Tettleton threw for three touchdowns as he rallied Ohio from a 14-0 first-quarter deficit. He went 6 yards to Troy Hill early in the second quarter, 4 to Tyler Futrell with 49 seconds left in the half and 27 to Ryan Clark for the tying shot on fourth-and-5 with 10:43 left in the game.
The last throw came off an on-the-fly adjustment, as Clark outran cornerback Monterius Lovett down the right sideline.
"We really had a different play called, one to pick up the first-down yardage," Solich said. "He 'tagged' the wideout to go deep - that's how much confidence he has in himself and his throwing ability, and how much confidence he has in his teammates."
The Herd came out smoking, with Cato leading 75- and 85-yard touchdown drives. Jazz King scored on a 3-yard pass, and then Aaron Dobson brought in a 6-yard toss. On the latter drive, Travon Van took a screen pass and ran it 40 yards deep into Ohio territory.
But as quickly as the Herd jumped ahead, Tettleton and the Bobcats ripped the momentum away. Marshall outgained Ohio 179-51 in the first quarter, but the Bobcats turned the tables with a 204-43 lead in the second. Ohio ran 33 plays in that second quarter.
The Herd survived an exchange of turnovers before Cato got clicking again. He hit Wilson for 16 on a third-and-10, tossed to old friend Tommy Shuler for 7 on third-and-4 and hit Hoskins for the final 14 to put the Herd up 21-17 with 5:20 left in the third quarter.
After a stop, the Herd drove from its 16 to the 21, then settled for Justin Haig's 37-yard field goal and a 24-17 lead. That set up a harried final 14 minutes, ending in those two game-flipping turnovers.
Ohio (3-0) entered the game plus-3 in turnover margin in wins over Penn State and New Mexico State.
"I learned a long time ago that turnovers will be the No. 1 thing to take you out of a game," Solich said. "So we work that tremendously hard, and it's certainly been a plus for us in the first three games. You never know - sometimes they come in bunches. When they do, it's tough on you."
Shuler led the Herd with 13 catches for 121 yards, while Dobson had 11 receptions for 94. They and other receivers had to carry the load, as the Herd rushed for just 59 yards.
"We had a lot of runs called, and he ended up throwing it," Holliday said. "We're going to take what that defensive gives us."
Reach Doug Smock at 304-348-5130 or dougsm...@wvgazette.com.