Nov. 26, 2010
Sophomore Matt Weller (Twinsburg, Ohio) connected on a 51-yard field goal was his longest connection of the season and just a yard short of his career-high of 52 yards (set against Ball State on Oct. 31, 2009).
With a pair of field goals made on the day, Weller stands second all-time in field goals made (32), fifth all-time in field goal attempts (43) and also stands second in career field goal percentage (74.4%).
Donte Harden (Erie, Pa.) recorded his first career fumble recovery in the first quarter.
Ohio’s three fourth-down conversions were the most since Oct. 4, 2008, when Ohio lost at Western Michigan, 41-20.
Junior Eric Benjamin (Grove City, Ohio) recorded his third sack of the season (fourth of his career) in the third quarter.
Junior Omar Leftwich (Huntsville, Ala.) recorded his sixth pass breakup (eighth pass defended) of the season in the fourth quarter.
Senior Julian Posey (Cincinnati, Ohio) recorded his 12th pass breakup of the season in the fourth quarter. Posey is sixth all-time with 24 pass breakups and is sixth all-time with 28 passes defended.
The loss snaps a seven-game win streak in the 2010 season and an eight-game MAC road winning streak which dates back to the 2008 season finale at Miami.
At 8-4 overall, Ohio is bowl eligible for the four time in six years under head coach Frank Solich (2006: 9-3 regular season; 2007: 6-6 regular season ; 2009: 9-3 regular season; 2010: 8-4 regular season).