Ohio Bobcats football began in 1894 with an 8-0 loss to Marietta College. Since that day, the Bobcats have posted a 510-521-48 record over their 117 year existence and a 202-238-11 record over their 64 years in the Mid-American Conference. The Bobcats have won 5 MAC Football championships in 1953, 1960, 1963, 1967, and 1968, and three MAC East Division championships in 2006, 2009 and 2011. Prior to joining the MAC, the Bobcats won 6 Buckeye Athletic Association championships in 1929, 1930, 1931, 1935, 1936, and 1938. In 1960, the Bobcats were crowned National Small College Champions after compiling a 10-0 record under Coach Bill Hess. The Bobcats have appeared in six bowl games, losing 15-14 to West Texas State in the 1962 Sun Bowl, losing 49-42 to Richmond in the 1968 Tangerine Bowl, falling 28-7 to Southern Mississippi in the 2007 GMAC Bowl, losing 21-17 to Marshall in the 2009 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl, and a defeat at the hands of Troy University on December 18, 2010 in the New Orleans Bowl. Ohio won their first bowl game on December 17, 2011 with a 24-23 victory over the Utah State Aggies in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.
23Beef O'Brady's Bowl: East Carolina Pirates vs. Ohio Bobcats
Time: 02:00 pm
Venue: Tropicana Field - Saint Petersburg, Florida
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