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…

Convos By The Convo: Frank Solich

Convos By The Convo is a series featuring exclusive interviews with various student-athletes and coaches of Ohio University. Before his long football career as a player and coach at Nebraska and Ohio, Frank Solich grew up in Cleveland and was an All-American at Holy Name High School. This season, “Frank The Tank,” as the Marching 110…

Football: Position-by-position look at Ohio’s offense

This is part two of a 2015 Ohio Football roster breakdown. Part one, featuring the defense, can be found here. The 2014 Ohio Bobcats offense could be described as stagnant, boring or frustrating. Injuries and inconsistency resulted in Ohio missing a bowl for the first time in five years. The Bobcats have their hopes high…