Oct. 14, 2012
[View the story "Social Media Rewind: Ohio Tops Akron 34-28 on Homecoming Weekend" on Storify]Social Media Rewind: Ohio Tops Akron 34-28 on Homecoming WeekendThe Ohio Bobcats improved to 7-0 Saturday afternoon for the first time since 1968 on the heels of a rushing attack that amassed 252 yards. Tyler Tettleton accounted for 254 total yards and two touchdowns as Ohio moved to 3-0 in MAC play with a 34-28 victory over Akron (1-6;0-3). Storified by OhioFootball · Sun, Oct 14 2012 07:57:07Only undefeated MAC team? Oh yeah...OU! 7-0 Baby! #bobcatnation #ohiouniversity #ouhc http://pic.twitter.com/y7PBqsYuTricia Flickinger2012 FB | Akron Post Game Press ConfernceohiosportsinfoThe Bobcats started the game in style, scoring on an eight play, 65-yard drive that was capped by a double reverse touchdown pass from Landon Smith to Tyler Tettleton.ESPN worthy play right there. #OhioFootball #BobcatNationEmma FishI hope @SportsCenter just saw our QB @Tyler_Tettleton get a RECEIVING TD. #bobcatnationJan-Marie RuminskiTyler Tettleton is catching TDs and Dri Archer is throwing them. You thought you understood this conference.Hustle BeltDouble reverse so a wide reciever throws to the quarterback down the field for a touchdown!! #LikeWhaaaat #BobcatNationVincent MorelandAfter the Bobcat defense forced a three-and-out series by Akron, Tettleton and the offense took over on the Ohio 46-yard line and got back to work. Tettleton found Donte Foster in the endzone for a 13-yard touchdown reception. With the touchdown toss, Tettleton became the all-time leader in passing touchdowns (39) in Bobcat history. And my record is broken. My record TD that I thrown to @T_Martian broken by the great tandum of @Tyler_Tettleton and @fosterdonteBoo JacksonTettleton is now Ohio's all-time leader in touchdown passes with 39 in his career. He passed Boo Jackson on the play.WOUB Bobcat ShowcaseCongratulations, @Tyler_Tettleton. Ohio's all-time leader in TD passes. One of the most humble people I've met. He deserves it. #SUACSeth AustinTettleton finds Foster in the corner for another touchdown and he is now the all time school leader in Td passes. As a junior. #studJacob CorriganTyler Tettleton with a TD pass and reception. Ohio 14 Akron 0. 8:36 to go in first.Mark McClellanShocker: Tettleton throws a fade to Foster for a TD. 14-0 Ohio with 8:36 left in the first. Akron's secondary is just lost out there.Steve UhlmannAfter Ohio turned it over on downs at the Akron 33-yard line, the Zips began a solid drive and found themselves with a 3rd-and-11 from the Ohio 25. Enter Keith Moore, who stopped the drive by picking off Akron QB Dalton Williams over the middle.Dalton Williams picked off at Bobcats 13 by Keith Moore Bobcats lead 14-0. #gozpis #ZipsGameDayGeorge Thomas'Redskin' package look for Ohio on third and long. Blake Jones with pressure, Keith Moore dives under the seam route for the INTJason ArkleyKeith Moore's interception was the first of his career.WOUB Bobcat ShowcasePromising Akron drive nearing the red zone stopped as Keith Moore picks off Williams (his 8th INT). Cats take over at their 13.WATHSportsFanEach team had a stalled drive before Ohio got the ball back and marched down the field in an 11-play 27-yard drive that was capped by a 44-yard Matt Weller field goal. Matt Weller tacks on a 44-yard field goal to give the Bobcats a 17-0 lead with three minutes remaining in the first half.Athens Post SportsAn incomplete pass to the end zone to Chase Cochran brings Matt Weller on to attempt a 44-yard field goal. Converts, making it 17-0 Ohio.Speakeasy SportsMatt Weller's 44 yard FG is GOOD. #Ohio now leads the Zips 17-0 with 2:54 to go in the first halfOhio Sports ZoneMatt Weller with the field goal puts #BobcatFootball up 17-0 with just over 2 minutes left before halftime #AkronVsOhioBryan M. VanceAfter a second field goal by Weller increased the Ohio lead to 20-0, Akron marched 75 yards in just 28 seconds to put a touchdown on the board before the half and make it 20-7 heading into the locker room. We got a ball game. Akron storms down the field for a late TD. 20-7 Ohio with 0:16 left. Zips get the ball to start the second half tooSteve UhlmannAnd that will make no one on the Ohio side happy. Akron scores with 16 tics left in 1H, Williams to LT Smith for 19-yard score. Ohio up 20-7Jason ArkleyQ2 (0:16): Ohio 20, Akron 7Zips Football#AKRON 7, #OHIO 20. #Akron scored 1 point. #Football #CollegeFootball #Scores #MACMid-American ScoresAkron took the second half kickoff and drove for its second-straight score, this time on the heels of a 9-play, 75-yard drive that last 3:04. Dalton Williams completed the drive with a 10-yard touchdown toss to Tyler Williams that pulled the Zips within 20-14 early in the third quarter. Dalton Williams with his second TD pass of the game makes it 20-14. The Zips offense is finally making plays. 3rd Q.AkronSportsNOWTouchdown Akron. Pass from Dalton Williams to Tyler Williams from 10 yards outOhio Sports ZoneDalton Williams finds Tyler Williams on the end of a 10-yd TD pass. Stein's PAT is good. Ohio 20, Akron 14. 3rd Q 11:56.Gregg BachThe Bobcats' defense came up with a big stop on the ensuing Akron possession, however. Taking over at his own four-yard line, Beau Blankenship helped put together a 96-yard scoring drive that allowed Ohio to regain control of the game at 27-14. Blankenship accounted for eight carries and 78 yards on the drive before Tettleton found Troy Hill in the corner of the endzone for a touchdown. Beau Blankenship carried the ball eight carries for 78 yards on that drive, totaling 18 carries and 99 yards on the day.Speakeasy SportsOn your horse! Beau Blankenship all of the carries this drive, the last for 17. Ohio across midfield. Followed by another 17 yd gainer.WATHSportsFanGROUND AND POUND for #Ohio as Beau Blankenship is chewing up massive amounts of yards to lead the #Cats down the fieldOhio Sports ZoneBeau Blankenship has reeled off runs of 5, 17, 7, 17 and 17. The Blankenship train is picking up steam! Ohio's drive began on the 4 yd line.OhioFootballOctavius Leftwhich helped Ohio increase its hold on the game's momentum by intercepting Akron's Dalton Williams on the first play of Akron's next drive. Ryan Boykin led the charge on the Bobcats' following offensive possession, accounting for 48 yards and a touchdown as Ohio scored for the second consecutive drive. The 9-play, 56-yard drive increased the Bobcats' lead to 34-14 with 37 seconds left in the third quarter. 34-14 OU Bobcats over crArkon #OUOHYEAHJonathan FlynnKudos to @JasonAmessenger ... He literally just called an Ohio INT. Octavius Leftwich picks off Akron QB Dalton Williams.Tom SymondsRT @ThePostSports: Ryan Boykin punches in a five-yard touchdown to put the Bobcats ahead 34-14 with 37 seconds remaining in the third quarter.steven inslerTOUCHDOWN BOBCATS!!! 5 yard run. 34-14 OUEricINTERCEPTION #Ohio by number 5 Octavius Leftwich. 1st-and-10 #CatsOhio Sports ZoneAkron scored early in the fourth quarter to pull within 34-21 and put some pressure on the Bobcats. Ohio went three-and-out on its next possession, allowing the Zips to take over with a 1st-and-10 at the 22-yard line after a 45-yard punt by Grant Venham. Facing a two-score defect with just over five minutes to go, Akron decided to go for it on 4th-and5 from its own 40-yard line. Neil Huynh forced the turnover on downs by getting in the backfield and getting a hand on Williams' pass attempt.Neal Huynh bats the ball down on fourth down. Bobcats get a stop, take over at Akron's 40. 4:56 leftJason ArkleyNeal Huynh with another big defensive play, knocks down a 4th down pass for Akron. Ohio in control 34-21 4Q. 7-0 on the horizon.WATHSportsFanNeal Huynh tips a Dalton Williams pass on fourth down to for the turnover on downs. Ohio takes over at the Akron 40-yard line.Speakeasy SportsAkron would score one more time to make it 34-28 with 1:55 remaining, but a failed onside kick prevented the Zips from getting any closer. Ohio recovered the onside attempt and ran the clock out to seal a 34-28 victory.Nicely done boys #bobcatnation http://instagr.am/p/QvMcpOLV0e/Kolleen Mueller7 and 0. Ranked yet?? #BobcatNationCarly Jade7-0 #BobcatNation TaylorOU WITH ANOTHER WINNNNNNNN!! 7-0 BOBCATS BABBBBBYYYYYYY!!! #BOBCATNATION #HOMECOMING2012Kelsey CrowleyGreat job @OhioBobcats!! 7-0! Keep it up! Wish I was there for the #2012homecoming celebration. #BOBCATNATIONamberly7-0 here we come top 25 #OUohYEAH #BobcatNationJoey Smart7-0... OU oh yeah! #Top25Bound #BobcatNationJeff EStudents, alumni, and fans alike were out in full force the morning before the game. Fact. http://instagr.am/p/QvQCz2kzkA/Joseph HughesOhio University campus http://pic.twitter.com/ggQA4JtPalmatrafi86I rule at this dance. http://instagr.am/p/QvP9d_Ezj4/Joseph HughesNot an empty seat at halftime. #BobcatNation http://instagr.am/p/QvOx0eSYXB/Mike Wendling@OhioBobcats. Nasty View. #BobcatNation http://instagr.am/p/QvOzdcSYXH/Mike Wendling#bobcatnation Even dogs are on board! http://pic.twitter.com/s8e9WAoDTaylorMirf@FinnHarries it's sunny at my university in Ohio :) http://pic.twitter.com/cmeXW8WeAnnekePriceFamous bobcat Gary Trent #bobcatnation http://instagr.am/p/QvIQwErV_2/Kolleen MuellerGAME TIME ! #bobcatnation #ou #homecoming @laurenmuscari @carlee_baum16 http://instagr.am/p/QvIo7ny2cn/alexis mitchellBobcats, be sure to stop by! RT @melaina_lewis: OU student love the @GoCopperheads! #HomeRcoming http://pic.twitter.com/K7GqVBZPOUImPRessionsStill undefeated!! 7-0 Happy Homecoming Bobcats!! http://pic.twitter.com/WiD38lheKaija NealonMarching 110 OUHC 12#OUHC #OU #OHIO #BOBCATNATION http://instagr.am/p/QvMt3TJBbC/Patrick Flaherty RT @stevelaeddis: Everyone only comes to homecoming for the alumni band #BobcatNation http://pic.twitter.com/Lx0sZChnEvanLubingercounty fair royalty in Athens Ohio. http://pic.twitter.com/dUbBA88NAri JacobsBeautiful day in Athens, Ohio! Go cats! http://pic.twitter.com/gtzCUQ1CKemp StewartOU with Max! #Rufus #Bobcats http://instagr.am/p/QvGj21LM0t/Emma Elizabeth ⭐Football game! http://instagr.am/p/Qu38QOKlG0/Ivo BalticHappy Homecoming Bobcats! http://pic.twitter.com/8ADc9XLQMeghan Foreman#Bobcatnation 12-0 #soontobe http://pic.twitter.com/5QzrchMxKyle RendleshamBeautiful day in a packed Peden Stadium! #homecoming #bobcatnation #ohiouniversity http://instagr.am/p/Qu6oxfr9X2/Alicia OrtonI may be missing the homecoming festivities but at least I'll be Athens bound on Thursday. Go Bobcats! #bobcatnation http://pic.twitter.com/FcgPQpsatinadubsMy sister and I supporting OHIO. #bobcatnation 6-0!! http://pic.twitter.com/XoP1TNyURachelBaker_Secretly reppin #bobcatnation at current institution homecoming. I can still rock my green! #BobcatPride #OUCSPLove http://pic.twitter.com/stjrH66Serin nunnStanding in line waiting to get into Peden. Go Cats. #bobcatnation http://pic.twitter.com/6xGEHeHeJohn GaliciHomecoming at OU. Kegs N' Eggs and selling Bobcat Blackout shirts. #bobcatnationpmcclllnHappy homecoming week from the Front Room! #bobcatnation #BobcatPride #110 http://pic.twitter.com/ahtalw9wanthony_borziRepresenting the class of 2016 yeahhhhhhhh #bobcatnation #ouohyeah http://pic.twitter.com/7uwYDAVFtaylorhuffordLove our campus #bobcatnation #OU http://pic.twitter.com/YWaEmVemmatt_witten24@OHIOAlumni @ohiou AWESOME Bobcat Paw Print cookies from Fluff! Happy Homecoming! #ouohyeah http://pic.twitter.com/rKCqiCWZVisit Athens CountyBe sure to check out the @ohiou Farmer's Market at Howard Hall site today! #keepitlocal http://pic.twitter.com/zeVSJsr4Allison EvansLook out for J&J on the replay! #MACstatus @JohnLBollinger http://pic.twitter.com/lIrxQ7FqJeff EBetter than the Best Ever is 2012 @OhioU theme. I liked Back to the Bricks (last yr) better! #OUhc @OhioAlumni http://twitpic.com/b3iz8bLisa M. MaatzRT @ohiou: Those look great! RT @ava__bella: Can't wait for tomorrow!!! http://pic.twitter.com/9VYHhakQlil eRT @ohiou: RT @ohiobobcatsfbeq: Be sure to grab a Sports Illustrated this week! #ohiou #BleedGREEN http://pic.twitter.com/XM3kike7lil ehomecoming at @ohiou. #america #fun http://pic.twitter.com/0uwBwj7RMark Emery#bobcatnation http://pic.twitter.com/A6FmUYTHChristinaOU 110 and alumni warming up @ohiou http://pic.twitter.com/CwNAb5R4Debbie Brewer@ohiou #homecoming http://pic.twitter.com/VUssXKvlAva BellaMy collection from the parade so far #lolwut #OUHC2012 I love @ohiou http://pic.twitter.com/ifQtbrcWMyranda OwcaOne of the more creative floats from #OUhc parade. @OhioU @OhioAlumni http://twitpic.com/b3s1yoLisa M. MaatzIt is a great day to be a Bobcat. #FallFest #GPLAU http://pic.twitter.com/3zkXQfWODaniel R. SimpsonOur little bobcat eating a Bobcat cookie! #OUHC2012 http://pic.twitter.com/9Ce6s14DBrenen's Coffee CafeHomecoming game w my girls:) great day to be a bobcat! http://pic.twitter.com/5sI10IbXJackie McIlrathLarry Starr, Anne Starr, Tom Starr in Athens for OHIO U - Akron Homecoming 2012 http://pic.twitter.com/XkOyEqUcTomStarrLiveFound the perfect place to keep my @Varsity_Ohio pin. Thanks for sending that to me guys! #BobcatNation http://pic.twitter.com/buVm1rkDtaylorevans1Tailgate preparation underway! Looking forward to a great O. U. 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Storified by OhioFootball · Sun, Oct 14 2012 07:57:07
Akron took the second half kickoff and drove for its second-straight score, this time on the heels of a 9-play, 75-yard drive that last 3:04. Dalton Williams completed the drive with a 10-yard touchdown toss to Tyler Williams that pulled the Zips within 20-14 early in the third quarter.
The Bobcats' defense came up with a big stop on the ensuing Akron possession, however. Taking over at his own four-yard line, Beau Blankenship helped put together a 96-yard scoring drive that allowed Ohio to regain control of the game at 27-14. Blankenship accounted for eight carries and 78 yards on the drive before Tettleton found Troy Hill in the corner of the endzone for a touchdown.
Octavius Leftwhich helped Ohio increase its hold on the game's momentum by intercepting Akron's Dalton Williams on the first play of Akron's next drive. Ryan Boykin led the charge on the Bobcats' following offensive possession, accounting for 48 yards and a touchdown as Ohio scored for the second consecutive drive. The 9-play, 56-yard drive increased the Bobcats' lead to 34-14 with 37 seconds left in the third quarter.