Nov. 19, 2016
No. 2 Ohio State 17, at Michigan State 16
Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016
East Lansing, Mich.
Ohio State leads the all-time series with Michigan State, 30-15Ohio State has now won 10 of the last 13 meetings overall. The roadteam has now won each regular season meeting since 2008. TheBuckeyes improved to 18-1 in the month of November under head coachUrban Meyer. Meyer is 50-8 overall in his head coaching careerin November. Mike Weber became the third Ohio State freshman to rush for1,000 yards in a season with 111 yards on 14 carries and one score.Robert Smith (1990) and Maurice Clarett (2002) are the other two.It also marked Weber’s fourth 100-yard rushing performance of theseason. Weber’s 52-yard run in the third quarter was a career long.J.T. Barrett accounted for one more TD on Saturday, a 24-yardTD pass to Curtis Samuel in the first quarter. It was Barrett’s 99thcareer TD responsible and he is now seven shy of the conferencerecord of 106 held by Purdue’s Drew Brees. Barrett leads the BigTen with 24 passing TDs on the season. Ohio State’s defense hasgiven up just 12 touchdowns this season and has allowed just fourrushing touchdowns, the fewest in the FBS. Ohio State has nowscored a rushing TD in 63 of 65 games coached by Urban Meyer. Chris Worley intercepted his first career pass in the secondquarter and Gareon Conley picked off his third of the season late in thefourth quarter to seal the victory. It marked Ohio State’s 16th and17th INTs on the season, respectively. Tyquan Lewis recorded 1.5 TFL, bringing his team-leading totalto 10.0 on the season.