No. 4 Ohio State at Purdue Game Notes

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#4 Ohio State (8-0, 4-0 B1G) at Purdue (1-6, 0-3 B1G)
Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013 – Noon ET
Ross-Ade Stadium (62,500)
West Lafayette, Ind.

THE BROADCASTS
Television: BTN will televise the game with Kevin Kugler (p-by-p) and Glen Mason (analyst) in the booth and J Leman on the sidelines.
Radio: WBNS (FM 97.1 The Fan) is the flagship station for the 64-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 also can be heard on Sirius & XM channels 85.

A GLANCE AT THE BUCKEYES
Ohio State, 8-0 overall and 4-0 in the Big Ten, is ranked No. 4 in the BCS standings after its 63-14 win vs. Penn State Saturday.

The Buckeye offense, averaging a Big Ten-best 47.2 points per game, leads the Big Ten and ranks eighth nationally with 517.3 yards per game. Their rushing attack is one of the best in the nation, ranking second in the Big Ten and ninth in the NCAA with 295.6 yards per game. The offense is coming off a season-high 408-yard rushing performance vs. Penn State — the first 400-yard game for an OSU team since 1995.

Seniors Carlos Hyde (590 yards, 7 TDs in five games) and Jordan Hall (448 yards, 8 TDs) are Ohio State’s top rushers. Junior QB Braxton Miller — Ohio State’s all-time leading rusher among QBs (2,389 yards, 22 TDs) — has rushed for 403 yards in a little more than five games. He returned from a knee injury Sept. 28 vs. Wisconsin, completing 17 of 25 passes for 198 yards and a career-high tying four TDs. He totaled 324 yards (222 passing, 102 rushing) in the win over Iowa before setting a career high with 252 yards passing and three TDs in the win over Penn State. Senior Corey “Philly” Brown (37 rec., 520 yds, 7 TDs) and junior Devin Smith (35 rec., 524 yds, 6 TDs) are Ohio State’s leading receivers.

The Silver Bullet defense is led by All-Big Ten junior linebacker Ryan Shazier, who, along with sophomore viper Noah Spence, is tied for the Big Ten lead with 9.0 TFL. This young group is among the best in the Big Ten and the nation, allowing just 95.9 yards per game on the ground — sixth best in the NCAA. The defense also ranks 15th in scoring defense (19.1 ppg) and 14th in total defense (336.1 ypg). The Buckeye secondary, led by junior All-American Bradley Roby (2 INTs), is tied for the Big Ten lead with five interceptions in Big Ten play.

STREAKING
Ohio State carries the nation’s longest winning streak into Saturday at 20 games. The streak is the second-longest in school history with 22 consecutive wins the longest.

BACK-TO-BACK PURDUE WINS AT ROSS-ADE
Purdue has defeated Ohio State in each of the last two games at Ross-Ade Stadium. In 2009 the Boilermakers stunned No. 7 Ohio State, 26-18, and in 2011 the Boilermakers repeated with a win, a 26-23 overtime win. Purdue has won four of the last six meetings against Ohio State at Ross-Ade dating back to the 2000 season.

OVERTIMES, TOO
Ohio State and Purdue account for 33 percent of Ohio State’s overtime history. The teams have played into overtime three times, including in the last two meetings. Ohio State is 2-1 vs. Purdue in overtime and 7-2 all-time in overtime (4-0 at home; 2-2 away; 1-0 neutral field).

LEGENDARY EFFORT LAST YEAR
The legend of Kenny Guiton took off last year vs. Purdue. Taking over the injured and hospitalized Braxton Miller, Guiton led the undefeated Buckeyes on a 61-yard scoring drive in the last 47 seconds of the game to tie the score. He connected with Chris Fields on an 11-yard TD pass play and then found Jeff Heuerman for the two point conversion to force overtime. Ohio State won on a Carlos Hyde TD run and the defense then kept the Boilermakers from scoring, preserving the unbeaten season while improving Ohio State’s record to 8-0.

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Jody Victor

2013-2014 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

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2013-2014 SCHEDULE

Date Opponent / Event Location Time

08/31/13 vs. Buffalo TV Columbus, Ohio 12:00 p.m. ET
09/07/13 vs. San Diego State TV Columbus, Ohio 3:30 p.m. ET
09/14/13 at California TV Berkeley, Calif. 7:00 p.m. ET
09/21/13 vs. Florida A&M TV Columbus, Ohio TBA
09/28/13 vs. Wisconsin * TV Columbus, Ohio 8:00 p.m. ET
10/05/13 at Northwestern * TV Evanston, Ill. 8:00 p.m. ET
10/19/13 vs. Iowa * TV Columbus, Ohio 3:30 p.m. ET
10/26/13 vs. Penn State * TV Columbus, Ohio 8:00 p.m. ET
11/02/13 at Purdue * TV West Lafayette, Ind. TBA
11/16/13 at Illinois * TV Champaign, Ill. TBA
11/23/13 vs. Indiana * TV Columbus, Ohio TBA
11/30/13 at Michigan * TV Ann Arbor, Mich. TBA
Big Ten Championship Game
12/07/13 TBA * TV Indianapolis, Ind. TBA

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Jody Victor

2015 Ohio State Big Ten FB Schedule

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Big Ten Conference office announced its 2015 conference schedule today, as approved by the Administrators Council. Ohio State will play the same eight Big Ten schools as it does in 2014 with location of the game reversed.

The Buckeyes will kick off their Big Ten season on the road for a second consecutive season – the team opens 2014 at Maryland – with a game Oct. 3 at Indiana. A pair of home games follow: Oct. 10 vs. Maryland and Oct. 17 vs. Penn State.

The Buckeyes will then travel for the first time to Rutgers University, the birthplace of college football, for a game Oct. 24. The game will be played at Rutgers’ 52,424-seat High Point Solutions Stadium, located in Piscataway, N.J.

Following an off week on the Halloween weekend, Ohio State returns to Ohio Stadium for a game against Minnesota Nov. 7. The team’s final three games in the 2015 regular season will be at Illinois (Nov. 14), home against Michigan State (Nov. 21) and at Michigan (Nov. 28).

Big Ten teams Ohio State will not play in the 2015 regular season: Iowa, Nebraska, Northwestern, Purdue and Wisconsin.

2015 Ohio State Big Ten Conference Football Schedule
Oct. 3 – at Indiana
Oct. 10 – Maryland
Oct. 17 – Penn State
Oct. 24 – at Rutgers
Oct. 31 – Off
Nov. 7 – Minnesota
Nov. 14 – at Illinois
Nov. 21 – Michigan State
Nov. 28 – at Michigan
Dec. 5 – Big Ten Championship Game

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Jody Victor

Ohio State Drops Series Finale to No. 21 Indiana, Earns No. 2 Seed in Big Ten Tournament

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COLUMBUS, Ohio ? The Ohio State baseball team dropped an 8-1 decision to No. 21 Indiana on Senior Day Saturday afternoon at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium. The Buckeyes earn the No. 2 seed in the Big Ten Tournament after posting a 34-21 overall record in the regular season, 15-9 in conference play, while the Hoosiers improve to 40-13 overall and win the Big Ten regular season with a 17-7 record.

?I thought we had a good mentality and attitude pregame but we just did not play championship baseball today,? Ohio State head coach Greg Beals said. ?We did not pitch well enough, hit well enough or handle certain situations well enough. With that said, we still have a great opportunity and we need to redirect our energy toward next week in Minneapolis.?

The Hoosiers were able to get on the board against Ohio State starter Jaron Long in the top of the first. With two down, back-to-back singles by Sam Travis and Scott Donley put runners on first and second and Michael Basil followed with a two-run double to left-center to give Indiana the early 2-0 lead.

The Buckeyes open the Big Ten Tournament at 3:35 p.m. CT Thursday at Target Field against a team to be determined.

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Jody Victor

Ohio State Makes Final Road Trip of B1G Regular Season

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No. 14 Ohio State Buckeyes (21-7, 11-5) vs. the No. 2 Indiana Hoosiers (25-4, 13-3)

Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Site: Assembly Hall (17,472)
Game Time: 9:05 p.m. ET
Television: ESPN
Talent: Mike Tirico (play-by-play)
Dan Dakich (expert analysis)
Sam Ponder (Sideline)
Online Stream: WatchESPN.com
Radio: OSU-IMG Sports Network (56 stations)
Satellite Radio: Sirius 91/XM 91
Local Radio: WBNS FM-97.1 AM-1460
Radio Talent: Paul Keels (play-by-play)
Ron Stokes (expert analysis)

Thomas a Finalist for Robertson Trophy
The United States Basketball Writers Association announced the 14 finalists for 2013 Oscar Robertson National Player of the Year Monday. Ohio State junior Deshaun Thomasmade the 14-member list as the leading scorer in the Big Ten with 19.8 points per game. He has reached 20 or more points in eight conference games this season, including a 22-point effort most recently vs. Northwestern Feb. 14. The winner of the Robertson Trophy will be announced April 5.

Season Finale Set for 12:30 pm Sunday
Ohio State’s final game of the 2012-13 regular season vs. Illinois will tip at 12:30 p.m. ET Sunday at Value City Arena. The game will be televised by ESPN. Evan Ravenel, Ohio State’s lone senior, will be recognized during a pregame ceremony.

Matta Among Best in March
Thad Mattahas put together one of the best records nationally when it counts the most – during the months of March and April. Entering March for the ninth time as head coach of the Buckeyes, Matta has compiled a record of 45-12 in March, the fourth best record by percentage among active coaches. The record is the best among Big Ten coaches as well.

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Jody Victor