2016 Ohio Bobcats football team

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2016 Ohio Bobcats football
Ohio Bobcats wordmark.svg
MAC East Division co-champion
ConferenceMid-American Conference
DivisionEast Division
2016 record8–6 (6–2 MAC)
Head coachFrank Solich (12th season)
Offensive coordinatorTim Albin (12th season)
Defensive coordinatorJimmy Burrow (12th season)
Home stadiumPeden Stadium
(Capacity: 24,000)
Seasons
← 2015
2017 →
2016 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
Ohio xy   6 2         8 6  
Miami x   6 2         6 7  
Akron   3 5         5 7  
Bowling Green   3 5         4 8  
Kent State   2 6         3 9  
Buffalo   1 7         2 10  
West Division
No. 15 Western Michigan xy$   8 0         13 1  
Toledo   6 2         9 4  
Northern Illinois   5 3         5 7  
Eastern Michigan   4 4         7 6  
Central Michigan   3 5         6 7  
Ball State   1 7         4 8  
Championship: Western Michigan 29, Ohio 23
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2016 Ohio Bobcats football team represented Ohio University in the 2016 NCAA Division I FBS football season. They were led by 12th-year head coach Frank Solich and played their home games at Peden Stadium. They were members of the East Division of the Mid-American Conference. They finished the season 8–6, 6–2 in MAC play to finish in a two-way tie for the East Division title. They represented the East Division in the MAC Championship Game where they lost to Western Michigan. They were invited to the Dollar General Bowl where they lost to Troy.

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 33:30 p.m.Texas State*CBSSNL 54–56 3OT23,093
September 102:30 p.m.at Kansas*FSNW 37–2128,467
September 1712:00 p.m.at No. 15 Tennessee*SECNL 19–28101,362
September 242:00 p.m.Gardner–Webb*
  • Peden Stadium
  • Athens, OH
ESPN3W 37–2122,265
October 12:30 p.m.at Miami (OH)BCSN2W 17–722,212
October 82:00 p.m.Bowling Greendagger
  • Peden Stadium
  • Athens, OH
ESPN3W 30–2423,077
October 152:00 p.m.Eastern Michigan
  • Peden Stadium
  • Athens, OH
ESPN3L 20–2723,566
October 221:00 p.m.at Kent StateESPN3W 14–108,429
October 277:30 p.m.at ToledoCBSSNW 31–2616,154
November 36:00 p.m.Buffalo
  • Peden Stadium
  • Athens, OH
CBSSNW 34–1017,113
November 156:00 p.m.at Central MichiganESPN2L 20–278,619
November 227:00 p.m.Akron
  • Peden Stadium
  • Athens, OH
ESPNUW 9–318,025
December 27:00 PMvs. No. 13 Western MichiganESPN2L 23–2945,615
December 238:00 PMvs. Troy*ESPNL 23–2832,377
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game
  • All times are in Eastern time
Schedule Source:[1][2]

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Game summaries[edit]

Texas State[edit]

1 2 3 4OT2OT3OT Total
TSU Bobcats 0 14 7 17378 56
OU Bobcats 6 0 10 22376 54
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

at Kansas[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bobcats 15 13 6 3 37
Jayhawks 0 7 14 0 21
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 1967 OHIO, 30–15

at Tennessee[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bobcats 6 6 7 0 19
#15 Volunteers 7 7 7 7 28
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 2009 TENN, 34–23

Gardner–Webb[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Runnin' Bulldogs 7 0 7 7 21
Bobcats 14 16 7 0 37
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–0 2011 OHIO, 30–3

at Miami (OH)[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bobcats 3 7 0 7 17
RedHawks 0 0 7 0 7
Overall record Last meeting Result
38–52–2 2015 OHIO, 34–3

Bowling Green[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Falcons 0 7 10 7 24
Bobcats 3 20 7 0 30
Overall record Last meeting Result
25–40–2 2015 BGSU, 62–24

Eastern Michigan[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 3 0 10 14 27
Bobcats 0 3 7 10 20
Overall record Last meeting Result
18–11–1 2013 OHIO, 56–28

at Kent State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bobcats 7 7 0 0 14
Golden Flashes 0 3 7 0 10
Overall record Last meeting Result
41–25–2 2015 OHIO, 27–0

at Toledo[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bobcats 0 14 10 7 31
Rockets 0 6 14 6 26
Overall record Last meeting Result
19–31–1 2010 TOL, 20–13

Buffalo[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulls 0 10 0 0 10
Bobcats 10 17 0 7 34
Overall record Last meeting Result
13–9 2015 UB, 41–17

at Central Michigan[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bobcats 0 3 10 7 20
Chippewas 3 14 3 7 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–23–2 2014 CMU, 28–10

Akron[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Zips 0 0 3 0 3
Bobcats 0 6 0 3 9
Overall record Last meeting Result
19–12–1 2015 OHIO, 14–12

vs. Western Michigan–MAC Championship Game[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bobcats 0 7 13 3 23
#13 Broncos 6 17 3 3 29
Overall record Last meeting Result
28–32–1 2015 WMU, 49–14

vs. Troy–Dollar General Bowl[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bobcats 7 10 3 3 23
Trojans 14 7 7 0 28
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 2010 TROY, 48–21

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 Ohio Bobcats Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved April 8, 2016.
  2. ^ "Football Schedule". Ohio University Department of Athletics. Archived from the original on 2009-08-02. Retrieved April 8, 2016.