Written and authored by Football Expert Analyst Charlie Red McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for College Football Betting news and notes.
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This Sports Handicapper believes the Ohio University Football program is one of the most consistent in the Mid-American East, Division.
Former Nebraska Head Coach Frank Solich enters his thirteenth season with the same position in Athens, Ohio.
The Bobcats won the MAC East division title and nearly upset nationally ranked Western Michigan in the Championship game.
Solich and “BOBCATS” are loaded coming into the 2017 season with skill players and a formidable line on both sides of the football.
Ohio University has been in the Conference Championship game four times since 2006 and has come up empty each time.
However, there is optimism among the faithful at the Institute, and they believe 2017 is their turn to win the MAC Championship. Solich and the Bobcats also lost their third straight bowl appearance, a 28-23 Dollar General loss to Troy University.
Ohio University plays Purdue and Kansas out of Conference.
They open up with Hampton University which should be a victory in front of the home crowd.
The Bobcats play three of four games in Athens in the month of October which could go a long way in determining the East Division title.
The 2017 Ohio University offense, led by twelve-year offensive coordinator Tim Albin. Ohio University scored a little over twenty-six points per game in 2016, seventy-seventh in the nation.
Quinton Maxwell lost his starting quarterback job in 2016 but bounced back to lead the team to an East Division title.
Junior College transfer Nathan Rourke will push Maxwell to be the starter under center.
Dorian Brown led the rushing attack with 825 yards, A.J. Ouellette will also get plenty of carries from the backfield.
Elijah Ball and Papi White are the primary weapons in the passing game which ranked seventy-second nationally last season.
An offensive line is a veteran group that can block as well as protects the passer.
The key to success for the Bobcats offense is for Maxwell to cut down on turnovers, the coaching staff will give hi a short leash.
Jimmy Burrow also enters his twelfth year as the coordinator of the defense. T
The coaching staff has been together for more than a decade and should take the program to the next level in 2017.
Defensively, Ohio University defense was the strength of the team in 2016 and ranked twenty-seventh in the nation, allowing 360.2 yards per game.
The unit was excellent against the run giving up just a little over 104 yards per contest, fifth in College Football.
However Tarell Basham and Blair Brown are now in the NFL, they can’t be replaced.
Junior defensive tackle Cleon Aloese has potential but must develop a work ethic.
Quentin Poling and Chad Moore are outstanding linebackers; they must become team leaders.
Five experienced cornerbacks will improve a secondary which got torched by opponents last season.
Safety Javon Hagan anchors the and makes the calls in the secondary.
Bovada.Lv, list the 2017 Ohio University Bobcats at +900 to win the Mid-American Conference Championship.
Free Betting Odds Prediction: The 2017 Ohio University Bobcats will go 8-4 and finish first in the MAC East, division. Also, Play Online Poker Plus Other Casino Games and enter some of the best Tournaments on the World Wide Web. Bet Here.