Nov. 11, 2012
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FIRST AND 10
-Ohio travels to Ball State Wednesday night at 8 p.m. to take on the Cardinals. The game can be seen on ESPNU.
-The Bobcats will make their 48th appearance on the ESPN Family of Networks since 2005.
-Ohio's Wednesday night meeting with Ball State is the Bobcats' third midweek matchup of the year.
-Ohio is 9-2 in midweek games dating back to 2009.
-The Bobcats' 8-2 mark is their best mark through 10 games since 1997.
-The Bobcats have won 14 of their last 17 games dating back to last season.
-Quarterback Tyler Tettleton became Ohio University's all-time leading passer last week against Bowling Green.
-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.
-The Bobcats won seven straight games to open the season. Ohio's 7-0 start was its best start to a season since 1968.
-Ohio is one of three teams in the Mid-American Conference that has been ranked in the AP Top 25 this season.
-Head coach Frank Solich coached in his 100th game at Ohio last week against Bowling Green.
WHAT TO WATCH FOR
The Last Meeting
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October 15, 2011
Ohio Football Falls to Ball State, 23-20
Ohio University senior wide receiver LaVon Brazill set the school's career record for receptions while posting 157 receiving yards and had two touchdowns, but a late Bobcat rally fell short in a 23-20 loss to Ball State on Saturday at Peden Stadium.
-A win over Ball State would give the `Cats their fourth road win of the year.
-A win over Ball State would mark the Bobcats' 15th win in their last 18 games dating back to last season.
-A win over the Cardinals would mark just the fifth time in school history Ohio has defeated Ball State on the road.
-Junior quarterback Tyler Tettleton
is just six completions shy of becoming Ohio's all-time leader in career completions.
-Junior running back Beau Blankenship
has 1,194 yards rushing and just 58 yards shy of cracking into the single season all-time top three. He currently stands in fourth place all-time in single season history.
-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.
-Foster is also just seven catches shy of cracking into the all-time single season Top 10 for receptions.
OHIO - BALL STATE SERIES HISTORY
Ohio and Ball State will meet for the 23rd time on Wednesday night. The Cardinals hold the all-time series lead at 14-8. The first time the two teams met was in 1975 with Ohio earning a 10-0 victory over Ball State. The last meeting between the two teams took place on Oct. 15, 2011 in Athens. In that contest, the Bobcats dropped a 23-20 decision to the Cardinals. Ohio has defeated Ball State in three of the last four meetings.
SCOUTING BALL STATE
Ball State comes into Wednesday night's game following a 34-27 victory at Toledo. The Cardinals win over the Rockets was their fourth-straight win. BSU running back Jahwan Edwards and quarterback Keith Wenning have accounted for 34 total touchdowns this season. Defensively, the Cardinals are led by Travis Freeman, who is the NCAA total tackles leader in a career with 443. The Cardinals have beaten two teams from the Bowl Championship Series Automatic Qualifying Conferences in the same year for the first time in school history, defeating Indiana and South Florida.
FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT LAST WEEK
-The Bobcats' loss to Bowling Green was their first loss at home this season and their first setback at Peden Stadium since their contest against Ball State in 2011. The last time Ohio went undefeated at home was 1988.
-The Bobcats dropped to 9-2 in weekday games dating back to 2009.
-The Bobcats have a 21-8 record inside Peden Stadium since the start of the 2008 season. Ohio has outscored its opponents 226-134 in home games this season.
-Quarterback Tyler Tettleton finished the game with 145 yards through the air and became Ohio's all-time career passing leader with 5,475. Former Bobcat Sammy Shon was previous all-time leader.
-Tettleton rushed in from five yards out to score the Bobcats' first touchdown of the game, logging his first 15th career rushing touchdown. He also threw a touchdown to Chase Cochran in the second half. He has accounted for 60 touchdowns in his collegiate career.