Football: Bobcats return to MAC play eyeing payback

Oct. 12, 2013: The game was sealed. Ryan Boykin put the Bobcats ahead 23-19 and the Ohio defense forced a Central Michigan punt. Ohio was about to move to 5-1, until something went amiss during Travis Carrie’s fair catch. The punt slipped through his hands. The Chippewas recovered and a Cooper Rush touchdown put them…

Ohio football end of season recap

One month ago, I was sitting in the press box above Peden Stadium waiting for Ohio’s uncharacteristic showing, marred by a nightmare on special teams, to end. It was senior night, but there was very little for the ‘Cats to celebrate as the 26-14 loss to the Bowling Green Falcons dropped the team to 8-2…

The MAC Blog: (Marathon) Championship Week

Conference Championship Preview: Kent State and Northern Illinois are set to clash in Detroit on Friday. Here’s how the teams stack up. Quarterbacks: Spencer Keith will step under center for Kent State. A four-year starter from Little Rock, Arkansas, Keith ranks third in school history in passing yards, passing touchdowns, and completions. His experience and leadership have been…

The MAC Blog: David topples Goliath

Two huge upsets reshaped the conference standings this week in the Mid-American Conference. While Toledo still controls its own destiny in the west division, it dropped out of the AP Poll and lost some momentum heading into a crucial showdown with Northern Illinois. Toledo’s loss allowed Kent State to take the Rocket’s #25 spot in…