Ohio State will carry a 4-0 record and a 1-0 mark in the Big Ten Conference into its Homecoming game against 3-1 and 0-1 Rutgers University Saturday. The game will kick off at 3:40 p.m. and will be televised on the Big Ten Network.
Ohio State University is celebrating its 110th Homecoming Weekend, and it will also be honoring and celebrating 100 years of Ohio Stadium.
The game will cap a five-game home stand for Ohio State at its historic Ohio Stadium.
Rutgers at No. 3 Ohio State • Saturday, Oct. 1 • When: 3:30 p.m. ET • Where: Ohio Stadium • TV: BTN
• Radio: 97.1 The Fan
OHIO STADIUM TURNS 100
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Ohio Stadium opened Oct. 7, 1922, with a 5-0 Ohio State win over Ohio Wesley-an. Activities this week include installation of a historical marker, a card stunt from the original location by Block O, and an on-field honor with the family of stadium architect, Howard Dwight Smith, whose design earned him the American Institute of Architects’ top award for “excellence in public works.”
OHIO STADIUM: FOR THE RECORD
Ohio State has won 26 consecutive Big Ten Conference games at Ohio Stadium, starting with a 58-0 win over Rutgers in 2016. The team’s last Big Ten loss at home: 17-14 to Michigan State in 2015.
Ohio State’s defense is in the national Top 25 in four categories: total defense (18th, 283.0 ypg), passing defense (22nd, 171.8 ypg), scoring defense
(21st, 16.0 ppg) and tackles for loss (17th with 30.0).
Ohio State ranks second in the nation with only 12 plays for lossed yardage allowed (Geor-gia; 9). Outstanding work by the offensive line has limited opponents to just 10 TFLs and only 2 QB sacks.
The 2022-23 academic/athletic season will feature a celebration of 100 years of Ohio Stadium. Ground was broken in 1921, more than $1 million was pledged toward construction by proud and dedicated Ohio State fans, and Ohio State christened its new home with a 5-0 win over Ohio Wesleyan on Oct. 7, 1922. The iconic venue on the banks of the Olentangy River is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.