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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 (MAC). 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.

2011 Ohio Bobcats football
Ohio Bobcats wordmark.svg
MAC East Division champion
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl champion
ConferenceMid-American Conference
DivisionEast
2011 record10–4 (6–2 MAC)
Head coachFrank Solich (7th season)
Co-offensive coordinatorTim Albin (7th season)
Co-offensive coordinatorGerry Gdowski (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorJimmy Burrow (7th season)
Home stadiumPeden 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

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 38:00 p.m.at New Mexico State*ALTW 44–2414,728
September 107:00 p.m.Gardner–Webb*W 30–323,155
September 177:00 p.m.Marshall*
ESPN3W 44–724,244
September 242:00 p.m.at Rutgers*ESPN3L 26–3841,388
October 12:00 p.m.Kent State
  • Peden Stadium
  • Athens, OH
W 17–1017,155
October 83:30 p.m.at BuffaloTWCSL 37–3815,057
October 153:30 p.m.Ball State 
  • Peden Stadium
  • Athens, OH
STOL 20–2323,146
October 223:30 p.m.at AkronSTOW 37–2014,760
November 28:00 p.m.Temple
  • Peden Stadium
  • Athens, OH
ESPNW 35–3117,490[1]
November 107:30 p.m.at Central MichiganESPNUW 43–2812,127[2]
November 168:00 p.m.at Bowling GreenESPNW 29–2811,804[3]
November 227:00 p.m.Miami (OH)
ESPN2W 21–1414,155[4]
December 27:00 p.m.vs. Northern IllinoisESPN2L 20–2313,052[5]
December 175:30 p.m.vs. Utah State*ESPNW 24–2328,076[6]
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • All times are in Eastern time

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Temple Owls vs. Ohio Bobcats Box Score". ESPN.com. November 2, 2011.
  2. ^ "Ohio Bobcats vs. Central Michigan Chippewas Box Score". ESPN.com. November 11, 2011.
  3. ^ "Ohio Bobcats vs. Bowling Green Falcons Box Score". ESPN.com. November 16, 2011.
  4. ^ "Miami RedHawks vs. Ohio Bobcats Box Score". ESPN.com. November 22, 2011.
  5. ^ "Ohio Bobcats vs. Northern Illinois Huskies Box Score". ESPN.com. December 2, 2011.
  6. ^ "Ohio Bobcats vs. Utah State Aggies Box Score". ESPN.com. December 17, 2011.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-08-02. Retrieved 2011-05-04.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)