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The Last Meeting
October 6, 2012
Bobcats Become Bowl Eligible, Beat Bulls 38-31
Junior quarterback Tyler Tettleton threw for a game-high 183 yards and one touchdown to lead the Ohio University Football Team to a 38-31 victory over Buffalo Saturday afternoon at Peden Stadium. The win makes Ohio bowl eligible after just its sixth game of the 2012 season.
FIRST AND 10
-Ohio travels to Buffalo on Tuesday night for its midweek matchup against the Bulls. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m.
-Tuesday night's game will be aired on ESPN2. Ohio has had all of its games aired on television this year.
-The game also can be heard live on the Ohio IMG Sports Radio Network. "Voice of the Bobcats" Russ Eisenstein and Rob Cornelius will have the call. Network coverage begins at 7 p.m.
-The Bobcats enter this week's game following a 41-16 victory over Miami.
-The Bobcats enter the game ranked No. 2 in the nation in sacks.
-Ohio is now bowl eligible for the fifth-consecutive season.
A WIN OVER BUFFALO WOULD...
-Move Ohio into a first-place tie with Buffalo in the MAC East Division.
-Get Ohio's all-time record over .500 for the first time since the start of the 1995 campaign.
-Hand Ohio its seventh win in the last eight weeks.
-Give the Bobcats their fourth win over Buffalo in the last five years.
-Give the Bobcats their 22nd win in their last 29 games dating back to the 2011 season.
-Hand head coach Frank Solich his 124th career win. It would also hand him his 66th career win at Ohio and move him into a sixth-place tie on the all-time MAC coaching wins list with former Kent State head coach Trevor Rees.
-Hand quarterback Tyler Tettleton his 25th win as a starter. Tettleton currently owns a 24-10 mark since taking over as the Bobcats' starting quarterback in 2011.
WHAT TO WATCH FOR
-Ohio will be search of its third straight game with 40 points-or-more. The Bobcats have not surpassed 40-or-more points in three straight games since the 2000 season.
-The Bobcats also will be in search of its third straight game with 500 yards-or-more of total offense. In their last two games, the Bobcats have surpassed 500 yards of total offense against Eastern Michigan (547) and Miami (535).
-Quarterback Tyler Tettleton is just two touchdown passes shy of passing former Akron quarterback Charlie Frye for 16th on the MAC all-time career list.
-Senior wide receiver Donte' Foster needs just 67 yards to crack into the all-time Top 5 for receiving yards gained in a single season.
-Senior punt returner Travis Carrie needs just 76 yards to pass former Bobcat Stafford Owens (2001-04) for first on the all-time career punt return list. Carrie has 625 career punt return yards.
-Freshman defensive lineman Tarell Basham needs just 3.0 sacks to tie the single season record.
-As a team, the Bobcats need just four more sacks to crack the all-time top three mark for sacks in a season. The all-time record for sacks in a season is 38.
OHIO - BUFFALO SERIES HISTORY
Ohio and Buffalo will meet for the 20th time on Tuesday night. The Bobcats hold the all-time series lead at 12-7. The first time the two teams met was back in 1949 with the Bobcats earning a 20-7 victory over Buffalo. The last meeting took place on Oct. 6, 2012 in Athens, Ohio. In that contest, the Bobcats rallied back from an early 14-0 deficit to defeat the Bulls 38-31 to pick up their six-consecutive win on the year.
The Bulls enter Tuesday's night contest with a 6-2 record and a perfect 4-0 mark in Mid-American Conference play. Buffalo is currently riding a six-game winning streak, which is its longest since the 1959 campaign. The Bulls are also in the midst of a six-game winning streak at home. Offensively, the Bulls are led by running back Branden Oliver, who is averaging 170 yards rushing per game. As a team, Buffalo has scored 32 touchdowns on the year, which matches their total from all of last season. Defensively, the Bulls feature the league's top linebacker in the form of senior Khalil Mack. In 2013, Mack leads the MAC with 11.0 tackles for loss and 7.0 sacks on the year. He also has a team-best with 54 tackles.
LAST TIME OUT
-With the win over Miami, Ohio is now bowl eligible for the fifth-consecutive season.
-The Bobcats improved to 23-6 at Peden Stadium dating back to the start of the 2009 season.
-Ohio also improves to 4-1 in home games this season.
-Ohio has now won six of their last seven games.
-The Bobcat triumph also gives Ohio its 21st win in the last 28 games dating back to the 2011 season.
-The Bobcats improve to 36-52-2 all-time against Miami (OH).
-Solich is 7-2 all-time against Miami (OH).
-Solich improves to 65-46 all-time at Ohio and moves into seventh-place on the all-time Mid-American Conference coaching wins list.
-Ohio scored on its first possession of the game for the sixth time in its last seven games. The Bobcats have a 41-12 mark when they scores first.
-Senior wide receiver Donte' Foster became Ohio's all-time leader in career touchdown receptions, Saturday with, his three touchdown receptions giving him 20 for his career.
-Foster surpassed former Bobcat Terrence McCrae for first all-time on the Ohio touchdown receptions list.
-Foster finished the game with eight receptions with for 122 yards and three touchdown receptions.
-Foster has now surpassed 100 yards receiving in each of the last three games. In those contests, Foster has totaled 28 receptions, 383 yards.
-Tettleton surpassed 8,000 career passing yards against the RedHawks. No Ohio signal-caller has ever thrown for 8,000 career yards.
-Tettleton finished the game, going 22-of-32 for 306 yards and three touchdowns.
-Senior running back Beau Blankenship rushed for a game and season-high 172 yards on 20 carries (8.6 yards per carry).
-Blankenship has now surpassed 100 yards rushing in 11 career games.
-Ohio totaled seven sacks on the afternoon. In the last four games, the Bobcats have totaled 20 sacks.
-Ohio held Miami (OH) to 85 yards rushing. It marked the second time this season, Ohio has held an opponent under 100 yards on the ground.
-Rookie defensive lineman Tarell Basham registered his sixth sack on the year.
-Redshirt senior cornerback Travis Carrie collected his first interception on the year in the second quarter off Miami (OH) quarterback Austin Boucher.
-Redshirt sophomore linebacker Ben Russell had team-best seven tackles.