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Ohio redshirt junior RB A.J. Ouellette turned 26 carries into 145 yards in Saturday's 27-20 double overtime win over Eastern Michigan.

He also accounted for nearly one-fourth of Ohio's receiving yards by hauling in a 42-yard catch. Ohio funneled its entire offensive gameplan through Ouellette unlike it has done in any of the season's other three games (his previous high this season was 12 carries). Ouellette now has 247 rushing yards over the past two weeks.
Sep 23 - 5:50 PM

Ohio HC Frank Solich indicated that senior WR Papi White (hand) will miss 2-3 weeks.

White (5'9/171) suffered the hand injury against Kansas on Saturday and sat out the second half. Solich has in effect ruled out White for this weekend's tilt against Eastern Michigan and next week's game against UMass. White could return on Oct. 7 against Central Michigan.
Sep 19 - 1:07 PM

Ohio sophomore QB Nathan Rourke will start for the Bobcats for their game on Saturday against Eastern Michigan.

Last week, Ohio HC Frank Solich played things coy and didn't name a starter until we saw Rourke behind center. This week, there's no head games. Quinton Maxwell will likely see time too, but the 6-foot-2 signal caller played well against Kansas and has earned the job going forward.
Sep 18 - 8:18 PM

Ohio redshirt senior WR Brendan Cope had five catches for 104 yards in Saturday's 42-30 win over Kansas.

In the early going of what some thought would be a breakout campaign, Cope (6'2/189) had only three catches in the first two games combined. Perhaps Saturday's performance will get him on track.
Sep 16 - 3:28 PM

Ohio HC Frank Solich won't name a starting quarterback for Saturday's contest with Kansas.

"You'll probably know a lot more after kickoff," Solich said. Quinton Maxwell got the start in the first two games, but Rourke (6'2/209) went 6-for-10 for 72 yards against Purdue on Saturday. Maxwell has struggled to the move the Bobcats offense, so it would be a surprise if Rourke wasn't the starter when Ohio comes out on offense against the Jayhawks.
Sep 11 - 5:35 PM

Ohio senior RB/WR Papi White caught seven passes for 103 yards in Friday's 44-21 loss to Purdue.

The Bobcats showed no quit against the Boilermakers on Friday, scoring a pair of touchdowns in the second half after falling behind 34-7, but they just didn't have enough offensive juice to hang. White (5'9/171) proved to be the team's most effective pass-catching weapon, as no other wideout topped 50 yards. Through two contests, the senior has logged a 10-138-1 receiving line. Ohio will attempt to rebound from this loss when they take on Kansas next weekend.
Sep 8 - 11:24 PM

Ohio redshirt junior WR Andrew Meyer has been reinstated from his one-game suspension and will be able to play in Friday's game against Purdue.

Meyer (6'0/187) sat out against Hampton to satisfy a one-game suspension for a violation of team rules. While he will be an option in Friday's game against the Boilermakers, he is not expected to play a significant part in the passing attack led by QB Quentin Maxwell.
Sep 8 - 8:07 PM

Ohio sophomore QB Nathan Rourke will play in the first half of Friday's game against Purdue.

Quinton Maxwell will start for a second consecutive game, but as was the case in the Bobcats' opener against Hampton, Rourke is expected to see his fair share of work. The 6-foot-2, 209-pounder completed 6-of-10 passes for 72 yards last Saturday. He transferred over to Ohio from the JUCO ranks this offseason.
Sep 8 - 7:42 PM

Ohio HC Frank Solich confirmed redshirt sophomore QB Quinton Maxwell will start Friday night against Purdue.

But just like last week, Maxwell will split time with Nathan Rourke. Rourke was named the Mid-American Conference East Player of the Week for his work in the opener against Hampton. "He came in and did a great job," Solich said of Rourke. "Right now we have two quarterbacks prepared to play and will continue to do that for a while. We need to make sure both have as much experience as possible by the time conference play comes around."
Sep 8 - 5:21 PM

Ohio HC Frank Solich said redshirt senior WR Brendan Cope is probably the fastest player on the team.

""[Brendon] Cope should be an excellent receiver for us this year," Solich said. "He has missed playing time throughout his career and I don't believe his true talent shows. He is probably the fastest player on the team and then Papi [White]. We can put those two guys on the field that can really run and be able to challenge deep when we want to." Cope (6'2/189) logged a 30-510-2 receiving line in 2015 while averaging 17 yards per reception, but he had just six catches for 26 yards while barely seeing the field due to injury last year.
Aug 30 - 3:41 PM

Ohio HC Frank Solich announced redshirt junior RB A.J. Ouellette as the Bobcats' starting running back.

A foot injury (Lisfranc tear) ended Ouellette's 2016 season on Ohio's fourth play of the year. He had 687 yards and six touchdowns in 2015.
Aug 30 - 2:11 PM

Ohio HC Frank Solich said senior RB Dorian Brown will get regular playing time this fall.

Brown sits No. 2 on the depth chart behind A.J. Ouellette. Ouellette missed last season, allowing Brown to break out for 825 rushing yards on 5.2 ypc. Oullette and Brown will share rushing duties this fall.
Aug 29 - 1:44 PM

Ohio redshirt sophomore WR Elijah Ball will miss the coming season due to a torn ACL.

Ball (6'3/193) announced the unfortunate news on Twitter on Sunday. He had been held out of practice of late, but the severity of the injury has just come to light. This past season, Ball logged a 16-212-2 receiving line. He was an expected starter for the coming campaign. Cameron Odom could potentially see a closer look, now. Ohio boots up against Hampton on Saturday.
Aug 28 - 12:12 PM

Ohio named redshirt sophomore QB Quinton Maxwell the starter for the coming season.

Maxwell (6'3/224) earned the starting gig over Nathan Rourke. He saw playing time in nine games a year ago, including six starts. For the campaign as a whole, Maxwell threw for 1,247 yards (55.3% completions) with an 8/4 TD/INT ratio while rushing for 193 yards and a touchdown.
Aug 24 - 2:35 PM

Ohio senior RB/WR Papi White sat out the team's scrimmage on Friday.

"He scored nine touchdowns last year. I expect him to score more than nine this coming year. He can’t do that if he’s on the sideline. We’re going to protect him a little bit," said HC Frank Solich. White (5'9/171) did a little bit of everything last season, rushing for 206 yards and three touchdowns while logging a 41-672-6 receiving line. While he might still see some work at running back during the coming season, his highest upside is probably as a receiver -- he is the team's top returning pass-catcher.
Aug 11 - 7:55 PM


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