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Postgame Notes

Sept. 15, 2012

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Ohio leads the all-time series with Marshall 31-19-2.

Ohio improved to 3-0 on the season. Marshall fell to 1-2.

An announced attendance of 33,436 was the sixth most in all-time at Joan C. Edwards Stadium.


Rakeem Cato went over 3,000 yards passing in his career with a 432-yard performance, a career high. It tied Michael Payton’s 432-yard game against Appalachian State (11/7/92) for the 14th-most in a game by the a Herd quarterback.

Cato’s 44 completions broke the Marshall school record set by Byron Leftwitch (41) against East Carolina in the 2001 GMAC Bowl. It also broke the stadium record of 36 completions set by Marshall’s Chad Pennington against Eastern Michigan (10/25/97) and Brian Ah Yat of Montana (12/21/96).

Cato’s 65 pass attempts was a stadium record. It broke the old Marshall record of 50 by Chad Pennington against Eastern Michigan (10/25/97) and old stadium record of 63 by Jay Walker of Howard (11/27/93).

Tommy Shuler had 13 receptions for 121 yards, both career highs for the sophomore wide receiver. He is the first Marshall player to have double-digit receptions since Antavious Wilson had 13 catches for 153 yards against Southern Miss on Nov. 14, 2009 (27-20 loss at home). Only four players have caught more passes in school history which were David Foye (15, vs. Kent State, 2000); Denero Marriott (15 vs. ECU, 2001); Josh Davis (15 vs. Akron, 2004); Mike Barber (14, vs WCU, 1987).



Shuler’s 121-yard game was the first time a Herd player has gone over the century mark since Aaron Dobson had 110 yards receiving against East Carolina on Nov. 26, 2011.

Jazz King’s 3-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter was his first of the season and second of his career. His only other touchdown was against Louisville last season.

Eleven players caught a pass for Marshall, the third-straight game that at least 10 players caught a pass for Marshall.


Devin Arrington’s 14 tackles was a career high.

-The Bobcats win at Marshall is Ohio’s first win in Huntington since 1988.
-Ohio has now won nine of its last 10 games dating back to last season.
-With the win, Ohio improves to 31-19-6 all-time against the Herd.
-Ohio’s win over Marshall marks the first time since the 1979 and 1980 seasons that the Bobcats have posted back-to-back wins over the Herd.
-Ohio improved to 2-0 on the road to start the season for the first time since 1976.
-With the win over Marshall, Ohio has now opened the year 3-0 for the second straight season. The last time Ohio opened the season up with three straight wins in back-to-back seasons was in 1967 and 1968.
-Ohio was outgained 491-399, but forced Marshall into three turnovers.
-Ohio was outgained 179-51 in the first quarter, but the Bobcats responded in the second quarter to outgain Marshall 204-33.
-The 33,436 fans at Joan C. Edwards Stadium is the sixth largest crowd in Marshall Football history.
-Ohio’s 16-play scoring drive in the second quarter was its longest of the year in terms of plays. The Bobcats 96-yard scoring drive in the second quarter was the longest in terms of yards.
-Ohio quarterback Tyler Tettleton completed 20-of-35 of his passes and now has totaled 342 career completions, which ranks fourth all-time.
-Tettleton now has 35 career touchdown passes and is just three TD passes shy of tying former Bobcat signal caller Boo Jackson for the all-time school record.
-Tettleton has now thrown three or more touchdowns in five games throughout his career.
-Dating back to last season, Tettleton has not thrown an interception in his last 129 attempts.
-Since taking over as the team’s starter in 2011, Tettleton has thrown seven touchdowns passes in the fourth quarter alone.
-Junior running back Beau Blankenship has now rushed for over 100 yards in three straight games.
-Senior wide receiver Tyler Futrell posted a career-high five receptions
-Junior tight end Troy Hill hauled in his first career touchdown reception in the second quarter as he caught a six yard pass from quarterback Tyler Tettleton.
-Junior wide receiver Matt Waters collected his first career reception in the second quarter as he hauled in a 22-yard pass from Tyler Tettleton.
-The Herd’s third quarter touchdown marked the first time Ohio had given up a second half offensive touchdown all season.
-Ohio held Marshall under 100 yards rushing. The ‘Cats have held each of their first three opponents to under 100 yards rushing.
-Sophomore cornerback Larenzo Fisher had a team and career-high 11 tackles.
-Senior Jelani Woseley recorded his second interception of the season.