Oct. 31, 2011
Ohio vs. Temple Gamenotes
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ATHENS, Ohio - The Ohio football team (5-3; 2-2 MAC) will welcome the Temple (5-3; 3-2) Owls on Wednesday for a pivotal Mid-American Conference game. The game will also be the first time Peden Stadium has ever played host to an ESPN televised game. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m.
Wednesday's game will also serve as the Bobcat Blackout and fans are encouraged to wear Black.
Ohio and Temple will meet for just the fifth time on Nov. 2. The Bobcats hold the all-time series lead at 3-1. The first time the two teams met was back on Nov. 2, 2007 with Ohio earning a 23-7 victory over Temple. The last meeting took place on Nov. 16, 2010 in Philadelphia. In that contest, the Bobcats defeated the Owls 31-23.
The Bobcats will The Bobcats enter the game after defeating Akron 37-20 on Oct. 22 to pick up their fourth-consecutive victory over the Zips. Ohio ranks second in the MAC in both total offense (450.2) and total defense (321.1).
Quarterback Tyler Tettleton has thrown for 200 yards or more in each of the last six weeks. On Oct. 22 against Akron, Tettleton threw for 328 yards. Senior wide receiver LaVon Brazill surpassed 100 yards receiving for the third time this fall as he tallied a game-high 102 yards at Akron.
Senior wide receiver LaVon Brazill surpassed 100 yards receiving for the third time this fall as he tallied a game-high 102 yards at Akron. Brazill is just 64 receiving yards short of 2,000 for his career. Only two receivers in school history have recorded 2,000 yards or more in school history.
Temple enters Wednesday's game in the hopes of rebounding from a 13-10 loss at Bowling Green. Despite the Owls setback on Oct. 22, Temple has outscored its opponents 230-80, which is the largest margin in the league this season.
The Owls own the nation's No. 2 ranked scoring defense, limiting opponents to just 10 points per game. Temple has also recorded a pair of shutouts this season and has recorded a league-best 23 sacks. Offensively, junior running back Bernard Pierce leads the league in both rushing yards (951) and rushing touchdowns (18). Pierce has surpassed 100 yards-or-more in six of the Owls' eight games.
Wednesday night's game can also be heard live on the Citizens Bank Ohio IMG Sports Network with "Voice of the Bobcats" Russ Eisenstein, Rob Cornelius and Brian Boesch calling all of the action. Airtime begins at 7 p.m. ET.