This season's Battle of the Bricks features two teams trending in opposite directions as Ohio (4-1, 1-0 MAC) are undefeated at home this season while Miami (1-4, 0-1 MAC) have dropped four straight games and are still looking for their first road win under Chuck Martin. The Bobcats boast the league's second-best scoring defense and lead the MAC in turnover margin at +6, while the RedHawks are trying to recreate the offensive magic they had against Cincinnati, when they had 448 yards of total offense.
Quick Game Info
Game Time, Date: 2 p.m. EST, October 10, 2015.
Location: Peden Stadium in Athens, Ohio.
TV: Not available on TV.
Radio: WMOH 1450 AM, WXTQ 105.5 FM.
Online Streaming: ESPN3.
Players to Watch
Derrius Vick (QB, Ohio): Vick has made a considerable improvement from last season as he currently leads the MAC in passing efficiency with 67.9 completion percentage for 921 yards, seven touchdowns and two touchdowns. He has done a great job spreading the ball around as five players have caught 12+ passes this season and Vick looks to have some success against a Miami defense that last in the conference in pass defense efficiency.
Quentin Poling (LB, Ohio): Tied for fourth in the MAC with three sacks, Poling has been a force on a very good Bobcat defense with 39 total tackles, two forced fumbles, and an interception. He's part of a unit that's second in the league on third down stops, holding teams to a 31% conversion rate on the money down.
Rokeem Williams (WR, Miami): Williams was one of Miami's few bright spots against Kent State as he reeled in five passes for 73 yards as he continues to be a big play threat this season with 17.3 yards per catch. The RedHawks will have to be able to stretch the field in order to move the ball effectively on Ohio's stingy defense.
Kent Kern (LB, Miami): Second in the MAC with seven and a half tackles for loss, Kern also leads the 'Hawks with 43 tackles, 19 of which were unassisted. The Miami defense will have its chances to get stops on Saturday as the Bobcats average less than four yards per rush and only convert on third down 45.1% of the time.