#12 Ohio State (5-0, 1-0) vs. #21/20 Nebraska (4-1, 1-0)
Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 – 8 p.m. ET
Ohio Stadium (102,329)
Television: ABC will televise the game with Brad Nessler and Todd Blackledge in the booth and Holly Rowe on the sidelines.
Radio: WBNS (FM 97.1 The Fan) is the fl agship station for the 73-station Ohio State radio network. The Urban Meyer 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 channel 113, XM 191 and Dial Global Sports (formerly Westwood One).
FIRST AND 10
- The game will be the first time Ohio State and Nebraska will meet as ranked teams.
- Both teams are coming off comeback wins over last year’s Big Ten championship game teams.
- Nebraska came back from 21 points down in the second half to defeat Ohio State, 34-27, last year in Lincoln, Neb.
- Carlos Hyde had two touchdowns, including a career-long 63-yarder, and 104 yards rushing last year against Nebraska.
- Ohio State is 4-0 at Ohio Stadium this year.
- Ohio State defeated Nebraska, 34-7, to open the 1956 season before an Ohio Stadium record crowd of 82,153.
- Ohio State is playing its 100th season in the Big Ten Conference, having joined the league in 1912 and playing its first season of Big Ten football in 1913.
- Nebraska is in its second season of Big Ten play.
- Nebraska is the first ranked opponent in Ohio Stadium since No. 21 Penn State was here on Nov. 19 of last year.
- Both Ohio State and Nebraska are playing their 123rd season of intercollegiate football.GAME ON
Unbeaten and 12th ranked Ohio State, 5-0 and coming off its biggest win under Coach Urban Meyer, hosts No. 21/20 and 4-1 Nebraska in a huge, Leaders vs. Legends matchup in the Big Ten Conference. ABC will carry the 8 p.m. game to a national television audience.
GAME DAY IS GAME NIGHT
The game will be the 11th night game in Ohio Stadium history. Ohio State is 7-3 all-time in home night games, including a 33-29 win over Wisconsin last year in a game where 31 fourth quarter points were scored.
Ohio Stadium night games:
1. Sept. 14, 1985 – 10-7 win over Pitt
2. Sept. 11, 1993 – 21-12 win over Washington
3. Aug. 28, 1997 – 24-10 win over Wyoming
4. Sept. 11, 1999 – 42-20 win over UCLA
5. Oct. 6, 2001 – 38-20 win over Northwestern
6. Aug. 30, 2003 – 28-9 win over Washington
7. Sept. 10, 2005 – 25-22 loss to Texas
8. Oct. 25, 2008 – 13-6 loss to Penn State
9. Sept. 12, 2009 – 18-15 loss to USC
10. Oct. 29, 2011 – 33-27 win over Wisconsin
1972 TEAM TO BE RECOGNIZED
Members of the 1972 Ohio State team will be recognized during the Nebraska game. The 1972 Buckeyes went 9-2 overall and 7-1 in the Big Ten Conference to earn a share of the championship. It would be the first of a Big Ten-record six consecutive Big Ten titles (outright and shared). Captains were Richard Galbos and George Hasenohrl. LB Randy Gradishar and OT John Hicks were named all Americans while OG Charles Bonica and DT Hasenohrl joined them as all-Big Ten selections. This was the first year freshmen are eligible to play, signaling the start of the Archie Griffin era at Ohio State.
AND IT’S HOMECOMING, TOO
Ohio Stadium, celebrating its 90th season and where the Buckeyes won their 400th game two weeks ago (400-109-20) over UAB, will play host to the 91st Homecoming game in school history this week with the Cornhuskers in town. Ohio State is officially 65-19-5 in Homecoming games.
- Go Bucks!!!
- Jody Victor