Back At It! OU vs. Marshall

Back At It! OU vs. Marshall

Since the end of my summer internship at the Naples Daily News I’ve photographed sparingly while getting back into the groove of being a full-time college student. This weekend I photographed the first home football game with my staff position with Ohio University Athletics. The stadium was packed to capacity with attendance peaking around 25,200. The atmosphere was electric! I felt at home on the sidelines with my fellow photographers doing what I love.

Working for Athletics allows me access into the team locker room to photograph the pre-game preparation. While preparing, one team member turned on the huge stereo system and blasted the song “Faneto” by Chief Keef. The locker room instantly turned into a dance floor with players hitting the Nae Nae and other dance moves. This probably put me into an even more energetic mindset for the rest of the night and gave me energy to run up and down the sidelines with a 400mm and another camera around my neck.

The rivalry between Marshall and OU was apparent throughout the game but OU won the Battle for the Bell 21-10. Players raced to pick up the bell and celebrated by running across the field ringing the bell. Here are some of my favorites from last night!

Ohio Bobcats defensive lineman Kurt Laseak #99 (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Ohio Bobcats defensive lineman Kurt Laseak #99 (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Ohio Bobcats defensive lineman Watson Tautuiaki #34 (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Ohio Bobcats defensive lineman Watson Tautuiaki #34 (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Ohio Bobcats defensive lineman Tarell Basham #93 (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Ohio Bobcats defensive lineman Tarell Basham #93 (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

(Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics

(Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics

Ohio Bobcats offensive lineman Jacob Hale #30 (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Ohio Bobcats offensive lineman Jacob Hale #30 (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Ohio Bobcats head coach Frank Solich (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Ohio Bobcats head coach Frank Solich (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Ohio Bobcats Football (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Ohio Bobcats Football (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Ohio Bobcats running back Daz'mond Patterson (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics

Ohio Bobcats running back Daz’mond Patterson (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics

Ohio Bobcats linebacker Quentin Poling #32 (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics

Ohio Bobcats linebacker Quentin Poling #32 (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics

Ohio Bobcats running back A.J. Ouellette #45 (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Ohio Bobcats running back A.J. Ouellette #45 (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Ohio Bobcats running back A.J. Ouellette #45 (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics

Ohio Bobcats running back A.J. Ouellette #45 (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics

DUPLICATE***Ohio Bobcats quarterback Derrius Vick #15(Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics

DUPLICATE***Ohio Bobcats quarterback Derrius Vick #15(Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics

Ohio Bobcats quarterback JD Sprague #3 (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics

Ohio Bobcats quarterback JD Sprague #3 (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics

Ohio Bobcats quarterback JD Sprague #3 (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Ohio Bobcats quarterback JD Sprague #3 (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Ohio Bobcats safety Devin Jones #13 and Ohio Bobcats cornerback Devin Bass #37 (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Ohio Bobcats safety Devin Jones #13 and Ohio Bobcats cornerback Devin Bass #37 (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Ohio Bobcats wide receiver Sebastian Smith #6 (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Ohio Bobcats wide receiver Sebastian Smith #6 (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Ohio Bobcats Cheerleader (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Ohio Bobcats Cheerleader (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Ohio Bobcats Football (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics

Ohio Bobcats Football (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics

Ohio Bobcats cornerback Brett Layton #22 (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Ohio Bobcats cornerback Brett Layton #22 (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Ohio Bobcats tight end Keith Heitzman #81 (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Ohio Bobcats tight end Keith Heitzman #81 (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Ohio Bobcats Football (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Ohio Bobcats Football (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Ohio Bobcats wide receiver Brendan Cope #85 (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Ohio Bobcats wide receiver Brendan Cope #85 (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Ohio Bobcats cornerback Brett Layton #22(Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Ohio Bobcats cornerback Brett Layton #22(Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Ohio Bobcats quarterback JD Sprague #3 (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Ohio Bobcats quarterback JD Sprague #3 (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Ohio Bobcats punter Mitch Bonnstetter #23 (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Ohio Bobcats punter Mitch Bonnstetter #23 (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Ohio Bobcats cornerback Brett Layton #22 (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Ohio Bobcats cornerback Brett Layton #22 (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

(Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

(Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Ohio Bobcats cornerback Brett Layton #22 (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Ohio Bobcats cornerback Brett Layton #22 (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Ohio Bobcats running back Daz'mond Patterson #7(Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Ohio Bobcats running back Daz’mond Patterson #7(Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Ohio Bobcats quarterback JD Sprague #3 and Ohio Bobcats running back A.J. Ouellette #45 (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Ohio Bobcats quarterback JD Sprague #3 and Ohio Bobcats running back A.J. Ouellette #45 (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Ohio Bobcats running back A.J. Ouellette #45 (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Ohio Bobcats running back A.J. Ouellette #45 (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Ohio Bobcats safety Nathan Carpenter #35 (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Ohio Bobcats safety Nathan Carpenter #35 (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Ohio Bobcats cornerback Ian Wells #41 (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Ohio Bobcats cornerback Ian Wells #41 (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Ohio Bobcats offensive lineman Mike Lucas #67 (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics

Ohio Bobcats offensive lineman Mike Lucas #67 (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics

Ohio Bobcats Football (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Ohio Bobcats Football (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Ohio Bobcats head coach Frank Solich (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Ohio Bobcats head coach Frank Solich (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Ohio Bobcats head coach Frank Solich (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Ohio Bobcats head coach Frank Solich (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Ohio University President Roderick McDavis (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics

Ohio University President Roderick McDavis (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics

Ohio Bobcats Football (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Ohio Bobcats Football (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

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