Coach: Frank Solich
Ohio Players to watch:
Senior LT Joe Lowery (6-7/305)
Lowery helped pave the way for another prolific season for the Ohio offense. The Bobcats rank first in the MAC and 10th in the country with 41.2 points per game — the highest scoring average in program history. Ohio’s 494 points scored this season rank as the second-most in the history of program.
Senior RB A.J. Ouellette (5-9/205)
Ouellette ranks second in the MAC with a career-high 1,142 yards (seventh-most in program history) and a career-high 95.2 yards per game (eighth-most in program history).
Senior WR/PR Papi White (5-9/188)
White became Ohio’s all-time leader in career receiving yards this season with 2,530. He finished the regular season ranked second in the MAC with 897 yards and nine receiving touchdowns.
*Junior SS Javon Hagan (6-0/207)
Hagan is tied for the team lead with two interceptions this season and recovered a fumble, helping the Ohio defense rank first in the country at +30 in turnovers. His ranks second on the squad with 72 total tackles (36 solo, 36 assisted) and recorded four pass breakups.
Coach: Rocky Long
San Diego State Players to watch:
**Sophomore OG Keith Ismael (6-3/310)
Ismael, a fierce run blocker, started 11 of the team’s 12 games, including six at center and five at right guard. He has only committed two penalties in 759 snaps and has allowed only three sacks.
*Junior LB Kyahva Tezino (6-0/235)
Tezino has put together one of the most prolific defensive seasons in recent memory at SDSU, totaling 120 tackles, 14.5 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks and 15 quarterback hurries.
*Junior RB Jewan Washington (5-7/190)
Washington led the Aztecs in rushing with 870 yards and 10 touchdowns, so far, averaging 108.8 yards per game. The Kennedale, Texas, native ranks third in the MW with 13 runs of at least 15 yards.
Senior AZTEC Parker Baldwin (6-2/215)
Playing the signature “Aztec” position in Rocky Long’s 3-3-5 defense, Baldwin has recorded the second most tackles on the team, so far. Baldwin ranks 11th in the league in tackles per game (7.8).
DXL Frisco Bowl
Ohio 27, San Diego State 0