Ohio Bobcats defeat the Toledo Rockets 31-26

More than halfway through the 2016 college football season and teams in the Mid American Conference switch from playing games on Saturdays to weekdays to get a chance to shine on national television.

Last night the Ohio Bobcats traveled to Toledoย for some late October MAC action. Personally, I didn’t have a great game shooting, but here are some of my favorite photos from the game.

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Documenting the Toledo Rockets

Some of my readers and followers may or may not know that I played football at the Univeristy of Toledo, I was the placekicker so being able to document the team like I have been able to this far in 2016 has been such an awesome experience.

I am trying to look at things just a little differently then most sports photographers on the sidelines. I love telling stories whether that be in person or via my photography. A picture truly is worth 1,000 words.

In the images below I have converted a few to black and white to show a little more emotion and the current mood the the image. Please let me know if you like that style by commenting below.

Thanks for looking!

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Ohio State dominates Michigan with a 42-13 victory

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The Ohio State vs Michigan rivalry is know as one of the best match ups in college football. Ann Arbor and Columbus are only 190 miles apart. The two teams have been playing since 1897 and Michigan is currently leading the series 58-47-6. But the past four years, Ohio State has had Michigan’s number. Michigan can’t get over the hump and beat the team down south. Going into the game on Saturday everyone was expecting a closer game with a lot less scoring, but after Ohio State lost last weekend to Michigan State, Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes need some style points in hopes to make it back into the College Football Playoff.

I have been attending the Ohio State Michigan game for over ten years and I have only missed one game and that was last year, so it felt good to be back on the sidelines photographing the big game.

Special thanks to Chef Drew, whom is the last person I would have expected to see in Ann Arbor, for the pedicab ride from my parking spot to the media entrance at the stadium.

Here are my favorite images of the game. I hope you enjoy.
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Wilson Football Factory in Ada, OH

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The making of the Super Bowl 50 football at the Wilson Football Factory in Ada, Ohio. I was working for Wilson Sporting Goods to create some dynamic story telling images of how the Super Bowl and the College Football Playoff footballs are made in the little town of Ada, Ohio.

Every football is made by handย and each year around 700,000 footballs are produced for NCAA and NFL teams to be used on Saturdays and Sunday. It’s truly and amazing experience to be able to see how each football is stamped out of slabs of leather and transformed into a football that we see our favorite collegiate and NFL players catch in the end zone on Saturdays and Sunday.

Here are some of my favorite images from the shoot.

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