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R&L Carriers NEW ORLEANS BOWL: Ohio Bobcats no match for Troy Trojans

(courtesy of New Orleans Bowl via Wikipedia Commons)

Frank Solich and Ohio Bobcats end year at 8-5 (file photo)

Corey Robinson threw for 387 yards and four TD’s and Troy set a New Orleans Bowl scoring record with a 48-21 win over Ohio University.

Robinson completed 23 passes for 285 yards and four touchdowns in the first half of play alone, when Troy (8-5) raced out to a 38-7 lead.

Tebiarus Gill had a New Orleans Bowl-record with three touchdowns, all on receptions in the first half.

Troy finished with another New Orleans Bowl record, with 602 yards. The Trojans racked up a 371-39 yard edge through the first two quarters.

Corey Robinson (photo by Kevin Glackmeyer and Troy athletics)

Ohio, who drops to 0-5 in bowl games overall, finished the season at 8-5.

The Bobcats were led by quarterback Boo Jackson passed for 209 yards and three touchdowns.


* Strong Safety Donovan Fletcher has been Ohio’s best player defensive player all year, notching a team-high five interceptions and making 68 tackles.

* Ohio was able to get an at-large bowl bid when fellow MAC teams, Temple and Western Michigan will be staying home.


* The Sun Belt Conference champions know this bowl quite well, having played in it in 2006 and 2008.

* The Trojans completed a “Drive For Five”, five consecutive years with at least part of the league title.

* WR Jerrel Jernigan scored nine touchdowns this year, five receiving, two rushing, and one each on punt and kick returns. He also threw a touchdown pass.

compiled from staff, R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl, Ohio University & Troy University athletics

Ohio Bobcats dominate Bowling Green, 49-25

Ohio's Donovan Fletcher scored on an interception return (file photo)

Boo Jackson threw three first half touchdown passes and Phil Bates ran for two scores as Ohio University beat Bowling Green in Mid-American Conference action in Athens, Ohio.

Jackson completed 9 of 14 passes for 76 yards and had TD passes of 5, 7 and 6 yards, the last two to Jordan Thompson.

Jackson rushed for 53 yards as well.

Jackson’s second touchdown pass was the 27th of his career, moving him into second place all-time at Ohio behind Cleve Bryant (1967-1969) with 29.

Ohio (3-3, 2-1) led 28-3 at halftime, and then Bates had TD runs of 62 and 12 yards and star DB Donovan Fletcher scored on a 55-yard interception return.

The struggling Falcons fall to 1-5 overall, 0-2 in the MAC, outgained Ohio 414 to 380.

compiled from staff & Ohio University news


Ohio's Donovan Fletcher (29)on one of two interceptions vs. Ohio State (WAXX-TV photo)

Ohio's Terrence MCCrae (11) ready to grab 11-yard TD pass for only score by Bobcats vs. Ohio State (WAXX-TV photo)

The Ohio Bobcats are ready to forget Saturday’s 43-7 debacle against Ohio State Saturday in venerable Ohio Stadium.

The Bobcats had suffered five turnovers, three sacks and only gained 158 yards of total offense.

But now, they’ll turn their attention to former MAC member, Marshall University. The game will be played in Huntington, West Virginia.

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* With a win over Marshall, Ohio would capture the 500th win in program history. Currently, the record sits at 499-517-48.

* Head coach Frank Solich with a win, would give him 33 and sole possession of fourth place on Ohio’s all-time win list.

* Coach Solich is tied with Jim Grobe in coaching wins. Next in 3rd place is Carroll Widdoes with 42 wins from 1949-57. Don Peden tops the list with 121 wins from 1924-1946 and Ohio’s stadium is named after him.

* Ohio linebacker Noah Keller was named to the Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List by the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) and the Charlotte Touchdown Club. The trophy is awarded annually to the nation’s best defensive player.

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This honor marks the third time in four years that a Bobcat has been named to a preseason watch list for a major award, 2007 Kalvin Mcrae for the Maxwell Trophy and 2009 Taylor Price for the Biletnikoff Award.

Last season, the Kearney, Nebraska native posted a Mid-American Conference-high 155 tackles, which averaged out to 11.07 per game, the sixth-highest total nationally. He also finished with nine tackles for loss, two sacks, one interception, three pass breakups and a pair of forced fumbles.

Ohio captain Donovan Fletcher, Strong safety had 2 interceptions against Ohio State (

* The Ohio Bobcat captains for 2010 include all seniors. Defensive linemen Dak Notestine and Stafford Gatling along with middle linebacker Noah Keller and strong safety Donovan Fletcher.

* The Bobcats are picked to finish second in the MAC East Division by the media at the Mid-American Conference Media Day at Ford Field in Detroit during the summer.

Ohio won the division for the second time in four years in 2009.

The Bobcats, who earned 116 points and gained three first-place votes, were second only to the much-improved Temple Owls program with 137 points and 16 first place votes.

Frank Solich looking for win number 33 at Ohio (

Ohio University’s LaVon Brazill has been named to the Paul Hornung Award Watch List for the inaugural award, an honor that will be given annually to the most versatile player in major college football.

Brazill was also named named to the Biletnikoff Award Watch List.

Brazill caught 53 passes for 702 yards and six touchdowns last season, all totals that ranked second on the team. The 5’11 receiver had two of his biggest games last season, first against Tennessee with eight catches for 92 yards and a touchdown and then against Northern Illinois with five catches for 55 yards and two scores. He currently ranks fourth in school history in career receptions per game (3.22), tied for seventh in career catches (103) and ninth in career receiving yards (1,287). His 53 receptions in 2009 were also the most by any junior in school history.

Info compiled from Ohio University news