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

Scarlet and Gray The ‘Shoe Aug. 31 vs. Buffalo

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – For the second consecutive year, the Ohio State Department of Athletics is encouraging all fans to wear their scarlet and to wear their gray and to be part of a special effort to “Scarlet and Gray the ‘Shoe” during the Aug. 31 opener vs. Buffalo. Game time is 12 noon in Ohio Stadium.

The promotion is aiming for a total of five distinguished sections that are either all scarlet or all gray. The color assignments are as follows:

Scarlet Sections:
? All sections 31-39 (South Stands)
? Both Block “O” North and Block “O” South should wear Scarlet!
? Odd numbered sections 21-29 (the SW side of the stadium)
? Even numbered sections 2-18 (the NE corner of the stadium)
? Club sections 3, 4 & 5

Gray Sections:
? Odd numbered sections 1-19 (the NW corner of the stadium)
? Even numbered sections 20-30 (the SE side of the stadium)
? Club sections 1 & 2
? All suites

Please take a look at your ticket and the diagram before picking out your gameday attire! Spread the word and help us create a unique Scarlet and Gray look at Ohio Stadium on Aug. 31st!

GO BUCKS GO BUCKS GO BUCKS

Jody Victor

Ohio State Hosts Georgia Tech For Pair of Midweek Contests at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium

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COLUMBUS, Ohio ? The Ohio State baseball team welcomes Georgia Tech to Columbus for a pair of midweek games Tuesday and Wednesday at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium. First pitch Tuesday is set for 7:05 p.m. with Wednesday at 6:35 p.m.

OHIO STATE OF LATE
The Buckeyes took two of three games over the weekend against Northwestern in Evanston, Ill. Ohio State dropped the opener, 8-0, Saturday before winning the middle game, 5-3, Sunday and earning a 6-2 win in the finale Monday.

Jaron Long tossed 7.0 innings, allowing two earned runs on five hits while tying his career high with eight strikeouts to earn the win in the rubber game while Jacob Bosiokovic went 5-for-11 with a double, an RBI and a run scored in the series. Kirby Pellant went 4-for-12 in the series with four RBI, a run scored and the go-ahead three-run home run in the eighth inning of Monday?s win.

SCOUTING GEORGIA TECH
Georgia Tech enters the week with a 29-18 record, 12-12 in ACC play. Brandon Thomas leads the Yellow Jackets with a .379 average to go along with 13 doubles, a triple, a home run, 38 runs scored and 22 RBI.

Ohio State trails the all-time series with the Yellow Jackets, 14-6-1, after Georgia Tech took two of three games last February in Atlanta.

GO BUCKS GO BUCKS GO BUCKS

Jody Victor

No. 12 Ohio State Hosts California

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California (1-1) at #12 Ohio State (2-0)
Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012 – Noon ET
Ohio Stadium (102,329)
Columbus, Ohio

The Broadcasts
Television: ABC will televise the game to a national audience with Beth Mowins and former Buckeye Joey Galloway on the call and Lewis Johnson on the sidelines.
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 and XM channel 91.

FIRST AND 10

  • Seventy years ago (1942) Ohio State won the first of its seven national championships and four members off that 1942 team – E Paul Matus, G Carmen Naples, QB Paul “Robin” Priday and E Don Steinberg – will be honored at the game.
  • Ohio State and California are playing for the first time in 40 years.
  • Ohio State coach Urban Meyer is 106-23 in his 11th season as a head coach.
  • Cal coach Jeff Tedford is 80-49 in his 11th season as a head coach (all at Cal).
  • Meyer’s teams are 36-4 in the month of September.
  • Ohio State and Cal will square off Sept. 14, 2013 at Cal’s newly renovated Memorial Stadium.
  • Ohio State is 7-3 in its last 10 games against Pac-12 competition, dating back to the 1997 season.
  • The Big Ten Conference went 0-3 last week – all on the road – vs. teams from the Pacific-12.
  • Ohio State has won 59 consecutive regular-season non-conference home games vs. teams not ranked in the AP Top 25. The last loss: 34-17 to Florida State, Oct. 2, 1982.
  • Ohio State is 59-7 at Ohio Stadium since the start of the 2002 season.KICKING THINGS OFF
    Ohio State and California kick off a two-year home-and-home series with a game Saturday, Sept. 15, at Ohio Stadium. The Buckeyes are 2-0 so far this season and are ranked 12th this week by the Associated Press while Cal comes to town with a 1-1 record.

    The game will be the third of four consecutive home games at Ohio Stadium for the Buckeyes. Cal is on the road for the first time this season. Ohio State hosts UAB next week (time still TBD). Cal plays at USC.

    12 TO ENTER HALL OF FAME
    Twelve outstanding former student-athletes will be enshrined into the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame this weekend. The class will be inducted Friday at a dinner in the Ohio Union and will be introduced to the public at halftime of the Ohio State/California game Saturday. The 2012 class includes Louise Bond-Williams (fencing), Pete Cusick (football), Jessica Davenport (basketball), George Downes (wrestling), Joseph Gailus (football), Ray Griffin (football), Rex Holman (wrestling), Bob Knight (lifetime achievement), Keturah Lofton (track and field), Dick Schafrath (football), Jim Stone (women’s volleyball coach) and Mike Vrabel (football).

    ABOUT THE GOLDEN BEARS
    California is 1-1 on the season with a 31-24 opening game loss to Nevada, followed by a 50-31 win over Southern Utah Saturday.

    Senior QB Zach Maynard is fifth in the Pac-12 with a 154.2 passer rating. He has completed 64.2 percent of his passes for 474 yards to go along with three TDs and one INT. Last week in the win over Southern Utah he was 17 of 23 for 229 yards with one TD and one INT. Freshman Chris Harper is his favorite target with 12 catches for 151 yards and one score. Wide receiver Keenan Allen has 11 receptions in 2012 and 155 for his career for nearly 2,000 yards.

    Defensively, Cal is sixth in the NCAA with 10.0 TFL per game and tied for 23rd with 3.0 sacks.

    Jeff Tedford is in his 11th season in Berkeley with an 80-49 record. He has led the Golden Bears to eight bowl appearances, going 5-3 in those contests.

    BUCKEYES LEAD SERIES, 5-1
    Ohio State and Cal have met six times previously, and the start of this home-and-home is the third time the teams have played in consecutive years.

    Ohio State vs. California
    1-1-21 – Cal 28, Ohio State 0 (at Rose Bowl)
    1-2-50 – Ohio State 17, Cal 14 (at Rose Bowl)
    10-3-53 – Ohio State 33, Cal 19 (Memorial Stadium)
    10-2-54 – Ohio State 21, Cal 13 (Ohio Stadium)
    10-2-71 – Ohio State 35, Cal 3 (Ohio Stadium)
    10-7-72 – Ohio State 35, Cal 18 (Memorial Stadium)

Go Bucks!!!

Jody Victor

No. 18 Ohio State Welcomes Central Florida in Week 2

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UCF (1-0) at #18 Ohio State (1-0)
Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012 – Noon ET
Ohio Stadium (102,329)
Columbus, Ohio

THE BROADCASTS
Television:ESPN2 will televise the game with Beth Mowins and former Buckeye Joey Galloway on the call.

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 live on Sirius channel 113 XM channel 196.

FIRST AND 10

  • Ohio State and Central Florida (UCF) are meeting for the first time on the gridiron.
  • Fans will be asked to wear scarlet and to wear gray for a Scarlet and Gray the Shoe promotion.
  • Ohio State is playing its 123rd season of football; UCF is playing its 34th.
  • Two cool schools: 56,867 attend Ohio State’s main campus; 58,698 attend UCF.
  • Both teams are coming off 50-point openers: Ohio State over Miami, 56-10, and UCF winning at Akron, 56-14.
  • Urban Meyer has 105 wins as a collegiate head coach. UCF’s George O’Leary has 103.
  • Ohio State has won 58 consecutive regular-season non-conference home games vs. teams not ranked in the AP Top 25. The last loss: 34-17 to Florida State, Oct. 2, 1982.
  • Ohio State is 58-7 at Ohio Stadium since the start of the 2002 season.
  • Ohio State has opened a season with a win every year since 2000, 13 consecutive wins.
  • Ohio State is 32-2 in its last 34 season-openers Both of those 0-1 starts took place in the Kickoff Classic at Giants Stadium – 1999 to Miami and 1986 to Alabama.KICKING THINGS OFF
    Ohio State hosts UCF Saturday in Ohio Stadium in the first-ever meeting between the schools. The noon kickoff will be televised nationally on ESPN2 with former Buckeye and NFL wide receiver great Joey Galloway providing color commentary alongside the play-by-play of Beth Mowins.

    OSU & UCF OPEN WITH 50-POINT GAMES
    Ohio State is coming off a season-opening 56-10 win over Miami in front of 105,039 fans at Ohio Stadium. The Buckeyes shook off a slow start to amass eight touchdowns and 538 offensive yards – 368 by Braxton Miller- while the team’s defense held the Redhawks to negative rushing yards (-1).

    UCF rolled over Akron last Thursday, 56-14, in front of a partisan crowd of 12,616 fans at Akron’s InfoCision Stadium. The Knights scored four rushing and four passing touchdowns and put the game away with a 28-point second quarter. Statistically, outside of a 206-69 rushing advantage for UCF, the numbers were similar (UCF had 386 yards to Akron’s 325; Akron led in first downs 19-18, but the Zips also lost three fumbles).

  • BUCKEYES RANKED 18TH BY AP
    Ohio State is still currently ranked 18th this week by the Associated Press with the new poll scheduled to be released Tuesday. The Buckeyes, who have been ranked by the AP more times – 790 weeks – than any school in the nation, appeared in the AP preseason poll for the 24th consecutive season two weeks ago, the longest such streak in the nation. This initial ranking in 2012 also marked the 45th consecutive season Ohio State has appeared in the AP toll, tying Alabama for the longest active streak.

    OPENING SALVOS …
    The season-opening win by the Buckeyes was the first at Ohio State for Urban Meyer, who is now 4-0 in inaugural games. The win improved first-year coaches’ records at Ohio State to 22-1-1 in their debut games and to 22-1-1 in their initial home game. Ohio State has won 33 consecutive home openers.

  • Go Bucks!!!
  • Jody Victor