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Postgame Notes: Ohio vs. Miami

Tyler Tettleton

Oct. 27, 2012

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Miami 23 (4-4; 3-1), No. 23 Ohio 20 (7-1; 3-1)
Yager Stadium
Attendance: 19,326
Postgame Notes

Team Notes
-Ohio suffered its first loss since the 2011 Mid-American Conference Championship game where it fell 23-20 to Northern Illinois.
-The Bobcats had won eight games in a row dating back to last season. Ohio's eight-game winning streak was tied for fourth in the country entering today's game against Miami.
-Ohio has won 14 of its last 16 games dating back to the 2011 season.
-The Bobcats' 7-1 start to 2012 is their best start a season since 1968.
-Ohio won the turnover battle as it picked off Miami quarterback Zac Dysert in the first half. The Bobcats entered the game ranked No. 2 in the country in turnover margin.
-Ohio's setback to Miami is its first loss to the RedHawks since 2005.
-Ohio head coach Frank Solich is 6-2 all-time against Miami.
-Solich drops to 40-17 in the month of October.

Individual Notes
-Senior kicker Matt Weller scored eight points today, connecting on a pair of field goals and two extra points, to move into second all-time on the Mid-American Conference career scoring list. Weller passed former Northern Illinois kicker Steve Azar.
-Junior quarterback Tyler Tettleton logged his fourth career 300-yard passing game as he finished the game with 302 yards through the air.
-Tettleton's 300-yard passing effort moved him into second place all-time in career passing yards. He currently has 5,348 career yards and is just 65 yards shy of becoming the school's all-time leader in career passing yards.
-Tettleton completed passes to nine different receivers.
-Junior running back Beau Blankenship collected 74 yards on the ground. His 74-yard effort put him over 1,000 yards on the year.
-Blankenship became the eighth individual in school history to rush for 1,000 yards or more in a single season.
-Ohio offensive linemen Eric Herman, Skyler Allen, Vince Carlotta, Ryan McGrath and John Prior made their 46th, 34th, 14th, 11th and eighth career starts, respectively. Ohio's interior linemen have made a combined 136 career starts.
-Junior wide receiver Donte' Foster finished the game with a career-high seven receptions.

Defensive Notes
-Junior linebacker Keith Moore had a team-high 10 tackles. He also tallied a sack and 1.5 tackles for loss.
-Ohio was outgained 309-216 in the first half, but the defense responded in the second half, holding Miami to just 115 yards of total offense in the second half alone.
-The Bobcats held Miami to its second-lowest scoring output in the second half this season.