2011 Ohio Bobcats football team
|2011 Ohio Bobcats football|
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Champions
MAC East Division Champions
|Conference||Mid-American Conference East|
|2011 record||10–4 (7–2 MAC)|
|Head coach||Frank Solich (7th year)|
|Offensive coordinator||Tim Albin/Gerry Gdowski|
|Defensive coordinator||Jimmy Burrow|
|Home stadium||Peden Stadium
|2011 Mid-American Conference football standings|
|Northern Illinois xy†||7||–||1||11||–||3|
|Championship: NIU 23, Ohio 20
|† – Conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll
The 2011 Ohio Bobcats football team represented Ohio University in the 2011 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Bobcats were led by seventh year head coach Frank Solich and played their home games at Peden Stadium. They were a member of the East Division of the Mid-American Conference. Ohio finished the season 10–4, 6–2 in MAC play to be champions of the East Division. They represented the division in the MAC Championship Game where they lost to Northern Illinois. They were invited to the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl where they defeated Utah State for their first bowl victory in school history.
|September 3||8:00 PM||at New Mexico State*||Aggie Memorial Stadium • Las Cruces, NM||ALT||W 44–24||14,728|
|September 10||7:00 PM||Gardner–Webb*||Peden Stadium • Athens, OH||W 30–3||23,155|
|September 17||7:00 PM||Marshall*||Peden Stadium • Athens, OH (Battle for the Bell)||ESPN3||W 44–7||24,244|
|September 24||2:00 PM||at Rutgers*||High Point Solutions Stadium • Piscataway, NJ||ESPN3||L 26–38||41,388|
|October 1||2:00 PM||Kent State||Peden Stadium • Athens, OH||W 17–10||17,155|
|October 8||3:30 PM||at Buffalo||University at Buffalo Stadium • Amherst, NY||TWCS||L 37–38||15,057|
|October 15||3:30 PM||Ball State||Peden Stadium • Athens, OH||STO||L 20–23||23,146|
|October 22||3:30 PM||at Akron||InfoCision Stadium – Summa Field • Akron, OH||STO||W 37–20||14,760|
|November 2||8:00 PM||Temple||Peden Stadium • Athens, OH||ESPN||W 35–31||17,490|
|November 10||7:30 PM||at Central Michigan||Kelly/Shorts Stadium • Mount Pleasant, MI||ESPNU||W 43–28||12,127|
|November 16||8:00 PM||at Bowling Green||Doyt Perry Stadium • Bowling Green, OH||ESPN||W 29–28||11,804|
|November 22||7:00 PM||Miami||Peden Stadium • Athens, OH (Battle of the Bricks)||ESPN2||W 21–14||14,155|
|December 2||7:00 PM||vs. Northern Illinois||Ford Field • Detroit, MI (MAC Championship Game)||ESPN2||L 20–23||13,052|
|December 17||5:30 PM||vs. Utah State*||Bronco Stadium • Boise, ID (Famous Idaho Potato Bowl)||ESPN||W 24–23||28,076|
|*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from Coaches Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.|
- "Temple Owls vs. Ohio Bobcats Box Score". ESPN.com. November 2, 2011.
- "Ohio Bobcats vs. Central Michigan Chippewas Box Score". ESPN.com. November 11, 2011.
- "Ohio Bobcats vs. Bowling Green Falcons Box Score". ESPN.com. November 16, 2011.
- "Miami RedHawks vs. Ohio Bobcats Box Score". ESPN.com. November 22, 2011.
- "Ohio Bobcats vs. Northern Illinois Huskies Box Score". ESPN.com. December 2, 2011.
- "Ohio Bobcats vs. Utah State Aggies Box Score". ESPN.com. December 17, 2011.