No. 3/2 Ohio State Hosts San Diego State

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Buckeyes are 3-0 all-time vs. the Aztecs, having last met in 2005 in Columbus.

? Ohio State enters the game with the nation’s longest winning streak at 13 games.
? Ohio State and SDSU are meeting for the fourth time. The Buckeyes are 7-1 all-time vs. current members of the Mountain West Conference.
? The Buckeyes have won all three meetings vs. SDSU in Columbus in 2001, 2003 and 2005.
? Ohio State will try and improve to 2-0 for the fourth consecutive season and seventh in the past eight years.
? Ohio State is 67-7 (.905) at Ohio Stadium since the start of the 2002 season.
? Junior Braxton Miller (2,063) needs 18 yards rushing to pass Cornelius Greene (2,080) and become Ohio State’s all-time leading rusher among QBs.
? Senior RB Jordan Hall recorded career highs of 159 yards rushing, two TDs and 21 carries in the win over Buffalo.
? Hall needs 45 more all-purpose yards to reach 3,000 for his career.
? Head coach Urban Meyer is 43-4 in his career in games played in August/September.
? Meyer is 2-0 in his head coaching career vs. San Diego State, both wins coming at Utah in 2003 (27-6) and 2004 (51-28).

Buckeyes Win 35th Consecutive Home Opener with 40-20 win Over Buffalo
Braxton Miller threw two touchdown passes and Jordan Hall ran for two touchdowns to lead the Buckeyes to a 40-20 victory over Buffalo on Saturday, extending the nation’s longest winning streak to 13 games. Hall had a career-high 159 yards rushing, scoring on runs of 37 and 49 yards. Miller was 15 of 22 passing for 178 yards with TDs of 47 yards to Devin Smith and 7 yards to Chris Fields. He also ran for 77 yards on 17 attempts despite being hampered in the second half with cramps.

Ohio State was in control after its first three possessions and led 23-0 after the first quarter. Miller hit Smith on a 47-yard scoring pass on the fourth offensive play of the game. Then Miller found Fields on a 7-yard scoring pass and Hall scored on a 49-yard scamper with 38 seconds left in the quarter. After the Bulls cut the gap to 23-13, the Buckeyes regrouped and took control. After fumbling on the previous OSU possession, Dontre Wilson took a kickoff back 51 yards to set up Ohio State’s next score. On first down, Hall bolted through the line for a 37-yard score. Later, QB Kenny Guiton came in to toss a 21-yard TD pass to Fields and kicker Drew Basil capped the Ohio State scoring with a 39-yard FG midway through the fourth quarter.

Defensively, Ryan Shazier, Curtis Grant and Christian Bryant led the Buckeyes with seven tackles while Noah Spence added six tackles, 2.0 TFL and 1.0 sack.

GO BUCKS GO BUCKS GO BUCKS

Jody Victor

Eddie George enshrined in College Football Hall of Fame

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

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The 2011 National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame class, including Ohio State’s Heisman Trophy-winning tailback Eddie George, was honored at the hall’s Enshrinement Festival last weekend in South Bend, Ind.

George, who holds the single season and single game rushing records for Ohio State and ranks second only to the great Archie Griffin in career yards, becomes the 23rd Ohio State player to enter college football’s Hall of Fame. He is one of only six Ohio State individuals with his name honored in lights in the north end zone of Ohio Stadium. The University recognized George’s pending induction into the Hall of Fame at halftime of Ohio State’s Oct. 28, 2011 Homecoming game against Wisconsin.

The weekend in South Bend kicked off with a Ribs Cook-Off and Block Party. Friday evening concluded with the annual Blazer Presentation, where the Hall of Famers were formally introduced and presented with their official blazers amidst the fans and spectators. Both events were hosted at the Hall of Fame Gridiron Plaza in downtown South Bend.

The events culminated Saturday night with the Hall of Fame Enshrinement Show, hosted by FOX and NFL Network analyst Charles Davis.

George, Ohio State’s sixth Heisman Trophy winner, rushed for a school-record 1,927 yards and 24 touchdowns as a senior in 1995. Included in that total were three 200-yard games highlighted by a still-standing school-record 314-yard performance against Illinois. 

George rushed for 1,442 yards as a junior after a combined 399 yards rushing his first two seasons (giving him 3,768 career yards). He was drafted in the first round of the 1996 NFL Draft by the Houston Oilers. He was named the 1996 NFL Rookie of the Year and played nine years in the league, earning four Pro Bowl berths.

He received his degree in landscape architecture from Ohio State in 2001 through the school’s degree completion program. Later that year his No. 27 jersey was retired by the Athletics Department. In 2006 he was inducted into the Ohio State University Athletics Hall of Fame.

Eddie, and his wife Taj, live in Tennessee with their two sons, Eriq and Jaire.

Go Bucks!!!

Jody Victor