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Ohio, Marshall Renew Battle for the Bell

Sept. 25, 2010

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va.-Ohio Football renews its "Battle for the Bell" tussle with the Marshall Thundering Herd Saturday at 7 p.m. ET from Joan C. Edwards Stadium in Huntington, W.Va.


The Bobcats, who dropped a 21-17 decision to Marshall in last season's Little Caesars Pizza Bowl, will be looking for their first victory over the Herd since the 2000 season.


The Bobcats are coming off a 43-7 loss to second-ranked Ohio State Saturday afternoon in Ohio Stadium. Safety Donovan Fletcher (Youngstown, Ohio) snagged two interceptions, bringing his season (and career) total to three, a total that is tied for second nationally. Billy Gonzales-Santos also blocked a punt, while Fletcher and Alphonso Lewis combined for a number of hits on Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor, registering two total sacks. Ohio punter Paul Hershey had an impressive game, netting 274 yards on six punts for an average of 45.7 yards per kick en route to MAC East Special Teams Player of the Week honors. He also pinned the Buckeyes inside their own five-yard line on two separate occasions.


Marshall running back Andre Booker rushed for a career high 122 yards, while sophomore wideout Aaron Dobson caught a career-high six passes for 51 yards in the Herd's 44-28 loss at Bowling Green Saturday evening. Linebacker Mario Harvey made 12 tackles to lead the defense, while junior defensive end Vinny Curry collected 11 stops.


Saturday's game will be televised locally by WSAZ with Keith Morehouse and Sonny Randle on the call. The game may also be heard on the Citizens Bank Ohio ISP Sports Network with "Voice of the Bobcats" Russ Eisenstein, Rob Cornelius and Caleb Troop calling all of the action. Airtime is 6 p.m. ET.

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