Sept. 1, 2017
No. 2 Ohio State 49, Indiana 21
Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 | Bloomington, Ind.
OSU: 1-0, 1-0; IU: 0-1, 0-1
True freshman RB J.K. Dobbins is only the sixth true freshman to start in thefirst game of the season. The others are QB Art Schlichter in 1978,LT Orlando Pace in 1995, LB Andy Katzenmoyer in 1996, RB MauriceClarett in 2002 and RG Michael Jordan in 2016. Dobbins set a school record with 181yards in his first game, breaking the old mark of 175 yards set byClarett in a 45-21 win over Texas Tech in 2002. RB Antonio Williams carried the ball seven times for 44 yards andscored twice, the first two touchdowns of his career. With afive-yard pass completion to WR K.J. Hill on the second play from scrimmage in the firstquarter, QB J.T. Barrett broke Ohio State’s all-time record for totaloffense, passing Art Schlichter with 8,851 yards. Nine players madetheir first career start: WR Austin Mack, WR K.J. Hill, RB J.K. Dobbins and RG Branden Bowen on offense; DL Jalyn Holmes and Nick Bosa, CBs Denzel Ward and Damon Arnett and safety Jordan Fuller on defense. The second-quarter INT by SAFJordan Fuller was the first of his career and fifth for theBuckeye secondary over the last two seasons that was returned for40 yards or more. The 181 yards rushing from Dobbins was a 14-gamehigh, dating back to Ezekiel Elliott’s 214-yard performance atMichigan on Nov. 28, 2015. Senior DE Tyquan Lewis moved in to ninth place on the all-time sacks listwith 18.5. WR Parris Campbell set a career high with 136 yards receiving. WRJohnnie Dixon’s 54-yard third-quarter touchdown reception was thefirst of his career. His 65 yards receiving was also a career high.