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Ohio defensive breakdown

By mrasor Published: November 6, 2007

Football
The theme -- Ohio's defense has been successful when it is able to penetrate into teams' backfields. The Bobcats are second in the MAC with 24 sacks. They are in the top-half in the conference in stopping the run and pass. The line in this 4-3 defense is the strength.
Key players -- Landen Cohen and Kris Luchsinger lead that line. Safety Todd Koenig leads the team in tackles. Although he has been quiet this year, don't forget about punt returner Chris Jarrett, who was a third-team Freshman All-American last year.
How Akron can score -- This should be a good test for Akron's line. It must limit penetration because the Zips won't move the ball if they're facing third-and-long all night. Chris Jacquemain is eligible to play, but the coaches haven't announced who will start. As with the entire season, I might as well be throwing the passes if the Zips don't enter the endzone at least four times.

    Notes...
    The Steelers beat up on the Ravens last night, thanks in part to linebacker James Harrison's awesome game. Consequently, ESPN is all over Kent State for producing the emerging star.
    The Buchtelite's Vincent Dorsey wrote about some of the suspensions this season.
    Nick from VanDelaySports.com says Ohio will win 28-13.

Men's soccer
The Zips earned the No. 1 seed in the MAC Tournament, which means the Zips will get home games on Nov. 16 and 18.
The Buchtelite's Adam Ferrise breaks down the team and says it has earned the status of the "real" football/futball team on campus.
Men's basketball
In the realistic event that Akron loses again in football Wednesday, keep your chins up.
Keith Dambrot's boys are playing an exhibition against Walsh Thursday at 7 p.m. at Rhodes Arena.
With National Letter of Intent Signing Day coming up and the season about to begin, I hope to have some inside scoops for you within the week.
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