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

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#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. 6 Ohio State at Wisconsin Game Notes

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#6 Ohio State (10-0, 6-0) at Wisconsin (7-3, 4-2)
Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012 – 3:30 p.m. ET
Camp Randall Stadium (80,321)
Madison, Wis.

THE BROADCASTS
Television: ABC will televise the game with Joe Tessitore and Matt Millen in the 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
The game matches the Big Ten’s No. 2 (Ohio State) and No. 4 (Wisconsin) rushing offenses against the Big Ten’s top two rush defenses (Wisconsin is first at 103.4 yards per game with Ohio State second at 107.9).
Coming off its first off week of the season, the Buckeyes are ranked No. 6 nationally by the Associated Press.
Ohio State is 10-0 overall, 6-0 in the Big Ten and is already a co-champion of the Leaders Division.
Ohio State can claim the Leaders Division outright with a win Saturday, while the Badgers have already secured their second consecutive trip to the Big Ten championship game Dec. 1 in Indianapolis.
Urban Meyer, the 24th head coach in Ohio State football history, is 114-23 in his 11th season.
Meyer has now guided six of his 11 teams to 10-or-more win seasons.
Brett Bielema is in his seventh season as head coach at Wisconsin and has a 67-22 career mark.
The two-time defending Big Ten champion Badgers are 5-1 at Camp Randall Stadium this season.
Ohio State will honor members of the 2002 national championship team with an on-field recognition during the season-ending game against Michigan Nov. 24 at Ohio Stadium.
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.

GAME ON
The unbeaten, 10-0 and sixth-ranked (Associated Press) Ohio State Buckeyes will face their most difficult test of the season against the home-standing Wisconsin Badgers Saturday at Camp Randall Stadium. ABC will televise the game with an ESPN2 reverse mirror. Joe Tessitore, Matt Millen and Quint Kessinich will describe the action.

BUCKEYES EARN CO-CHAMPIONSHIP
Ohio State is co-champion of the Big Ten Conference’s Leaders Division, earning no less than a share of the division title with its 6-0 Big Ten record. Wisconsin and Penn State are each 4-2 and a game-and-a-half back of the Buckeyes with two games left to play in the season. Any combination Ohio State wins or Penn State and Wisconsin losses will clinch the Leaders Division title outright for the Buckeyes in Urban Meyer’s first season as coach.

Go Bucks

Jody Victor

Dunn Named Freshman of the Week

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Bri’onte Dunn, from Canton, Ohio and GlenOak High School, was named the Big Ten Conference freshman of the week after his career-best day in Ohio State’s 52-22 win over Illinois this past weekend.

Dunn set career high totals in his most extended playing time of the season with 13 rushes, 73 yards and a 5.6 yards per carry average. He had a long gain of 11 yards and he capped Ohio State’s scoring with a three-yard touchdown run with 1:26 left to play.

The Buckeyes recorded their third 300-yard rushing game of the season with 330 yards against the Illini. The team’s five rushing touchdowns marked the third time this season with five-or-more rushing scores in a game.

Dunn is averaging 5.3 yards per carry off 25 rushes this season. He has 133 net yards, two touchdowns and he has not lost a yard from scrimmage to date.

The 10-0 and No. 5-ranked Buckeyes (Associated Press) are off this week. They play at Wisconsin Nov. 17 in a 3:30 p.m. EST game that will be televised locally and regionally by ABC and with a reverse mirror in other parts of the country on ESPN2.

Go Bucks!!!

Jody Victor

No. 7 Ohio State vs. Purdue Game Notes

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THE BROADCASTS
Television: ABC (ESPN2 reverse mirror) will televise the game with Beth Mowins and Joey Galloway on the call and Lewis Johnson 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 live on Sirius channel 112 and XM channel 190.

FIRST AND 10

  • Ohio State seeks to go 8-0 this week under first-year coach Urban Meyer when the Purdue Boilermakers visit Ohio Stadium.
  • Shades of pink will be prevalent inside the stadium as The Ohio State University and the Buckeyes will recognize Breast Cancer Awareness month on Saturday.
  • The Buckeyes are ranked No. 7 this week by the Associated Press.
  • Ohio State is leading the Big Ten Leaders Division with a 3-0 mark.
  • Urban Meyer, the 24th head coach in Ohio State football history, is 111-23 in his 11th season as a head coach.
  • Purdue is coached by Danny Hope. He is 19-24 in his fourth season at Purdue and 54-46 overall.
  • Only two Buckeyes are from Indiana: Joel Hale (Greenwood) and Rod Smith (Fort Wayne).
  • Ohio State and Purdue have split – three wins apiece – the last six meetings in this rivalry.
  • 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.
  • The Buckeyes are one of only 12 unbeaten Football Bowl Subdivision teams and one of only two at 7-0.GAME ON
    The 7-0 Ohio State Buckeyes, riding their longest winning streak in five years (the 2007 team opened 10-0), host the Purdue Boilermakers (3-3; 0-2) at noon Saturday in a Big Ten Conference Leaders Division contest from Ohio Stadium. ABC, with an ESPN2 reverse mirror, will televise the game.MOST RECENTLY
    Ohio State stayed unbeaten in the Urban Meyer coaching era with a 52-49 win over 2-4 Indiana last week in Bloomington. The Buckeyes led by 18 points, 52-34, late in the fourth quarter but aided by an onsides kick recovery, the Hoosiers scored twice in the final 1:40 in a desperate and dramatic attempt at their first win over the Buckeyes in 17 tries, dating to 1988. Corey Brown recovered IU’s second onsides attempt with 1:05 to play and the Buckeyes, who had a season-high 578 yards of total offense, were able to hold on for the win.

    Purdue, under the direction of fourth-year coach Danny Hope (19-24; 54-46 overall), gave up 467 rushing yards and 645 total yards to Wisconsin in a 38-14 loss at Ross-Ade Stadium. After Caleb TerBush scored on a 1-yard run to give Purdue an early 7-0 lead, Wisconsin scored 38 consecutive points until Akeem Hunt’s 81-yard touchdown run with 1:39 to play.

     Go Bucks!!!

     Jody Victor

Ohio State Hosts Nebraska In Primetime

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#12 Ohio State (5-0, 1-0) vs. #21/20 Nebraska (4-1, 1-0)
Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 – 8 p.m. ET
Ohio Stadium (102,329)
Columbus, Ohio

THE BROADCASTS
Television: ABC will televise the game with Brad Nessler and Todd Blackledge in the booth and Holly Rowe 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 live on Sirius channel 113, XM 191 and Dial Global Sports (formerly Westwood One).

FIRST AND 10

  • The game will be the first time Ohio State and Nebraska will meet as ranked teams.
  • Both teams are coming off comeback wins over last year’s Big Ten championship game teams.
  • Nebraska came back from 21 points down in the second half to defeat Ohio State, 34-27, last year in Lincoln, Neb.
  • Carlos Hyde had two touchdowns, including a career-long 63-yarder, and 104 yards rushing last year against Nebraska.
  • Ohio State is 4-0 at Ohio Stadium this year.
  • Ohio State defeated Nebraska, 34-7, to open the 1956 season before an Ohio Stadium record crowd of 82,153.
  • 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.
  • Nebraska is in its second season of Big Ten play.
  • Nebraska is the first ranked opponent in Ohio Stadium since No. 21 Penn State was here on Nov. 19 of last year.
  • Both Ohio State and Nebraska are playing their 123rd season of intercollegiate football.GAME ON
    Unbeaten and 12th ranked Ohio State, 5-0 and coming off its biggest win under Coach Urban Meyer, hosts No. 21/20 and 4-1 Nebraska in a huge, Leaders vs. Legends matchup in the Big Ten Conference. ABC will carry the 8 p.m. game to a national television audience.

    GAME DAY IS GAME NIGHT
    The game will be the 11th night game in Ohio Stadium history. Ohio State is 7-3 all-time in home night games, including a 33-29 win over Wisconsin last year in a game where 31 fourth quarter points were scored.

    Ohio Stadium night games:
    1. Sept. 14, 1985 – 10-7 win over Pitt
    2. Sept. 11, 1993 – 21-12 win over Washington
    3. Aug. 28, 1997 – 24-10 win over Wyoming
    4. Sept. 11, 1999 – 42-20 win over UCLA
    5. Oct. 6, 2001 – 38-20 win over Northwestern
    6. Aug. 30, 2003 – 28-9 win over Washington
    7. Sept. 10, 2005 – 25-22 loss to Texas
    8. Oct. 25, 2008 – 13-6 loss to Penn State
    9. Sept. 12, 2009 – 18-15 loss to USC
    10. Oct. 29, 2011 – 33-27 win over Wisconsin

    1972 TEAM TO BE RECOGNIZED
    Members of the 1972 Ohio State team will be recognized during the Nebraska game. The 1972 Buckeyes went 9-2 overall and 7-1 in the Big Ten Conference to earn a share of the championship. It would be the first of a Big Ten-record six consecutive Big Ten titles (outright and shared). Captains were Richard Galbos and George Hasenohrl. LB Randy Gradishar and OT John Hicks were named all Americans while OG Charles Bonica and DT Hasenohrl joined them as all-Big Ten selections. This was the first year freshmen are eligible to play, signaling the start of the Archie Griffin era at Ohio State.

    AND IT’S HOMECOMING, TOO
    Ohio Stadium, celebrating its 90th season and where the Buckeyes won their 400th game two weeks ago (400-109-20) over UAB, will play host to the 91st Homecoming game in school history this week with the Cornhuskers in town. Ohio State is officially 65-19-5 in Homecoming games.

  • Go Bucks!!!
  • Jody Victor