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2012 Ohio Football By The Numbers

Beau Blankenship

Jan. 22, 2013

ATHENS, Ohio- For the second-consecutive season, the Ohio University football team closed its season by hoisting a trophy as it posted its second straight bowl victory, defeating the University of Louisiana-Monroe in the 2012 AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl.

Listed below is a recap of the Ohio football team's season by the numbers.

97,186 - Ohio opened the 2012 season in front of 97,186 fans at Beaver Stadium.
25,893 - The Bobcats played in front of a school record crowd of 25,893 fans at Peden Stadium in its home-opener.
21,844 - Ohio averaged a school record 21,844 fans at Peden Stadium this past fall.
2,844 - Quarterback Tyler Tettleton finished the year with 2,844 yards passing to surpass 2,500 yards through the air for the second-consecutive season.
1968 - The Bobcats 7-0 start was their best start to a season since the 1968 campaign.
1,604 - Running back Beau Blankenship rushed for a program record 1,604 yards on the ground.
421 - The Bobcats scored 421 points in 2012, which is the second-highest mark in school history.
409 - Senior place kicker Matt Weller finished his career with 409 career points, which ranks No. 1 all-time in school history.
269 - Blankenship rushed for 269 yards in Ohio's 37-34 win over Massachusetts. His 269 yards rushing versus the Minutemen ranks third all-time.
164 - Junior wide receiver Donte Foster posted a career-high 164 yards receiving in the Bobcats' 45-14 win over Eastern Michigan. His 164 yards receiving against the Eagles is tied for eighth all-time.
100 - Head coach Frank Solich coached in his 100th career game at Ohio earlier this season against Bowling Green.
51 - Senior offensive lineman Eric Herman made his 51st-consecutive start in the Bobcats Independence Bowl matchup against Louisiana-Monroe.
45 - The Bobcats tied an Independence Bowl record by scoring 45 points in its win over Louisiana-Monroe.
44 - Barack Obama - the 44th President of the United States,- recognized the Bobcat Football team with his opening remarks during a campaign stop on the Ohio University campus. Watch the speech by clicking here.
28 - Ohio was one of just 28 schools in the country to qualify for its fourth straight bowl game.
24 - Ohio scored 24 points in its season-opening win at Penn State.
23 - The Bobcats were ranked as high as No. 23 in the Associated Press Poll.
15 - Blankenship's 15 touchdowns on the year tied former Bobcat Kalvin McRae for second all-time.
12 - Ohio played on the ESPN Family of Networks 12 times during the 2012 season.
11 - Ohio set and tied a total of 11 Independence Bowl records.
9 - Blankenship rushed for 100 yards-or-more in nine games during the season.
8 - Blankenship became the eighth running back in Ohio history to surpass 1,000 yards rushing in a single season.
7 - Ohio opened the year with seven straight wins to start the year.
6 - Ohio placed six players on the 2012 MAC All-Conference Team.
5 - The Bobcats received a five page article in the Oct.15 issue of Sports Illustrated.
4 - Tettleton threw just four interceptions all season.
2 - Ohio was one of just two Mid-American conference schools to win a bowl game on the year.
1 - The Bobcats became the first Division I-A team in the country to become bowl-eligible.