November 11, 2017

Ohio State Football Postgame Notes

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Nov. 11, 2017

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No. 13 Ohio State 48, No. 12 Michigan State 3
Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017
Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
Attendance: 107,011

The 45-point margin of victory for the Buckeyes marked thelargest for Ohio State in a game against the Spartans. The previoushigh was 42 in a 42-0 win in 1979. Billy Price became Ohio State’s all-time leader in consecutivestarts with 51, breaking Luke Fickell‘s record of 50 established between 1993 and 1996.Ohio State’s 102 rushing yards in the first quarter matched themost Michigan State allowed in a Big Ten game this season. TheBuckeyes’ 335 rushing yards were their most in a game in 2017 andthe most since Ohio State ran for 410 against Rutgers in 2016.J.T. Barrett‘s second-quarter touchdown was the 38th rushingtouchdown of his career, moving him past Carlos Hyde into sole possession of fifth place on Ohio State’scareer list. Mike Weber ran for a career-high 162 yards on nine carries foran 18.0 yards-per-carry average. With 124 yards on the ground,J.K. Dobbins surpassed the 1,000 yard rushing mark for theseason, becoming the fourth freshman in program history to rush for1,000 yards. The last time two Ohio State players rushed for 100 ormore yards in the same game was Nov. 19, 2016 (Weber — 111 yds.,Barrett — 105 yds.) at Michigan State. Weber’s 82-yard rushingtouchdown in the second quarter marked the longest of his career.His previous long carry also came against the Spartans, a 52-yardrun in 2016. Erick Smith tallied a career-high seven tackles. Tuf Borland notched a career-best 11 stops.