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Ohio vs. Eastern Michigan Postgame Notes

Travis Carrie

Oct. 19, 2013

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Ohio 56, Eastern Michigan 28
Ohio Football Postgame Notes
Ypsilanti, Mich. | Rynearson Stadium
Attendance: 3,257
Oct. 19, 2013

-Ohio's win over Eastern Michigan gave the `Cats their sixth-consecutive win over Eastern Michigan.
-Eastern Michigan has not defeated Ohio since 1999.
-With the win over Eastern Michigan, Ohio increased its series lead to 18-11-1.
-Ohio has now won back-to-back road games.
-The Bobcats have won five of their last six games.
-Ohio's win also gives the Bobcats their 19th win in the last 26 games dating back to the 2011 season.
-Head coach Frank Solich improves to 42-18 all-time in the month of October.
-Solich is a perfect 5-0 against Eastern Michigan.
-Solich improves to 64-46 all-time at Ohio and moves into a seventh-place tie with former Miami/NIU bench boss Bill Mallory on the all-time MAC coaching wins list.
-Ohio scored on its first possession of the game for the fifth time in its last six games.
-The Bobcats outscored Eastern Michigan 21-0 in the final 4:50 of the third quarter to take a 42-21 lead.

Offensive Notes
-Ohio's 56 points are the most points scored in the Frank Solich era. It is also the most points Ohio has scored since 1968 (60 - Cincinnati).
-The Bobcats totaled a season-high 547 yards of total offense. The last time Ohio totaled 500 yards-or-more of offense was in the 2012 Advocare V100 Independence Bowl.
-Quarterback Tyler Tettleton finished the game with a game and career-high 375 yards passing as he went 23-of-30 through the air.
-Tettleton also threw a career-best four touchdown passes.
-Tettleton's 375 yards passing ranks fourth all-time for a single game at Ohio.
-With the win, Tettleton improved to 23-10 since taking over as the Bobcats' starting quarterback in 2011.
-For the second straight week, wide receivers Donte' Foster (143) and Chase Cochran (138) surpassed 100 yards receiving.
-In the last two games, Foster and Cochran have combined for 26 receptions for 521 yards and three touchdowns.
-Foster's 11 receptions tied a single game career-high.
-Cochran hauled in a 80-yard reception for a touchdown in the third quarter. In his 24 career games, Cochran has hauled in nine passes of 40 yards or more.
-Redshirt freshman quarterback JD Sprague scored his first career touchdown as he rushed in from a yard out.

Defensive Notes
-Senior safety Xavier Hughes tallied his team-best third interception on the year.
-Sophomore cornerback Devin Bass tallied his second interception of the year.
-Junior Josh Kristoff tallied a career-high 11 tackles.
-Eastern Michigan rushed for 315 yards on the ground. The 315 yards on the ground were the most rushing yards Ohio has given up all year.

Special Teams Notes
-Senior Travis Carrie had a career-best 79-yard punt return, which set up a Bobcat touchdown one play later.
-Carrie finished the game with a 116 punt return yards. His 116 punt return yards rank second all-time.
-Carrie passed former Bobcat Courtney Burton for seventh on the all-time career punt return list.
-Eastern Michigan's 90-yard return for a touchdown was the first special teams touchdown Ohio has allowed since its home-opener against New Mexico State in 2012.