Sept. 29, 2013
No. 4/3 Ohio State 31 (5-0, 1-0 B1G), No. 23/24 Wisconsin 24 (3-2, 0-1 B1G)
Ohio Stadium – Columbus, Ohio
Sept. 28, 2013
OHIO STATE FOOTBALL POSTGAME NOTES
- With the win, Ohio State extends the nation’s longest winning streak to 17 games – tied for the fourth-longest streak in school history. The longest is 22 games from 1967-69.
- The crowd of 105,826 marked the third-highest in Ohio Stadium history.
- Urban Meyer improved his career record to 47-4 in games played in August/September.
- After tallying a 14-7 lead at the end of the first quarter Saturday, the Buckeyes are now outscoring the opposition 116-21 in the first quarter this season.
- With 83 rushing yards, Braxton Miller became the all-time leading rushing quarterback at Ohio State with 2,151 yards for his career. He passed Cornelius Greene, who had 2,080.
- Miller’s three first-half touchdown passes marked the most touchdown passes in a half in his career.
- Miller’s four touchdown passes vs. Wisconsin tied his career high, first set vs. California in 2012. His four touchdown passes moved him into eighth all-time in Ohio State history for career touchdown passes (34).
- Corey Brown became the 15th Buckeye to tally 100 or more career receptions after grabbing eight Saturday. He ended the game with a team-best 85 yards receiving, with two TD catches.
- Ohio State held Wisconsin to just 104 yards rushing. The Badgers came into the game No. 3 nationally with 349.8 rushing yards per game.
- Cameron Johnston punted six times Saturday, pinning Wisconsin inside the 20-yard line each time. Eleven of Johnston’s 18 punts have been downed inside the 20 yard line.
- Ryan Shazier led Ohio State with nine total tackles vs. the Badgers. Bradley Roby was second with eight, just one shy of the career-best nine he has posted twice before (last 9/2/12 at Michigan State), and added an interception in the win. Joshua Perry set a career high with seven total – and four solo – tackles vs. UW, both career bests.
- Ohio State was 1-for-2 in the red zone (with a touchdown) and is now 22-for-24 on the year, with 21 touchdowns and a field goal.
- Mike Conley Jr., a guard for the Memphis Grizzlies and 2007 letterwinner for the Buckeyes, was recognized at halftime for a $500,000 gift to the Ohio State men’s and women’s basketball practice facility. The weight room at the facility will be named the Mike Conley Jr. Strength and Conditioning Room. The gift matches the $500,000 given by former Buckeye Michael Redd in 2009.
WISCONSIN FOOTBALL POSTGAME NOTES
- Each of Wisconsin’s last 12 losses have come by seven points or fewer. UW hasn’t lost a game by more than a touchdown since a 34-24 loss at Michigan State on Oct. 2, 2010.
- Senior LB Chris Borland, an Ohio native making his final appearance in Ohio Stadium, matched his career high with a game-high 16 tackles, including stuffing OSU’s Carlos Hyde twice in short-yardage situations. With 0.5 TFLs, Borland moved into sole possession of fifth place on the Badgers’ all-time list with 43.5 for his career.
- Senior WR Jared Abbrederis had a career-high 207 receiving yards, his eighth career 100-yard receiving game and his second at Ohio Stadium (113 yards in 2011), making him the first UW player with two 100-yard receiving games vs. OSU. It’s the first 200-yard receiving performance by a UW player since Lee Evans had a school-record 258 yards vs. Michigan State on Nov. 15, 2003. With his 207 yards tonight, he moved into third place on Wisconsin’s career receiving yardage list (2,631) and now trails only Lee Evans (3,468) and Brandon Williams (2,924).
- With his first quarter TD reception, Abbrederis joined Evans (27) and Tony Simmons (23) as the only Badgers with at least 20 touchdown reception in a career.
- Sophomore QB Joel Stave completed 20 of 34 passes for a career-high 295 passing yards, the most by a Badgers QB since Russell Wilson threw for 296 yards in the 2012 Rose Bowl vs. Stanford.
- Senior RB James White leads all active FBS players in touchdowns scored and added to that total tonight. His 17-yard TD run in the fourth quarter was the 37th touchdown of his career
- Junior TE Sam Arneson recorded career highs in receptions (3) and receiving yards (39). His second quarter TD grab was his first of the season and third of his career.
- Sophomore S Tanner McEvoy, who came to UW as a quarterback and has lined up at wide receiver this year, saw his most extensive action of the season and recorded the first four tackles of his career.
- Junior NG Warren Herring recorded a career-high two sacks. Herring had recorded 0.5 sacks in 25 career games entering last week’s contest. He now has three sacks in the last two games.