Oct. 9, 2009
Ohio-Akron Game Notes
AKRON, Ohio-The Ohio football team travels to Akron Saturday for a 6 p.m. kickoff against the Zips at the newly-minted InfoCision Stadium.
Ohio held off a resilient Bowling Green team on the road last week by a score of 44-37. Senior quarterback Theo Scott passed for 203 yards and two scores and rushed for 82 yards and another to lead the Ohio offense. Senior running back Chris Garrett led a potent Bobcat rushing attack with 120 yards on 16 carries with two scores. Junior wide receiver LaVon Brazill bettered last weekend's career-best receiving yardage total with 93 Saturday on four catches. Later in the contest, the Lantana, Fla. native ripped off his second career punt return for touchdown for 72 yards.
Junior linebacker Noah Keller led the Ohio defense with nine tackles, including a half tackle for loss. Junior defensive lineman Dak Notestine lived in the BGSU backfield with 3.5 tackles for loss, which included a school record-tying three sacks. Senior linebacker Lee Renfro made five stops and broke up three passes.
The Zips were off last week. Two weeks ago, Akron lost 48-21 at Central Michigan in a game that the Chippewas also led by 27 at the half. Akron running back Joe Tuzze carried the ball 12 times for 62 yards and one score. Quarterback Matt Rodgers completed 12 of 19 passes for 127 yards and ran in a pair of touchdowns himself. He was sacked five times. Jeremy LaFrance and Anthony Meriwether combined for 99 yards receiving on five catches. Linebacker Brian Wagner posted a game-high 16 tackles (10 solo) to go with a half tackle for loss and one interception to pace the defense.
Fans may also listen to the game on the Citizens Bank Ohio ISP Sports Network with "Voice of the Bobcats" Russ Eisenstein, Rob Cornelius and Caleb Troop calling all of Saturday's action. Airtime is 5 p.m.