Ohio Bobcats Football Schedule
People in Athens, Ohio annually await the start of the college football season and
the chance to go out and support the Ohio Bobcats as they fight their way through the always tough Mid-American Conference
schedule. The Bobcats are coming off of a decent 2013 season in which they finished third in the East division of the MAC
with a 4-4 record. Clearly despite some highlights last season there is plenty of room for improvement and this year's Ohio
Bobcats football team should end up being serious contenders for the MAC title. The MAC is always one of the most tightly
contested conferences in college football and the Bobcats will be looking for all the support from their fans they can muster
as they look to charge up the MAC standings in 2014.
The home schedule kicks off on September 20th at Peden Stadium
when the Idaho Vandals come to town. You will want to be there to help cheer the Bobcats on to victory in their home opener.
Four huge conference games close out the home schedule in 2014, The first on October 11th against the Bowling Green Falcons
who finished first in the East division last season. The following week conference and in-state rivals the Akron Zips come
to Peden Stadium. Last year the Bobcats finished just ahead of the Zips so this game should prove to be very important for
the division standings. On Wednesday, November 5th the Buffalo Bulls how finished second in the division come to town in a
game that will surely have fans on their feet throughout. The home schedule closes out with a game against defending conference
champions the Northern Illinois Huskies on Tuesday, November 18th. Decide which games you want to attend and get tickets from
StubHub to get out and show your support for the Ohio Bobcats.
The Ohio Bobcats will be looking
to improve upon a third place division finish after going 4-4 in conference play last season and after graduating several
key players they will certainly have their work cut out for them. Head coach Frank Solich is always able to get the most out
of his players and he will have a few highly ranked recruits to work with, namely Robbie Walker, Joey Duckworth, and Joe Lowery.
If quarterback Derrius Vick can live up to the promise he has shown early in his career and really flourish in his first year
as a starter there is no telling how far the Bobcats can go this season. With such a talented young team to develop the future
is definitely bright for Ohio football and fans should be expecting the Bobcats to make a big move up the division standings
College sports fans are some of the most proud and dedicated in all of sports,
especially when it comes to college football. For many fans supporting a college football team represents a tradition that
has been in the family for a long time or evokes nostalgic feelings after spending years studying on the campus and attending
games as a student. College football fans block off entire Saturdays to be a part of all that comes with the game. These loyal
supporters wake up early and head off to the stadium parking lot for tailgating before the game. Once inside the stadium,
they can be heard screaming their heads off for their favorite team to come out on top. It's a huge thrill to be in the stadium
when the star player takes it into the end zone for the win. When you head out for a big football game you're sure to experience
all that comes with a gridiron clash. The parking lot at the stadium will be filled with people gearing up for the big game,
grilling up some grub and sipping on a few beverages as well. It's all one big lead up to the main event, which is the game
itself. It's all one great experience that really takes an entire day to appreciate, and you can be a part of it all when
you head to a game.
Ohio Bobcats Football Conference
Casual college football fans may not hold the MAC
in as high regard as other football powerhouses like the SEC or the Big Ten, but the MAC has a long and proud history of college
football. In fact, it has earned the nickname of the Conference of Quarterbacks after producing several players who went on
to star in the NFL at the position. The MAC is divided into two divisions the East, which consists of Akron, Bowling Green,
Buffalo, Kent State, Massachusetts, Miami (Ohio), and Ohio, and the West which is made up of Ball State, Central Michigan,
Eastern Michigan, NIU, Toledo, and Western Michigan. Every game in the MAC is a big time match up and you will want to be
sure to get your tickets well in advance while the best seats are still available.
The first season
of Ohio Bobcats football was played in 1894 and since then the Bobcats have won 3 division titles, 11 conference titles, and
claimed one College Division national title.