Dec. 29, 2012
Box Score |
Ohio 45 (9-4), Louisiana-Monroe 14 (8-5)
-The Bobcats win over Louisiana-Monroe marks Ohio's second all-time bowl victory and its second straight bowl win.
-Ohio tied the Independence Bowl record for most points scored. LSU was the last team to score 45 points (vs. Michigan State - 1995).
-The victory hands Ohio its seventh nine-win season in school history.
-Ohio has now won 15 of its last 20 games dating back to last season.
-Ohio set the Independence Bowl record for total yards, finishing with 556.
-The Bobcats 45-point effort marked the fourth time this season in which they have scored 40-or-more points this season.
-The Bobcats 556-yard output marked the fourth time this season which they have tallied 500-yards or more of offense.
-The Bobcats scored 14 points on its first seven plays of the game.
-Ohio's matchup with ULM marked the 50th time the Bobcats have played on the ESPN Family of Networks since 2005.
-Quarterback Tyler Tettleton and running back Beau Blankenship were named Co-Offensive Most Valuable Players.
-Tettleton passed for a game-high 331 yards through the air. It marks the fifth time in his career in which he has surpassed 300 yards passing.
-Tettleton completed seven-consecutive passes to open the game.
-Tettleton also threw a pair of touchdown passes.
-Blankenship set the Independence Bowl record by scoring four touchdowns.
-Blankenship's four touchdowns also tied a school record.
-Blankenship rushed for a game-high 104 yards on the ground.
-Blankenship has now rushed for 100 yards-or-more in nine games this season. His nine 100-yard rushing games this season is a school record.
-Ohio wide receivers Chase Cochran and Tyler Futrell each posted single game career highs as they finished with 162 and 133 yards, respectively.
-The last time Ohio had two receivers surpass 100 yards in the same game was back in 2003 when Scott Mayle and Anthony Hackett finished with 109 and 108, respectively
-Junior linebacker Keith Moore was named the Independence Bowl Defensive Most Valuable Player.
-Moore finished the game with nine tackles (seven solo), two sacks and two tackles for loss.
-Senior defensive lineman Tremayne Scott had five tackles and a team-high two sacks.
-Scott made his first start on defense since September.
-Senior linebacker Jelani Woseley recorded his team-leading fourth interception on the year.
-As a team, Ohio recording 10.0 tackles for loss.
-As a team, the Bobcats recorded a season-high three interceptions.
Head Coach Frank Solich
-The Bobcats win over ULM, marks the fourth bowl victory for head coach Frank Solich.
-Solich has now posted wins in the Fiesta, Alamo, Famous Idaho Potato and Independence Bowls.
-Four of Ohio's seven nine-win seasons have come under the direction of head coach Frank Solich.
-With the win, Solich has collected his 59th career win at Ohio.
-With the win, Solich has now tied former Miami head coach Randy Walker for 12th on the MAC all-time career wins list.
Ohio-ULM/Sun Belt Series Notes
-This was the first all-time meeting between Ohio and Louisiana-Monroe.
-Friday afternoon's meeting marked the seventh all-time meeting with an opponent from the Sun Belt. Ohio is 5-2 all-time against teams from the Sun Belt Conference.
-The Bobcats last win over a team from the Sun Belt Conference came in 2009 at North Texas.