No. 6 Ohio State 77, Bowling Green 10
Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016
Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
Attendance: 107,193

• 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