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OHIOBOBCATS.COM Tyler Tettleton needs just 87 yards passing to surpass 6,500 yards for his career.
OHIOBOBCATS.COM
Tyler Tettleton needs just 87 yards passing to surpass 6,500 yards for his career.
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Sep 4, 2013

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The Last Meeting
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North Texas302OT
September 12, 2009
Denton, Tx.
Bobcats Fend Off Mean Green 31-30 In Double OT
-Theo Scott and Taylor Price hooked up for a 15-yard touchdown and the ensuing 2-point conversion pass as Ohio rallied for a 31-30 double-overtime victory over North Texas on Saturday. Ohio (1-1) decided to go for two points after a roughing-the-passer penalty on the TD moved the ball inside the 2-yard line. The teams matched field goals in the first overtime before Cam Montgomery gave North Texas a 30-23 lead on the first possession of the second extra period with a 7-yard TD run.

FIRST AND 10
-Ohio opens the home portion of its 2013 schedule on Saturday as it welcomes North Texas to Peden Stadium.
-Saturday night's game will be aired on ESPN3. Ohio has had its last 10 home games aired on television.
-The Bobcats enter week two after dropping a 49-7 decision to No. 9 Louisville this past Sunday.
-Ohio has won each of its last three home openers.
-The Bobcats were picked to win the Mid-American Conference East Division crown for the second-consecutive season.
-Ohio posted its second-consecutive bowl victory in the 2012 Advocare V100 Independence Bowl.
-The Bobcats will look to become bowl eligible for the sixth time in the last eight years.
-The Bobcats also will be in search of their fourth MAC East title under the direction of head coach Frank Solich.

A WIN OVER NORTH TEXAS WOULD...
-Mark the Bobcats' fourth-consecutive home-opening victory.
-Give the Bobcats' their 16th win in their last 22 games dating back to the 2011 season.
-Improve Ohio's record at home to 20-5 dating back to the start of the 2009 season. -Mark the Bobcats' second straight win over North Texas.
-Give head coach Frank Solich his 60th career win at Ohio, which would pass him by former Miami head coach Randy Walker and place him 12th on the MAC all-time career wins list.
-Hand quarterback Tyler Tettleton's 20th win as a starter. Tettleton currently owns a 19-9 mark since taking over as the Bobcats' starting quarterback in 2011.

WHAT TO WATCH FOR
-Quarterback Tyler Tettleton needs just 87 yards passing to surpass 6,500 yards passing for his career. In 2012, Tettleton averaged 237 yards passing per game.
-Running back Beau Blankenship is just one score shy of collecting his 20th career touchdown.
-Blankenship will be in search of his fourth 100 yard game in his last five contests. In 2012, he surpassed 100 yards rushing in a school-record nine games.
-Wide Receiver Donte Foster is just two touchdowns shy of surpassing former Bobcat Todd Snyder for third on Ohio's all-time receiving touchdown list.
-Foster is also just 70 yards shy of cracking into Ohio's all-time career receiving yards top 10 list.

OHIO - NORTH TEXAS SERIES HISTORY
Ohio and North Texas will meet for the second time in school history on Saturday. The Bobcats won the first all-time meeting with the Mean Green back in 2009, defeating North Texas 31-30 in double overtime. In that first meeting, Ohio rallied back from a 17-6 second half deficit to send the game into overtime. In the overtime session, Ohio's Taylor Price caught a 15-yard touchdown pass from former quarterback Theo Scott. Price then hauled in the two-point conversion to give the Bobcats the win.