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Ohio Looks to Stay Undefeated at Home Versus Buffalo

Neal Huynh

Oct. 4, 2012

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The Last Meeting
October 8, 2011
Buffalo, N.Y.
Ohio Falls Short at Buffalo, 38-37
Sophomore quarterback Tyler Tettleton passed for 203 yards, but it was not enough as the Ohio football team (4-2; 1-1 MAC) dropped a 38-37 decision to Buffalo on Saturday at UB Stadium.

-Ohio welcomes Buffalo on Saturday to Peden Stadium. Kickoff is set for Noon and can be seen on ESPN Plus/ESPN GamePlan/ESPN3.
-The Bobcats are 5-0 for the first time since 1968.
-Ohio is receiving votes in both the AP and USA Today Polls.
-The Bobcats enter the game with Buffalo as the only undefeated team in the Mid-American Conference. Ohio is one of only 22 undefeated teams at the FBS level.
-Ohio defeated Massachusetts 37-34 last Saturday at Gillette Stadium.
-The Bobcats' win over Massachusetts last week gives Ohio its 11th win in the last 12 games dating back to last season.
-Ohio's victory over Massachusetts marked the Bobcats' first-ever meeting with the Minutemen.

-A win over Buffalo would mark the `Cats first 6-0 start since 1968.
-A win over the Bulls would make the Bobcats bowl eligible for the fourth straight year and the sixth time overall in the Frank Solich era.
-A win over Buffalo would mark the ninth time in school history Ohio has opened a season 6-0.
-A win over Buffalo would mark the Bobcats 12th win in their last 13 games dating back to last season.
-Place kicker Matt Weller is just 16 points shy of passing former Toledo running back Chester Taylor for fourth all-time on the MAC career scoring list.
-Junior captain Tyler Tettleton needs just two touchdown passes to become the school's all-time leader in career touchdown passes.
-Tettleton is just six passing yards shy of cracking into the school's all-time top three in career passing yards.
-Junior Beau Blankenship will look to become the first Ohio running back to rush for 100-yards or more in six straight games since Kalvin McRae did so in 2007.
-Wide receiver Donte Foster is just two touchdowns shy of cracking into the all-time top five for career touchdown receptions. He is currently tied for ninth all-time with 10 career receiving touchdowns.

Ohio and Buffalo will meet for the 20th time on Saturday. The Bobcats hold the all-time series lead at 11-8. The first time the two teams met was in 1912 with Buffalo earning a 27-0 victory over Ohio. The last meeting took place on Oct. 8, 2011 in Buffalo. In that contest, the Bobcats dropped a 38-37 decision to the Bulls.

The Bulls (1-3) enter the game after falling 24-17 at Connecticut. Buffalo's lone win of the season came in its home-opener against Morgan State. As a team, Buffalo relies on a strong running game led by Doak Walker Candidate Branden Oliver, who leads the team with 426 yards rushing, averaging 6.0 yards per carry. Last season against the `Cats, Oliver rushed for 179 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack has picked up right where he left off from last season's all-conference campaign where he led the league with 20.5 tackles for loss. In 2012, Mack leads the squad with 11.0 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks.

-Ohio improved to 5-0 for the first time since 1968. The Bobcats are the only undefeated team in the Mid-American Conference.
-The Bobcats' 5-0 start marks just the 10th time in school history in which Ohio has opened up the year with five straight wins.
-With the win over Massachusetts, Ohio has now won 11 of its last 12 games dating back to last season.
-Ohio's matchup with Massachusetts marked the Bobcats first-ever meeting with the Minutemen.
-The Bobcats scored 35-or-more points for the third time this season. Since 2005 - head coach Frank Solich's first year as head coach - Ohio is 35-3 when scoring 30-or-more points.