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Oct. 18, 2014

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OHIO STATE GAME NOTES

  • Coach Urban Meyer’s teams improved to 38-3 overall and 7-1 at Ohio State when having more than one week to prepare for an opponent.
  • The 56-point game marked the fourth-consecutive game of 50 or more points for the Buckeyes, setting a school record.
  • Ohio State finished the game with its fourth-consecutive contest of more than 500 yards of total offense, tying a school record. The 1998 team first accomplished the feat.
  • Rutgers finished the game with 345 yards of total offense after coming into the game averaging 426.7 yards per game.
  • With the touchdown on the opening drive Saturday, Ohio State has scored a touchdown on its opening drive each of the last four games.
  • Nick Vannett’s two-touchdown game marked the first multi-touchdown game of his career.
  • Vannett became the first Buckeye tight end with two touchdown catches in a game since Jake Stoneburner against California in 2012.
  • Quarterback J.T. Barrett completed his first nine passes Saturday after tallying three-consecutive completions to end the Maryland game. The 12-straight completions tied an Ohio State record last accomplished by Craig Krenzel in 2002.
  • Barrett rushed for a career-high 107 yards on seven carries. His previous high was 79 yards earlier this season against Cincinnati.
  • Barrett’s 33-yard touchdown run in the third quarter marked a career long gain on the ground.
  • Barrett was responsible for five touchdowns Saturday against the Scarlet Knights. He has been responsible for at least four touchdowns in each of the last four games, marking the longest streak in the country.
  • Barrett became the first Buckeye to pass for more than 200 yards and rush for more than 100 yards in the same game since Braxton Miller Oct. 19 of last season against Iowa.
  • Devin Smith’s 42-yard catch in the third quarter marked the 100th reception of his career. He became the 16th Buckeye to tally 100 or more career receptions.
  • Doran Grant had the sixth interception of his Buckeye career, and his second this season, in the second quarter vs. Rutgers.
  • Ohio State was 5-for-6 in the red zone vs. Rutgers and is 28-of-34 (.824) this season.

RUTGERS SCARLET KNIGHTS NOTES

TEAM NOTES
Tonight’s attendance of 106,795 marked the largest crowd to witness a Rutgers football game in its 145-year history. It was the second time over 100,000 fans packed a stadium to see a game the Scarlet Knights were involved in.

  • 1. 106,795: Rutgers at Ohio State, Oct. 18, 2014
    2. 103,925: Rutgers at Tennessee, Sept. 28, 2002
    3. 95,729: Rutgers at Penn State, Oct. 19, 1991
    4. 95,397: Rutgers at Penn State, Sept. 24, 1994
    5. 95,092: Rutgers at Penn State, Sept. 25, 1993

It was the first meeting between the two of the oldest FBS programs. Rutgers leads the nation with 1,295 games played, while Ohio State is fifth with 1,226 in its history.

Rutgers successfully converted on fourth down twice during the game. The offense is now 6-for-10 on fourth down attempts this season.

Rutgers has made at least one field goal in 13 straight games.

Rutgers committed zero penalties for the game.

PLAYER NOTES
RB Desmon Peoples

  • Peoples scored his first career touchdown in the first quarter on the third offensive drive of the game for Rutgers. He had 34 yards rushing on the drive, including a 20-yard run to put the Scarlet Knights at the 2-yard line.
  • Peoples later found the end zone for a second time on a 12-yard rush in the fourth quarter.
  • He matched his career high with 83 rushing yards for the game (5.5 yards/rush). He also achieved that in the game against Tulane.

K Kyle Federico

  • Federico connected on a field goal from 42 yards out in the third quarter. It was 27th career field goal, tying him with Doug Giesler (1986-89) for eighth in school history. He has made nine of his 11 attempts this season and 17-of-21 dating back to last year.

WR Leonte Carroo

  • Carroo recorded his fifth career 100-yard receiving game and third this season. He also topped the 100-mark versus Washington State (151) and Tulane (140).

DL David Milewski

  • Milewski tied his career high with seven tackles in the game. He also reached that marked against Cincinnati last season.

RB Justin Goodwin

  • Goodwin had a career-high four receptions out of the backfield. He also had a 28-yard rush, his longest of the season.