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Ohio makes rare bowl appearance vs. Southern Miss

Jan 7, 2007 - 6:56 PM Ohio (9-4) at Southern Miss (8-5) 8:00 pm EST GMAC Bowl

MOBILE, Alabama (Ticker) -- Ohio hopes its first bowl appearance in nearly 40 years is a successful one.

The Bobcats take on Southern Mississippi in the GMAC Bowl in a matchup of teams that lost their conference championship games.

Ohio (9-4) went 7-1 in the Mid-American Conference to win the East Division before falling to Central Michigan, 31-10, in the league title game on November 30.

The Bobcats, who are in their second season under former Nebraska coach Frank Solich, has not played in the postseason since losing to Richmond, 49-42, in the 1968 Tangerine Bowl. They lost their only other bowl game, a 15-14 setback to West Texas State in the 1962 Sun Bowl.

Ohio is 8-0 this season when Kalvin McRae rushes for 100 yards, but 1-4 when he is held below the century mark.

Southern Miss (9-5) was 6-2 in Conference USA action, winning the East Division before losing to Houston, 34-20, in the league championship on December 1.

Led by freshman Damion Fletcher, who led Conference USA in rushing at 112.7 yards per game, the Golden Eagles are making their ninth bowl appearance in 10 seasons. They posted a 31-19 win over Arkansas State in the 2005 New Orleans Bowl, which was held in Lafayette, Louisiana, because of Hurricane Katrina.

The teams will be meeting for the first time.








  • GMAC BOWL
    AT MOBILE AL
    NCAAF FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    OHIO 0 0 0 7 7
    SOUTHERN MISS 0 21 7 0 28 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: NONE
    2ND QUARTER: SOUTHERN MISS - TD, TORY HARRISON 43 YD RUN
    (DARREN MCCALEB KICK), 6:17.
    SOUTHERN MISS 7-0
    SOUTHERN MISS - TD, DAMION FLETCHER 2 YD RUN
    (DARREN MCCALE

    Jan 7 11:12 PM


  • GMAC BOWL
    AT MOBILE AL
    NCAAF GMAC BOWL
    TD OHIO
    THOMAS CHRISTY 13 YD PASS FROM AUSTEN EVERSON
    (MATT LASHER KICK)
    OHIO 7
    SOUTHERN MISS 28 9:34 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Ohio vs. Southern MississippiJan 7 10:43 PM


  • GMAC BOWL
    AT MOBILE AL
    NCAAF END, 3RD QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    OHIO 0 0 0 0
    SOUTHERN MISS 0 21 7 28 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: NONE
    2ND QUARTER: SOUTHERN MISS - TD, TORY HARRISON 43 YD RUN
    (DARREN MCCALEB KICK), 6:17.
    SOUTHERN MISS 7-0
    SOUTHERN MISS - TD, DAMION FLETCHER 2 YD RUN
    (DARR

    Jan 7 10:26 PM


  • GMAC BOWL
    AT MOBILE AL
    NCAAF GMAC BOWL
    TD SOUTHERN MISS
    DAMION FLETCHER 9 YD RUN
    (DARREN MCCALEB KICK)
    OHIO 0
    SOUTHERN MISS 28 5:05 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Ohio vs. Southern MississippiJan 7 10:10 PM


  • GMAC BOWL
    AT MOBILE AL
    NCAAF HALFTIME 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    OHIO 0 0 0
    SOUTHERN MISS 0 21 21 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: NONE
    2ND QUARTER: SOUTHERN MISS - TD, TORY HARRISON 43 YD RUN
    (DARREN MCCALEB KICK), 6:17.
    SOUTHERN MISS 7-0
    SOUTHERN MISS - TD, DAMION FLETCHER 2 YD RUN
    (DARREN M

    Jan 7 9:29 PM


  • GMAC BOWL
    AT MOBILE AL
    NCAAF GMAC BOWL
    TD SOUTHERN MISS
    JAMES DENLEY 18 YD INTERCEPTION RETURN
    (DARREN MCCALEB KICK)
    OHIO 0
    SOUTHERN MISS 21 1:13 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Ohio vs. Southern MississippiJan 7 9:25 PM


  • GMAC BOWL
    AT MOBILE AL
    NCAAF GMAC BOWL
    TD SOUTHERN MISS
    DAMION FLETCHER 2 YD RUN
    (DARREN MCCALEB KICK)
    OHIO 0
    SOUTHERN MISS 14 3:03 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Ohio vs. Southern MississippiJan 7 9:18 PM


  • GMAC BOWL
    AT MOBILE AL
    NCAAF GMAC BOWL
    TD SOUTHERN MISS
    TORY HARRISON 43 YD RUN
    (DARREN MCCALEB KICK)
    OHIO 0
    SOUTHERN MISS 7 8:43 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Ohio vs. Southern MississippiJan 7 9:01 PM


  • GMAC BOWL
    AT MOBILE AL
    NCAAF END, 1ST QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    OHIO 0 0
    SOUTHERN MISS 0 0 END, 1ST QTR

    Jan 7 8:44 PM