Sept. 22, 2012
Box Score |
Ohio 44 (4-0), Norfolk State 10 (2-2)
Athens, Ohio | Peden Stadium
-With the win, the Bobcats remain undefeated. Ohio is the only undefeated team in the Mid-American Conference this season.
-Ohio's win over Norfolk State marks the first time since 1976 in which the Bobcats have opened a season 4-0.
-The Bobcats 4-0 start to the season marks the 16th time in school history in which Ohio has opened up a year with four straight wins.
-Ohio has won four straight games inside Peden Stadium dating back to last season.
-The Bobcats win over Norfolk State marks gives Ohio 10 wins in its last 11 games dating back to last season.
-Ohio has outscored its opponent 95-34 in its first two home games this season.
-The attendance of 23,673 is the sixth largest crowd in Peden Stadium history.
-Ohio's matchup with Norfolk State was the first meeting between the two teams.
-The win over Norfolk State gave head coach Frank Solich his 112th career victory.
-Ohio quarterback Derrius Vick earned his first career start as he replaced starting signal-caller Tyler Tettleton. Prior to today, Tettleton had started 17-consecutive games for the Bobcats.
-In his first career start, Vick threw for 199 yards through the air, going 14-of-20. He also threw four touchdowns and did not throw an interception.
-Ohio quarterbacks have not thrown an interception in 149 attempts dating back to last season.
-Vick completed passes to eight different receivers.
-Junior Donte Foster tied a career-high with five receptions and set career-bests in receiving yards (69) and touchdown receptions (two).
-Foster now has 10 career touchdown receptions which is tied for ninth all-time.
-Foster leads the team with four touchdown receptions on the year.
-Junior running back Beau Blankenship rushed for a game-high 109 yards on the ground to register his fourth straight game of 100-yards or more.
-Blankenship becomes the first Ohio running back to rush for 100-yards or more in four straight games since Kalvin McRae do so in 2007.
-Blankenship also accounted for a pair of touchdowns (one rushing and one receiving). Blankenship has scored four touchdowns on the year.
-The Spartans fourth quarter touchdown marked just the second time all season in which Ohio has allowed a second half touchdown.
-Ohio allowed Norfolk State to rush for 110 yards on the ground, marking the first time all season Ohio has allowed an opponent to rush for over 100 yards.
-Senior Mose Denton led the Bobcats with a team-high seven total tackles.
-The Bobcats forced Norfolk State into a season-high five turnovers, forcing three Spartan fumbles and two interceptions.
-The Bobcats held Norfolk State to just 131 yards passing, which is the fewest yards an Ohio opponent has put up this season.