Johnnie Dixon almost stepped away from football due to reoccurring knee injuries. A new hobby and determination kept this wide receiver’s vision in focus and drew him back to the game he loves to play.
The Ohio State Athletics Ticket Office is already seeing a significant increase in counterfeit tickets in the print-at-home format purchased from non-authorized sources for home football games this season. Because of this, the Department of Athletics cautions fans to ONLY purchase tickets through authorized sources.
The Buckeyes opened 2018 with a bang – to the tune of a victorious 77-point display on the scoreboard last Saturday vs. Oregon State. This week the Ohio State football team looks to go big again, opening B1G play against Rutgers at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Ohio Stadium.
A scarlet Saturday is set to open conference play between Ohio State and Rutgers.
Get ready for gameday right here with a rundown of all the goings-on in and around The Shoe set for Saturday.
All focus on the present moment.
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Nick Bosa, Ohio State’s Returning All-American and Big Ten Conference defensive lineman of the year, has been named the Bednarik player of the week for his dominant performance in Ohio State’s 77-31 victory over Oregon State on Saturday. The Maxwell Football Club presents the weekly award winner for the Bednarik Award, which is given annually to college football’s defensive player of the year.
The best first-start performance statistically by an Ohio State quarterback has earned sophomore signal caller Dwayne Haskins the Big Ten Conference’s offensive player of the week honor this week.
🎥 LIVE on OhioStateBuckeyes.com, Ryan Day and Greg Schiano address the media heading into Big Ten play against Rutgers on Saturday.#GoBucks
Posted by Ohio State Buckeyes on Monday, September 3, 2018
Ohio State and Rutgers, both winners on the ﬁrst full weekend of college football, begin conference play with a 3:30 kickoff on Saturday afternoon inside Ohio Stadium.
The Buckeyes are coming off their 18th consecutive season-opening win, a 77-31 triumph over Oregon State in which the offense racked up 721 yards of total offense – the second-highest total in school history.
Saturday marks the fifth-ever meeting between Ohio State and Rutgers, all of which have come since the Scarlet Knights joined the Big Ten in 2014.
Ohio State’s won all four matchups and have back to back shutouts in the series (58-0 in 2016, 56-0 in 2017). The last time the Buckeyes shut out back to back conference opponents was Wisconsin in 1979 and 1980.