Nov. 15, 2006
ATHENS, Ohio - For 19 Bobcat seniors, Thursday's game against Akron will mark their last appearance at Peden Stadium. Head Coach Frank Solich talked about this year's senior class at his weekly press conference.
The Bobcat seniors include Tom Christy, Matt Coppage, Austen Everson, David Escobar, Michael Graham, J.J. Knabb, Matt Lasher, Corey Logan, Ahmona Maxwell, Scott Mayle, Matt Muncy, William Norwood, Voncarie Owens, Marcquis Parham, Justin Riley, Tyler Russ, Rudy Sylvan, T.J. Wright and Shane Yates.
Solich also broke down Thursday's game, talking about the Zips and what the Bobcats must do to be successful. One thing specifically mentioned was the running game. Ohio has run for at least 200 yards in three consecutive games. It is the longest streak for the Bobcats since three-straight 200-yard outings during the 2001 season. Ohio has not run for 200-or-more yards in four straight games since the 2000 squad ended the year on a six-game run. Ohio has rushed for at least 200 yards in four of its last five wins. The Bobcats have run for more than 200 yards seven times since the start of last season and have won all seven games.
In addition to talking about Thursday's contest, Solich addressed the media on the importance of scoring early and where this season ranks among his personal favorites.
Tickets for Thursday's game are still available. The contest is also Ohio faculty and staff appreciation day. All Ohio University faculty and staff can receive two free tickets to the game upon showing their Faculty/Staff ID at the ticket window.
Ohio student-athletes will also be collecting food donations at select gates. All donations will benefit the Salvation Army which serves Athens County and the surrounding area. The items most needed include canned soups, fruits and vegetables, tuna fish, salmon, other canned meats, peanut butter, baby food and formula, and boxed meals/dinners.
For ticket information, call the Ohio Athletics Ticket Office at 1-800-575-CATS or click here to purchase your tickets online.