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No. 98 Ohio Bobcats season preview

Ohio comes into the 2014 season losing four out of its last five games in 2013 and having to fill the void of quarterback Tyler Tettleton, who graduated in the off-season. Finishing at 7-6 overall and 4-4 in the MAC East Division in 2013, offensive coordinator Tim Albin feels his team is embracing the transition. “This has been the best spring I've ever been a part of, as...
Via College Football Universe
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Beef O' Brady's Bowl: Explosive ECU faces struggling Ohio

PHOTO: USA Today Sports East Carolina Pirates (9-3) vs Ohio Bobcats (7-5) Monday, Dec 23rd @ 2 pm (ESPN) Line: East Carolina by 13.5 How East Carolina got here: The Pirates had a strong season in which they went 2-1 against ACC opponents. They beat UNC (55-31) and NC State (42-28) and barely lost to Virginia Tech (15-10). Unfortunately, they lost their season finale at Marshall...
Via Bloguin Best
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Beef O' Brady's Bowl: Explosive ECU faces struggling Ohio

PHOTO: USA Today Sports East Carolina Pirates (9-3) vs Ohio Bobcats (7-5) Monday, Dec 23rd @ 2 pm (ESPN) Line: East Carolina by 13.5 How East Carolina got here: The Pirates had a strong season in which they went 2-1 against ACC opponents. They beat UNC (55-31) and NC State (42-28) and barely lost to Virginia Tech (15-10). Unfortunately, they lost their season finale...
Via Crystal Ball Run
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Ohio trumps UMass 51-23

Beau Blankenship rushed for 124 yards and a 50-yard touchdown as Ohio cruised to a 51-23 win over Massachusetts Friday. Tyler Tettleton passed for 246 yards and two touchdowns as Ohio (7-5, 4-4 MAC) outgained UMass (1-11, 1-7) 461 to 290. On the second play from scrimmage, Blankenship set the tempo by busting out for his long touchdown run. Tettleton followed that with a 2-yard...
Via AP on Fox
November 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Ohio holds off rally to defeat Marshall 34-31

Tyler Tettleton threw for 264 yards and Beau Blankenship had two rushing touchdowns to hold off a rally and squeeze Ohio past Marshall 34-31 Saturday night. Blankenship scored from two yards out the put the Bobcats (2-1) up 31-17 early in the fourth. The Thundering Herd (2-1) came right back as Rakeem Cato threw a 38-yard touchdown to Gator Hoskins, then forced Ohio to punt on...
Via AP on Fox
September 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Ohio routed 49-7 by No. 9 Louisville

Ohio quarterback Tyler Tettleton and running back Beau Blankenship had seen everything in their first three seasons with the Bobcats except a loss in a season-opening game. That streak ended at four Sunday as No. 9 Louisville rolled to a 49-7 win. ''We didn't give them much resistance, but the way they played, the way they executed, the quality of athlete that they...
Via Fox Sports
September 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Three Reasons Why Louisville Will Cover The Spread Against Ohio

I strongly believe that Ohio will be one of the best teams on Louisville’s schedule. However, considering the Cards competition this season isn’t much, that’s not really saying much. The more I look into this matchup, the more confident I am that Louisville will cover the spread.  Here are a few reasons why. Talent: It’s really that simple. Louisville is a much more talented...
Via The Cardinal Connect
September 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Know your opponent: Ohio Bobcats

Basic facts Location: Athens, OH Founded: 1804 Conference: Mid-American (MAC) First football season: 1894 Last bowl appearance: 2012 Advocare V100 Independence Bowl (W La Monroe 45-14) Head coach The Bobcats are coached by former Nebraska coach Frank Solich. Solich has been a head coach for 15 seasons and compiled an impressive career record of 117-63. He has tallied a solid 59-44...
Via StraitPinkie.com
September 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Three Predictions For Louisville’s Season Opener

1.) Louisville may actually allow more yards rushing than passing against Ohio Alright, this sounds kind of silly, considering trends in the way the game is evolving and how Louisville’s big weakness last year defensively was giving up too much yardage in a bend-but-don’t-break kind of play style, but don’t underestimate the amount of focus the coaching staff placed on that...
Via The Cardinal Connect
August 31, 2013  |  Discuss

The Rundown: Ohio Bobcats

Ohio Bobcat head coach Frank Solich is entering eighth season at the helm and is 59-44 overall. Solich has guided Ohio to four consecutive Bowl Games and has built a solid foundation over the past decade. The Bobcats return quite a bit from last season’s team and were picked to win the MAC East Division. They have a chance to become bowl eligible for the sixth time in eight years...
Via The Cardinal Connect
August 31, 2013  |  Discuss

“We Just Aren’t A Very Good Football Team” – Ohio Coach Frank Solich

Ohio head football coach Frank Solich has quite a bit of success in recent years. Solich had a couple of down years early in his tenure, but he’s managed to guide the Bobcats to four straight bowl games. I’m not exactly sure what the Ohio fan base expects in 2013, but it’s hard to imagine that Bobcat fans are high hopes this season. The team finished 9-4 in 2012 and won the...
Via The Cardinal Connect
August 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Stopping The Run Will Be Key For The Louisville Defense On Sunday

I don’t think it’s out of line to say that one of the weaknesses for the Louisville football team last season was stopping the run. The Cards gave up an average of 148 yards per game last season, which ranked sixth in a weak Big East conference. At the annual Louisville media day in early August, Louisville defensive coordinator Vance Bedford acknowledged the inconsistency of...
Via The Cardinal Connect
August 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Ohio U, that’s who

Too many fans licking their chops while trashing the University of Louisville’s football schedule . Five weeks before the opening kickoff might be a good time to start gaining respect for Ohio University football, the powerhouse of the Mid-Atlantic Coast Conference. That team will be quarterbacked by Tyler Tettleton became the first OU quarterback to throw for 2,500 yards-or-more...
Via Louisville Card Game
July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Pre-Season Preview: Ohio Bobcats

2012 Record: 9-4 (4-4 in MAC) Head Coach: Frank Solich (59-44 at Ohio, 117-63 All-Time) Four Year Win Trend: 9 wins and 4.5 losses per year (5.75 wins and 2.25 losses in MAC) Last Bowl Game: 2012 Independence Bowl: beat ULM 45-14 Stadium: Peden Stadium in Athens, OH (capacity = 24,000) Home Field Advantage: ranked 16th out of 55 mid-major teams Schedule...
Via College Football Zealots
May 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Ohio whips ULM 45-14 at Independence Bowl

Things were going so well for Ohio that quarterback Tyler Tettleton was cracking jokes in the huddle by the end of the game. It was that kind of afternoon for the Bobcats, who did nearly everything right in a dominant 45-14 victory over Louisiana-Monroe on Friday in the Independence Bowl. And it was also a satisfying ending to a roller coaster season for Ohio, which started the...
Via AP on Fox
December 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Ohio batters ULM 45-14 in Independence Bowl

Louisiana-Monroe had the better storyline and what amounted to a home-field advantage. What the Warhawks didn't have was an answer for Ohio's Tyler Tettleton or Beau Blankenship. Ohio jumped out to a big early lead and cruised to a 45-14 victory over Louisiana-Monroe on Friday in the Independence Bowl, putting a damper on the Warhawks' first trip to college football...
Via AP on Fox
December 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Independence Bowl: Ohio wins big

Tyler Tettleton threw for 331 yards and two touchdowns, Beau Blankenship scored four touchdowns, and Ohio cruised to a 45-14 victory over Louisiana-Monroe at the Independence Bowl on Friday. Chase Cochran caught three passes for 162 yards and a touchdown as the Bobcats (9-4) won their second straight bowl game. Blankenship's four rushing touchdowns set an Independence Bowl record...
Via AP on Fox
December 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Ohio whips ULM to win Independence Bowl

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) -- Tyler Tettleton threw for 331 yards and two touchdowns, Beau Blankenship scored four touchdowns, and Ohio cruised to a 45-14 victory over Louisiana-Monroe at the Independence Bowl on Friday. Chase Cochran caught three passes for 162 yards and a touchdown as the Bobcats (9-4) won their second straight bowl game. Blankenship's four rushing touchdowns set...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
December 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Independence Bowl Primer: Ohio vs ULM

  Who: Ohio Bobcats (8-4) vs Ohio Bobcats (8-4) Where: Sensational Shreveport When: Friday, December 28th, 2 PM EST TV: ESPN Line: ULM by 7 This is a game that only a true college football zealot or a degenerate gambler could love. You are here reading this so which one are you? If this game would have been played earlier in the year it would have been...
Via College Football Zealots
December 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Ohio staggers to end with 28-6 loss to Kent State

One month ago, Ohio was unbeaten, ranked and rolling toward a title. After four losses in five games and a slew of injuries, the Bobcats are bruised, battered and bewildered. They're eligible for a bowl, but they hardly feel worthy. ''We're a banged-up football team,'' coach Frank Solich said Saturday following a 28-6 loss to No. 23 Kent State, which finished...
Via AP on Fox
November 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Kent State looking to take down Ohio in finale

Kent State will get a chance to play for its first Mid-American Conference championship in 40 years. The 23rd-ranked Golden Flashes, though, have business to take care of before that happens. Kent State will try to extend its program-record nine-game winning streak Friday when it hosts Ohio in the regular-season finale for both teams. After moving into the rankings for the first...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
November 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Ohio-Kent St. Preview

Kent State will get a chance to play for its first Mid-American Conference championship in 40 years. The 23rd-ranked Golden Flashes, though, have business to take care of before that happens. Kent State will try to extend its program-record nine-game winning streak Friday when it hosts Ohio in the regular-season finale for both teams. After moving into the rankings for the first...
Via AP on Fox
November 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Non-BCS Football Roundup: Winners and Losers from Week 7

Winners:Ohio BobcatsThe Ohio Bobcats are bowl eligible with a 7-0 record. They are the only Non BCS team left that is undefeated. The Bobcats biggest win this year was Penn St (4-2) in Happy Valley in early September. The Bobcat’s have beaten every opponent since. They have a good chance to finish the season undefeated as the schedule is favorable save the last game of the season...
Via Football Nation
October 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Conference Recap: Week 5

ACC It may not have been very pretty, but Florida State and Clemson both won on the road, despite the Tigers' "scare" at BC. Virginia Tech has yet to find an identity on offense while Georgia Tech got blasted 49-28 by Middle Tennessee State (not a typo). We'll get a better feel for 4-1 (3-0 ACC) Miami when the travel to Notre Dame this week, but the '...
Via Double Coverage Football
October 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Detmer Award Week Five Ballot

I got invited last year to take part in our friend Kyle Kensing's "Detmer Award" over at Saturday Blitz. What exactly is the "Detmer Award"? Here is how he describes it: The five non-BCS conferences and 75 percent of the independents are differentiated from the Big Six in virtually every other facet, so it only makes sense the...
Via College Football Zealots
October 02, 2012  |  Discuss
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