2011 Ohio Bobcats football team

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2011 Ohio Bobcats football
Ohio Bobcats wordmark.png
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
(Capacity: 24,000)
Seasons
« 2010 2012 »
2011 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
Ohio xy   6 2         10 4  
Temple   5 3         9 4  
Kent State   4 4         5 7  
Bowling Green   3 5         5 7  
Miami   3 5         4 8  
Buffalo   2 6         3 9  
Akron   0 8         1 11  
West Division
Northern Illinois xy$   7 1         11 3  
Toledo x   7 1         9 4  
Western Michigan   5 3         7 6  
Ball State   4 4         6 6  
Eastern Michigan   4 4         6 6  
Central Michigan   2 6         3 9  
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.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 3 8:00 PM at New Mexico State* Aggie Memorial StadiumLas Cruces, NM ALT W 44–24   14,728
September 10 7:00 PM Gardner–Webb* Peden StadiumAthens, 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 StadiumPiscataway, 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 StadiumAmherst, NY TWCS L 37–38   15,057
October 15 3:30 PM Ball Statedagger Peden Stadium • Athens, OH STO L 20–23   23,146
October 22 3:30 PM at Akron InfoCision Stadium – Summa FieldAkron, OH STO W 37–20   14,760
November 2 8:00 PM Temple Peden Stadium • Athens, OH ESPN W 35–31   17,490[1]
November 10 7:30 PM at Central Michigan Kelly/Shorts StadiumMount Pleasant, MI ESPNU W 43–28   12,127[2]
November 16 8:00 PM at Bowling Green Doyt Perry StadiumBowling Green, OH ESPN W 29–28   11,804[3]
November 22 7:00 PM Miami Peden Stadium • Athens, OH (Battle of the Bricks) ESPN2 W 21–14   14,155[4]
December 2 7:00 PM vs. Northern Illinois Ford FieldDetroit, MI (MAC Championship Game) ESPN2 L 20–23   13,052[5]
December 17 5:30 PM vs. Utah State* Bronco StadiumBoise, ID (Famous Idaho Potato Bowl) ESPN W 24–23   28,076[6]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

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