Ohio. (Alex Hawley|OVP Sports)

Ohio University corner back Bradd Ellis (3) brings down Kansas receiver Steven Sims Jr. (11) during the Bobcats’ 42-30 victory on Saturday in Athens, Ohio. (Alex Hawley|OVP Sports)
http://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2017/09/web1_9.18-OU-Ellis.jpgOhio University corner back Bradd Ellis (3) brings down Kansas receiver Steven Sims Jr. (11) during the Bobcats’ 42-30 victory on Saturday in Athens, Ohio. (Alex Hawley|OVP Sports)

Ohio’s Jalen Fox (21) returns the ball after an interception during the Bobcats’ triumph over the Jayhawks on Saturday in Athens, Ohio. (Alex Hawley|OVP Sports)
http://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2017/09/web1_9.18-OU-Fox.jpgOhio’s Jalen Fox (21) returns the ball after an interception during the Bobcats’ triumph over the Jayhawks on Saturday in Athens, Ohio. (Alex Hawley|OVP Sports)

Ohio halfback A.J. Ouellette (45) runs the ball in front of quarterback Quinton Maxwell (7) during the Bobcats’ win over Kansas on Saturday in Athens, Ohio. (Alex Hawley|OVP Sports)
http://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2017/09/web1_9.18-OU-Ouellette.jpgOhio halfback A.J. Ouellette (45) runs the ball in front of quarterback Quinton Maxwell (7) during the Bobcats’ win over Kansas on Saturday in Athens, Ohio. (Alex Hawley|OVP Sports)

OU redshirt junior Andrew Meyer (9) makes a diving catch in between a trio of Jayhawks, during Ohio’s victory on Saturday in Athens, Ohio. (Alex Hawley|OVP Sports)
http://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2017/09/web1_9.18-OU-Meyer.jpgOU redshirt junior Andrew Meyer (9) makes a diving catch in between a trio of Jayhawks, during Ohio’s victory on Saturday in Athens, Ohio. (Alex Hawley|OVP Sports)

Ohio Kylan Nelson (23) celebrates a tackle in front of teammates Tyler Gullett (25) and Dylan Conner (35) during the Bobcats’ win over Kansas on Saturday in Athens, Ohio. (Alex Hawley|OVP Sports)
http://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2017/09/web1_9.18-OU-Rourke.jpgOhio Kylan Nelson (23) celebrates a tackle in front of teammates Tyler Gullett (25) and Dylan Conner (35) during the Bobcats’ win over Kansas on Saturday in Athens, Ohio. (Alex Hawley|OVP Sports)

Ohio redshirt junior Kent Berger (97) celebrates a tackle for a loss in front of teammates Evan Croutch (47), Cleon Aloese (92) and Tyler Gullett (25), during the Bobcats’ 12-point win on Saturday in Athens, Ohio. (Alex Hawley|OVP Sports)
http://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2017/09/web1_9.18-OU-Berger.jpgOhio redshirt junior Kent Berger (97) celebrates a tackle for a loss in front of teammates Evan Croutch (47), Cleon Aloese (92) and Tyler Gullett (25), during the Bobcats’ 12-point win on Saturday in Athens, Ohio. (Alex Hawley|OVP Sports)