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The 2014 Ohio Football season marks the 10th year under the direction of head coach Frank Solich. In the previous nine seasons, Solich and his staff have directed the Bobcats to one of the finest runs in program history amassing 66 wins, three MAC East Division titles and two bowl victories. Along the way, Ohio has notched numerous signature wins, but which wins rank among the top 10? Over the next week and a half, OhioBobcats.com will conduct a poll among "The Best Fans in the MAC" to determine the Top 10 games in the Solich Era. Once the votes have been tallied, OhioBobcats.com will announce the results, leading up to the Bobcats' season-opener at Kent State on Aug. 30.

Please select your top 10 games below:

Ohio vs Pittsburgh | Sept. 9, 2005 | Peden Stadium - Athens, Ohio | Ohio 16 - Pittsburgh 10 (OT):
 In what was one of the most anticipated games in school history, Ohio played host to Pittsburgh in front of over 24,000 fans inside Peden Stadium in a game that was aired on ESPN2. Although Ohio was held without a touchdown, defensive back Dion Byrum provided the Bobcats with all the scoring they would need as he picked off a pair of passes, which he returned for touchdowns. His second pick six proved to be the deciding factor as he returned it the other way 85 yards to hand Ohio an electrifying 16-10 overtime win. Following the win, many of the 24,000-plus fans stormed the field in celebration.
Ohio at Northern Illinois | Sept. 9, 2006 | Huskie Stadium - DeKalb, Ill. | Ohio 35 - Northern Illinois 23:
 Following a convincing 29-3 victory over UT Martin in the 2006 home-opener, the Bobcats were faced with their first true test of the year as they traveled to Northern Illinois for a matchup with a Huskie team, which played in the MAC Championship game the previous season. When it was all said and done, the Bobcats tamed the Huskies thanks to an impressive 509 yard offensive explosion. Quarterback Austen Everson went an incredible 23-of-31 through the air with three touchdowns. Running back Kalvin McRae also turned in a performance for the ages as he accounted for three scores and totaled 204 all purpose yards.
Ohio at Illinois | Oct. 14, 2006 | Memorial Stadium - Champaign, Ill. | Ohio 20 - Illinois 17:
 Following a heartbreaking 34-32 loss to Indiana on a last second field goal, Illinois would suffer a similar fate to an Ohio squad, which appeared to be turning the corner following 27-20 win over Western Michigan the week before its trip to Champaign. Although Illinois outgained Ohio, 397-238, the Bobcats forced five Illini turnovers, which included one interception and four fumbles. The third fumble proved to be the most costly as it gave Ohio first and 10 at the Illinois 16-yard line with just 1:03 remaining in the game. Three plays later, Matt Lasher booted a 32-yard field goal to win the game. The win was the first over a Big Ten team since Ohio defeated Minnesota on Sept. 9, 2000.
Ohio vs. Akron | Nov. 16, 2006 | Peden Stadium - Athens, Ohio | Ohio 17 - Akron 7:
 Riding the momentum of a five-game winning streak, the Bobcats entered their final home game of the season with a chance to clinch a spot in the MAC Championship game. To do so, Ohio needed to get past an Akron team, which captured the league title in 2005. When it was all said and done, the Bobcats' defensive unit left little doubt that there was a new beast of the East as they held the Zips' rushing attack to minus four yards. Ohio's defense also recovered a fumble in the endzone, giving Ohio a 14-0 lead at the half. Akron added a touchdown late in the fourth quarter, but it was not nearly enough as Ohio went on to claim its first league title of any kind since 1968. Following the final gun, Bobcat fans stormed the field to celebrate the win.
Ohio at Miami | Nov. 24, 2006 | Yager Stadium - Oxford, Ohio | Ohio 34 - Miami 24:
 A week after clinching their first MAC title of any kind since 1968, Ohio looked to snap another streak as it concluded the regular season against rival Miami. The Redhawks had defeated the Bobcats in each of the previous six meetings, but that streak came to a close in the final week of the 2006 season. Running back Kalvin McRae propelled the Bobcats to their seventh-consecutive win thanks to a 180-yard rushing effort. Miami tied the game with 14:05 to go in the game, but the Bobcats scored the final 10 points of the contest to secure the win. The win gave Ohio its ninth on the year, which was the most the team had tallied since its 10-win campaign in 1968.
Ohio at North Texas | Sept. 12, 2009 | Fouts Field - Denton, Texas | Ohio 31 - North Texas 30 (2OT):
 Following a season-opening loss against Connecticut, Ohio was in need of some momentum in non-conference play. The Bobcats got the momentum they needed following their win at North Texas on a rainy evening in Denton, Texas. However, Ohio's win did not come easy. North Texas sent the game into overtime following a 18-yard field goal with just under a minute to go in regulation. In the overtime session, Ohio traded field goals with North Texas. In the second overtime session, the Mean Green scored a touchdown to make the count 30-23. Ohio responded with a touchdown of its own as Theo Scott and Taylor Price hooked up for a 15-yard touchdown and the ensuing two-point conversion pass to secure the win. The Bobcats would then go on to win eight of their next 10 games.
Ohio vs Temple | Nov. 27, 2009 | Peden Stadium - Athens, Ohio | Ohio 35 - Temple 17:
 In its final home game of the year, Ohio sent its fans home happy with a convincing 35-17 victory over Temple, which handed the Bobcats their second MAC East title under head coach Frank Solich. After leading by just three points at the half, Ohio left little doubt in the final 30 minutes, defeating the Owls 22-7. Quarterback Theo Scott led Ohio's offensive effort as he posted 393 yards of total offense. He also accounted for five touchdowns. Defensively, Ohio picked off Temple three times. Redshirt freshman Gerald Moore tallied two of the 'Cats three picks.
Ohio at Temple | Nov. 16, 2010 | Lincoln Fiancial Field - Philadelphia, Pa. | Ohio 31 - Temple 23:
 Ohio entered its road matchup with Temple needing a win to ensure a postseason appearance. The Bobcats did not disappoint as they did not trail for the entire game and posted a 31-23 victory over the Owls, which helped Ohio earn a bid to the 2010 New Orleans Bowl. Ohio held a 31-10 advantage with 4:28 to go in the fourth quarter, leaving little doubt to the final outcome. The Bobcats outgained the Owls 204-81 on the ground. Running back Vince Davidson led the way offensively for Ohio as he dashed for 100 yards on just 16 carries.
Ohio vs. Marshall | Sept. 17, 2011 | Peden Stadium - Athens, Ohio | Ohio 44 - Marshall 7:
 Ohio improved to 3-0 for the first time since 1976 with a little help from a pregame surprise. Prior to the 'Cats final team meeting before the game, Ohio learned that it would wear new black uniforms for its "Battle for the Bell" matchup with the Herd. The Bobcats' responded in a big way to their pregame surprise as they opened up a 34-7 halftime lead and never looked back to secure the win. Ohio outgained Marshall 564-336, offensively. Quarterback Tyler Tettleton accounted for 332 yards of total offense and four touchdowns. Defensively, Ohio forced the Herd into six turnovers in front of 24,422 fans. The win over Marshall was the first that Ohio had registered in the series since 2000.
Ohio vs Temple | Nov. 2, 2011 | Peden Stadium - Athens, Ohio | Ohio 35 - Temple 31:
 In one of the most highly anticipated mid-week matchups in school history, Ohio welcomed Temple to Peden Stadium with first place in the MAC East Division on the line. In addition to first place being on the line, the game also was being aired nationally on ESPN. Under the bright lines, senior running back Donte Harden put together a performance for the ages as he posted a single-game record of 322 all-purpose yards. In what was a back-and-forth battle, no team lead by more than seven points for the entire game. Ohio took the lead for good with 1:41 remaining as quarterback Tyler Tettleton found wide receiver Donte' Foster in the back of the endzone for the game's final score.
Ohio at Bowling Green | Nov. 16, 2011 | Doyt Perry Stadium - Bowling Green, Ohio | Ohio 29 - Bowling Green 28:
 In front of a nationally-televised audience on ESPN, junior Matt Weller connected on a 23-yard field goal as time expired to hand Ohio a 29-28 victory over Bowling Green and secure Ohio's third MAC East title in six years. Weller's 23-yard field goal was his school-record fifth field goal on the night and was set up by a legendary 7:34 drive, which began on the Bobcats' own seven yard line. Ohio's final drive of the game capped a rally, which saw Ohio trailing by a 28-19 count. At the time of the comeback, Ohio's fourth-quarter rally marked just the fifth win for Ohio since 2005 when trailing by three quarters. Quarterback Tyler Tettleton accounted for 322 yards of total offense (194 passing and 128 rushing) and two touchdowns.
Ohio vs. Utah State - Famous Idaho Potato Bowl | Dec. 17, 2011 | Bronco Stadium - Boise, Idaho | Ohio 24 - Utah State 23:
 Trailing 23-17 with 2:21 remaining in the season, Ohio Football put together a nine-play, 61-yard touchdown drive to win the first bowl game in program history at the 2011 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. A fourth-down completion from Tyler Tettleton to LaVon Brazill set up the game-winning score, a one-yard rush by Tettleton to the corner of the end zone, which gave Ohio a 24-23 victory over Utah State. The win also handed the Bobcats' their first 10-win season since 1968. Brazill finished the game with eight receptions for 108 yards. Following the game, Brazill was named the game's Most Valuable Player, which concluded one of the finest receiving careers in school history.
Ohio vs Penn State | Sept. 1, 2012 | Beaver Stadium - University Park, Pa. | Ohio 24 - Penn State 14:
 The Ohio Football team opened its 2012 season at Penn State in front of over 95,000 fans and a nationally-televised audience on ESPN by posting a 24-14 over the Nittany Lions. The Bobcats trailed 14-3 at the half but scored the final 21 points of the game to earn the victory. Tyler Tettleton led the way for the Green and White through the air, completing 31 of 41 pass attempts for 324 yards and two touchdowns. At the end of the first quarter, Penn State had outgained Ohio 173-52, but the 'Cats responded over the next three quarters, outgaining the Nittany Lions 447-173. Ohio outgained Penn State 499-352.
Ohio vs. New Mexico State | Sept. 8, 2012 | Peden Stadium - Athens, Ohio | Ohio 51 - New Mexico State 24:
 In one of the most highly-anticipated home openers in school history, a stadium record crowd of 25,893 fans passed through the turnstiles and Ohio did not disappoint as it defeated New Mexico State 51-24. Running back Beau Blankenship rushed for a game-high 168 yards on the ground, while teammate Tyler Tettleton passed for 257 yards and two touchdowns. As a team, Ohio outgained New Mexico State 584 to 206. The Bobcats rushed for 293 yards and passed for 291. Defensive back Nathan Carpenter's 22-yard interception return for a touchdown put the game out of reach in the third quarter. Ohio would go on to outscore the Aggies 30-10 in the second half.
Ohio vs. Louisiana-Monroe - AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl | Dec. 28, 2012 | Independence Stadium - Shreveport, La. | Ohio 45 - Louisiana-Monroe 14:
 After opening the 2012 season on a high note, the Ohio Football team closed the year in similar fashion as it downed Louisiana-Monroe 45-14 to pick up its second-straight bowl victory in the AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl. The Bobcat offense exploded in the win, amassing a bowl-record 556 total yards and setting multiple Independence Bowl records in the process. Running back Beau Blankenship led the way on the ground for Ohio, carrying the ball 19 times for a total of 105 yards and a bowl-record four touchdowns. Quarterback Tyler Tettleton also posted a strong performance as he went 14-of-22 for 331 yards and two touchdowns. Both Blankenship and Tettleton earned Co-Offensive MVP honors. Linebacker Keith Moore earned Defensive Most Valuable Player honors after he finished with nine tackles, two sacks and two tackles for loss.

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