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First-time starters lead Bobcats to easy win

Sprague, Ouellette each score 2 TDs


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Jordan Reid
ATHENS – A.J. Ouellette and JD Sprague each ran for two touchdowns in their first career starts and Ohio cruised to a 34-19 victory against Eastern Illinois on Saturday at Peden Stadium.

The Bobcats led 21-3 less than a minute into the second quarter and the FCS-level Panthers never threatened an upset.

The game Ouellette had last week against Idaho after he took over following an early Daz’mond Patterson fumble earned the former walk-on freshman the starting role and he excelled again with 87 yards on 11 carries. He left in the third quarter with an ankle injury and did not return, though he said he could have and will be fine going forward.

After being held to 34 points total in their first three games, the Bobcats (3-2) have scored 70... <Read More>

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Freshmen lead Bobcats past Vandals

Ouellette, Poling have huge games for Ohio


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ATHENS – Freshmen rose to the occasion and helped Ohio take a 36-24 victory against Idaho in its home opener Saturday night at Peden Stadium.

Walk-on true freshman A.J. Ouellette rushed for 130 yards and two touchdowns on offense and redshirt freshman Quentin Poling intercepted three passes as the Bobcats held on after building a first-half 17-0 advantage.

“There’s a lot of confidence in individuals within our team and I think they like it when they get an opportunity, and when they did, they show well,” Ohio coach Frank Solich said. “There were a number of guys who stepped up and played big for us.”

Ouellette quickly has risen up the depth chart and saw almost all the playing time at running back after Daz’mond Patterson fumbled for the... <Read More>





Thundering Herd rack up 705 yards in 44-14 rout of Bobcats

Marshall puts an end to Ohio 3-game series winning streak in a big way


HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall took out its frustrations from three straight losses by scoring the first 41 points in a 44-14 victory against Ohio in the Battle of the Bell on Saturday at Joan C. Edwards Stadium.

Rakeem Cato completed 17-of-29 passes for 425 yards and four touchdowns and the Thundering Herd finished with 705 yards of offense against an Ohio defense that in its first two games had stood tough.

Steward Butler rushed for 119 yards on 19 attempts and Devon Johnson had 91 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries for Marshall (3-0).

Derrius Vick went 18-of-29 for 200 yards with a touchdown and an interception and 51 yards rushing, but did not lead the Bobcats (1-2) to points until his the final possession he played.

Ohio blew a chance... <Read More>





Kentucky's defense stops Ohio

Wildcats' 2 quick TDs more than enough in 20-3 win


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LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky got all the offense it needed and then some in the first seven minutes and the defense did the rest as the Wildcats defeated Ohio, 20-3, on Saturday at Commonwealth Stadium.

The Wildcats (2-0) scored touchdowns on their first two possessions and neither team found the end zone in the final three and a half quarters as defense dominated. The Bobcats (1-1) were held to 223 yards of offense. Kentucky had 402 yards, but 155 of those came on its first two possessions before Ohio’s defense began matching its foes’.

“I think our defense played well enough,” Ohio coach Frank Solich said. “If we could have gathered an offense that was able to get more first downs, especially early in the first game, in the first half, we... <Read More>





Yazdani's field goal as time expires helps Ohio overcome fumbles

Bobcats win despite 4 2nd-half turnovers


KENT – Josiah Yazdani connected on a 44-yard field goal as time expired and Ohio overcame four second-half lost fumbles to defeat Kent State, 17-14, in its season opener Saturday at Dix Stadium.

“This is a great group of guys,” Solich said. “It’s been that way through winter conditioning and spring ball. I knew this was a special group in terms of great effort and never giving up. They showed that they are extremely resilient.”

Each of the Bobcats’ second-half possessions ended in turnovers until their final drive, which came after Kent State tied the game at 14 with 3:34 remaining.

“I knew the ball was in the offense’s hands, and that’s all you can ask for at the end of a game,” Vick said.

With Papi White out with a knee injury and... <Read More>





Newark combo guard Jordan Dartis commits to Ohio Basketball


Per his Twitter account, 2015 Newark High School combo guard Jordan Dartis has given a verbal commitment to Ohio. The 6-3, 180-pounder has a 3-star ranking from ESPN. Dartis is the first commitment to Ohio's 2015 class.

Additional Coverage:
BobcatAttack Basketball Recruiting Page  (BobcatAttack.com)
Video of Dartis scoring 27 points in Newark's 2014 District Final  (YouTube)




Ohio gets QB commitment from Richmond (MO) Quinton Maxwell


According to Scout.com, Ohio has received a verbal commitment from 2015 Richmond (MO) High School QB Quinton Maxwell.

Additional Coverage:
BobcatAttack Football Recruiting Page  (BobcatAttack.com)
Quinton Maxwell Highlights  (Hudl.com)




Cincinnati Colerain S Mayne Williams commits to Ohio


Per his Twitter account, 2015 Cincinnati Colerain HS safety Mayne Williams has committed to Ohio. He also held an offer from Eastern Michigan.

Additional Coverage:
BobcatAttack Football Recruiting Page  (BobcatAttack.com)
Mayne Williams Highlight Videos  (Hudl.com)




2015 WR Kyle Belack switches from Marshall to Ohio commit


According to his Twitter account, 2015 Myrtle Beach (SC) High School wide receiver Kyle Belack has committed to Ohio. The 5-11, 195-pounder had committed to Marshall on June 11th. Belack played at Carolina Forest (SC) High School last year where he set a school record with 1,067 receiving yards. He had 61 catches for a 17.5 average with 15 touchdowns.

Additional Coverage:
BobcatAttack Football Recruiting Page  (BobcatAttack.com)
Kyle Belack Junior Season Football Highlight  (Hudl.com)
WR Kyle Belack Commits To Bobcats  (HustleBelt.com)




Bedford DE Stevens-McKenzie chooses Ohio


2015 Bedford High School DE Najee Stevens-McKenzie has made a verbal commitment to Ohio. The 6-5, 215-pounder chose the Bobcats over offers from Akron and Western Michigan. Stevens-McKenzie joins teammate London Cloud who had previously committed to Ohio.

Additional Coverage:
BobcatAttack Football Recruiting Page  (BobcatAttack.com)
Bedford football players London Cloud, Najee Stevens-McKenzie commit to Ohio University  (Cleveland Plain Dealer)
Stevens-McKenzie Junior Highlight Videos  (Hudl.com)







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