Ohio Bobcat Odds
Much to the joy of Ohio University fans, the Ohio Bobcats football team has found some solid success over the past 15 years following a rough start to the 2000s. In fact, the team managed a string of 10 straight seasons of college football bowl game eligibility.
The team has lofty goals every season, looking to not only qualify to play in a bowl game, but to come away with a MAC East division championship and hopefully vie for the Mid-American Conference title.
With legal sports betting on the way to Ohio, you’ll be able to get in on the excitement by betting on the Bobcats, if you wish. To get started, check our guide below. From the latest Ohio Bobcats odds to your betting options and more, you’ll find what you need to get started.
Today’s Ohio Bobcats football odds
Check our odds feed below to see the latest for the Ohio Bobcats. See a line you like? Just click on that number to head to the corresponding sportsbook so you can place a bet. If you don’t have an account with that sportsbook, you can create one.
Ohio Bobcats National Championship odds
This may come as a surprise to newcomers who are learning about the history of the Ohio Bobcats, but they actually have a national championship banner. Under the leadership of coach Bill Hess, the Bobcats outscored their opponents 269-34 during the 1960 season. That year they were selected by the Associated Press and United Press International as the 1960 NCAA College Division national champions.
What are the chances they’ll be hanging another banner? Well, college football is one of the most competitive sports there is, which means the road to a national title is a tough one to successfully navigate. Below, we have our odds feed dedicated specifically to the national championship and the Ohio Bobcats football program. Like our above odds feed, you can simply click on any number that catches your eye to go to that sportsbook.
How to read Ohio Bobcats betting lines
If you’re new to sports betting lines, the first glance can feel as if you’re trying to read an algebraic equation. Thankfully, you don’t have to recall those days of high school math to get the information you need from a sportsbook’s listing. Here’s an example of an Ohio football game that you might see at online betting sites, such as DraftKings Sportsbook and FanDuel Sportsbook:
|Toledo Rockets||+7.5 (-110)||+140||Over 45.5 (-110)|
|Ohio Bobcats||-7.5 (-110)||-155||Under 45.5 (-110)|
The first information after the names of the teams playing is the numbers for the point spread. For the Rockets, those are +7.5 (-110), and for the Bobcats spread, they are -7.5 (-110). The -7.5 indicates that the Bobcats are the favorite for this game. If you were to place a spread bet on them, they would need to win by eight or more points for your wager to win. Otherwise, spread bets on the Rockets would win.
In either case, the odds are -110, which means that a bet of $110 would stand to win $100. A successful bet on either side at $110 would result in a payout of $210 — your original wager plus the $100 profit.
The next number for each team is the moneyline. Here, you are just betting on the team that you think will win the game. In our example above, the Toledo Rockets are the underdogs, as indicated by the positive odds of +140. Ohio, on the other hand, is the favorite at -155. Positive moneyline odds indicate how much you would stand to win on a correct bet of $100. Negative odds represent how much you would need to wager to potentially win $100.
Using our example, we can see that a bet on Toledo for $100 would carry a potential profit of $140. A successful bet on the Bobcats moneyline at $155, meanwhile, would mean a $100 profit. In any wager you make, you don’t have to bet the amounts we’re using as an example. You can bet less or more, and the potential payout will reflect the same ratio.
The final column shows the line for a bet on the total, also known as an over/under bet. Here you don’t care which team wins or by how much. Instead, you are betting on whether the two teams will combine to score over or under the line that the sportsbook has set. In this case, that’s 45.5. If the final score ends up being 24-18, for example, the total of 42 means that bettors who chose the under will win.
Live betting on Ohio Bobcats football games
A fun aspect of Ohio sports betting sites and sportsbook apps is the ability to participate in live betting. This fairly recent addition to the world of sports betting allows you to wager on what will happen while the game is in progress, with odds and lines that change depending on the action on the gridiron.
Depending on the rules that Ohio comes up with for betting on college football in the state, you may be able to wager on things like which team will lead at the half, or if one team’s quarterback will throw over/under a certain number of yards, or just what will happen on the next play. Other options could involve betting on updated moneyline, spread and total odds based on what has happened in the game so far.
Ohio Bobcats 2021 football schedule
Here are the teams the Bobcats played in 2021.
- Saturday, Sept. 4 vs. Syracuse
- Saturday, Sept. 11 vs. Duquesne
- Thursday, Sept. 16 @ Louisiana
- Saturday, Sept. 25 @ Northwestern
- Saturday, Oct. 2 @ Akron
- Saturday, Oct. 9 vs. Central Michigan
- Saturday, Oct. 16 @ Buffalo
- Saturday, Oct. 23 vs. Kent State
- Tuesday, Nov. 2 vs. Miami (OH)
- Tuesday, Nov. 9 @ Eastern Michigan
- Tuesday, Nov. 16 vs. Toledo
- Friday, Nov. 26 @ Bowling Green
How to watch Ohio Bobcats football games
Despite being a smaller conference, the MAC does a nice job of getting air time for its football programs. If you have a cable or satellite television subscription, you’ll likely be able to see some Bobcats games on the ESPN family of channels. If you’re trying to watch those online, you will need to provide your account information in order to access them.
If you have turned to streaming platforms for your entertainment, though, you can still catch Ohio Bobcats football. Services such as AT&T TV, YouTube TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, and Hulu Live all are capable of providing you access to ESPN and its affiliated channels.
Bobcats statistical leaders
With a history as long as that of the Ohio Bobcats football program, there are definitely some impressive performances throughout the decades. Here are the leaders in the major statistical categories:
- Passing: The Bobcats had quite the prolific college quarterback from 2009-13 with Tyler Tettleton. He holds the all-time career record for passing yards with 9,125. Additionally, he has the top three spots for the best single seasons of all time, with 3,302 yards in 2011, 2,851 yards in 2013, and 2,844 in 2012. The best single passing game in school history, however, was by Donny Harrison, who in 1983 threw for 409 yards against Kent State. Tettleton owns two of the passing touchdown records as well with his career mark at 67 and the single-season record of 28 coming in his 2011 campaign. The single-game record belongs to Boo Jackson, who threw five touchdown passes in 2008 against MAC rival Akron.
- Rushing: For career rushing yards, Kalvin McRae (2004-07) ran for 4,398 during his time at Ohio. The single-season record came in 2012 when Beau Blankenship rushed for 1,604 yards. Kareem Wilson holds the single-game mark for the Bobcats with 282, which came against Bowling Green in 1996. Wilson also shares the top mark for rushing touchdowns over his career (1995-98) at 49 with Nathan Rourke, who compiled his from 2017-19. In 2017, Rourke also set the record for a single season with 21. Eight players share the single-game mark with four each.
- Receiving: LaVon Brazill (2007-11) set the career mark for receiving yards with 2,511 and also holds the single-season record with 1,146 (2011). Todd Snyder holds the first two spots for a single game with 214 receiving yards (1968 vs. Richmond) and 203 (1968 vs. Dayton). The single-game receiving touchdown record is a five-way tie at three each, with Snyder holding two of those spots (1968 against both Richmond and Minnesota). Dave Juenger tied that record in 1972 against Toledo, followed by Taylor Price in 2008 vs. Akron and Donte Foster in 2013 against Miami (Ohio).
- Tackles: Mike Mangen (1981-84) holds the career mark with 513 tackles — a whopping 51 more than the next player on the list. The single-season record holder is David Terry, who picked up 177 tackles in 1988. Benny King holds the two top spots for a single game with 23 against Ball State and 22 against Akron, both from his 1993 season.
- Sacks: Leading the Bobcats in sacks over his career (2013-16) is Tarell Basham with 28, a stat that was boosted with his 9.5 sacks in 2016 to set the single-season mark. Six players are tied for the most sacks in a single game with three each. Three of those players did so in 1996, with Andre Jackson (vs. Toledo), Bobby Holloway (vs. Hawaii), and Mario Daniel (vs. Ball State) harassing quarterbacks that year. Dak Notestine notched three against Bowling Green (2009), and Stafford Gatling matched that in 2010 against Louisiana-Lafayette. The most recent addition to the list is Nic Barber in 2011 against New Mexico State.
- Interceptions: From 1975-79, Joe Callan roamed the defensive secondary for the Bobcats. His time on the team netted him the career record for interceptions with 18, as well as the single-season record with nine, which he set in 1979. During his career, he also tied the record of three interceptions for a single game three times, the first in 1976 against Northern Illinois, the second in 1979 against Cincinnati, and the third in 1979 against Eastern Michigan.
Ohio Bobcats and the NFL draft
Despite the rich history of football at Ohio, only 26 players have ever been drafted into the NFL. Of those, 10 have been since the turn of the century. Here are all the draftees since 2000:
|2002||Dave Zastudil||P||4||112||Baltimore Ravens|
|2008||Landon Cohen||DT||7||216||Detroit Lions|
|2009||Mike Mitchell||DB||2||47||Oakland Raiders|
|2010||Taylor Price||WR||3||90||New England Patriots|
|2012||LaVon Brazill||WR||6||206||Indianapolis Colts|
|2013||Eric Herman||G||7||225||New York Giants|
|2014||T.J. Carrie||DB||7||219||Oakland Raiders|
|2017||Tarell Basham||DE||3||80||Indianapolis Colts|
|2017||Blair Brown||LB||5||148||Jacksonville Jaguars|
|2018||Quentin Poling||LB||7||227||Miami Dolphins|
Ohio Bobcats home games
The Bobcats football team calls Peden Stadium it’s home. We’ve compiled some more information about the stadium below.
- Location: Richland Avenue and South Green Drive, Athens, Ohio
- Seating capacity: 27,000
- Opening date: 5, 1929
- Construction cost: $185,000 ($2.79 million in 2020 dollars)
- Former names: Ohio University’s Athletic Plant (1926-46)
How many national titles have the Bobcats won?
There is a single national championship banner that hangs at Ohio University in honor of the Bobcats football program. Back in 1960, well before the College Football Playoff or the national championship game were in existence, the Bobcats were a force to be reckoned with.
That season, they scored 269 points while holding their opponents to just 34. That domination earned them the top selection for the NCAA College Division national champions by both the Associated Press and United Press International.