Nov. 21, 2006
ATHENS, Ohio - The Ohio football team will play the last of its seven regular-season road games when it travels to Oxford to take on Miami on Friday, Nov. 24. Head Coach Frank Solich addressed the Bobcats' road success this season at his weekly press conference.
Through the first six road contests of 2006, the Bobcats are 4-2 and have won three road games in a row for the first time since 1997. The Bobcats' four road wins in 2006 matches their road win total from 2002-05. Ohio's four road wins are the most since 1997. The Bobcats have not won five road games since 1968, their last MAC championship season.
Solich also talked about the importance of limiting turnovers after Ohio's three fumbles against Akron. The Bobcats were able to minimize the damage with three takeaways of their own.
Turnover margin has been a key statistic for the Bobcats. Since the 2000 campaign, the Bobcats are 21-14 when winning the turnover battle and 4-27 when on the short end. The win at NIU stopped a 15-game skid when on the short end of the turnover ratio. Since 2000, Ohio is 5-8 when even in the turnover category, including last week's win against Akron.
Solich also talked to the media on how he has measured the success of the team this season and his feelings on instant replay.
The Bobcats will end the regular season at Miami before taking on Central Michigan in the Marathon MAC Championship Game on Thursday, Nov. 30 at Ford Field in Detroit. For ticket information, call the Ohio Athletics Ticket Office at 1-800-575-CATS or click on the above "MAC Championship Central" link.