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TUCSON, Ariz. (WOUB) — Ohio Football took a trip out West to the Barstool Arizona Bowl as it looked to cap off a historic 2022 season.
The Bobcats met the Wyoming Cowboys with hopes of extending its bowl win streak to four games.
It was a battle for both teams in the first half. Each shared trips to the end zone, like a pass to the end zone from quarterback CJ Harris to Jacoby Jones, but it was the Cowboys who entered halftime with a 17-11 lead.
The Bobcats didn’t let that affect them coming out of the locker room.
Whether it be a crucial sack from Kai Caesar on a third down or plays like a key interception from Torrie Cox the Bobcat defense was rocking.
That momentum carried onto the offensive side with quarterback CJ Harris earning MVP after his game winning throw to Tyler Foster in the end zone for a 30-27 overtime victory.
Harris finished 20-33 with two touchdowns and 184 yards and he says he appreciates the support he has gotten from this team.
“I’m so thankful for the staff especially coach Albin, coach Izzy, offensive staff, and then my players, my teammates,” Harris said. “They had faith in me since Bowling Green, they showed faith in me during the Toledo game and today they showed me faith so I’m very proud to be able to go out there and do it for this team.”
The thrilling finish makes it 10 wins for just the fourth time in program history. Head coach Tim Albin says he is proud of his team’s effort.
“We’ve been a one game at a time outfit all season”,” Albin said. “I told them at the hotel, hey men we’re one game at a time well we got one left let’s pull it all together and finish this for each other as a family.”
It’s the Bobcats first 10-win season since 2011 and Albin is excited for what is to come.
“We’re going from the hunter to the hunted this off season alright,” Albin said. “Even without winning the game that’s going to take place and we’re going to accept the challenge and go to work but right now we’re going to celebrate ten.”