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Ohio vs. Massachusetts Postgame Notes

Beau Blankenship

Nov. 29, 2013

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Ohio 51 - Massachusetts 23
Postgame Notes
Peden Stadium
Attendance - 13,162

-Ohio's win over Massachusetts gave the Bobcats their seventh win on the year, which secured the Bobcats' fifth-consecutive winning season.
-The Bobcats have now posted back-to-back wins over UMass and lead the all-time series 2-0.
-With the win over UMass, Ohio improves to 24-7 at home dating back to the start of the 2009 season.
-Ohio notched its fifth home win of the year.
-Bobcat head coach Frank Solich logged his 124th career win. The win also handed Solich his 66th career win at Ohio. He is now in a sixth-place tie on the all-time MAC coaching wins list with former Kent State head coach Trevor Rees.
-Prior to kickoff Ohio honored its 19 seniors. Since stepping on campus in 2009, the 19-member senior class has guided the Bobcats to a 43-23 record, two bowl victories and a pair of MAC East championship.
-During the senior ceremony, offensive lineman Jon Lechner purposed to his girlfriend Amber. She accepted the proposal.

Offensive Notes
-The Bobcats finished the game with 461 yards of total offense. Ohio has now surpassed 450 yards of total offense in three games this season.
-Ohio rushed for 215 yards. The Bobcats have now surpassed 200 yards rushing in four games this season.
-Senior quarterback Tyler Tettleton finished the game by going 18-of-27 for 243 yards and two touchdowns.
-Tettleton his finished the regular season with 2,623 yards, 20 touchdowns and nine interceptions.
-With the win, Tettleton improved to 24-13 since taking over as the Bobcats' starting quarterback in 2011.
-Senior running back Beau Blankenship rushed for 124 yards on 13 carries (9.5 yards per carry). Blankenship has now rushed for 100 yards in 12 career games.
-Blankenship finished the regular season with 844 yards rushing.
-His 2,910 career rushing yards passed former Bobcat running back Chad Brinker for fifth all-time.
-Junior wide receiver Chase Cochran hauled in a 40-yard reception. He has now caught 12 passes of 40 yards or more in 28 career games.
-Senior wide receiver Donte' Foster finished the game with a game-high 89 yards on six receptions.
-Foster finished the year with 858 yards receiving.

Defensive Notes
-Senior cornerback Travis Carrie tallied his third and fourth interception of the year. Carrie returned both interceptions for touchdowns as he dashed in from 66 and 30 yards for a touchdown.
-Dion Byrum's 2005 performance against Pittsburgh was the last time an Ohio player had two interception returns for touchdowns.
-Carrie now has eight career interceptions.
-Ohio tallied four sacks, which marked the fourth time this season the Bobcats have tallied four sacks.
-The Bobcats finished the regular season with 34 sacks, which is tied for second all-time for a single season.
-Keith Moore, Kendric Smith and Antwan Crutcher each tallied sacks. Tarell Basham and Casey Sayles both record 0.5 sacks.
-Basham finished the year with 6.5 sacks on the year. His 6.5 sacks are tied for ninth all-time for a single season.
-Sophomores Ben Russell and Jovon Johnson each tallied eight tackles. Johnson's eight tackles tied a single game career high.

Special Teams Notes
-Sophomore kicker Josiah Yazdani drilled three field goals as he connected from 30, 24 and 25 yards out.
-Yazdani has not missed a field goal this season. He has also not missed an extra point this year.
-Sophomore punter Matt Green had a 41.5 punt return average. He also dropped three punts inside the 20-yard line.