Nov. 23, 2012
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Kent State 28 (11-1; 8-0), Ohio 6 (8-4; 4-4)
-Ohio's matchup with Kent State marked the Bobcats' final game of the regular season.
-Despite the loss, the Bobcats have won 14 of their last 19 games dating back to last season.
-Ohio's matchup with Kent State marked the 11th time this season in which the Bobcats have played a game on the ESPN Family of Networks.
-Ohio has made 49 appearances on the ESPN Family of Networks since 2005.
-The Bobcats' loss to Kent State was their fourth setback in the last five games.
-The Bobcats drop to 9-4 in weekday games dating back to 2009.
-Ohio outgained Kent State 170-158 in the first half, but was outgained for the game 377-339.
-The Bobcats were held without a touchdown for the first time since Nov. 26, 2010 when it was defeated 28-6 at Kent State.
-Head coach Frank Solich falls to 116-63 overall and 58-44 since coming to Ohio back in 2005.
-Solich drops to 17-10 in the month of November for his career.
Ohio-Kent State Series Notes
-Ohio and Kent State met for the 65th time Friday afternoon. The Bobcats hold the all-time series lead 39-24-2, despite the loss.
-The Bobcats have not defeated Kent State on the road since 2008.
-Junior Beau Blankenship rushed for a game-high 145 yards on the ground to become the Bobcats' single season all-time rusher, passing former Ohio running back Kalvin McRae.
-Blankenship finished the year with 1,500 rushing yards.
-Blankenship's 145-yard effort marked the eighth time in 12 games this season he has rushed for over 100 yards on the ground.
-Blankenship has now rushed for over 100 yards in nine games in his career.
-Junior wide receiver Donte Foster caught a game and career-high 11 receptions. He finished the game with 100 yards receiving.
-Foster's 100-yard receiving performance marked the second time this season in which he has tallied 100 yards receiving-or-more.
-Quarterback Tyler Tettleton finished the game with 232 passing yards, which marked the 20th time in his career he has passed for 200 yards-or-more in a single game.
-With the loss, Tettleton's career record dropped to 18-8 as a starter.
-Ohio offensive linemen Eric Herman, Skyler Allen, Ryan McGrath, Vince Carlotta and John Prior made their 50th, 38th, 15th, 15th and 12th career starts, respectively. Ohio's interior linemen have made a combined 156 career starts.
-Defensively, senior Alphonso Lewis led the Bobcats with 7.0 tackles.
-The Bobcats' defensive unit also held KSU's running back Dri Archer to just 53 yards rushing (4.1 yards per carry). Archer came into the game, averaging 116.7 yards per game and 10.3 yards per carry.