Category: Ohio football

Greg Windham shines in gloomy loss in conference title game

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DETROIT — Greg Windham sat with eyes fixed ahead.

There was so much he could’ve said. Instead, he quietly took responsibility for a loss that was far from his fault.

Put into a freefalling situation — a 9-0 deficit — Windham reached for a conference title and was left crouched over, heartbroken and defeated.

In a 29-23 loss to No. 17 Western Michigan on Friday in the Marathon Mid-American Conference Game, it was Windham above every other Bobcat who looked the most defeated — a self-inflicted condition entirely undeserving.

If anything, perhaps it was Windham who had been the most unappreciated all along. (continue reading here)

Despite late comeback, Ohio falls 29-23 to No. 17 Western Michigan in MAC Championship Game

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DETROIT — Greg Windham kneeled alone at midfield, eyes glued to the turf. Behind him, the Western Michigan crowd roared.

His preseason dream was to win a conference championship. With 84 seconds left, Windham had 75 yards to end his team’s 48-year conference title drought.

And then it was stolen away.

In its best game this season, Ohio had its worst loss: a 29-23 defeat to No. 17 Western Michigan on Friday night in the Marathon Mid-American Conference Championship Game. (continue reading here)

Bobcats win but running back woes grow

Bo Hardy started the game as a safety. He ended the game as the Ohio leading rusher and likely the running back the team will utilize moving forward.

The move to offense wasn’t by choice. While Ohio comfortably cruised past Gardner-Webb 37-21 on Saturday afternoon at Peden Stadium, running back woes only grew and left Frank Solich bleakly staring ahead in the press conference.

“Probably not,” he said about a having a position so depleted so quickly in his coaching career. “Probably not after four games. It’s just an oddity.”

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It’s an oddity that needs a solution. (continue reading here)

Ohio loses Camellia Bowl on last-second field goal

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Midway through the third quarter, linebacker Jovon Johnson stripped an Appalachian State running back and ran into the end zone with his right arm stretched out in celebration.

Ohio was leading 24-7.

With less than 30 seconds left in the game, Johnson was crouched down, moments away from a Mountaineer walk-off field goal.

Ohio lost 31-29. (continue reading at The Post)

This story was published for The Post on Dec. 19, 2016.