Sept. 29, 2012
Box Score |
Ohio 37 (5-0), Massachusetts 34 (0-5)
Foxborough, Mass. | Gillette Stadium
-Ohio improved to 5-0 for the first time since 1968. The Bobcats are the only undefeated team in the Mid-American Conference.
-The Bobcats' 5-0 start marks just the eighth time in school history in which Ohio has opened up the year with five straight wins.
-With the win over Massachusetts, Ohio has now won 11 of its last 12 games dating back to last season.
-Ohio's matchup with Massachusetts marked the Bobcats first-ever meeting with the Minutemen.
-The Bobcats scored 35-or-more points for the third time this season. Since 2005 - head coach Frank Solich's first year as head coach - Ohio is 35-3 when scoring 30-or-more points.
-Junior running back Beau Blankenship tied former Bobcat running back Bill Gary's school record of 43 carries.
-Blankenship rushed for 148 yards in the first half. He would go on to finish the game with 269 yards, which is the third highest single game total in school history.
-Blankenship's 43 carries and 269 rushing yards were both career-highs.
-Blankenship's 269 yards rushing marked just the sixth time in school history in which an Ohio running back has surpassed 250 yards rushing.
-Place kicker Matt Weller scored 13 points Saturday and in the process passed former NIU running back Garrett Wolfe for fifth on the Mid-American Conference all-time scoring list.
-Quarterback Tyler Tettleton cracked Ohio's all-time top three in career completions after he finished the game by going 15-of-27. Tettleton currently ranks third with 357 career completions.
-Tettleton also became just the fifth individual with 5,000 yards-or-more of career total offense.
-Tettleton tossed a pair of touchdown passes and is now just two touchdown passes shy of the all-time career lead.
-For the sixth straight game - dating back to last season, Tettleton did not throw an interception. The Ohio signal caller has not thrown an interception in 156 attempts.
-Ohio offensive linemen Eric Herman and Skyler Allen logged their 43rd and 31st career start, respectively.
-Ohio head coach Frank Solich collected his 113th career victory. He also improved to 55-40 all-time at Ohio.
-Solich also improved to 37-16 all-time in the month of September.
-Junior safety Xavier Hughes led the team with eight tackles.
-Senior Neal Huynh logged a game-high 3.5 tackles for loss.
-Senior defensive lineman Corey Hasting logged his first forced a fumble of the season in the third quarter.