Line of Scrimmage
Ohio has 41 sacks on the season, and Basham has 11. He was named MAC defensive player of the year, while WMU receiver Corey Davis earned offensive player of the year honors.
WMU has allowed only 12 sacks this season, so the Bobcats’ upset hopes could hinge on their ability to rush the passer. Ohio also has the top-ranked run defense in the MAC.
“We’re not concerned about where we’re at in terms of an underdog and how most people are looking at it and what’s in store for us,” Ohio coach Frank Solich said. “We’re excited about the opportunity, we’ll play our best football, and we’ll see what happens.”