No. 6 Ohio State 77, Bowling Green 10
Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016
Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
• The attendance of 107,193 marked the eighth-largest crowd in Ohio Stadium history.
• Urban Meyer improves to 155-27 in his career and maintains the highest winning percentage (.852) among active coaches.
• Meyer is 55-5 in his career in games played in August and September.
• Ohio State is 114-9-4 all-time in home openers and has won 37 of its last 38 home openers.
• The 77 points scored are the most by an Ohio State team since a 76-0 win over Florida A&M Sept. 21, 2013.
• Ohio State recorded a school-record 776 yards of total offense. The previous high was 718 vs. Mount Union in 1930. The 776
yards and 77 points are the most by an Urban Meyer-coached team in his career.
• The Buckeyes’ 417 passing yards rank fourth-most in a single game in school history. The total is the most since throwing for
387 at Indiana in 2003.
• Ohio State recorded 41 first downs, a total that ranks second in program history behind the 45 first downs the Buckeyes tallied
in 2014 vs. Cincinnati.
• The game marked the first time the Buckeyes rushed and passed for at least 300 yards since rushing for 380 and passing for
330 vs. Cincinnati Sept. 27, 2014.
• Ohio State held a 38:35-21:25 advantage in time of possession vs. Bowling Green.
• Ohio State recorded 456 yards of total offense in the first half. The last time the Buckeyes gained more than 400 yards of total
offense in a half was when they tallied 414 yards in the first half against Penn State Oct. 26, 2013.
• J.T. Barrett finished the day responsible for an Ohio State-record seven touchdowns, including six passing and one rushing.
Barrett broke a record (6) he shared with Kenny Guiton and Tony Curcillo. The contest marked the sixth time Barrett accounted
for at least five touchdowns in a game in his career.
• Barrett threw for six touchdowns in the game, tying a record he shared with Kenny Guiton. Barrett also threw for six touchdown
passes against Kent State Sept. 13, 2014, while Guiton threw for six vs. Florida A&M Sept. 21, 2013.
• Barrett passed for a career-high 349 yards, breaking his previous high of 330 set vs. Cincinnati Sept. 27, 2014.
• K.J. Hill’s 47-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter was the first of his career after redshirting a season ago.
• Dontre Wilson’s 25-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter marked his sixth career touchdown catch, seventh total
touchdown and first since a touchdown catch in the fourth quarter at Michigan State in 2014.
• Curtis Samuel’s 79-yard touchdown catch in the first quarter was the longest reception of his career.
• The touchdown pass from Barrett to Samuel put Barrett over 4,000 career passing yards. The junior becomes the 11th Buckeye
to achieve the feat.
• Mike Weber rushed for 136 yards in his first career game, becoming the first Buckeye freshman running back to rush for 100
yards in a game since Ezekiel Elliott ran for 162 yards against Florida A&M Sept. 21, 2013. Barrett also rushed for 189 yards
in a game as quarterback his redshirt freshman season at Minnesota Nov. 15, 2014.
• Samuel’s totals of nine receptions and 177 receiving yards each set a career high. Samuels’s 261 all-purpose yards are the
12th-most in a single game in program history.
• Malik Hooker’s second-quarter interception was the first of his career. The redshirt sophomore picked off another pass in the
third quarter, becoming the first Buckeye with two interceptions in a game since Doran Grant tallied two interceptions against
Wisconsin Dec. 6, 2014.
• Joe Burrow connected with Demario McCall for a 36-yard touchdown pass, marking the first touchdown pass for Burrow and
the first touchdown reception for McCall as a Buckeye.
• McCall recorded his first touchdown run on a 16-yard scamper in the fourth quarter.
• Rodjay Burns returned an interception 75 yards for a touchdown