2019 Ohio Bobcats football team

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2019 Ohio Bobcats football
Ohio Bobcats wordmark.svg
ConferenceMid-American Conference
DivisionEast Division
2019 record4–6 (3–3 MAC)
Head coachFrank Solich (15th season)
Offensive coordinatorTim Albin (15th season)
Co-defensive coordinatorRon Collins (3rd season)
Co-defensive coordinatorPete Germano (1st season)
Home stadiumPeden Stadium
(Capacity: 24,000)
Seasons
← 2018
2020 →
2019 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
Miami x   5 1         6 4  
Buffalo   3 3         5 5  
Ohio   3 3         4 6  
Kent State   3 3         4 6  
Bowling Green   2 4         3 7  
Akron   0 6         0 10  
West Division
Western Michigan   5 2         7 4  
Central Michigan   5 2         7 4  
Ball State   3 3         4 6  
Northern Illinois   3 3         4 6  
Toledo   3 3         6 4  
Eastern Michigan   2 4         5 5  
Championship: Miami vs. TBD
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
As of November 10, 2019; 

The 2019 Ohio Bobcats football team represents Ohio University in the 2019 NCAA Division I FBS football season. they will be led by 15th year head coach Frank Solich and play their home games at Peden Stadium in Athens, Ohio as members of the East Division of the Mid-American Conference.[1]

Previous season[edit]

The Bobcats finished the 2018 season with a 9–4 record for the second straight year and finished the conference tied for second place with a 6–2 Conference Record and a invite to the Frisco Bowl where they defeated the San Diego State Aztecs.

Preseason[edit]

MAC media poll[edit]

The MAC released their preseason media poll on July 23, 2019, with the Bobcats predicted to finish in first place in the East Division.[2] Ohio was also picked as the overall favorite to win the MAC Championship Game.

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 312:00 p.m.Rhode Island*ESPN+W 41–2016,665
September 711:00 a.m.at Pittsburgh*ACCNL 10–2042,168
September 146:30 p.m.at Marshall*Stadium FacebookL 31–3327,323
September 212:00 p.m.Louisiana*
  • Peden Stadium
  • Athens, OH
ESPN+L 25–4517,416
October 53:30 p.m.at BuffaloESPN+W 21–20 OT20,042
October 123:30 p.m.Northern Illinoisdagger
  • Peden Stadium
  • Athens, OH
ESPN+L 36–3918,019
October 1912:00 p.m.Kent State
  • Peden Stadium
  • Athens, OH
CBSSNW 45–3815,009
October 262:00 p.m.at Ball StateESPN+W 34–215,572
November 68:00 p.m.Miami (OH)
ESPN2L 21–2420,589
November 127:30 p.m.Western Michigan
  • Peden Stadium
  • Athens, OH
ESPN2L 34–37 OT11,700
November 197:30 p.m.at Bowling GreenESPNU
November 266:00 p.m.at AkronESPN+

Source:[3]

Personnel[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Since December 16, 2004, the head coach of the Ohio Bobcats has been Frank Solich. He heads a staff of ten assistant coaches, four graduate assistants, a director of football operations, and a director of player personnel.[4] Jimmy Burrow, defensive corrdinator since 2005, announcement retirement on February 5, 2019.[5]

Name Position Year Former Ohio positions held Alma mater
Frank Solich Head Coach 2005 University of Nebraska 1966
Tim Albin Associate Head Coach/
Co-Offensive Coordinator/Running Backs
2005 Northwestern Oklahoma State University 1989
Ron Collins Defensive Coordinator/Safeties 2011 Linebackers 2011-2018 Washington State University 1987
Scott Isphording Co-Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks 2014 Tight Ends/Recruiting Coordinator 2009 Hanover College 1994
Pete Germano Co-Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Ends 2017 Tight Ends/Recruiting Coordinator 2001-2002/2005-2008
Outside Linebackers/Recruiting Coordinator 2003-2004
Defensive Line 2009-2011
Ohio Wesleyan University 1982
Brian Haines Special Teams Coordinator/Tight Ends/
Recruiting Coordinator
2010 Offensive Graduate Assistant (WR) 2007–2008 Marietta College 2004
Dwayne Dixon Wide Receivers 2007 University of Florida 1985
De'Angelo Smith Cornerbacks 2017 University of Cincinnati 2008
Tremayne Scott Defensive Tackles 2018 Defensive Graduate Assistant (DL) 2014-2015 Ohio University 2012
Allen Rudolph Offensive Line 2019 University of Southern Mississippi 1995
Nate Faanes Linebackers 2019 Offensive Intern (RB) 2016
Defensive Graduate Assistant (LB) 2017-2018
Winona State University 2015
Chris Rodgers Assistant Athletic Director For Football Operations 2014 Operations/Recruiting Intern 2013
Director of Football Operations 2014-2016
Ohio University 2010
Ryan Bainbridge Director of Player Personnel & HS Relations 2017 Operations/Recruiting Intern 2015-2016 Ohio University 2014
Dak Notestine Director of Strength & Conditioning 2014 Strength & Conditioning Graduate Assistant 2011
Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach 2012-2013
Ohio University 2010

Game summaries[edit]

Rhode Island[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 0 6 7 7 20
Bobcats 7 10 17 7 41
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

at Pittsburgh[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bobcats 0 3 7 0 10
Panthers 3 14 3 0 20
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–6 Sep. 9, 2005 W, 16–10

at Marshall[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bobcats 3 14 7 7 31
Thundering Herd 10 17 0 6 33
Overall record Last meeting Result
33–20–6 Sep. 12, 2015 W, 21–10

Louisiana[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Ragin' Cajuns 7 3 14 21 45
Bobcats 0 6 6 13 25
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–0 Oct. 30, 2010 W, 38–31

at Buffalo[edit]

1 2 3 4OT Total
Bobcats 0 0 7 77 21
Bulls 0 7 0 76 20
Overall record Last meeting Result
15–10 Nov. 14, 2018 W, 52–17

Northern Illinois[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Huskies 10 0 12 17 39
Bobcats 7 14 0 15 36
Overall record Last meeting Result
10–12 Oct. 13, 2018 L, 21–24

Kent State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Flashes 14 10 0 14 38
Bobcats 10 14 7 14 45
Overall record Last meeting Result
43–26–2 Oct. 6, 2018 W, 27–26

at Ball State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bobcats 7 6 14 7 34
Cardinals 7 0 7 7 21
Overall record Last meeting Result
10–15 Oct. 25, 2018 W, 52–14

Miami (OH)[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
RedHawks 0 7 7 10 24
Bobcats 0 7 0 14 21
Overall record Last meeting Result
40–52–2 Nov. 7, 2018 L, 28–30

Western Michigan[edit]

1 2 3 4OT Total
Broncos 3 7 7 146 37
Bobcats 0 0 14 173 34
Overall record Last meeting Result
29–33–1 Nov. 1, 2018 W, 59–14

at Bowling Green[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bobcats 0
Falcons 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
28–40–2 Oct. 20, 2018 W, 49–14

at Akron[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bobcats 0
Zips 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
21–13–1 Nov. 23, 2018 W, 49–28

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ohio Football 2019 Schedule A Rivalry Game Resumes And Bobcats Featured On 150th Anniversary Celebration". WOUB.org. February 20, 2019. Retrieved February 20, 2019.
  2. ^ "MAC Announces 2019 Preseason Football Poll". getsomemaction.com. Retrieved August 2, 2019.
  3. ^ 2019 Ohio Bobcats football schedule. FBSchedules.com. Retrieved March 26, 2019.
  4. ^ "Official Football Roster – OHIOBOBCATS.COM – Ohio Official Athletic Site". ohiobobcats.com. Retrieved May 25, 2019.
  5. ^ "Ohio Football's Burrow Announces Retirement, Collins Promoted To Defensive Coordinator". February 5, 2019.