How Ohio Will Win
Published: Fri Sep 25, 2009
Ohio head coach Frank Solich admits the Vols are the toughest defense his Bobcats have faced in his three years in Athens, Ohio. The defense is obviously the Vols’ strength, so a strong offensive outing is unlikely for the Bobcats. Still, quarterback Theo Scott threw for a career-high 236 yards and three touchdowns in Ohio’s 28-10 victory over Cal Poly last Saturday, and if UT’s secondary falls apart, Scott could be the leader for the Bobcat offense. However, Ohio’s games this season have been against Connecticut, North Texas and Cal Poly, so Solich’s offense could have a tough day against a program like UT. The key for Ohio might be its defense. UT quarterback Jonathan Crompton has thrown seven interceptions through three games this season, so any pressure on his decisionmaking could be enough to neutralize the Vols’ offense just enough for the upset.