The New Orleans Bowl was supposed to be an opportunity to showcase the Ohio football program. It was supposed to be a chance to show off the Bobcats on national TV as the lone football game on for recruits, alumni and fans. Instead, it turned out to be an embarrassment for the Ohio Bobcats. After Ohio tied the game 7-7 they did little after that in the first half as the Troy Trojans jumped out to a 38-10 halftime lead in defeating Ohio 48-21. The lone bright spot for Ohio was not giving up as the Bobcats outscored the Trojans 14-10 in the second half.
The loss for Ohio drops the Bobcats to 8-5 in 2010 and denies them of the program’s first ever bowl win. It also keeps Frank Solich’s Bobcats from winning 9 games for the 3rd time in his 6 years atop the Ohio Bobcats. A look at the bowl schedule shows the MAC with two remaining bowl games as Toledo and Miami both have an opportunity to make the bowl season a winning one for the conference.