2017 Bahamas Bowl

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2017 Bahamas Bowl
4th Bahamas Bowl
1234 Total
UAB 0330 6
Ohio 1314140 41
DateDecember 22, 2017
Season2017
StadiumThomas Robinson Stadium
LocationNassau, Bahamas
MVPDorian Brown (RB, Ohio) & Javon Hagan (FS, Ohio)
RefereeCharles Lamertina (American)
Attendance13,585[1]
PayoutUS$200,000[2]
United States TV coverage
NetworkESPN
RedVoice, LLC
AnnouncersSteve Levy, Desmond Howard, Laura Rutledge
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The 2017 Bahamas Bowl was a college football bowl game played on December 22, 2017, at Thomas Robinson Stadium in Nassau in the Bahamas. The fourth annual Bahamas Bowl, it was one of the 2017–18 bowl games concluding the 2017 FBS football season. It began at 12:30 PM EST and aired on ESPN.

The game featured the Ohio Bobcats of the Mid-American Conference against the UAB Blazers of Conference USA.[3] Ohio beat UAB by a score of 41–6.

Teams[edit]

The game featured the UAB Blazers against the Ohio Bobcats and was the first-ever meeting between the two schools.[4]

UAB Blazers[edit]

2017 was the Blazers' first season back on the football field following a two-year hiatus (the program had originally been dropped, but massive public outcry led to its reinstatement a year later). After finishing their regular season 8–4, the Blazers accepted their invitation to the Bahamas Bowl.[5]

This was the first bowl game for UAB since the 2004 Hawaii Bowl where they lost to the Hawaii Warriors by a score of 59–40.

Ohio Bobcats[edit]

After finishing their regular season 8–4, the Bobcats accepted their invitation to the Bahamas Bowl.[6]

This was Ohio's eighth bowl appearance in the last nine seasons, and their first appearance in the Bahamas Bowl.

Game summary[edit]

Scoring Summary[edit]

Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP UAB OHIO
1 8:41 11 75 6:19 OHIO DL Knock 2-yard touchdown reception from Nathan Rourke, Louie Zervos kick good 0 7
1 1:20 3 70 1:20 OHIO Papi White 56-yard touchdown reception from Nathan Rourke, Louie Zervos kick no good 0 13
2 12:26 1 74 0:15 OHIO Dorian Brown 74-yard touchdown run, Louie Zervos kick good 0 20
2 7:28 6 55 1:42 UAB 34-yard field goal by Nick Vogel 3 20
2 1:16 9 63 6:12 OHIO Dorian Brown 9-yard touchdown run, Louie Zervos kick good 3 27
3 10:46 11 83 4:14 UAB 25-yard field goal by Nick Vogel 6 27
3 7:45 1 25 0:09 OHIO Dorian Brown 25-yard touchdown run, Louie Zervos kick good 6 34
3 4:05 6 68 3:08 OHIO Dorian Brown 14-yard touchdown run, Louie Zervos kick good 6 41
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 6 41

Statistics[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Blazers 0 3 3 0 6
Bobcats 13 14 14 0 41
Statistics UAB Ohio
First Downs 20 24
Total offense, yards 353 459
Rushes-yards (net) 25–99 32–249
Passing yards (net) 254 210
Passes, Comp-Att-Int 24–45–0 14–22–0
Time of Possession 29:34 30:26
Team Category Player Statistics
UAB Passing A.J. Erdely 24/45, 254 yds
Rushing Spencer Brown 13 car, 37 yds
Receiving Ronnie Turner Jr. 4 rec, 67 yds
Ohio Passing Nathan Rourke 12/18, 185 yds, 2 TD
Rushing Dorian Brown 12 car, 152 yds, 4 TD
Receiving Papi White 4 rec, 106 yds, 1 TD

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2017 Bowl Game Attendance". sportshoop.la. December 25, 2017. Retrieved December 26, 2017.
  2. ^ Bowl payout
  3. ^ Bahamas Bowl Communications. "UAB and Ohio accept 2017 Bahamas Bowl invitations". BahamasBowl.com. Retrieved 2017-11-27.
  4. ^ UAB Blazers vs. Ohio Bobcats series history
  5. ^ "UAB To Play Ohio University in the 2017 Bahamas Bowl". UABSports.com. University of Alabama at Birmingham. November 26, 2017. Retrieved November 27, 2017.
  6. ^ "Ohio Football Headed To The Bahamas Bowl". OhioBobcats.com. Ohio University. November 26, 2016. Retrieved November 27, 2016.

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