The Ohio State Buckeyes, unbeaten at 2-0 and on the nation’s second-longest winning streak at eight games (Clemson – 17), travels to Bloomington, Ind., for a noon kickoff against the unbeaten and 2-0 Indiana Hoosiers. The contest marks the start of Ohio State’s 107th season of Big Ten Conference play. The school/program joined the Western Conference in 1912 and competed in conference play for the first time in 1913.
This is officially the 93rd game in the series and the 11th consecutive season the two teams have met on the gridiron. Ohio State holds a 74-12-5 advantage in the all-time series and has won 23 consecutive games dating to a 27-all tie in 1990. Indiana last defeated Ohio State consecutively in 1987 and 1988. Ohio State prevailed last season, 49-26, but didn’t pull away from the Hoosiers until a fourth-quarter TD pass from Dwayne Haskins to Indianapolis native Terry McLaurin increased the lead to 42-26.
Indiana vs. No. 6 Ohio State • Sat., Sept. 14 • When: Noon • Where: Memorial Stadium • TV: FOX
Play by Play: Gus Johnson • Analyst: Joel Klatt • Sidelines: Jenny Taft
DOBBINS 8TH IN CAREER RUSHING YARDS
FIELDS’ FAST START
Ohio State is 10-0 the last three seasons when junior RB J.K. Dobbins rushes for at least 100 yards. He had a 141-yard half last week vs. Cincinnati.
Junior DE Chase Young is tied for 7th nationally with 3.0 quarterback sacks/1.5 per game. His 28 lost yards on quarterback sacks is tied for first with among others, former Buckeye Keandre Jones of Maryland.
The series with Indiana, which started in 1901, is the second-longest running or oldest series for Ohio State after its series against Michigan, which started in 1897.
Indiana has thrown for 742 yards against Ohio State the past two seasons (322 in 2018 and 420 in 2017), an average of 371.0 passing yards in the two games.
Ohio State’s defense is allowing just 64.5 yards per game rushing over the first two weeks of the season, good for 11th best nationally. It is allowing just 1.93 yards per carry, 10th best in the nation.