November 25, 2017

Ohio State Football Postgame Notes


Nov. 25, 2017

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No. 9 Ohio State 31, Michigan 20
Michigan Stadium; Ann Arbor, Mich.
Attendance: 112,028

  • Ohio State improved to 10-2 overall and 8-1 in the Big Ten with Saturday’s win at Michigan Stadium.
  • Head coach Urban Meyer is 27-2 in road games at Ohio State and 54-9 in games played in the month of November. Meyer is also 25-3 in rivalry games during his career, including a 6-0 record against Michigan.
  • The Buckeyes won their sixth consecutive game over the Wolverines, the second longest winning streak in the series.
  • Quarterback J.T. Barrett is the first Buckeye starting QB to go 4-0 against Michigan.
  • Barrett also tied Art Schlichter with 36 career victories, the most of any starting quarterback in program history. He’s 36-6 as a starter.
  • J.T. Barrett became just the second player in FBS history to rush for 40 TDs and throw for 100 TDs. The only other: Dan LeFevour of Central Michigan. He had 47 and 102, respectively, between 2006-09. Barrett currently has 40 rushing TDs and 102 passing.
  • With today’s victory, the Buckeyes won the Big Ten East Division title outright.
  • Freshman RB J.K. Dobbins eclipsed the 100-yard mark for the fourth time this season. He had 57 of his 101 yards in the second half.
  • Redshirt sophomore RB Mike Weber, who had a game-clinching 25-yard TD run in the fourth quarter, had scored five times in the last three games.
  • DE Sam Hubbard registered a career high 2.5 sacks.
  • Ohio State now owns the most wins in Big Ten Conference history with 504.
  • The Buckeyes rushed for 226 yards against Michigan – including 139 in the second half – which was a season high against the Wolverine defense. Michigan came into the game ranked 15th nationally against the rush.
  • Sean Nuernberger’s 44-yard field goal in the fourth quarter to give Ohio State a 24-20 lead was his season long.
  • Ohio State’s defense finished with five sacks and seven tackles for loss. The five sacks are just one shy of the Buckeyes’ season high of six vs. Michigan State on Nov. 11.