Sept. 7, 2006
ATHENS, Ohio - The Ohio football team will play its first road game of the season when it travels to Northern Illinois on Saturday, Sept. 9. Watch Head Coach Frank Solich speak about what it takes to win on the road.
In addition to addressing playing away from Peden Stadium, Solich spoke about using reserve quarterback Josh Febus on special teams and the Bobcats' defensive effort that held Tennessee-Martin to just 123 yards of total offense.
Ohio allowed UT Martin just 123 yards of total offense. It was the fewest number of yards the Bobcats have given up since limiting UCF to 98 yards in 2003. The Bobcats gave up just 49 yards on the ground to the Skyhawks which marked its best defensive effort against the run since holding the Golden Knights to -6 yards. Ohio has won eight of its last 11 games when holding opponents to less than 100 yards rushing The Bobcats have held opponents to less than 200 yards of offense six times since the start of 1999. Ohio is 5-1 in those game with the only loss coming at Pittsburgh in 2002.
Saturday's match-up with the Huskies begins at 3 p.m. ET. The game will be televised by Comcast SportsNet Chicago and can be seen in Central and Southeastern Ohio on WFMJ-TV in Columbus and WQCW in the Huntington/Charleston television market, which includes Athens County.