Ohio State Upsets No. 17 Iowa, 76-69

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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – It was easy to forget about Ohio State after a string of losses, including one at home to Iowa, sent the Buckeyes tumbling out of the Top 25.

They got the Hawkeyes back in Iowa City behind a signature performance from senior Aaron Craft.

Craft had 17 points with six assists and six steals to help Ohio State upset 17th-ranked Iowa on Tuesday night 76-69 for its third win in four games.

LaQuinton Ross added 13 points for the Buckeyes (18-5, 5-5 Big Ten), who moved back to .500 in the league after starting a surprising 2-4.

Craft had 14 of his points in the first half, and his three-point play put Ohio State ahead 66-59 with 1:17 left.

That sealed back-to-back road wins for the surging Buckeyes, who answered a loss to Penn State by beating Wisconsin 59-58 on Saturday.

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No. 24 Ohio State Hosts Penn State Wednesday at VCA

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No. 24 Ohio State (16-4; 2-4) vs. Penn State (10-10, 1-6)

Site Value City Arena (18,809)
Game Time 7:01 p.m. ET
Television Big Ten Network
Talent Kevin Kugler (play-by-play) Stephen Bardo (expert analysis)
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)

The Penn State Series
Ohio State leads the all-time series with Penn State 29-12. The Buckeyes are 15-3 in Columbus vs. the Nittany Lions. Thad Matta’s Buckeyes are 17-0 vs. Penn State since 2004-05, his first at Ohio State. Penn State is 0-9 at Value City Arena and overall, Ohio State is on an 18-game win streak in the series. When ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll, Ohio State is 16-2 vs. the Nittany Lions. Junior Sam Thompson (11.0 ppg.) and senior Aaron Craft (10.2 ppg.) average double figures offensively in the Penn State series. Thompson and classmate Amir Williams each average a team high 4.0 rebounds. Thompson has made 8 of 10 field goals in the series.

A Look at the Nittany Lions
Penn State enters the game vs. the Buckeyes with a 10-10 overall record. The Nittany Lions are 1-6 in Big Ten Conference play and 2-4 on the road. Penn State is led by guards D.J. Newbill (17.2 ppg.) and Tim Frazier (16.5 ppg.). Ross Travis also adds 10.2 ppg. Travis leads the squad in rebounds with 7.3 a contest.

Ohio State vs. The Big Ten
Ohio State is in its 102nd season as a member of the Big Ten Conference. The Buckeyes own an overall record of 758-677 against current league members. Thad Matta, in 14 seasons as a head coach, owns an overall record of 136-56 vs. league members, including a mark of 133-54 while coaching the Buckeyes.

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Jody Victor

No. 4 Ohio State Hosts Penn State Saturday in Primetime

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#4 Ohio State (7-0, 3-0 B1G) vs. Penn State (4-2, 1-1 B1G)
Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 – 8 p.m. ET
Ohio Stadium (102,329)
Columbus, Ohio

THE BROADCASTS
Television: ABC will televise the game with Brad Nessler (p-by-p) and Todd Blackledge (analyst) in the booth and Holly Rowe 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, 7-0 overall and 3-0 in the Big Ten, is ranked No. 4 in the initial BCS standings after its 34-24 win vs. Iowa Saturday.

The Buckeye offense, averaging a Big Ten-best 45.0 points per game, is third in the Big Ten and 20th nationally with 493.1 yards per game. Their rushing attack is one of the best in the nation, ranking third in the Big Ten and 11th in the NCAA with 279.6 yards per game on the ground.

Seniors Carlos Hyde (443 yards, 5 TDs in four games) and Jordan Hall (438 yards, 8 TDs) are Ohio State’s most experienced rushers. Junior QB Braxton Miller — Ohio State’s all-time leading rusher among QBs (2,321 yards) — has rushed for 335 yards in a little more than four 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 also rushed for 83 yards on 22 carries. He then passed for 203 yards in a 40-30 win at No. 15 Northwestern Oct. 5 and totaled 324 yards (222 passing, 102 rushing) in the win over Iowa. Senior Corey “Philly” Brown (33 rec., 453 yds, 6 TDs) and junior Devin Smith (30 rec., 434 yds, 6 TDs) are Ohio State’s leading receivers.

The Silver Bullet defense is led by All-Big Ten junior linebacker Ryan Shazier, who is third in the Big Ten with 8.0 TFL to go along with 56.0 total tackles. This young group is among the best in the Big Ten and the nation, allowing just 92.4 yards per game on the ground — seventh best in the NCAA. Ohio State’s defense held Wisconsin to 104 yards rushing, nearly 250 yards below its season average, while the Buckeye secondary, led by junior All-American Bradley Roby (2 INTs), ranks fifth in the Big Ten with eight interceptions this season.

THINK PINK!
Shades of pink will be prevalent inside Ohio stadium Saturday as The Ohio State University and the Buckeyes recognize Breast Cancer Awareness month.

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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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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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