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Ohio vs. New Mexico State - Postgame Notes

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Ohio 51 (2-0), New Mexico 24 (1-1)
Peden Stadium
Attendance: 25,893
Postgame Notes

-Ohio's home-opener against New Mexico State drew a stadium record crowd of 25,893 fans.
-With the win over New Mexico State, Ohio improved to 2-0 all-time against the Aggies.
-Ohio has opened the year 2-0 for the fourth time in the Solich Era.
-The win over New Mexico State marks the third straight home-opening win for the Bobcats. Ohio has also won eight of its last nine games.
-Ohio has won six of its last seven games against non-conference opponents. -Ohio is now 10-1 in its last 11 games at home.
-The Bobcats' 51-point output marks the first time since 2008 in which Ohio has posted 50-or-more points.
-Ohio never trailed in the game.
-Since 2005 - Frank Solich's first season - Ohio is 10-1 when scoring 40-or-more points.
-Senior kicker Matt Weller scored 11 points on the night to become the Bobcats' all-time leading scorer, surpassing Kareem Wilson (1995-98). Weller now has 308 career points.
-Weller now holds five Ohio University school records.
-Ohio running back Beau Blankenship surpassed his single game career high in rushing yards in the first half as he gained 134 yards. Blankenship finished the game with 168 yards, but did not play for a majority of the fourth quarter.
-Quarterback Tyler Tettleton passed for 257 yards through the air and two touchdowns. He also rushed for another.
- Tettleton improved to 12-4 as a starter. In his 16 starts, Tettleton has accounted for 44 touchdowns (32 passing and 12 rushing).
-Tettleton finished the game by completing passes to nine different receivers.
-Junior wide receiver Donte Foster caught a team-high five passes for 57 yards and a touchdown. Foster has caught a touchdown in back-to-back games.
-Sophomore Landon Smith also scored a touchdown for the second straight game as he hauled in a 40-yard touchdown pass.
-Ohio outscored New Mexico State 31-10 in the second half. In the third quarter alone, Ohio held the Aggies to just 16 total yards. The Bobcats finished the third quarter with 161 yards.
-The Bobcats registered six sacks. The last time Ohio's defense recorded five-or-more sacks was against Miami in 2011.
-Redshirt sophomore Nathan Carpenter registered an interception return for a touchdown in the third quarter to give the Bobcats a 38-17 lead. Ohio has scored 38 non-offensive touchdown since the start of the 2004 season.