Oct. 6, 2012
Box Score |
Ohio 38 (6-0; 2-0), Buffalo 31 (1-4; 0-2)
Athens, Ohio | Peden Stadium
-Ohio's win over Buffalo improved the Bobcats' record to 6-0 on the year as they became the first team at the FBS level to become bowl eligible.
-Ohio's win over Buffalo marks the fourth straight year and the sixth time overall in the Frank Solich era in which the `Cats have been bowl eligible.
-With the win, the Bobcats remain undefeated. Ohio is the only undefeated team in the Mid-American Conference this season.
-Ohio's win over Buffalo marks the first time since 1968 in which the Bobcats have opened a season 6-0.
-The Bobcats 6-0 start to the season marks the ninth time in school history in which Ohio has opened up a year with six straight wins.
-Ohio has won five straight games inside Peden Stadium dating back to last season.
-Dating back to the start of the 2008 season, Ohio has a mark of 19-7 inside Peden Stadium.
-The Bobcats' win over Buffalo gives Ohio 12 wins in its last 13 games dating back to last season.
-Ohio has outscored its opponent 133-65 in its first three home games this season.
-The attendance of 20,044 marks the third straight game this season in which Ohio has had an attendance of 20,000-fans or more.
-Ohio's matchup with Buffalo was the 20th meeting between the two teams. Ohio leads the all-time series 12-8.
-The win over Buffalo gave head coach Frank Solich his 114th career victory. At Ohio, Solich has a record of 56-40.
-Ohio quarterback Tyler Tettleton posted a game-high 183 yards passing. Tettleton's 15-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Futrell gave him 38 for his career, which tied him with Boo Jackson for first all-time at Ohio.
-Tettleton's 183 yards passing moved him into third place on the Ohio all-time career passing list with 4,623 yards through the air.
-Tettleton threw his first interception of the season in the first quarter. Dating back to last season, Tettleton had not thrown an interception in 161 attempts.
-Senior kicker Matt Weller finished the afternoon with eight points and now stands just eight points shy of passing former Toledo running back Chester Taylor for fourth all-time on the MAC career scoring list.
-Freshman running back Daz' Patterson gave the Bobcats their first points of the afternoon as he returned a kickoff 100 yards.
-Patterson's 100-yard kick return for touchdown tied former Bobcat Donte' Harden's record which he set back in 2008 at Wyoming.
-Patterson's kick return for touchdown for was the first since Chris Garrett did so in 2009 at Tennessee.
-Patterson's 100-yard kick return for touchdown was also the Bobcats' 39th non-offensive touchdown since the start of the 2004 season.
-Senior Jordan Thompson made his 47th career start.
-Senior offensive lineman Eric Herman and Skyler Allen made their 44th and 33rd career starts, respectively.
-Junior linebacker Keith Moore, senior linebacker Alphonso Lewis and senior defensive lineman Corey Hasting each totaled 10 or more tackles.
-Moore finished the contest with a game and career-high 16 tackles.
-As a team, Ohio forced Buffalo into four fumbles.