Sept. 12, 2006
ATHENS, Ohio - The Bobcat football team is coming off a win at preseason MAC favorite Northern Illinois. Watch Head Coach Frank Solich talk about the team's performance, including the 322-yard passing effort of quarterback Austen Everson.
A big part of Everson's success against the Huskies was his ability to spread the ball around to different receivers. The Bobcats had four players with at least four catches (Kalvin McRae, Rudy Sylvan, William Norwood and Chido Nwokocha) in a game for the first time since 1985. In all nine Bobcats had at least one reception.
The Bobcats were also successful keeping the ball away from the high-powered Northern Illinois offense. The Bobcats held a decisive advantage in time of possession, holding the ball for 37:20, including more than 11 minutes in the fourth quarter. It was the longest Ohio held possession since controlling the ball for 39:34 against UCF in 2003. Ohio has had the time of possession advantage in both of its victories this season. The Bobcats are 5-1 under Head Coach Frank Solich when having the ball longer than its opponent.
Check back to www.ohiobobcats.com on Wednesday for more highlights from Monday's press conference, including Coach Solich's comparison of last Saturday's win to last season's Pittsburgh victory.