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  Message Not Read  Game-by-game predictions
   Posted: 8/25/2023 11:22:57 PM 

A little late on this. But do your worst.

AUG 26 @ SDSU - 
SEPT 2  Long Island - 
SEPT 9  @ FAU - 
SEPT 16 Iowa St. - 
SEPT 23 @ BG - 
OCT 7  Kent St. - 
OCT 14  @ NIU - 
OCT 21  WMU - 
OCT 28  Miami (OH) - 
NOV 7  @ Buffalo - 
NOV 15  CMU - 
NOV 24 @ Akron - 
 
 


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  Message Not Read  RE: Game-by-game predictions
   Posted: 8/26/2023 12:34:18 AM 
AUG 26 @ SDSU - W
SEPT 2 Long Island - W
SEPT 9 @ FAU - W
SEPT 16 Iowa St. - W
SEPT 23 @ BG - W
OCT 7 Kent St. - W
OCT 14 @ NIU - L
OCT 21 WMU - W
OCT 28 Miami (OH) - W
NOV 7 @ Buffalo - W
NOV 15 CMU - L
NOV 24 @ Akron - W

MAC East champs, 10-2 regular season
Win MACC against Toledo
Win bowl game against B20 team

Final record 12-2


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  Message Not Read  RE: Game-by-game predictions
   Posted: 8/26/2023 6:58:06 AM 
UG 26 @ SDSU - L
SEPT 2 Long Island - W
SEPT 9 @ FAU - L
SEPT 16 Iowa St. - W
SEPT 23 @ BG - W
OCT 7 Kent St. - W
OCT 14 @ NIU - W
OCT 21 WMU - W
OCT 28 Miami (OH) - W
NOV 7 @ Buffalo - W
NOV 15 CMU - L
NOV 24 @ Akron - L

8-4


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  Message Not Read  RE: Game-by-game predictions
   Posted: 8/26/2023 7:36:53 AM 

AUG 26 @ SDSU - W
SEPT 2 Long Island - W
SEPT 9 @ FAU - L
SEPT 16 Iowa St. - L
SEPT 23 @ BG - W
OCT 7 Kent St. - W
OCT 14 @ NIU - L
OCT 21 WMU - W
OCT 28 Miami (OH) - W
NOV 7 @ Buffalo - W
NOV 15 CMU - W
NOV 24 @ Akron - W

Win the MACC over Toledo
Win bowl game

11-3

Last Edited: 8/26/2023 7:37:35 AM by ou1982

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  Message Not Read  RE: Game-by-game predictions
   Posted: 8/26/2023 8:37:46 AM 
AUG 26 @ SDSU - W
SEPT 2 Long Island - W
SEPT 9 @ FAU - L
SEPT 16 Iowa St. - L
SEPT 23 @ BG - L
OCT 7 Kent St. - W
OCT 14 @ NIU - L
OCT 21 WMU - W
OCT 28 Miami (OH) - W
NOV 7 @ Buffalo - L
NOV 15 CMU - W
NOV 24 @ Akron - L

6-6

Channeling my inner Cleveland sports fan here...it's a season of terrible breaks where the ball never bounces our way, especially on the road. However I'm going to be excited when they prove me wrong!



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  Message Not Read  RE: Game-by-game predictions
   Posted: 8/26/2023 9:14:15 AM 
These Cats will run the table…

All of our dreams will come true.
Vote for Pedro.


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  Message Not Read  RE: Game-by-game predictions
   Posted: 8/26/2023 11:17:24 AM 
AUG 26 @ SDSU - W
SEPT 2 Long Island - W
SEPT 9 @ FAU - L
SEPT 16 Iowa St. - L
SEPT 23 @ BG - W
OCT 7 Kent St. - W
OCT 14 @ NIU - W
OCT 21 WMU - W
OCT 28 Miami (OH) - W
NOV 7 @ Buffalo - L
NOV 15 CMU - W
NOV 24 @ Akron - W

Another loss to Toledo and another bowl win.

Of course with this prediction I have more chances to be wrong on win predictions than to be wrong on the loss predictions so I'd be very heavy on the under if I had to bet an O/U of 9 wins on the regular season.

Last Edited: 8/26/2023 11:20:39 AM by Victory

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  Message Not Read  RE: Game-by-game predictions
   Posted: 8/26/2023 12:15:28 PM 
AUG 26 @ SDSU - L
SEPT 2 Long Island - W
SEPT 9 @ FAU - W
SEPT 16 Iowa St. - L
SEPT 23 @ BG - W
OCT 7 Kent St. - W
OCT 14 @ NIU - L
OCT 21 WMU - W
OCT 28 Miami (OH) - W
NOV 7 @ Buffalo - W
NOV 15 CMU - W
NOV 24 @ Akron - L

8-4

Akron loss keeps us out of Championship game. Easy bowl win follows.

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  Message Not Read  RE: Game-by-game predictions
   Posted: 8/26/2023 5:11:56 PM 
8-4

Akron loss keeps us out of Championship game. Easy bowl win follows.

[/QUOTE]

Yeah, I remember that almost happened once, I think 2016, when the East was on the line and we squeaked out an excruciating 9-3 win over Akron.

Last Edited: 8/26/2023 5:12:26 PM by Rufusbobcat94

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  Message Not Read  RE: Game-by-game predictions
   Posted: 8/26/2023 5:15:25 PM 
L.C. wrote:
UG 26 @ SDSU - L
SEPT 2 Long Island - W
SEPT 9 @ FAU - L
SEPT 16 Iowa St. - W
SEPT 23 @ BG - W
OCT 7 Kent St. - W
OCT 14 @ NIU - W
OCT 21 WMU - W
OCT 28 Miami (OH) - W
NOV 7 @ Buffalo - W
NOV 15 CMU - L
NOV 24 @ Akron - L

8-4


Yeah, OUr record against CMU is an absolute mystery. We are 5 27 2 all-time versus them and it seems like every year that CMU is terrible and would be an easy win, like last year, they are not on Ohio's schedule. CMU is back so they must be a MAC West contender...hahaha
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  Message Not Read  RE: Game-by-game predictions
   Posted: 8/27/2023 10:14:11 PM 
As one cow said to the other: “how udderly ridiculous”. I’ll ask Nostradamus what he thinks.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Game-by-game predictions
   Posted: 8/28/2023 10:47:58 AM 
giacomo wrote:
As one cow said to the other: “how udderly ridiculous”. I’ll ask Nostradamus what he thinks.


Nostradamus has been eerily silent as of late.


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  Message Not Read  RE: Game-by-game predictions
   Posted: 8/29/2023 12:19:08 PM 
I will own that I would've said W in week 0, which with Kurtis I believe would've been correct.

AUG 26 @ SDSU - W
SEPT 2 Long Island - W
SEPT 9 @ FAU - L
SEPT 16 Iowa St. - W
SEPT 23 @ BG - W
OCT 7 Kent St. - W
OCT 14 @ NIU - W
OCT 21 WMU - W
OCT 28 Miami (OH) - W
NOV 7 @ Buffalo - L
NOV 15 CMU - W
NOV 24 @ Akron - W
Championship - L
Bowl Game - W


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  Message Not Read  RE: Game-by-game predictions
   Posted: 8/29/2023 4:30:01 PM 
AUG 26 @ SDSU - W (would've picked this anyway)
SEPT 2 Long Island - W
SEPT 9 @ FAU - W
SEPT 16 Iowa St. - L
SEPT 23 @ BG - W
OCT 7 Kent St. - W
OCT 14 @ NIU - L
OCT 21 WMU - W
OCT 28 Miami (OH) - W
NOV 7 @ Buffalo - L
NOV 15 CMU - W
NOV 24 @ Akron - W

MAC Championship - W
Bowl Game - W

11-3


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  Message Not Read  RE: Game-by-game predictions
   Posted: 8/30/2023 9:16:19 AM 
AUG 26 @ SDSU - L
SEPT 2 Long Island - W
SEPT 9 @ FAU - L
SEPT 16 Iowa St. - W
SEPT 23 @ BG - W (I have a bad feeling)
OCT 7 Kent St. - W
OCT 14 @ NIU - W
OCT 21 WMU - W
OCT 28 Miami (OH) - L
NOV 7 @ Buffalo - L
NOV 15 CMU - W
NOV 24 @ Akron - W

MAC Championship - W
Bowl Game - W

10-4
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  Message Not Read  RE: Game-by-game predictions
   Posted: 9/17/2023 11:13:23 AM 
I used to use the "TeamRankings" website for projections as to the odds of each team winning the conference, and they seem to have been absorbed by ESPN. Here's a link to the current numbers:
https://www.espn.com/college-football/fpi/_/group/15

Ohio is currently projected to win 8.3 games, and has a 95.7% chance of becoming bowl eligible. The current odds of each team winning the MACC are:
Toledo 44.5%
Miami 22.5%
Ohio 12.8%
Anyone else 20.2%


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   Posted: 9/17/2023 6:43:30 PM 
Victory wrote:
AUG 26 @ SDSU - W
SEPT 2 Long Island - W
SEPT 9 @ FAU - L
SEPT 16 Iowa St. - L
SEPT 23 @ BG - W
OCT 7 Kent St. - W
OCT 14 @ NIU - W
OCT 21 WMU - W
OCT 28 Miami (OH) - W
NOV 7 @ Buffalo - L
NOV 15 CMU - W
NOV 24 @ Akron - W

Another loss to Toledo and another bowl win.

Of course with this prediction I have more chances to be wrong on win predictions than to be wrong on the loss predictions so I'd be very heavy on the under if I had to bet an O/U of 9 wins on the regular season.


I got off to a pathetic start. I expected that three of the first fourth games we would likely be a miniscule underdog and was at least right about that. I still think ISU is the best of those three teams, and that might not be their last 10-7 game, but we had them at home and had about as good a shot as the other two. I thought, if anything SDSU was the worst of SDSU, Ohio, FAU, and ISU, and I still think that now. Maybe I'm just hard headed on that but if our offense finds last years form with almost exactly the same personnel we are going to be lamenting that loss and wishing that we knew why Rourke couldn't finish.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Game-by-game predictions
   Posted: 9/21/2023 4:44:41 PM 
Week by week changes to ESPN odd of winning MACC (formerly Team Rankings)

Wk 2 (FAU): Toledo 44.5%, Miami 22.5%, Ohio 12.8%, Anyone else 20.2%
Wk 3 (ISU): Toledo 45.7%, Miami 21.7%, Ohio 12.5%. Anyone else 20.1%
Wk 4 (BG): Toledo 46.5%, Ohio 23.5%, Miami, 17.5%, CMU 5.9%, Rest 6.6%
Wk 5 (Bye): Toledo 45.2%, Miami, 23.1%, Ohio 20.7%, CMU 5.8%, Rest 5.2%
Wk 6 (Kent): Toledo 45.7%, Miami, 26.8%, Ohio 19.3%, Anyone else 8.2%

Last Edited: 10/8/2023 5:40:20 PM by L.C.


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   Posted: 9/26/2023 1:18:09 PM 
Theyre not losing another game this year. Under Frank Solich this teams ceiling was mediocrity. He got Ohio a grand total of zero MAC championships and was in love with 7-8 win seasons.

Im (hoping) that this coach is different and i think he is and has the talent this year to go 11-1 and 13-1 (assuming Ohio does not get into a new years six bowl) which i doubt they will with the one loss.

Times are (hopefully) changing and the state of mediocrity that Solich ultimately lead Ohio to is over.
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   Posted: 9/26/2023 1:44:10 PM 
Bobcat33 wrote:
Theyre not losing another game this year. Under Frank Solich this teams ceiling was mediocrity. He got Ohio a grand total of zero MAC championships and was in love with 7-8 win seasons.

Im (hoping) that this coach is different and i think he is and has the talent this year to go 11-1 and 13-1 (assuming Ohio does not get into a new years six bowl) which i doubt they will with the one loss.

Times are (hopefully) changing and the state of mediocrity that Solich ultimately lead Ohio to is over.


Some unrealized potential and expectations will dot his history, no doubt, but Frank won 9 games 5 times, and 10 games once. In general he won more than he lost and I would say far more games were against teams with more resources and tradition than those with less.

I think if Albin stays, he'll beat those numbers but you never know. We have two quarterbacks who have led us to 10 wins in recent history and both were recruited by Solich. Who's the next championship caliber QB? It starts there. Is he already on the roster?

Of course if we ever figure out how to play offense in Detroit (don't get me started), Katie bar the door!

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   Posted: 9/26/2023 5:26:18 PM 
Zero MAC titles. Frank Solichs ceiling was mediocrity. Great coaches win championships. Sorry to say he didnt get the job done.

Deciduous Forest Cat wrote:
Bobcat33 wrote:
Theyre not losing another game this year. Under Frank Solich this teams ceiling was mediocrity. He got Ohio a grand total of zero MAC championships and was in love with 7-8 win seasons.

Im (hoping) that this coach is different and i think he is and has the talent this year to go 11-1 and 13-1 (assuming Ohio does not get into a new years six bowl) which i doubt they will with the one loss.

Times are (hopefully) changing and the state of mediocrity that Solich ultimately lead Ohio to is over.


Some unrealized potential and expectations will dot his history, no doubt, but Frank won 9 games 5 times, and 10 games once. In general he won more than he lost and I would say far more games were against teams with more resources and tradition than those with less.

I think if Albin stays, he'll beat those numbers but you never know. We have two quarterbacks who have led us to 10 wins in recent history and both were recruited by Solich. Who's the next championship caliber QB? It starts there. Is he already on the roster?

Of course if we ever figure out how to play offense in Detroit (don't get me started), Katie bar the door!


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   Posted: 9/26/2023 8:06:57 PM 
Bobcat33 wrote:
Zero MAC titles. Frank Solichs ceiling was mediocrity. ...

Certainly you are allowed to define your adjectives any way you choose. I'm curious, though, what adjectives you use to describe the various coaches between Don Peden and Solich?


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   Posted: 9/26/2023 11:16:59 PM 
Bobcat33 wrote:
Zero MAC titles. Frank Solichs ceiling was mediocrity. Great coaches win championships. Sorry to say he didnt get the job done.

Deciduous Forest Cat wrote:
Bobcat33 wrote:
Theyre not losing another game this year. Under Frank Solich this teams ceiling was mediocrity. He got Ohio a grand total of zero MAC championships and was in love with 7-8 win seasons.

Im (hoping) that this coach is different and i think he is and has the talent this year to go 11-1 and 13-1 (assuming Ohio does not get into a new years six bowl) which i doubt they will with the one loss.

Times are (hopefully) changing and the state of mediocrity that Solich ultimately lead Ohio to is over.


Some unrealized potential and expectations will dot his history, no doubt, but Frank won 9 games 5 times, and 10 games once. In general he won more than he lost and I would say far more games were against teams with more resources and tradition than those with less.

I think if Albin stays, he'll beat those numbers but you never know. We have two quarterbacks who have led us to 10 wins in recent history and both were recruited by Solich. Who's the next championship caliber QB? It starts there. Is he already on the roster?

Of course if we ever figure out how to play offense in Detroit (don't get me started), Katie bar the door!




WOW. 20 percent of your posts are from today. If not for Frank Solich we may still be 2-9, 1-10 or some other mediocre record. Frank was not "mediocrity", although your posts are.
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   Posted: 9/27/2023 3:29:54 AM 
+1 Mid70s!


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   Posted: 9/27/2023 9:23:17 AM 
mid70sbobcat wrote:
WOW. 20 percent of your posts are from today. If not for Frank Solich we may still be 2-9, 1-10 or some other mediocre record. Frank was not "mediocrity", although your posts are.

There is no reason to be harsh with him. I'm guessing that he's a younger fan, possibly one that grew up supporting some other team. Defining "mediocrity" is all about the context. If you grew up supporting a team that wins 70% of it's games, and wins a championship every other year, then winning 55% of games may seem pretty mediocre. If you grew up following a team that often won 20% of it's games, then winning 55% is a significant improvement.

The fact is that in 2005, the fans of most other MAC teams considered Bobcat footall to be a joke, and they thought it was an absurd joke that Ohio fans thought they had any hope of ever winning the East. The fact that, for example, this year, BG fans were saying that "to win the MAC East, you have to beat Ohio" shows that the landscape is now very different. Other MAC coaches have said that their goal was to make their programs as competitive every year as Ohio.

Could Solich have done even better than he did? Yes. Is Solich the greatest coach that ever lived? No. But, he was a very solid coach, who very successfully built Ohio into a position where it is competitive every year. Do we hope that Albin can take the program even further, and win some MAC Championships? Absolutely. Do we hope that the next 10 Ohio coaches also win championships, so that we have a different context, one where we can declare Solich "mediocre"? Absolutely. Is it also possible that Ohio football descends back into the abyss, and returns to what it was in the 80's and 90's, making Solich the greatest coach in the last 50 years? That's also possible, but no one wants that.

The bottom line is that, when some new fan appears and declares Solich to be "mediocre", consider the context, and remember that he probably grew up following some other team, and welcome him as a new addition to the Bobcat family. Hopefully Ohio will continue to attract more new fans in the future, and that expansion to 60,000 seats will be needed before long. ;)


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