Jody Victor®: No. 9/9 Ohio State at Indiana This Week

Jody Victor: Ohio State (3-1, 1-0) will play Indiana (3-1, 0-1) this Saturday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. ET in Memorial Stadium (52,692), Bloomington, Ind. The game will be televised on the Big Ten Network. Here's some pre-game stats.

* The Buckeyes are back in the Top 10 after posting back-to-back shutouts for the first time since 1996

* Ohio State is 7-3 in Big Ten night games on the road under Jim Tressel

* Saturday will be the 83rd meeting between Ohio State and Indiana and the first since 2006

* Ohio State hasn't lost in Bloomington since the 1988 season and have won the last 14 meetings

* Ohio State has a 15-game Big Ten road winning streak – record is 17 by Michigan

* Coach Jim Tressel is 86-20 in nine seasons at Ohio State: 221-77-2 in his 24th season overall

* The Illinois win was the 500th for the Tressel family as head coaches, second only to the Bowdens

* Ohio State is the Big Ten pre-season favorite, followed by Penn State and Michigan State

* Forty former Buckeyes were on 2009 NFL opening-day rosters

* Ohio state has won at least 10 games in each of the last four years, played in the national championship game twice and two other BCS bowls

Go Bucks!!!

Jody Victor

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Jody Victor®: Ohio State vs. Illinois

Jody Victor: The Buckeyes open their Big Ten play at home in Ohio Stadium against the Illini at 3:30 p.m. ET this Saturday. Televised on ABC. Here's some stats before the game…

* This is the 96th meeting between the schools in football: Ohio State leads the series, 61-30-4

* Since joining the Big Ten Conference in 1913, Ohio State is 69-23-4 in conference openers

* Sophomore quarterback Terrelle Pryor leads the Big Ten in total offense at 263.0 yards per game

* Saturday will be Coach Jim Tressel's 300th career game as a head coach. Tressel is 85-20 in nine seasons at Ohio State and 220-77-2 in his 24th season overall

* Illinois coach Ron Zook was an Ohio State assistant from 1988-90. Saturday will be the third-consecutive week where Ohio State's opposing head coach was a former Ohio State assistant

* Ohio State has won at least 10 games in each of the last four year, played in the national championship game twice and two other BCS bowls

* Ohio State is the Big Ten preseason favorite, followed by Penn State and Michigan State

* Forty former Buckeyes were on 2009 NFL opening-day rosters

* Ohio State has won four Big Ten titles in a row

* Crowds of more than 100,000 have seen the last 50 games at Ohio Stadium

Illinois is 1-1 after opening the season with a 37-9 loss to Missouri before rebounding the next week to post a 45-17 win over Illinois State in Champaign. The Illini had a bye week last Saturday.

Go Bucks!!!

Jody Victor

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Jody Victor®: Buckeyes Face MAC Foe Toledo Saturday

Jody Victor: No. 11/11 Ohio State (1-1) will play Toledo (1-1) this Saturday, Sept 19, 2009 at 12 p.m. ET in the Cleveland Browns Stadium (73,200) in Cleveland, Ohio. The game will be televised on ESPN Plus. Here's some stats for the upcoming game.

* The Buckeyes are making their first appearance in Cleveland since 1991 when they played Northwestern at Cleveland Municipal Stadium

* Ohio State has won at least 10 games in each of the last four years, played in the national championship game twice and two other BCS bowls

* Coach Jim Tressel is 84-20 in nine seasons at Ohio State; 219-77-2 in his 24th season overall

* Toledo coach Tim Beckman was an Ohio State assistant in 2005-06

* Ohio State is the Big Ten preseason favorite, followed by Penn State and Michigan State

* Ohio State is 8-6-1 over the years in games played in Cleveland

* The Buckeyes are 176-48-15 all-time against Ohio schools and 25-1 all-time against members of the Mid-American Conference

* Ohio State has won four Big Ten titles in a row

* Crowds of more than 100,000 have seen the last 50 games at Ohio Stadium

* Forty former Buckeyes were on 2009 NFL opening-day rosters

Go Bucks!!

Jody Victor

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Jody Victor®: No. 6/6 Ohio State Welcomes No. 4/4 USC to Ohio Stadium

Jody Victor: National powers Ohio State and Southern California meet for the 23rd time in the series history this Saturday under the lights. The game will be televised on ESPN and ESPN-3D. Here's how the teams stack up.

* Ohio State and USC have played in a combined 13 BCS bowl games since 2002 under coaches Jim Tressel and Pete Carroll

* USC Coach Pete Carroll was a member of the Ohio State coaching staff in 1979

* Ohio State has won at least 10 games in each of the last four years, played in the national championship game twice and two other BCS bowls

* Coach Jim Tressel is 84-19 after eight years at Ohio State: 219-76-2 after 23 years overall

* Ohio State is the Big Ten preseason favorite, followed by Penn State and Michigan State

* ESPN's College Game Day will originate from an Ohio State game for the 24th time since 1996

* The Big Ten went 10-1 in opening weekend games

* Ohio State has won four Big Ten titles in a row

* Crowds of more than 100,000 have seen the last 49 games at Ohio Stadium

* Forty former Buckeyes are on 2009 NFL opening-day rosters

Go Bucks!!!

Jody Victor

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Jody Victor® : 2009 Football Kick Off

Jody Victor: Did you know Ohio State has not lost a home opener in 31 years? September 16, 1978 to be exact. No. 6 Ohio State suffered a 19-0 loss to No. 5 Penn State in Woody Hayes' final season as head coach. Here's how things stack up for this week's game.

* The game kicks off the 120th season of football for Ohio State

* This is the fourth meeting between the schools (Navy) in football. The last meeting was in the 1981 Liberty Bowl

* Ohio State has won at least 10 games in each of the last four years, played in the national championship game twice and two other BCS bowls

* Coach Jim Tressel is 83-19 after eight years at Ohio State; 218-76-2 after 23 years overall

* Jim Tressel is 17-5-1 all-time in season openers and 8-0 at Ohio Sate

* Ohio State is the Big Ten preseason favorite, followed by Penn State and Michigan State

* This is the first visit to Ohio Stadium by a service academy since 1931

* Navy has led the nation is rushing the past four seasons

* Ohio State has won four Big Ten titles in a row

* Crowds of more than 100,000 have seen the last 48 games at Ohio Stadium

Go Bucks!!!

Jody Victor

 

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