The Ohio Bobcats football team is a major intercollegiate varsity sports program of Ohio University. The team represents the university as a member of the Mid-American Conference, playing at the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision level. The Bobcats have played their home games in Peden Stadium in Athens, Ohio since 1929.
Ohio Bobcats football began in 1894 with an 8–0 loss to Marietta College. Since then, the Bobcats have posted a 532–535–48 record over their 120-year existence and a 215–248–11 record over their 68 years in MAC games. The Bobcats have won five MAC championships, in 1953, 1960, 1963, 1967, and 1968, and three MAC East Division championships, in 2006, 2009 and 2011. Prior to joining the MAC, the Bobcats won six Buckeye Athletic Association championships, in 1929, 1930, 1931, 1935, 1936, and 1938. In 1960, the Bobcats were crowned National Small College Champions after compiling a 10–0 record under Bill Hess.
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