Nov. 22, 2014
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No. 6 Ohio State – 42 (10-1), Indiana – 27 (3-8)
Ohio Stadium – Columbus, Ohio
Nov. 22nd, 2014
Attendance: 101, 426.
OHIO STATE GAME NOTES
Ohio State, on a nine-game winning streak overall, extended itsBig Ten record to 23 consecutive regular season conference wins.The win clinched the Big Ten East Division title and a spot in theBig Ten Championship game for Ohio State. It is the thirdconsecutive conference division championship for Urban Meyer’s teams. With the win, head coach Urban Meyer improved to 38-3 in the month of November since thestart of the 2003 season. Ohio State improved to 8-0 under Urban Meyer when scoring a touchdown on each of the first twodrives of the game. Ohio State earned its 19th consecutive winagainst the Hoosiers. J.T. Barrett set an Ohio State single-season record with 31touchdown passes after his 6-yard touchdown pass to Jalin Marshall in the fourth quarter. The previous record of 30was set by Troy Smith in 2006. Barrett added two more TD throws toMarshall in the quarter, putting the record at 33 touchdowns in aseason. Barrett had 302 yards passing, completing 25-of-35 passes,his fourth 300-yard passing game of the season. With his fourtouchdown passes, he has now been responsible for at least fourtouchdowns in seven of 11 games this season. Barrett has beenresponsible for a school record 42 touchdowns this year, matchingDrew Brees’ Big Ten record for single season touchdownresponsibility first set at Purdue in 1998. With 380 yards of totaloffense, Barrett broke Braxton Miller’s record for total offensiveyards in a single season of 3,310 set in 2012. Barrett now has3,507 yards of total offense. Freshman Jalin Marshall had five catches for 95 yards and a career-highthree touchdowns vs. Indiana, matching his season highs set vs.Minnesota last week. Marshall’s 54-yard punt return for a touchdownwas the first for a Buckeye since Corey Brown returned a punt 68yards for a he score at Wisconsin in 2012. It was the first puntreturn for a touchdown by an Ohio State freshman since Ted Ginn Jr.in 2004. With 107 yards on the ground, Ezekiel Elliott became the 30th Buckeye in program history andthe fourth under Urban Meyer to top 1,000 yards in one season. The game markedElliott’s fifth game this season and sixth of his career with morethan 100 yards rushing. Elliott, who rushed for one touchdown, hada career-high seven receptions in the game. Elliott’s 65-yardtouchdown run in the first quarter set a career long. Jeff Heuerman tied his career high with five catches againstthe Hoosiers. He had 74 receiving yards and a touchdown. It was hissecond touchdown of the year and the seventh of his career.Tyvis Powell had his fourth career interception (his third thisseason) in the fourth quarter. Indiana running back rushed forTevin Coleman rushed for 228 yards, the first time Ohio Stateallowed an opponent to run for 200 yards in a game since Eric McCooat Penn State Oct. 16, 1999. Joshua Perry, who had two sacks in his first 34 career games,had two sacks against Indiana. He had 5.5 tackles for loss thisseason and added three today. Punter Cameron Johnston had one of the biggest plays of the game,pinning the Hoosiers inside the 1-yard line late in the thirdquarter with Ohio State trailing. That was one of three puntsdowned inside the 20 on the day, giving him 19 of 31 punts downedinside opponents’ 20-yard line this season.
INDIANA GAME NOTES
Junior running back Tevin Coleman set Indiana’s single-seasonrushing mark with 228 yards on 27 attempts (8.4 average) and threetouchdowns from 90, 2 and 52 yards. Coleman owns 1,906 yards, whichbroke Vaughn Dunbar’s single-season mark of 1,805 set back in 1991.His 90-yard run is the second-longest in school history. MickeyErehar recorded a 98-yard TD run at Iowa in 1912. The Tinley Park,Ill., native has four multi-score games this year and seven in hiscareer. Coleman has rushed for 100 yards 10 times this season (tiedfor second in IU history), which is tops in the country, and 150yards six times (tied for first). In his career, he has 14 100-yardgames (tied for fifth), eight 150-yard games (third) and five200-yard games (first). On the Indiana single-season lists, Colemanis first in rushing yardage, moved into fourth in rushingtouchdowns (15), fourth in all-purpose yardage (2,043), sixth intotal touchdowns (15) and 10th in attempts (241). On the Indianacareer lists, Coleman moved into sole possession of fourth inrushing touchdowns (28), sixth in rushing yardage (3,089) and fifthin all-purpose yardage (4,158). He is also tied for sixth in totaltouchdowns (29). Indiana’s defense collected two interceptions andone fumble recovery, the team’s first three takeaway game sincelast season’s Ohio State game on Nov. 23 (two fumble recoveries,one interception). Safety Antonio Allen recorded the first twointerceptions of his career, one in the first quarter and one inthe second. The sophomore is the first IU defender with a pair ofpicks in a game since safety Greg Heban had two against Missouri onSept. 21, 2013. The sophomore finished with 11 tackles, which tiesa career high (at Bowling Green, 2014). Senior cornerback TimBennett forced his first career fumble and junior bandit Zack Shawmade his first recovery of the year and the second of his career.The Hoosiers have 10 interceptions and have forced four fumbleswith three recoveries in 2014. They have turned the 13 takeawaysinto 34 points, including a pair of Griffin Oakes field goals thisafternoon. Defensive tackle Darius Latham collected a sack in thefirst quarter to push his season total to 1.5 and his career totalto 3.5. The sophomore had a total of five tackles on the day. Truefreshman linebacker Tegray Scales followed with his second careersack in the second stanza. The Cincinnati, Ohio, native ended thecontest with eight tackles. Senior Shane Wynn led Indiana receiverswith seven receptions for 93 yards. True freshman Zander Diamonthad a career long rush of 53 yards in the first quarter. He alsoadded a career long pass of 49 yards to Wynn. The freshman finishedwith 114 pass yards on 11-of-27 passing and 42 rush yards. Oakesmade both of his attempts, from and 37 yards, and is 10-of-14 onthe season. The redshirt freshman is a perfect 4-of-4 from 30-39yards. Sophomore center Wes Rogers made his first start this seasonand the third of his career. Running back Tevin Coleman (secondtime this season), safety Mark Murphy (fourth time) and widereceiver Shane Wynn (sixth time) served as game captains. Indianawon the coin toss for the sixth time this season and deferred forthe sixth time. IU wore the two-tone state flag helmets for thethird time this season.