Football: Sprague and Ohio outgun Ball State

J.D. Sprague shined in his first start of the season and led Ohio to a 48-31 victory over Ball State. The redshirt junior got the start in place of an injured Derrius Vick (knee) and commanded the Bobcats’ offense to six touchdown drives in its highest-scoring game of the season. “He played great,” Ohio coach…

Football: Tough MAC test ahead for Bobcats

At 5-1, Ohio is off to its best start since 2012, but Frank Solich knows his team will have a tough test today when it hosts the Western Michigan Broncos. “We have watched them on film, and it is pretty evident they have a good football team,” Solich said. “It is going to be a huge…

Football: Defense Dominates in Rivalry Win

For the second consecutive game, the Ohio Bobcats are thanking their defense for a victory, but Saturday’s result was never in question. Ohio intercepted true freshman quarterback Billy Bahl four times en route to a 34-3 win over Miami (OH) in the annual “Battle of the Bricks.” Ohio led 17-3 at halftime, before Quentin Poling…

Football: Bobcats Open MAC Play At Akron

The Ohio Bobcats fell in the final seconds to Minnesota in Minneapolis last Saturday, but they’re viewing this showdown with Akron as a fresh start. Ohio opens Mid-American Conference play on Saturday when it travels North to take on the Zips. “It’s a fresh slate and that’s energizing for everybody,” Ohio head coach Frank Solich said. “You…

Football: Bobcats fall in final seconds to Minnesota

Derrius Vick’s last-second desperation heave was batted to the TCF Bank Stadium turf, along with Ohio’s hopes of a second consecutive upset of a Big Ten member. The Bobcats led the game with two minutes remaining, but a late Minnesota touchdown gave the Gophers a 27-24 victory over Ohio on Saturday. Shannon Brooks’ 3-yard touchdown…