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Ohio quarterback Kurtis Rourke takes the field for the first time in the Bobcats’ season opener at Central Michigan (PHOTO: Bryan Kurp/WOUB)

Ohio Football: Starting QB for Tuesday Unclear

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MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. — Ohio head coach Frank Solich did not one to announce a starting quarterback ahead of Ohio’s season opener at Central Michigan.  Both quarterbacks — Kurtis Rourke and Armani Rogers — saw action in the ball game.

“Going into the ball game, we told both of them they were going to get snaps and play,” Solich said.  “Kurtis (Rourke) started off so good.  He was very, very sharp on his throws.  Great timings on his releases that you had a tendency to keep going with Kurtis.”

Rourke saw a bulk of the action for the Bobcats as he completed 12 of his 19 passes for 232 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

In the second quarter, Armani Rogers took the field for the first time and led the Bobcats to a touchdown-scoring drive.

“(Rogers) didn’t get a chance to display his throwing game, but he is a good thrower,” Solich said.  “He did show his running game.  He showed his power when we scored on the one (drive) and some speed on his others.”

Rogers finished the evening with 32 rushing yards on seven carries.  He also completed one pass for four yards.

It is not clear who will start in Ohio’s next game at Akron on Tuesday.