No. 8 Ohio State Faces Indiana Saturday in Primetime

Jody Victor: Here’s some great Buckeye football news from and


  • Ohio State travels to Bloomington, Ind., to take on the Indiana Hoosiers in an 8 p.m. game Saturday, Oct. 13.
  • The Buckeyes will travel via charter bus on Friday (staying in Indianapolis) and then fly back to Columbus after the game.
  • Ohio State is on a roll with a 6-0 record and consecutive wins over Top 25 teams Michigan State and Nebraska.
  • Indiana is under the direction of second-year coach Kevin Wilson, the 28th coach in IU history.
  • Urban Meyer is the 24th head coach in Ohio State football history.
  • Two Buckeyes are from the Hoosier state: Joel Hale (Greenwood) and Rod Smith(Fort Wayne).
  • Ohio State has officially won 16 consecutive games in this 110-year-old series.
  • Ohio State is playing its 100th season in the Big Ten, having joined the league in 1912 and playing its first season of Big Ten football in 1913.
  • The Buckeyes are one of only 16 unbeaten FBS teams and one of only four at 6-0.
  • Ohio State has scored 261 points and ranks 22nd nationally with 38.5 points per game.

Ohio State, in the national Top 10 rankings for the first time in two years, travels to Bloomington, Ind., this week for a second consecutive primetime game. The Buckeyes, ranked 8th in the Associated Press poll, take on Leaders Division rival Indiana in an 8 p.m. (EDT) game from IU’s Memorial Stadium. The Big Ten Network will televise the contest.

Ohio State, under the direction of three-time National Coach of the Year and two-time national champion Urban Meyer, is one of only four teams in the Football Bowl Subdivision to sport a perfect, 6-0 record. The others: Ohio, Oregon and South Carolina. Ten teams are 5-0 and two are 4-0, leaving the FBS with 16 unbeaten teams heading into Week 7.

Ohio FBS football teams are a combined 32-13 this season and boast three of the nation’s 16 undefeated teams: Ohio State, Ohio and Cincinnati (4-0). All three unbeatens played at home last week in front of solid (20,044 at Ohio’s Peden Stadium), sold-out (35,097 at UC’s Nippert Stadium) and spectacular (record 106,102 fans at Ohio Stadium) crowds.

Go Bucks!!!

Jody Victor