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.

Ohio State hosts Virginia Tech Game

Jody Victor is excited as a new season with his beloved Ohio Buckeyes gets underway. They will be playing Virginia Tech.

This will be a first game for these teams as rivals this Saturday night. Ohio State has not lost a home game at Ohio Stadium since 2009 to USC so this should be interesting. Ohio State has not lost a home opener since 1978 to Penn State. They are 112-8-4 in home openers since 1890. A record crowd is expected.

You can read more about Ohio State and the upcoming game here.

No. 4 Ohio State vs. No. 19/20 Michigan

Jody Victor: Herre’s some great Buckeye football news from OSU.edu and OhioStateBuckeyes.com.

#4 Ohio State (11-0, 7-0) vs. #19 Michigan (8-3, 6-1)
Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012 – Noon ET
Ohio Stadium (102,329)
Columbus, Ohio

THE BROADCASTS
Television: ABC will televise the game with Sean McDonough and Chris Spielman in booth and Quint Kessinich 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 nationwide on Sirius channel 91 and XM channel 91.

FIRST AND 10
Ohio State has wins in eight of the last 10 games in the series.
Michigan defeated Ohio State last year in Michigan Stadium, 40-34.
Members of Ohio State’s 2002 national championship team will be recognized between the first and second quarters on the 10-year anniversary of their historic season.
John Simon has 14.5 TFLs, 9.0 sacks and is this week’s Big Ten defensive player of the week.
Corey Brown’s 68-yard punt return touchdown vs. Wisconsin, his second punt return TD of the season, netted him Big Ten special team’s player of the week honors.
Twenty-one Ohio State seniors will be experiencing their last game as players in Ohio Stadium.
Urban Meyer, the 24th head coach in Ohio State football history, is 115-23 in his 11th season as a head coach.
Meyer has guided six of his 11 teams to 10-or-more win seasons.
Brady Hoke is in his second year at Michigan (19-5) and is in his 10th year as a collegiate head coach (64-55).
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.

THE GREAT WEEK
One of the great weeks in all of sports is upon us with the 109th meeting between the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Michigan Wolverines set to take place at 12 noon Saturday in what will be a swollen, Ohio Stadium and where the school record crowd of 106,102 will certainly be threatened. The game will close out the first season of the Urban Meyer era and his Buckeyes, at 11-0 and 7-0 in the Big Ten Leaders Division, are seeking to become only the sixth team in 123 years of Ohio State football to finish unbeaten and untied. Michigan is 8-3 overall and 6-1 in the Big Ten Legends Division.

ABC will televise the game to a national audience with Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman and Quint Kessinich describing the action.

GO BUCKS
Jody Victor

No. 9 Ohio State Travels To Penn State

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

#9 Ohio State (8-0, 4-0) at Penn State (5-2, 3-0)
Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 – 5:30 p.m. ET
Beaver Stadium (106,572)
University Park, Pa.

THE BROADCASTS
Television:ESPN will televise the game with Sean McDonough and Chris Spielman in the booth and Quint Kessenich on the sidelines.

Radio: WBNS (FM 97.1 The Fan) is the flagship station for the 73-station Ohio State radio network. The Urban Meyerpregame 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 92 and XM channel 192.

FIRST AND 10
Originally scheduled to be a 6 p.m. start when the networks made their night game selections a few months ago, the start time for this game was moved to 5:30 p.m. two weeks ago.
While neither team will play in the Big Ten championship game, both are eligible to win the Leaders Division.
The Buckeyes are ranked No. 9 this week by the Associated Press, dropping two spots from a season-best No. 7 ranking last week.
Urban Meyer, the 24th head coach in Ohio State football history, is 112-23 in his 11th season as a head coach.
Bill O’Brien is in his first season as a collegiate head coach after spending the last five years with the New England Patriots. He is in his 20th year of coaching.
Ohio State officially lists this rivalry with Penn State as even with 13 wins apiece.
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.
Penn State is playing its 126th season of football and its 20th as a member of the Big Ten.
Ohio State’s final four games of the season are against teams with a combined record of 18-11 and a 9-4 Big Ten mark.
The Buckeyes are one of only 11 unbeaten Football Bowl Subdivision teams and the only team 8-0.
BIG GAME ON
The 8-0 (and 4-0 Big Ten Conference) Ohio State Buckeyes, riding their longest winning streak in five years, or since the 2007 team opened 10-0, travel to State College, Pa., for a 5:30 p.m. game Saturday against the 5-2 and 3-0 Penn State Nittany Lions. ESPN will televise the game to a national audience with Sean McDonough, former Buckeye great Chris Spielman and Quint Kessenich on the call.

13 WINS APIECE IN ALL-TIME SERIES
According to Ohio State’s official records, the Ohio State/Penn State series is tied with each team winning 13 games. Penn State won the first four games in this series – in 1912-56-63-64 – but since then there has been only one winning streak as long as three games (Ohio State won in 2002-03-04).

HOME AND AWAY
The Buckeyes are 5-5 vs. Penn State in games played in State College and have won two consecutive and three of the last four there. Ohio State holds a slim, 8-7, lead in victories in games played in Columbus, including an 8-6 record vs. Penn State in Ohio Stadium. Penn State won the only game played on a neutral field: at the 1980 Fiesta Bowl in Tempe, Ariz.

Last 5 in State College:
Nov. 7, 2009 – Ohio State 24, Penn State 7
Oct. 27, 2007 – Ohio State 37, Penn State 17
Oct. 8, 2005 – Penn State 17, Ohio State 10
Nov. 1, 2003 – Ohio State 21, Penn State 10
Oct. 27, 2001 – Penn State 29, Ohio State 27

Go Bucks!!!

Jody Victor

No. 16 Ohio State Hosts UAB

Jody Victor: Here’s some great Buckeye football news from osu.edu and OhioStateBuckeyes.com.

UAB (0-2) at #16 Ohio State (3-0)
Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012 – Noon ET
Ohio Stadium (102,329)
Columbus, Ohio

The Broadcasts
Television:BTN will televise the game with Eric Collins and Derek Rackley calling the action and Lisa Byington on the sidelines. The game also is available on BTN2Go.com.

Radio: WBNS (FM 97.1 The Fan) is the flagship 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 113 and XM channel 197.

FIRST AND 10

  • Ohio State concludes a four-game home-stand of noon games Saturday against the University of Alabama at Birmingham or “UAB”. Either is correct on first reference.
  • Ohio State and UAB are playing for the first time in football.
  • Ohio State is seeking win No. 400 in 90-year-old Ohio Stadium. Ohio State’s official record in the stadium is 399-109-20.
  • Ohio State coach Urban Meyer is 107-23 in his 11th season as a head coach.
  • UAB coach Garrett McGee is in his first season as a collegiate head coach. He has been an assistant with six different teams, including Northwestern (2004-07).
  • Urban Meyer’s teams are 37-4 in the month of September and have won 11 consecutive games (Mississippi, 2008).
  • Ohio State is 60-7 at Ohio Stadium since the start of the 2002 season.
  • Ohio State has won 60 consecutive regular-season non-conference home games vs. unranked (Associated Press) teams. The last loss: 34-17 to Florida State, Oct. 2, 1982.
  • Quarterback Braxton Miller is the Big Ten Conference’s offensive player of the week for the first time. He was freshman of the week twice in 2011.
  • Next Week: Ohio State opens Big Ten play on the road against Michigan State.

KICKING THINGS OFF
Ohio State concludes a four-game homestand to open the 2012 season with a noon game Saturday, Sept. 22 against the University of Alabama at Birmingham Blazers at Ohio Stadium. Ohio State is ranked 16th this week by the Associated Press after opening the season 18th, moving up to 14th in Week 2 and to 12th in Week 3.

TOUGH WIN vs. CAL KEEPS BUCKS UNBEATEN
Ohio State prevailed in a battle against a talented and determined California team on Saturday and improved to 3-0 on the season with a 35-28 victory. Braxton Miller connected with a wide open Devin Smith on a 72-yard touchdown pass play with 3:26 left in the game and Christian Bryant capped the win with an interception with 1:09 to play. Cal, 1-2 on the season and at USC this week, outgained the Buckeyes, 512 to 412, and came back from a 20-7 deficit to lead 21-20 in the fourth quarter. But Miller led two scoring drives around Cal’s third missed field goal of the day to give Ohio State its 399th victory in Ohio Stadium. Miller finished with a career-high 249 yards passing and four touchdowns with Smith and Jake Stoneburner catching two apiece. Miller also had a 55-yard touchdown run.

A LITTLE ABOUT UAB
Garrick McGee was named the head football coach at UAB Dec. 4, 2011 after serving on the staff at Arkansas for four years, including the past two seasons as the Razorbacks’ offensive coordinator. UAB is coming off a 49-6 loss at No. 8 South Carolina Saturday that dropped its record to 0-2 on the season. UAB lost to in-state rival Troy, 39-29, in its opener and had an open week in Week 2 of the season.

The Gamecocks led, 21-6 at halftime, although they were outgained by the Blazers, 178-130. Twice in the second half UAB did not score on first-and-goal situations while USC added four scores, includin g a 94-yard touchdown pass, to put the game away.

UAB STATS LEADERS
The Blazers are averaging 363.0 yards per game (282.5 passing; 80.5 rushinig) and allowing 477.0 (256.5 passing and 220.5 rushing). Quarterback Jonathan Perry has completed 52.2 percent of his passes (35 of 67) for 536 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. Jacki Williams and Patrick Hearn have 11 receptions apiece, for 202 and 174 yards, respectively. Linebackers Marvin Burdette (17) and Greg Irvin (16) lead the team in tackles.

123RD FOOTBALL SEASON
The 2012 football season will be the 123rd season for the Ohio State football program. Football became a varsity sport at Ohio State in 1890. Ohio State ranks fifth all-time in NCAA Division I history with 826 wins. Ohio State’s all-time record is 827-315-53.

100TH BIG TEN SEASON
The 2012 season will be Ohio State’s 100th season of play in the Big Ten Conference. Ohio State joined the former Western Conference during the 1912-13 academic year, but it could not compete in the conference in football until 1913. Ohio State ranks second in all-time Big Ten wins with a record of 457-171-24. Ohio State also ranks second with 34 outright or shared Big Ten championships.

Go Bucks!!!

Jody Victor