Oct. 7, 2017
No. 10/9 Ohio State 62, Maryland 14
Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017
Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
The Buckeyes improved to 71-19-5 in Homecoming games. Athalftime, Ohio State honored eight new members enshrined in theOhio State Athletics Hall of Fame Friday night. The group includesLeCharles Bentley (football), Tom Byers (men’s track and field),Mike Conley (men’s basketball), Chelsea Davis (women’s diving),Pete Hanson (men’s volleyball), Bryce Keough (wrestling), ChristinaManning (women’s track and field), Nancy Pearson (women’sswimming). Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer, coaching in his 200th career game, now has 170-30all-time record (.850) and 66-7 mark at Ohio State. He is 45-11 inhis career in the month of October and 18-1 at Ohio State. Meyerimproved to 10-1 in games against his former assistants’ teams.Maryland head coach DJ Durkin worked as a graduate assistant underMeyer at Bowling Green and later reunited with Meyer as linebackersand special teams coach at Florida. Ohio State outgained theTerrapins 361-26 in the first half. Ohio State’s defense has heldeach of its last four opponents to fewer than 100 yards passing.Ohio State limited Maryland to 66 yards of total offense. Thefigure is the least amount of total yards the Buckeyes have allowedin a Big Ten game since allowing 60 yards to Indiana Nov. 5, 1960.The Buckeyes held Maryland to 16 passing yards. It marked the leastpassing yards allowed by Ohio State in a Big Ten game since isallowed zero to Wisconsin Nov. 18, 1989. The Buckeyes scored 50 ormore points for the third consecutive game, the longest streaksince 2014 when it scored 66, 50, 52 and 56 points in wins overKent State, Cincinnati, Maryland and Rutgers. Ohio State tied itsseason high with five sacks. J.T. Barrett amassed 300 or more yards of total offense for the18th time in his 42-game career. Barrett has moved into eighthplace in Big Ten history with 10,670 yards of total offense. Hepassed Juice Williams (10,594), and Nathan Scheelhaase (10,634)today. Both are from Illinois. Up next: Tommy Armstrong (10,690)and Denard Robinson (10,745). Jerome Baker’s 20-yard fumblerecovery for a touchdown was the first fumble returned for atouchdown for the Buckeyes since Vonn Bell returned one 14 yards for a touchdown against HawaiiSept. 12, 2015. The 53-yard reception by Mike Weber on Ohio State’s second possession was a career long(rushing or receiving). It tops his previous high of a 52-yard runlast season at Michigan State. Ohio State has outscored opponents60-13 in the first quarter in six games this season and producedpoints on four of six opening drives.