September 6, 2011:
Toledo (1-0) at #18/16 Ohio State (1-0)
Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011 – Noon ET
Ohio Stadium (102,329)
Television: BTN will televise the game with Tom Hart and Derek Rackley in the booth and Lisa Byington on the sidelines.
Radio: WBNS (FM 97.1 The Fan) is the flagship station for the 73-station Ohio State radio network. The Luke Fickell pregame show airs 30 minutes prior to kickoff. Paul Keels will call the play-by-play with former Buckeye Jim Lachey in the booth and Marty Bannister on the sidelines. The game can also be heard live on Sirius XM satellite radio channel 94 and 198.
First And 10
*Ohio State is 2-0 all-time against Toledo.
*OSU won the last meeting with Toledo, 38-0 on Sept. 19, 2009 at Cleveland Browns Stadium.
*Joe Bauserman became the sixth Ohio State quarterback to win in his first start.
*A total of 11 Buckeyes made their first starts last Saturday vs. Akron.
*A dozen true freshmen played vs. the Zips. Only two FBS schools – Texas (18) and Auburn (13) – played more true freshmen than Ohio State on Saturday.
*Jake Stoneburner set a modern day OSU record with three TD catches by a tight end vs. Akron.
*The shutout against Akron marked just the second time since 1977 Ohio State opened the season with a shutout.
*Ohio State is 53-5 at Ohio Stadium since the start of the 2002 season.
*Ohio State has won 55 consecutive regular-season non-conference home games against teams not ranked in the AP Top 25.
*Ohio State has had 64 consecutive crowds of more than 100,000 at Ohio Stadium.
Did You Know?
With the 42-0 win over Akron last Saturday, Luke Fickell became the first Ohio State head coach to record a shutout in his head coaching debut since Woody Hayes in 1951.
The Rockets are 1-0 on the season after opening with a 58-22 win over FCS opponent New Hampshire last Thursday, Sept. 1 at the Glass Bowl in Toledo. The Rockets featured a balanced offense in the win with 304 yards passing — including five TDs — and 287 yards rushing.
Starting QB Autsin Dantin completed 15 of 21 passes for 161 yards and three TDs while sophomore QB Terrance Owens came in and added two more TDs on 10 of 13 for 122 yards. Running back Adonis Thomas rushed for 115 yards and a score on nine carries while receiver Bernard Reedy had five catches for 113 yards and two TDs.
Tim Beckman, a former Ohio State assistant coach from 2005-06, is in his third year at Toledo with a record of 14-12 overall. He served two years as the defensive coordinator at Oklahoma State before taking over the Toledo program in 2009.
Last season the Rockets finished 8-5 with a 34-32 loss to Florida International in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl. They have the ninth-most BCS wins by a non-BCS school (6) since the 2003 season and have defeated five BCS teams in the past five years:
2010: Toledo 31, Purdue 20
2009: Toledo 54, Colorado 38
2008: Toledo 13, Michigan 10
2007: Toledo 36, Iowa State 35
2006: Toledo 37, Kansas 31 – 2OT
OSU-Toledo Series History
The Buckeyes lead the all-time series with Toledo 2-0 and have outscored the Rockets 87-0 in those two meetings.
1998: at Ohio State 49, Toledo 0
2009: Ohio State 38, at Toledo 0 (at Cleveland Browns Stadium)