Nov. 4, 2010
Ohio-Buffalo Game Notes
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ATHENS, Ohio-Ohio Football plays its final home game Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m. ET against the Buffalo Bulls in a game that will be televised nationally on ESPNU.
The Bobcats (6-3 overall, 4-1 MAC) are coming off a 38-31 win over Louisiana last Saturday, a victory that gave the program its fifth-straight win on the season. Quarterback Boo Jackson set the all-time program mark for touchdown passes, completing 16 passes on 22 attempts, throwing for 240 yards, three touchdowns and four interceptions on the day. Ohio's defense did a very good job of getting into Louisiana's backfield, accumulating six sacks. Stafford Gatling (Burlington, N.C.) had three, Hilton Dawson III (Compton, Calif.) had two and Curtis Meyers (Harrison, Ohio) earned one. Wide receiver Steven Goulet (Irmo, S.C.) caught five passes for a career-high 126 yards.
Buffalo (2-6, 1-3) dropped a 21-9 decision at home to Miami last Saturday. Despite winning the turnover battle, 2-1, the Buffalo offense could not get untracked long enough to pull out the victory. True freshman quarterback Alex Zordich completed 16-of-33 passes for 210 yards and scored his first collegiate touchdown. However, five sacks and failures on key fourth downs (0-for-3) kept the UB offense from denting the scoreboard further. Offensively, junior flanker Terrell Jackson had 72 yards receiving on seven catches, matching his career high in receptions. Marcus Rivers had three catches for 44 yards and Branden Oliver added two receptions for 52 yards. The Bulls' defense limited Miami to 297 total yards and forced a pair of interceptions by safeties Davonte Shannon and Domonic Cook. Cook's interception was his sixth of the season - and the fifth straight game he has forced a turnover, which leads the nation. He came into the game tied for first in the nation in interceptions.
In addition to the Thursday's television broadcast, the game may also be heard on the Citizens Bank Ohio ISP Sports Network with "Voice of the Bobcats" Russ Eisenstein, Rob Cornelius and Caleb Troop calling all of the action. Airtime is 6:30 p.m. ET.