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BOBCAT BLACKOUT: Ohio Hosts Bowling Green Wednesday Night

OHIOBOBCATS.COM Ryan Boykin
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Ryan Boykin
OHIOBOBCATS.COM

Nov. 6, 2012

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The Last Meeting
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November 16, 2011
Bowling Green, Ohio
Cats Down Falcons 29-28 to Claim MAC East Title
Junior kicker Matt Weller connected on a 23-yard field goal as time expired to give the Ohio University football team a thrilling 29-28 victory at Doyt Perry Stadium Wednesday night.

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FIRST AND 10
-Ohio welcomes Bowling Green on Wednesday night at 8 p.m. and can be seen on ESPN2.
-Ohio's matchup with Bowling Green will serve as a BLACK OUT where fans in attendance are encouraged to wear black.
-Wednesday night's game will also serve as Senior Day. Prior to the game, Ohio University will honor 19 seniors.
-Ohio's Wednesday night meeting with Bowling Green is the Bobcats' second midweek matchup of the year.
-Ohio is 9-1 in midweek games dating back to 2009.
-The Bobcats' 8-1 mark is their best mark through nine games since 1968.
-The Bobcats have won 14 of their last 16 games dating back to last season.
-Ohio is undefeated at home this season.
-Ohio running back Beau Blankenship has rushed for over 1,000 yards and is the eighth individual in school history to surpass 1,000 yards rushing.
-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.

WHAT TO WATCH FOR
-A win over Bowling Green would give the `Cats their best record through 10 games since 1968.
-A win over Bowling Green would mark the Bobcats' 15th win in their last 17 games dating back to last season.
-A win over the Falcons would give the Bobcats their first undefeated mark at home since 1988.
-Junior captain Tyler Tettleton is just 83 yards shy of becoming Ohio's all-time leader in career passing yards.
-Tettleton is also just 27 completions shy of becoming Ohio's all-time leader in career completions.
-Junior running back Beau Blankenship has 1,097 yards rushing and just 57 yards shy of cracking into the single season all-time top five.
-Wide receiver Donte Foster is just two touchdown receptions shy of cracking into the all-time top three for career touchdown receptions. He is currently fifth all-time with 13 career receiving touchdowns.

OHIO - BOWLING GREEN SERIES HISTORY
Ohio and Bowling Green will meet for the 64th time on Wednesday night. The Falcons hold the all-time series lead at 36-25-2. The first time the two teams met was in 1945 with Bowling Green earning a 6-0 victory over Ohio. The last meeting between the two teams took place on Nov. 16, 2011 in Bowling Green. In that contest, the Bobcats defeated the Falcons 29-28. Ohio has defeated Bowling Green in four of its last five meetings.

SCOUTING BOWLING GREEN
The Falcons (6-3; 4-1) enter the game after posting a convincing 24-3 victory at home versus Eastern Michigan on Oct. 27. BGSU's lone setback in league play this season came at Toledo as it dropped a 27-15 decision on the road. Quarterback Matt Schilz returns for the Falcons after throwing for over 3,000 yards last season. This season, Schilz has thrown for 1,752 yards and nine touchdowns. BGSU also features a strong rushing attack led by 2011 MAC Freshman of the Year Shaun Joplin, who has 725 yards on the ground and eight touchdowns. Defensively, the Falcons return 10 starters from the 2011 team and are led by senior defensive tackle Chris Jones. Jones has 31 tackles, 16.0 tackles for loss and 11.5 sacks on the year.

FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT LAST WEEK
-The Bobcats are 9-1 in their last 10 weekday games dating back to 2009.
-Ohio improves to 5-0 at home this season.
-Ohio outgained Eastern Michigan 559-305. The Bobcats' 500-yard plus effort was Ohio's second-largest offensive output of the season.
-Junior wide receiver Donte Foster surpassed his previous career-high for receiving yards in the first half as he tallied 76 yards receiving. Foster finished the game with 164 receiving yards.
-Junior quarterback Tyler Tettleton's 79-yard touchdown pass to Foster was the Bobcats' longest play from scrimmage of the year.