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Postgame Notes: Ohio 34, Marshall 31

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Sept. 15, 2013

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Ohio 34, Marshall 31
Ohio University Postgame Notes
Athens, Ohio | Peden Stadium
Attendance: 24,836
Sept. 14, 2013

Gamenotes
-Ohio's win over Marshall marks the third-consecutive victory over the Thundering Herd. The Bobcats had not defeated Marshall in three-straight seasons since the 1978, 1979 and 1980 seasons.
-The win also keeps "The Bell" in Athens for the third-consecutive season.
-The Bobcats have now won 18 of their last 24 games dating back to the 2011 season.
-With the win, Ohio head coach Frank Solich picked up his 61st career victory at Ohio, moving him past former MAC coaches Paul Schudel (Ball State) and Gary Blackney (Bowling Green) for 10th all-time in league history.
-The win improves Ohio's home record to 21-5 dating back to the start of the 2009 season.
-The 24,836 fans at tonight's game marked the third largest crowd in Peden history.
-Ohio's matchup with Marshall was aired on ESPNews. The Bobcats have had their last 11 games at home aired on television.
-The Bobcats have had 53 games aired on television on the ESPN Family of Networks since the 2005 season.

Offensive Notes
-Senior quarterback Tyler Tettleton finished the game going 25-for-38 through the air for 266 yards and one touchdown pass.
-In three career games against Marshall, Tettleton owns a 3-0 record and has passed for 745 yards, seven touchdowns and zero interceptions.
-Tettleton completed passes to eight different receivers.
-Tettleton has posted a 21-9 mark since taking over as the Bobcats' starting quarterback in 2011.
-Senior running back Beau Blankenship scored two touchdowns on the night. He has now tallied 21 career touchdowns.
-Senior wide receiver Matt Waters posted a pair of career-highs in receptions (6) and yards (83).
-Senior wide receiver Donte' Foster passed former Bobcat Mike Green for 10th all-time on the Ohio receiving list.
-Foster finished the game with eight catches for 80 yards.
-The Bobcats' fourth quarter drive which put Ohio up 31-17 spanned 18 plays and lasted 8:18. The drive was the longest of the year in terms of time and plays.

Defensive Notes
-Ohio's defensive unit forced three turnovers.
-Redshirt senior Xavier Hughes forced a fumble in the first quarter. He has now forced a turnover in three straight games.
-Redshirt sophomore Devin Bass totaled 11 tackles on the night and had an interception. He also had four pass breakups.