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Ohio Game Notes vs. Louisiana-Lafayette

Sept. 9, 2007

2007 Ohio Football Game Notes

At Louisiana-Lafayette

Cajun Field - Lafayette, Louisiana

Saturday, Sept. 9, 2007


First Half:


-          Jordan Meyers forced the first fumble of the season for the Bobcats at the Ohio 41 at the 8:12 mark of the first quarter. It was the third forced fumble of Meyers' career. Ohio's Ervin Jackson recovered the fumble, the first fumble recovery of his career.

-          Brad Bower completed the longest pass of his Ohio career, a 64 yard pass to Justin Fitzgerald at the 11:10 mark of the second quarter, moving the Bobcats from their own 24 yard line to Louisiana-Lafayette's 12. The completion was the longest play from scrimmage for the Bobcats this season and the longest reception of Fitzgerald's career. 

-          Ohio kicker Michael Braunstein's 27-yard field goal with 7:33 remaining in the second quarter improved his streak of consecutive field goals made to 11.       

-          At the 2:48 mark of the second quarter, Bower threw his first interception of the season, the 11th of his career, at the Louisiana-Lafayette 19 yard line.


Second Half:


-          Ohio's Kris Luchsinger recorded his second sack of the game with 10:09 left in the fourth quarter on a Louisiana-Lafayette fourth down attempt. The sack resulted in a 10-yard loss, giving the Bobcats possession at the Louisiana 45 yard line. His two sacks were the first two of his career.

-          A 13-yard touchdown run for Kalvin McRae at the 4:32 mark in the fourth quarter gave him his fourth touchdown of the game, tying him for first all-time in touchdowns for a game (six others have scored four in a game). The touchdown was McRae's third rushing, a career-high, and tied for sixth most in a single game in Ohio history.

-          McRae is now second all-time in Ohio history in career rushing touchdowns (31) behind Kareem Wilson (49, 1995-98).

-          The point after attempt by Michael Braunstein was good, improving his consecutive made PAT streak to 45.

-          The fumble recovery by Ohio's Landon Cohen with 38 seconds remaining in the game was the first of his career.

-          Jordan Meyers finished the game with a career-high and a team season-high nine solo tackles, one for a loss.      

-          Tonight's game ended the Bobcats' 21-game streak of playing on artificial turf. Prior to tonight the last time the Bobcats played on natural grass was during the 2005 season against Bowling Green on Oct. 23.