Nov. 15, 2012
Box Score |
Ball State 52 (8-3; 5-2); Ohio 27 (8-3; 4-3)
-The Bobcats drop to 9-3 in weekday games dating back to 2009.
-Ohio’s midweek matchup with Ball State was their third midweek game of the season
-Ohio played its 48th game on the ESPN Family of Networks.
-Despite the loss, Ohio has won 14 of its last 18 games.
-The Bobcats were outgained 588-483.
-Solich falls to 116-62 overall and 58-43 since coming to Ohio back in 2005.
-Solich drops to 17-9 in the month of November for his career.
Ohio-Ball State Series Notes
-Ohio and Ball State met for the 23rd time on Wednesday night. The Cardinals increased their lead in the all-time series to 15-8 with the win.
-The Bobcats have won three of the last five meetings.
-Junior quarterback Tyler Tettleton opened the game by completing his first 12 passes. Tettleton finished the game by going 22-of-30 for 236 yards.
-With his 22 completions, Tettleton became the all-time leader in career completions.
-Tettleton finished the evening by completing passes to seven different receivers.
-Running back Beau Blankenship rushed for a team-high 161 yards. He has now surpassed 100 yards rushing in eight games during his career. Blankenship has rushed for over 100 yards in seven games this season.
-Blankenship finished the game with a career-high three touchdowns.
-He becomes the first running back since Kalvin McRae to rush for three touchdowns in a single game.
-Blankenship now ranks second in program history with 1,355 single season rushing yards. He is just 80 yards from surpassing Kalvin McRae’s top spot of 1,434 in one season.
-Ohio offensive linemen Eric Herman, Skyler Allen, Jon Lechner, Ryan McGrath and John Prior made their 49th, 37th, 24th, 13th and 10th career starts, respectively. Ohio’s interior linemen have made a combined 151 career starts.
-Matt Weller connected on two of three field goals at Ball State. Since Sept. 29, he has connected on 11 of his last 13 field goals.
-Senior Alphonso Lewis and redshirt sophomore Josh Kristoff each tallied a team-high 10 tackles. Kristoff’s 10 stops were a single game career best.