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2017 Ohio Bobcats Football: Schedule and Basic Information

Expectations are high in Athens

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As we finish up July, I am going to be putting up a quick fact sheet and schedule for each team in our beloved Mid-American conference. Bookmark it and use it as a cheat sheet for the season, I know I will.

According to the media poll, the Ohio Bobcats are supposed to repeat as the MAC East champions. If they do or not will likely depend on how Quinton Maxwell steps into the starting role at QB.

Ohio Bobcats Cheat Sheet

  • Head Coach: Frank Solich, 13th season. 88-67 at Ohio, 146-86 overall.
  • 2016 Record 8-6.
  • 2017 Schedule:

Sat, Sept., 2, Hampton Pirates

Fri, Sept., 8, at Purdue Boilermakers

Sat, Sept., 16, Kansas Jayhawks

Sat, Sept., 23, at Eastern Michigan Eagles

Sat, Sept., 30, at UMass Minutemen

Sat, Oct., 7, Central Michigan Chippewas

Sat, Oct., 14, at Bowling Green Falcons

Sat, Oct., 21 Kent State Golden Flashes

Tue, Oct., 31, Miami RedHawks

Wed, Nov., 8 Toledo Rockets

Tue, Nov., 14, at Akron Zips

Fri, Nov., 24, at Buffalo Bulls

  • Returning Starters

Offense, 8

Defense, 6

ST, 3

  • Key Returnees

Quentin Poling, Sr., Linebacker: Finished 2016 with 110 tackles, 4 sacks, and 13.5 TFL.

Javon Hagen, Soph., Safety: 2nd team All-MAC in 2016.

Louie Zervos, Soph., Kicker: First team All-MAC in 2016 as a redshirt freshman.

Papi White, jr., RB: Rushed 41 times for 206 yards and three TDs in 2016, and also caught 41 passes for 672 yards and 6 TDs. His longest reception was 75 yards.

Dorian Brown, Sr., RB: Ran for 825 yards on 5.2 YPC in 2016.

News and Notes

  • The Bobcats have made a bowl game 6 out of the last 7 seasons.
  • Jake Pruehs was named to the Outland watch list. Troy Mangens was named to the Mackey watch list and Louie Zervos was named to the Lou Groza watch list.