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Ohio Bobcats
AmericanFootball current event.svg 2019 Ohio Bobcats
Ohio Bobcats NCAA-MAC-Ohio Bobcats white helmet
First season 1894
Head coach Frank Solich
15th year, 106–75–0 (.586)
Home stadium Peden Stadium
Year built 1929
Stadium capacity 24,000
Stadium surface FieldTurf
Location Athens, Ohio
Conference Mid-American Conference (MAC)
Division Leaders
All-time history
Ohio Bobcats Historical Teams
1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899
1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909
1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919
1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
2020 2021 2022 2023
All-time record 561–554–0 (.503 (as of 2018))
Postseason bowl record 4–8–0 (.333 (as of 2018))
Claimed national titles 1 (1960)
Conference titles 11
Heisman winners 7
Current uniform
NCAA-MAC-Ohio Bobcats Uniforms
Colors Hunter Green[1]
, White[1], and Black
(black only on alternate jerseys)

                     

Fight song "Stand Up and Cheer"
Mascot Rufus the Bobcat
Marching band The Ohio University Marching 110
Rivals Miami (OH) RedHawks
Marshall Thundering Herd
Website OhioBobcats.com
The Ohio Bobcats football team represents Ohio University located in Athens, Ohio. The Bobcats are a member of the NCAA FBS Mid-American Conference and play their home games at Peden Stadium in Athens. The Bobcats are currently coached by Frank Solich.

Team historyEdit

Ohio Bobcats football's first game is reported[2] in 1894, an 8–0 loss to Marietta College.[3] Since then, the Bobcats have posted an over 500 wins over their 125-year existence and over 200 wins in their 72 years in MAC games. The Bobcats have won five MAC championships, in 1953, 1960, 1963, 1967, and 1968, and four MAC East Division championships, in 2006, 2009, 2011, and 2016. Prior to joining the MAC, the Bobcats won six Buckeye Athletic Association championships, in 1929, 1930, 1931, 1935, 1936, and 1938.

In 1960, the Bobcats were crowned National Small College Champions after compiling a 10–0 record under Bill Hess. The Bobcats have appeared in twelve bowl games, losing 15–14 to West Texas State in the 1962 Sun Bowl, losing 49–42 to Richmond in the 1968 Tangerine Bowl, falling 28–7 to Southern Mississippi in the 2007 GMAC Bowl, losing 21–17 to Marshall in the 2009 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl, and a defeat at the hands of Troy in the 2010 New Orleans Bowl. Ohio won their first bowl game on December 17, 2011 with a 24–23 victory over the Utah State Aggies in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. Ohio followed up that bowl win with another in 2012 over Louisiana–Monroe in the 2012 Independence Bowl, by the score 45–14.

In 2013, Ohio played in their fifth consecutive bowl game, losing to East Carolina in the 2013 Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl. Ohio lost in the 2015 Camellia Bowl and the 2016 Dollar General Bowl, before defeating UAB in the 2017 Bahamas Bowl and San Diego State in the 2018 Frisco Bowl.

Image galleryEdit

Logos/HelmetsEdit

SeasonsEdit

2010sEdit

Season Coach Record
2019 Frank Solich
2018 Frank Solich 9-4
2017 Frank Solich 9-4
2016 Frank Solich 8-6
2015 Frank Solich 8-5
2014 Frank Solich 6-6
2013 Frank Solich 7-6
2012 Frank Solich 9-4
2011 Frank Solich 10-4
2010 Frank Solich 8-5

2000sEdit

Season Coach Record
2009 Frank Solich 9-5
2008 Frank Solich 4-8
2007 Frank Solich 6-6
2006 Frank Solich 9-5
2005 Frank Solich 4-7
2004 Brian Knorr 4-7
2003 Brian Knorr 2-10
2002 Brian Knorr 4-8
2001 Brian Knorr 1-10
2000 Jim Grobe 7-4

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "University Communications and Marketing", Ohio University. Retrieved on August 28, 2019. 
  2. "Local Matters", November 22, 1894, p. 5. 
  3. "Hear Our Tale of Woe", November 29, 1894, p. 1. 

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