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McCrory first verbal to Ohio Football's 2018 class

Springfield Shawnee High School linebacker Jack McCrory announced his verbal commitment to Ohio Football today via his Twitter account. Playing running back and linebacker for Shawnee, he recorded 73 tackles and rushed for 11 touchdowns.

Additional Coverage:
BobcatAttack.com Football Recruiting Page  (BobcatAttack.com)
Junior Highlights  (Hudl.com)
Jack McCrory of Shawnee verbally commits to Ohio University  (Dayton Daily News)
Jack McCrory recruiting thread  (BobcatAttack.com)
College choice eases burden for Shawnee’s McCrory  (Springfield News-Sun)

Ohio signs 21 players in 2017 football recruiting class

Class heavy on Florida players, linemen

ATHENS – Ohio’s 2017 recruiting class features plenty of southern recruits and linemen.

The Bobcats signed 21 players, including six from Florida, two from Georgia and one from Alabama. Five of the recruits are offensive linemen, and four are defensive linemen.

While in the past, some classes have been half or more made up of recruits from Ohio, this year’s class has only two native players. There are two players from Oklahoma, one from Texas, one from Missouri, one from Maryland, one from Indiana and one from Canada.

The class includes two junior college players.

Some of Ohio’s latest commitments were its highest rated, but so too is its first. According to 247Sports’ composite ratings, wide receiver Brevin Harris, who did not announce... <Read More>

Additional Coverage:
Ohio Bobcats Signing Day Central  (Ohio Bobcats.com)
247Sports Ohio recruiting page  (BobcatAttack.com)
Bobcat Attack football recruiting forum  (BobcatAttack.com)
Bobcat Attack football recruiting information  (BobcatAttack.com)

Ohio to play Troy in Dollar General Bowl

Second Bowl trip for the Bobcats to Mobile

Ohio will play Troy in the Dollar General Bowl in Mobile, Alabama on December 23rd at 8 PM. This is Ohio's second visit to Mobile. The Bobcats played in the 2007 GMAC Bowl. Their opponent, Troy, finished with a 9-3 overall record and 6-2 mark in the Sun Belt Conference. Ohio and Troy also matched up in the 2010 New Orleans Bowl where the Trojans posted a 48-21 win.

Additional Coverage:
Dollar General Bowl Official Website  (BobcatAttack.com)
BobcatAttack.com Game Thread  (BobcatAttack.com)
BobcatAttack.com Travel Thread  (BobcatAttack.com)
@OhioFootball Accepts Invitation To 2016 Dollar General Bowl  (Ohio Bobcats.com)

Western Michigan holds off Ohio, 29-23, to win MAC Championship

Windham provides spark, but is intercepted in final minute

DETROIT – Robert Spillane intercepted Ohio’s Greg Windham inside Western Michigan’s 30-yard line with 51 seconds remaining, and the Broncos held on to defeat the Bobcats, 29-23, on Friday night to remain undefeated and in contention for the Cotton Bowl while denying Ohio its first Mid-American Conference championship since 1968.

Windham, a senior, came on in relief of redshirt freshman Quinton Maxwell and nearly rallied the Bobcats, who trailed 23-7 at halftime. Ohio’s defense also did its part, limiting the high-scoring Western Michigan offense to five field goals and two touchdowns in by far the highest-attended MAC Championship Game with a crowd of 45,615 at Ford Field.

“It was a good football game, I thought, played by two very good... <Read More>

MAC East champs: Defense carries Bobcats to 9-3 win over Zips

Zervos kicks 3 field goals

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ATHENS – Defense carried Ohio to a 9-3 victory against Akron and the Mid-American Conference East Division championship Tuesday night at Peden Stadium.

The Bobcats (8-4, 6-2 MAC) limited the Zips (5-7, 3-5 MAC) to only 231 yards of offense, and Brad Ellis broke up Tyrell Goodman’s pass intended for Austin Wolf in the end zone with 16 seconds left to seal victory against the Zips for the ninth straight time.

“Ugly is in the eyes of the beholder,” Ohio coach Frank Solich said. “That was a beautiful win. Sometimes you have to win those games that kind of way to move on and have the kind of season you hope to have. They don’t all come easy."

Defense gave Akron a chance, holding Ohio to Louis Zervos’ third field goal of the game – a 23-yarder –... <Read More>

Ohio's comeback comes up short at Central Michigan, 27-20

Maxwell intercepted in end zone in final minute

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. – Amari Coleman intercepted Quinton Maxwell in the end zone on fourth-and-13 from the 15, and Central Michigan held on for a 27-20 victory against Ohio to become bowl eligible and keep Ohio from clinching the Mid-American Conference East Division on Tuesday night at Kelly/Shorts Stadium.

The Bobcats (7-4, 5-2 MAC) fell behind 17-0 but tied the game at 20 early in the fourth quarter before the Chippewas (6-4, 3-4 MAC) scored the game-winning 8-yard touchdown on a one-handed catch by tight end Tyler Conklin on a third-and-goal with 5:51 remaining.

Ohio gained two first downs before its next drive stalled at the Central Michigan 42-yard line when Maxwell fumbled while being sacked by Joe Ostman on fourth down. But the... <Read More>

Ohio starts fast in 34-10 victory against Buffalo

Bobcats run out to 20-0 lead in 1st half

ATHENS – Ohio scored on the first play from scrimmage, racked up a big early lead and rolled to a 34-10 victory against Buffalo on Thursday night at Peden Stadium, putting the Bobcats one win away from clinching the Mid-American Conference East Division title with two games to go.

Quinton Maxwell hit Papi White for a 73-yard touchdown pass on Ohio’s first offensive play, and the Bobcats went up 20-0 in the second quarter, never allowing the Bulls into the game.

“We certainly played well enough to win by 24 points, so that is a good victory, but I am really proud of this football team,” Ohio coach Frank Solich said.

Javon Hagan’s 60-yard return of an interception set up a 32-yard Louis Zervos field goal with 3:08 left in the first quarter... <Read More>

Brown leads Ohio to 1st win at Toledo since 1967

Bobcats never trail, hold off Rockets late

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TOLEDO – It was a streak longer than the Mid-American Conference championship drought.

Dorian Brown rushed for 212 yards, and Ohio defeated Toledo, 31-26, for the Bobcats’ first road victory against the Rockets since 1967.

"This team is amazing; they never quit," Ohio coach Frank Solich said. "Toledo is an outstanding football team. They are always prepared and play the whole game. It took us the whole game to put them away. I thought our guys responded well on both sides of the ball."

After forcing a punt with about a minute to play, Toledo (5-2, 3-1 Mid-American Conference) had a chance to rally after trailing the whole game by going 75 yards without any timeouts, but after a 23-yard completion from Logan Woodside to Cody Thompson on the... <Read More>

Defense comes up big in 14-10 Ohio win at Kent State

Bobcats stop Golden Flashes inside 5-yard line late

KENT – Ohio’s defense saved the day Saturday at Kent State.

The Bobcats held the Golden Flashes inside the 5-yard line late in the fourth quarter following Ohio’s third turnover and managed a 14-10 victory at Dix Stadium.

Papi White fumbled a punt, and Kent State recovered at the Ohio 11-yard line. Quarterback Nick Holley gained 7 yards on two runs to the 4, but he was dropped by Quentin Poling for a loss of 3 yards and then threw incomplete on fourth down with 3:45 remaining. Dorian Brown and the Bobcats managed to run out the clock to secure the win.

“It was a very tough, physical football game,” Ohio coach Frank Solich said. “You don’t win that game unless you’ re a tough football team. … Our defense rose up and did what they had to do... <Read More>

Bobcats unable to put complete game together

Offense, then defense, struggles in 27-20 loss to Eagles

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ATHENS – Ohio could not put it all together Saturday in a 27-20 loss to Eastern Michigan at Peden Stadium.

The Bobcats surrendered only three points in the first half, but scored only three on offense. Then after the break, led by redshirt freshman Quinton Maxwell, Ohio got the ball moving but could not get a stop against the Eagles and quarterback Brogan Roback.

"I didn't think either side of the ball played especially well and they certainly didn't play winning football,” Ohio coach Frank Solich said. “We made enough mistakes along the way to cause us problems.”

Roback threw three second-half touchdowns and finished 29-of-39 passing for 347 yards.

His 11-yard touchdown pass to Antoine Porter on a third-and-4 play with 3:45 left... <Read More>

Additional Coverage:
Photos  (BobcatAttack.com)
Box score  (Ohio Bobcats.com)

Ohio forces 4 turnovers, get first win over BG in 5 years

Bobcats win 3rd straight game

ATHENS – Ohio forced four turnovers, built a 20-point lead and held on to beat Bowling Green for the first time in five years, getting a 30-24 homecoming victory Saturday at Peden Stadium.

“It is a good win to get under our belt,” Ohio safety Toran Davis said. “we have definitely been embarrassed by them the past four years. It is a good feeling to come out on top, especially on homecoming.”

Redshirt freshman Javon Hagan had his second interception and forced his fourth fumble this year as the Bobcats took a 30-10 lead in the third quarter.

“First off I feel like we have the best D-line in the MAC,” Hagan said. “Second off, our secondary has a lot of talent and I feel like the press thinks that since we are young we cannot make plays. So... <Read More>

Given 2nd chance, Brown comes through with big play

Linebacker forces fumble that leads to game-clinching TD

OXFORD – Blair Brown made the most of his second chance Saturday at Miami.

After having a targeting ejection overruled upon video review, Brown knocked the ball out of the hands of Miami freshman quarterback Noah Wezensky and into in the hands of Kevin Robbins in the end zone for the game-clinching touchdown in a 17-7 Ohio victory at Yeager Stadium.

One possession prior, Tarell Basham sacked Wezensky on third-and-17, but officials called Brown for targeting as he came in low with his helmet at Wezensky’s with four minutes to go. Had the call stood, not only would Miami have been awarded an automatic first down, but Brown would have been disqualified. The call was overturned.

The RedHawks (0-5, 0-1 Mid-American Conference) still got another... <Read More>

Bobcats score TDs early in 37-21 win against Bulldogs

Hardy starts at safety, finishes as Ohio's only running back

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ATHENS – Ohio scored touchdowns on its first four possessions and rolled to a 37-21 victory against Gardner-Webb on Saturday at Peden Stadium, but it came with a cost as injuries continued to pile up at running back.

The Bobcats (2-2) jumped out to a 30-7 halftime lead and finished the game with 517 yards of total offense while alternating between starter Greg Windham and backup Quinton Maxwell, who threw a pair of touchdown passes in his first career game action.

With Ohio making it a point to get playing time for every available player, the Bulldogs (1-3) outscored the Bobcats 14-7 in the second half to make the game appear closer than it was.

“Those kinds of games are usually frustrating,” Ohio coach Frank Solich said. “No matter how... <Read More>

Additional Coverage:
Photos  (BobcatAttack.com)
Box score  (Ohio Bobcats.com)

Ohio comes up short against No. 15 Tennessee, 28-19

Bobcats still winless all-time against ranked opponents

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Ohio hung tough with Tennessee, but could not capitalize enough for the program’s first-ever win against a ranked opponent, falling 28-19 on Saturday before a crowd of 101,362 at Neyland Stadium.

The Bobcats (1-2) never led but had multiple opportunities to move in front of the No. 15 Volunteers (3-0). Tennessee’s fourth-quarter touchdown with 11:07 remaining finally gave it a two-possession cushion as it was able to close out the win.

Ohio settled for four field goals in the first half from Louis Zervos – who now is 13 for 14 on the season – and trailed 14-12 at the break. Other missed opportunities were Tennessee’s five fumbles, none of them recovered by the Bobcats.

After missing most of the first two games, Sebastian... <Read More>

Ohio uses fast start for bounce-back win

Bobcats race out to 25-0 lead, dominate running game

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Ohio ran out to a 25-0 lead in the first half on the way to a 37-21 victory against Kansas on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

The Bobcats (1-1) dominated on the ground, especially in the first half, finishing with a 329-26 advantage in rushing yards. Ohio had a first-half total yards advantage of 359-21, giving up just one first down before the break, and outgained the Jayhawks (1-1) 496-232 in the game.

Quarterback Greg Windham rushed for 146 yards on 16 attempts, and Dorian Browns, getting the majority of the workload with A.J. Ouellette injured, carried 20 times for 122 yards. It was the first time since 2005 the Bobcats had two 100-yard rushers in the same game.

“I’m proud of our guys, the way we came back after last... <Read More>

Texas State wins offensive-packed 3-overtime game, 56-54

Ohio unable to match 2-point conversion to force 4th OT

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ATHENS – Ohio’s attempt to tie the game with a 2-point conversion failed Greg Windham bobbled a low snap and could not recovered in time before he was brought down in the backfield, allowing Texas State to win a wild three-overtime season opener, 56-54, on Saturday at Peden Stadium.

Until then, both teams’ offenses had answers for the other, matching big play after big play. Windham’s 18-yard touchdown pass to Elijah Bell game Ohio a shot at the game-tying two-point conversion that would have forced a fourth overtime.

“It just sucks to feel like this and to have the game like that with the ball in my hand,” Windham said. “I should have just thrown the ball up and have somebody have a chance in the end zone. It just happens so fast, but I... <Read More>

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De'Vante Mitchell starts Ohio Football's 2017 class

Per his Twitter account, Champagnat Catholic (Hialeah, FL) defensive back De'Vante Mitchell has committed to Ohio. He becomes the first commit to Ohio's 2017 class. The 5-11, 190-pounder chose the Bobcats over offers from Indiana, Syracuse, Temple and South Florida.

Additional Coverage:
BobcatAttack Foottball Recruiting Page  (BobcatAttack.com)
Video Highlights  (Hudl.com)

Ohio signing class filled with offensive lineman, defensive players

Bobcats pick up 23 committments

ATHENS – Ohio’s 2016 football signing class is heavy on offensive lineman and defense.

The Bobcats had signed six offensive line and picked up 12 defensive players but only four offensive skill players – three wide receivers and a tight end - on Wednesday.

Among the 23 players signed (plus two transfers announced) is one junior college and three high school players who already have enrolled and who will participate in spring practice. Four preferred walk-ons are included in the count.

Offensive lineman Felipe Fernandez, of Tampa, Florida, is one of the highest rated players as one of four Bobcats to have a composite 247Sports rating of three stars. He committed to the Bobcats the night prior to signing day, passing on at least seven other... <Read More>

Additional Coverage:
Ohio Signing Day Central  (Ohio Bobcats.com)
Ohio signing day press conference (5 p.m.)  (Ohio Bobcats.com)

Matics' 23-yard field goal as time expires gives App State win over Ohio in Camellia Bowl

Bobcats use Mountaineers turnovers to build lead, then give it away with their own

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Zach Matics kicked a 23-yard field goal as time expired as Appalachian State rallied for a 31-29 victory against Ohio on Saturday in the Camellia Bowl, the Mountaineers' first-ever bowl game.

Matics, who had missed only once during the regular season, twice missed field goals in the first half that could have added to the Mountaineers’ early 7-0 lead, but he came through when it mattered most. So too did Appalachian State’s offense after the Bobcats took control, leading 24-7 into the fourth quarter, by taking advantage of turnovers.

Ohio’s defense scored two touchdowns and set up another score with a turnover, providing the Bobcats with a boost on a day when the offense struggled. It also added a safety with 6:06 to go... <Read More>

Ohio ends Northern Illinois' 22-game November winning streak, 26-21

Ouellette runs for 140 yards as Bobcats knock Huskies out of control of MAC West

DeKALB, Ill. – Ohio did what no one else has been able to do for 22 games: beat Northern Illinois in November.

The Bobcats played spoiler by shutting down Northern Illinois’ rushing attack and establishing their own, snapping the Huskies’ streak of wins in the regular season’s last month with a 26-21 victory Tuesday night at Huskie Stadium.

The loss could keep Northern Illinois out of the Mid-American Conference Championship Game. Now a Toledo victory against Western Michigan would send the Rockets to Detroit to face Bowling Green.

"I felt really good coming in with how hard our guys would play and I thought they would really play well also," Ohio coach Frank Solich said. "If we’re healthy and we’re well and we’re playing hard, we can also... <Read More>

Led by Sprague, Ouellette, Ohio goes over 600 yards in 48-31 win

Bobcats gain more than 300 yards rushing again

ATHENS – Led by backup quarterback J.D. Sprague, Ohio racked up 607 yards of offense and rolled to a 48-31 victory against Ball State on Tuesday night at Peden Stadium.

Sprague got the start for an injured Derrius Vick and threw three touchdown passes, while Ohio’s ground game dominated for the second straight week. A.J. Ouellette ran 22 times for 121 yards and two scores, and the Bobcats amassed 332 rushing yards.

"I think it’s all of what takes a running game to have a chance to be successful and that’s starting with the O-line,” Ohio coach Frank Solich said. “And our thing, since we don’t normally run a two-back offense, you’ve got to rely on your quarterback to be a runner also. We were healthy enough to be able to get that done these... <Read More>

Poling's return helps turn around Ohio's defense in 27-0 shutout

Bobcats get first shutout of I-A opponent since 2004

ATHENS – A return to health resulted in a return to victory for Ohio on Tuesday night. After being blown out while shorthanded the last three games, the Bobcats shut out Kent State, 27-0, at Peden Stadium to become bowl eligible for the seventh straight season.

Quarterback Derrius Vick showed his ankle injury has healed, running for 107 yards and a touchdown, and linebacker Quentin Poling’s return to the lineup seemed to make a huge difference on defense, as he had 10 tackles, including three for loss, and an interception.

It was the Bobcats’ first shutout since beating Austin Peay, 38-0, in 2013, and their first shutout of a FBS (I-A) opponent since beating Buffalo, 34-0, in 2004.

Ohio (6-4, 3-3 Mid-American Conference) had given up an... <Read More>

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ESPN Video Highlights  (ESPN.com)

Bowling Green moves closer to MAC East title with blowout win

Bobcats gain 543 yards but can't match Falcons on scoreboard

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BOWLING GREEN – Ohio had no answer for Bowling Green’s “Falcon Fast” offense, and the Falcons ran away with a 62-24 victory Wednesday night at Doyt Perry Stadium.

The Falcons racked up 581 yards of offense and converted those yards into points, hitting for multiple big plays. The beat-up Bobcats hung tough into the third quarter, but although they nearly matched their opponent in yardage with 543, they could not finish drives to match in points.

Matt Johnson went 26-of-35 passing for 365 yards and four touchdowns, and Travis Green scored three touchdowns and had 106 yards rushing on just 13 attempts, becoming the Falcons’ second all-time leading rusher.

Bowling Green (7-2, 5-0 Mid-American Conference) won for the fourth straight time... <Read More>

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Turnovers plague Bobcats in 2nd straight loss

Bulls return 2 interceptions for touchdowns

AMHERST, N.Y. – Buffalo forced four turnovers, including a pair of interceptions returned for touchdowns, and blew out Ohio, 41-17, on Saturday at UB Stadium.

Ryan Williamson and Okezie Alozie both had touchdowns off interceptions in the first half, and another Alozie interception of Vick led to a field goal just before halftime as Buffalo built a 31-10 lead.

Ohio (5-3, 2-2 Mid-American Conference) seemed poised to put behind it a 49-14 blowout loss at home against Western Michigan a week before. After a 24-yard third-down pass from Vick to Robbie Walker, Daz’mond Patterson gave the Bobcats a 7-0 lead with a 6-yard touchdown run.

After the defense forced a quick Buffalo punt, Ohio had a chance to add to its lead, but instead, Vick’s first... <Read More>

Ohio has no answer for Western Michigan rushing game in 2nd half

Broncos turn low-scoring close game into blowout with 401 yards on ground after break

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ATHENS – Saturday’s matchup between Ohio and Western Michigan pitted one of the Mid-American Conference’s best offenses against one of the league’s best defenses, and for the better part of one half, the Bobcats defense prevailed.

But once the Broncos got going, they did not stop, especially on the ground. Western Michigan racked up 401 of its 430 rushing yards in the second half and blew away Ohio after the break in a 49-14 win.

Following two straight games of not allowing a touchdown, the Bobcats (5-2, 2-1 MAC) kept the high-scoring Broncos out of the end zone and off the scoreboard until there was 3:33 remaining in the first half. From there, there was no stopping Western Michigan.

“It’s something that I can’t explain other than we’ll... <Read More>

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Bobcats get biggest win ever, 34-3, in Battle of Bricks series

Ohio picks off Miami freshman QB 4 times, gives up no TDs again

ATHENS – Ohio’s defense dominated again, and the Bobcats defeated Miami for the ninth time in the last 10 meetings, 34-3, on Saturday at Peden Stadium.

The Bobcats picked off freshman quarterback Billy Bahl four times, limited the RedHawks to 253 yards of offense, kept an opponent out of the end zone for the second straight game and had its biggest margin of victory in the Battle of the Bricks.

Quentin Poling returned a pick 25 yards for a touchdown on the first play of the second half. Ian Wells, Jovon Johnson and Langston Provitt also had interceptions.

"It felt good, especially since it was on homecoming when you get all the alumni back to see the game,” Johnson said. “We got to beat (Miami) up pretty bad. I think it felt really good... <Read More>

Defense, early lead carry Bobcats to win over Zips

Akron settles for 4 field goals as Ohio wins 14-12

AKRON – Ohio’s offense built an early lead, and the defense kept Akron out of the end zone to beat the Zips for the eighth straight time, 14-12, on Saturday at InfoCision Stadium.

Akron outgained Ohio 319-227 in chilly, wet and windy conditions, but settled for four Robert Stein field goals. The final one was a 30-yarder with 3:55 remaining and then forced a three-and-out by the Bobcats, but a Quentin Poling sack set back the Zips, and Ian Wells broke up a fourth-down pass with 1:09 remaining.

Stein’s first field goal came on Akron’s first possession, a 40-yarder with 7:57 remaining.

Ohio (4-1, 1-0 Mid-American Conference) answered back on the ensuing drive, scoring on a 24-yard pass from Derrius Vick to Keith Heitzman, and the Bobcats did... <Read More>

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Minnesota scores late, holds on in final seconds

Bobcats handed first loss of season

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Minnesota scored to go ahead with 30 seconds left, and the Golden Gophers held on to give Ohio its first loss of the season, 27-24, on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium.

Shannon Brooks scored on a 3-yard run that capped an 11-play, 78-yard drive that turned a four-point Minnesota deficit into a three-point lead and ultimately the win, but it was far from over then. Daz’mond Patterson’s 56-yard kick return gave the Bobcats (3-1) possession at the Minnesota 43-yard line.

Two straight incompletions were followed by a 7-yard completion from Derrius Vick to Jordan Reid, and Ohio used its final timeout with seven seconds left, sending out Josiah Yazdani to try a 53-yard field goal that could have forced overtime. Minnesota (3-1)... <Read More>

Vick, White lead Bobcats past Lions

Ohio goes to the air in 35-14 win over FCS foe

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ATHENS – With Southeastern Louisiana stuffing the box, Ohio relied on big plays and defense. The Bobcats scored three long touchdowns and got a spark from redshirt freshman Papi White just when they needed it in a 35-14 victory against the Lions on Saturday at Peden Stadium.

Ohio (3-0) led 21-0 at halftime, but SLU (2-1) made a game of it with consecutive scores in the second half. But just when it seemed the momentum was shifting, White struck with one of the Bobcats’ only successful run plays of the day – a 58-yard touchdown on a sweep to the right side.

“We needed something right then at the 10-minute mark and luckily first play, right then, I wouldn’t say took their soul out, but they thought about it,” Ohio quarterback Derrius Vick... <Read More>

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Defense dominates as Ohio beats Marshall 21-10

Thundering Herd limited to 10 first downs, commit 4 turnovers

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ATHENS – A year after being torched by Marshall, the Ohio defense dominated the Thundering Herd and led the way as the Bobcats won the final Battle for the Bell for four years, 21-10, on Saturday night at Peden Stadium.

Ohio limited Marshall to just 262 yards and forced four turnovers. The offense, solid in the first half, scuttled in the second half but managed a game-clinching drive in the closing minutes.

"We went ahead in the series and got “the Bell” back,” Ohio coach Frank Solich said. “The game means an awful lot to the fans in the community, as well as to the players and the coaches. We just wanted to give a great effort and we thought that if we gave a great effort, we were going to have a shot. And obviously that turned out to be... <Read More>

Bobcats roll on offense in season-opening 45-28 win

Ohio scores first 21 points

MOSCOW, Idaho – Ohio opened its season with a 45-28 victory against Idaho on Thursday night at the Kibbie Dome.

The Bobcats (1-0) scored the first 21 points, and the Vandals (0-1) only got as close as 10 points late in the fourth quarter.

Derrius Vick threw touchdown passes of 6 yards to Brendan Cope and 15 yards to Jordan Reid, and Jovon Johnson returned an interception 29 yards for a score as Ohio took control early.

Tight end Keith Heitzman added a 2-yard touchdown reception from J.D. Sprague in the second quarter, and the Bobcats led 28-13 at halftime.

Daz’mond Patterson’s 1-yard touchdown run sealed the victory, and Maleek Irons added a 17-yard touchdown run in the final minute as Ohio was trying to run out the clock.

The quarterback... <Read More>

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Vick to Cope SportsCenter Top 10 Play  (ESPN.com)

Colerain OL Desmond Noel commits to Ohio Football

2016 Cincinnati Colerain High School offensive lineman Desmond Noel announced his commitment to Ohio Football via his Twitter account. The 6-4, 290-pounder was offered by the Bobcats after his showing in their Cincinnati satellite camp in early June.

Additional Coverage:
BobcatAttack.com Football Recruiting Page  (BobcatAttack.com)
Desmond Noel Recruiting Thread  (BobcatAttack.com)
Video Highlights  (Hudl.com)

Ilyaas and Xavior Motley from Centerville HS commit to Ohio

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Per their Twitter accounts, 2016 cornerbacks Ilyaas and Xavior Motley from Centerville High School have committed to Ohio. Xavior is listed at 6-foot, 165 pounds and held offers from Ball St., BG, EMU, Illinois and Toledo. Xavior's twin brother Ilyaas checks in at 5-11, 150 pounds and also had offers from EMU and Toledo.

Additional Coverage:
BobcatAttack.com Football Recruiting Page  (BobcatAttack.com)
Ilyaas Motley Video Highlights  (Hudl.com)
Xavior Motley Video Highlights  (Hudl.com)

Keystone HS TE Austin Conrad commits to Ohio

Keystone High School (LaGrange, OH) TE Austin Conrad announced his decision to play football at Ohio on his Twitter account. The 6-3, 235-pounder also had offers from Ball St. and Akron.

Additional Coverage:
BobcatAttack.com Football Recruiting Page  (BobcatAttack.com)
Keystone's Austin Conrad picks Ohio University  (Lorain Morning Journal)
Keystone’s Austin Conrad commits to play football at Ohio University  (Lorain Chronicle-Telegram)
Keystone TE Austin Conrad verbally commits to play football at Ohio University  (Cleveland Plain Dealer)

Ohio Football gets verbal from Georgia DE William Evans

Ohio Football has received a verbal commitment from Aquinas (Augusta, GA) High School defensive end William Evans according to Evans' Twitter account. The 6-3, 255-pounder held offers from Air Force, Army and Wyoming among others.

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