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Tarell Basham
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Nov. 18, 2013

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FIRST AND 10
-Ohio welcomes Kent State Tuesday night for its midweek matchup against the Golden Flashes. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m.
-Ohio's matchup vs. Kent State will serve as the Bobcat Blackout game. Fans are encouraged to wear black to the game.
-Tuesday night's game will be aired on ESPN2. Ohio has had all of its games aired on television this year. Since 2006, Ohio has made 61 appearances on the ESPN Family of Networks.
-The game also can be heard live on the Ohio IMG Sports Radio Network. "Voice of the Bobcats" Russ Eisenstein, Rob Cornelius and Grant Burkhardt will have the call. Network coverage begins at 7 p.m.
-The Bobcats enter this week's game following their loss at Bowling Green.
-Ohio is bowl eligible for the fifth-consecutive season.

A WIN OVER KENT STATE WOULD...
-Hand Ohio its second win over Kent State in the last three years.
-Improve the Bobcats record to 40-23-2 over the Golden Flashes all-time.
-Guarantee a winning record for the fifth-consecutive year and the sixth time in the Frank Solich era.
-Improve Ohio's record at home to 24-6 dating back to the start of the 2009 season. -Give the Bobcats their fifth home win this year.
-Hand Ohio its seventh win in the last 10 weeks.
-Give the Bobcats their 22nd win in their last 32 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 24-12 mark since taking over as the Bobcats' starting quarterback in 2011.

WHAT TO WATCH FOR
-The Bobcats need just 30 points to crack into the program's all-time top 10 for points in a single season. Since Frank Solich's first season in 2005, the Bobcats have posted five of Ohio's top 10 single season scoring marks.
-Senior running back Beau Blankenship needs just 106 yards to pass former Bobcat great and current Green Bay Packers scout Chad Brinker for fifth all-time on the all-time career rushing list.
-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.
-Tettleton is just 122 passing yards shy of overtaking former Bobcat signal-caller Theo Scott for third on the single season passing yards list.
-Senior wide receiver Donte' Foster needs just 56 yards to crack into the all-time Top 5 for receiving yards gained in a single season.
-Senior punt returner Travis Carrie needs just 55 yards to pass former Bobcat Stafford Owens (2001-04) for first on the all-time career punt return list. Carrie has 646 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 three 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 - KENT STATE SERIES HISTORY
Ohio and Kent State will meet for the 65th time Tuesday night. The Bobcats hold the all-time series lead at 39-23-2. The first time the two teams met was back in 1936 with the Bobcats earning a 6-0 win over the Golden Flashes. The last meeting took place on Nov. 23, 2012 in Kent, Ohio. In that contest, the Bobcats were defeated 28-6.

SCOUTING KENT STATE
The Golden Flashes return 15 starters from last year's Mid-American Conference East Division championship squad that finished with a mark of 11-3. Kent State enters Tuesday's night matchup with the Bobcats following a convincing 24-6 win over in-state rival Miami. The Golden Flashes held the Redhawks without a touchdown, which marked the first time KSU has held an opponent out of the endzone in 13 games. Offensively, Kent State is led by senior Dri Archer, who last week against the Redhawks, scored his eighth touchdown on the season and the 37th of his impressive career. Junior running back Trayion Durham provides KSU with a strong duo in the backfield. Last week against Miami, Durham rushed for 109 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, seniors Roosevelt Nix and Luke Wollet lead the way. Wollet leads the team in tackles with 73, while Nix owns a team-best 12.0 tackles for loss.