By Sam Weiderhaft

“I did not see performance this coming at all.”

Those were the words of Ohio freshman running back Rickey Hunt following his five-touchdown output in the Bobcats’ 41-21 victory over Georgia Southern in Saturday’s Myrtle Beach Bowl.

Playing in his first bowl game, Hunt recorded 115 yards on the ground on 17 carries and with four touchdowns. He complimented that with a 18-yard touchdown reception to tie the Myrtle Beach Bowl game record with five total touchdowns, matching Appalachian State’s Camerun Peoples set in the 2020 game.

Following the game, Hunt was quick to thank the men up front.

“None of this would have happened without the O’line,” Hunt said. “They gave me the holes to hit, Parker [Navarro] gave me a great pass to catch, so my hat tips off to the O-line.”

Hunt joins Peoples, Tulsa’s Davis Brin, and Marshall’s Rasheen Ali to etch their names on the Myrtle Beach Bowl MVP trophy.

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