Ohio Buckeyes tame Penn State Nittany Lions

Ohio State took the game Saturday 31-24 over Penn State bringing Ohio State to just one game shy of their Big Ten record of 20 set by their 2005-7 teams. They have won 11 consecutive games on the road. Read more game notes here.

This Saturday, Ohio State goes up against the Illinois Illini at Columbus. This is considered a “trophy” game as the winner will receive the Illibuck, a wooden replica of a turtle. The tradition began with a live turtle back in 1925. This is Ohio State’s only trophy game.

This night game begins at 8:00p and will be aired on ABC. You can catch it on 97.1 FM radio as well. You can catch more pregame notes here.

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Ohio Buckeyes Shut Out Kent State

Jody Victor’s beloved Ohio Buckeyes were able to keep Kent State at bay with 66-0 victory. Does it get any better than this? So far this season, the Buckeyes have not allowed a pass play longer than 20 yards. Freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett was named Big Ten Conference’s player of the week after throwing 312 yards to tie the school record of six touchdowns in a game.

This year marks the 125th year of Buckeyes Football! Download the flyer.

The Buckeyes have a week off so we will see what they do when they resume 9/27 against Cincinnati.

Ohio State Plays Kent State Saturday

The Ohio State Buckeyes team has another home game this Saturday at 12p facing Kent State. Jody Victor was as disappointed as they were about the home opener with Virginia Tech resulting in a 35-21 loss. They did have a record attendance at 107,517 at the Ohio Stadium. This game broke their 35 home opener win streak since 1978.

On to this week. This will Ohio State’s third game against Kent State going in with Ohio leading by 2-0 wins. Ohio State has won 38 consecutive games against opponents within state and hope to make this 39!

You can read more game notes here.

In other notes, fans can now go to four locations at the stadium to charge their phones. They can either rent/purchase portable chargers or leave their phones. Find out more here.

Five seniors named captains for 2014

Jody Victor: Here is some great Buckeye football news from OSU.edu and OhioStateBuckeyes.com.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Five seniors were announced as team captains today by coach Urban Meyer. The five, chosen by vote of their teammates, included injured and out-for-the-year quarterback Braxton Miller, cornerback Doran Grant, linebacker Curtis Grant, defensive tackle Michael Bennett and tight end Jeff Heuerman.
Miller, who will have surgery tomorrow to repair his injured right shoulder, will not be able to accompany the team to its game in Baltimore against Navy this weekend, and coach Urban Meyer said Miller would have to count on the 70-man travel roster when he is able to travel with the team.

Heuerman, called one of the best tight ends in the country by Meyer during his press conference today, is also not 100 percent but Meyer anticipated he will be able to play Saturday. Heuerman is a veteran of 36 games with 22 starts and he has 35 career receptions for 585 yards and five touchdowns.

Joining Miller and Heuerman as captains are three defensive standouts, all in their fourth seasons with the Scarlet and Gray:
•Doran Grant has played in all 39 games over the past three seasons and has started 15 times. The only returning starter in the secondary, he has recorded 83 tackles, 11 pass break-ups and four interceptions.
•Curtis Grant is a 13-game starter who is coming off his best season as a Buckeye when he played in 12 games last season, started 10 times and had 52 tackles, four TFLs and two pass break-ups. He is a veteran of 30 games.
•Bennett started 13 games at defensive tackles last season and was among the team leaders in TFLs (11.5 for minus-62 yards) and quarterback sacks (seven). He also contributed 42 tackles and he enters his senior campaign with 34 games played, 17.5 TFLs, 11 quarterback sacks, four forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries.

The team will have one final practice – Tuesday – before the fall semester starts on Wednesday.


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Ohio State fall camp update

Jody Victor: Here is some great Buckeye football news from OSU.edu and OhioStateBuckeyes.com.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State Buckeyes worked through practice No. 15 of the 2014 fall camp season Saturday morning – part of it an intrasquad scrimmage – in lovely conditions at the Ackerman Road fields. Afterward, head coach Urban Meyer met with the media at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center.

Meyer first addressed the status of quarterback Braxton Miller, who participated in the scrimmage on a limited basis. He said he should be ready to go in two weeks, that his shoulder was structurally fine, but that soreness was holding him back.

Chase for No. 2 QB: Meyer said redshirt freshman J.T. Barrett has moved slightly ahead of third-year sophomore Cardale Jones in the competition for the No. 2 quarterback position behind Miller. Meyer’s reasons for Barrett’s rise: “Functionality, completing passes, growing up a bit, understanding things.

RBs Smith & Dunn praised: Fifth-year senior Rod Smith and third-year sophomore Bri’onte Dunn each drew compliments from Meyer on Saturday and both are in the mix at running back.
Three offensive line positions now filled: Meyer said that Baldwin has earned the starting position at right tackle, joining left tackle Taylor Decker and right guard Pat Elflein as starters along an offensive line that must replace four graduated seniors who are all in NFL training camps right now.


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