Tyler Tettleton threw for 276 yards and two touchdowns as Ohio held off Kent State 17-10 on Saturday to start a season 4-1 for the first time since 1997.
Tettleton needed 252 yards to move into second place all-time for passing yards by a Bobcats sophomore and has 1,200.
By winning the Mid-American Conference opener for both teams Ohio is 3-0 at home for the first time since 2005, Frank Solich's first season as head coach.
After the Golden Flashes (1-4) took a 7-3 lead on a 1-yard run by Spencer Keith with 4:01 to go before halftime, LaVon Brazill caught a 4-yard touchdown pass to put the Bobcats ahead for good. Brazill finished with eight catches for 102 yards to move into fifth place all-time among Ohio receivers.
Ryan Boykin added a 7-yard scoring reception with 2:15 left in the third quarter and also had 72 yards rushing.