Nov. 6, 2016
No. 6 Ohio State 62, No. 10 Nebraska 3
Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016
Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer improved to 162-28 in his career, continuing tohold the highest winning percentage among active coaches with atleast 10 years of FBS coaching experience at .853. The attendanceof 108,750 was the second-highest in Ohio Stadium history. The gamemarked the Buckeyes’ first 50-point game against a Top 10 teamsince the No. 2 Buckeyes topped No. 4 Michigan, 50-14, Nov. 23,1968. The 62 points are the most Ohio State has scored against aTop 10 team. Ohio State has won six of its last seven matchupsagainst Top 10 opponents. With four more touchdown passes Saturday,J.T. Barrett has been responsible for 94 career touchdowns, thesecond-highest mark in the Big Ten dating back to 1996 behind DrewBrees’ 95. Barrett tied his career high with 26 completions on acareer-high 38 attempts. Both previous highs were recorded againstCincinnati Sept. 27, 2014. The Buckeyes’ 32 completions tied forthe second-most in school history. Ohio State also completed 32passes at Penn State in 1997. The school record is 34 completionsat Indiana in 1998. Damon Webb’s first-quarter interception was thefirst of his career. Webb returned the interception for atouchdown, marking the first interception return for a touchdownsince Jerome Baker took a pick 68 yards for a score at Oklahoma Sept.17. Malik Hooker later returned an interception 48 yards for atouchdown, marking the second time Ohio State recorded twointerceptions for a touchdown in a game this season. Hooker andMarshon Lattimore each returned an interception for a touchdownagainst Tulsa Sept. 10. The Buckeyes’ six defensive touchdowns thisseason tie the 2014 Buckeyes for most defensive scores by a Big Tenteam in the last 10 seasons. The Buckeyes’ six interceptions for atouchdown set a program record. The previous mark was four, set bythe 1987 Buckeyes and later tied by the 1996 team. Hooker is thesecond Buckeye in program history with two interception returns fora touchdown in a season after Neal Colzie accomplished the feat in1973. Hooker becomes the ninth Buckeye with two career interceptionreturns for a touchdown, a program record. Terry McLaurin’sseven-yard touchdown catch in the first quarter was the secondtouchdown reception of his career. Mike Weber’s 23-yard touchdownrun in the second quarter was his team-high seventh rushing scoreof the year. Curtis Samuel’s two touchdowns receiving tied a careerhigh set in the 2016 season-opener against Bowling Green Sept. 3.Joe Burrow’s 12-yard rushing touchdown was the first rushingtouchdown of his career. K.J. Hill set career bests with five catches and 66 yards.Michael Hill tallied a career-high 1.5 tackles-for-loss. OhioState improved to 16-4 in night games at Ohio Stadium and has won14 of its past 15 night games overall.