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No. 23 Ohio faces Miami in the Battle of the Bricks

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Oct. 24, 2012

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The Last Meeting
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November 22, 2011
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Bobcats End Regular Season With Win Over Miami
Tyler Tettleton accounted for 314 total yards and three touchdowns in Ohio's sixth-straight win over Miami.

FIRST AND 10
-Ohio travels to Miami on Saturday to take on the RedHawks. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. and can be seen on SportsTime Ohio and ESPN3.
-Ohio is ranked No. 24 in the Bowl Championship Series standings and No. 23 in both the Associated Press and USA Today Polls.
-The Bobcats are 7-0 for the first time since 1968.
-Ohio has won eight games in a row dating back to last season.
-The Bobcats eight-game winning streak is their longest winning streak since 1968.
-Bobcats head coach Frank Solich has won eight-consecutive games, which is his longest winning streak since taking over sideline duties in 2005.
-The Bobcats enter the game with Miami as the only undefeated team in the Mid-American Conference. Ohio is also one of only 11 undefeated teams at the FBS level.
-Ohio became bowl eligible for the sixth time in the last eight years following its 38-31 win over Buffalo on Oct. 6 and was the first team in the country to become bowl eligible.
-The Bobcats' win over Akron on Oct. 13 gives Ohio its 13th win in the last 14 games dating back to last season.

WHAT TO WATCH FOR
-A win over Miami would mark the `Cats first 8-0 start since 1968.
-A win over Miami would mark just the sixth time in school history Ohio has opened a season 8-0.
-A win over Miami would mark the Bobcats 14th win in their last 15 games dating back to last season.
-A win over Miami would mark just the second time in the last 20 years in which Ohio has opened league play at 4-0.
-Place kicker Matt Weller is just five points shy of passing former Northern Illinois kicker Steve Azar for second all-time on the MAC career scoring list.
-Junior captain Tyler Tettleton needs just 154 yards to move into second place all-time in career passing yards.
-Junior running back Beau Blankenship is just 49 yards shy of becoming the eighth individual in school history to rush for 1,000 yards or more in a single season.
-Wide receiver Donte Foster is just one touchdown shy of cracking into the all-time top five for career touchdown receptions. He is currently tied for seventh all-time with 11 career receiving touchdowns.

OHIO - MIAMI SERIES HISTORY
Ohio and Miami will meet for the 89th time on Saturday in the Battle of the Bricks. The Redhawks hold the all-time series lead at 51-35-2. The first time the two teams met was in 1908 with Miami earning a 5-0 victory over Ohio. The last meeting took place on Nov. 22, 2011 in Athens. In that contest, the Bobcats defeated the RedHawks 21-14. Ohio has defeated Miami in each of its last six meetings.

SCOUTING MIAMI
The RedHawks (3-4; 2-1) enter the game after dropping a 37-12 decision at Bowling Green. Miami opened conference play by defeating both Massachusetts and Akron. Miami enters week nine after having last week off. The RedHawks feature the league's second-best passing offense in the Mid-American Conference. Quarterback Zac Dysert ranks second in the MAC in total offense, averaging 298.4 yards per game. Defensively, Miami ranks ninth in the league in scoring defense as opponents are averaging 37.6 points per game.

FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT AKRON WEEK
-Ohio has a 20-7 record inside Peden Stadium since the start of the 2008 season.
-With the win, Ohio improves to 3-0 in league play for the just the third time in the last 20 years.
-The Bobcats have scored 30-points or more five times this season.
-Ohio rushed for 252 yards, which marked the third time this season the Bobcats have surpassed 200 yards on the ground.
-Junior quarterback Tyler Tettleton threw his 39th and 40th career touchdown passes to become the school's all-time leader.