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Nov. 22, 2009

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LaVon Brazill’s 91-yard punt return for a touchdown in the first quarter marks the longest punt return for a touchdown in Ohio history. Ohio Senior Chris Garrett held the previous record, with an 88-yard return against Western Michigan in 2006. Brazill has three punt returns for touchdowns this season (87-yards vs. Kent State; 72-yards vs. Bowling Green). Brazill has four punt returns for touchdowns in his career, making him the school’s all-time career leader.

Brazill’s punt return for a touchdown and Julian Posey’s interception return for a score in the final quarter marked the seventh and eighth non-offensive touchdowns of the season for the Bobcats.

Theo Scott’s three touchdown passes gave him 16 total scores this season, the second-best single-season performance in school history. Teammate Boo Jackson holds the all-time mark with 19 TD passes in the 2008 season. Scott currently has 22 career touchdowns, putting him third on the all-time career touchdown list.

On the opening kick, Chris Garrett moved into second-place all-time in all-purpose yards, passing former Bobcat Steveland Hookfin (1995-98). Garret’s 64-yard return pushed the senior to 4,128 all-purpose yards for his career. Kalvin McRae is the school’s all-time leader with 5,248 career yards. Garrett currently has 4,184 career all-purpose yards.

With 12 tackles against Northern Illinois, junior captain Noah Keller has amassed more than 100 tackles for the second consecutive season. Keller, who has 109 tackles so far in 2009, finished 2008 as Ohio’s leading tackler with 104 tackles. Keller currently has 250 career tackles.

Senior Taylor Price’s seven-yard touchdown catch in the fourth quarter was his 14th career receiving touchdown. The mark is just one shy of the career record of 15 set by Todd Snyder (1967-69). The touchdown is also Price’s fifth of the season, which ties for seventh on the all-time single-season list.