Oct. 19, 2002
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Maurice Clarett set the Ohio State freshman record for 100-yardrushing games with his 133 yards on 30 carries against Wisconsin,his sixth 100-yard game of the season. He has 980 rushing yards onthe season, 146 behind the freshman record of 1,126 rushing yardsby Robert Smith in 1990. Michael Jenkins has now caught a pass inhis last 20 games. He finished with 5 catches for 114 yards vs. theBadgers. Ben Hartsock’s fourth quarter TD reception was his secondof the seasons and third of his career. Craig Krenzel finishedcompleting 12 of 19 passes for 204 yards and 2 TDs. He has 9 TDpasses on the seasons and 10 for his career. Chris Gamble, playingcornerback in addition to his receiver duties, recorded his secondinterception of the season and his career with 7:09 remaining inthe fourth quarter. Andy Groom’s 74-yard punt with 5:31 remainingin the fourth quarter was a career long. Sophomore kicker MikeNugent has now made an Ohio State record 17-consecutive fieldgoals, with two vs. the Badgers, topping the 15-straight made byVlade Janakievski over five games during the 1979-80 seasons.Nugent’s streak spans 10 games. Nugent set the record with a27-yard field goal with 2:48 to play in the first quarter and thenadded a 25-yarder with 13:14 in the second quarter. Nugent has madeall 16 field goal attempts this seasons. Ohio State scored on itsfirst possession on a 47 yard TD reception by Mike Jenkins, hisfourth of the season and seventh career scoring catch. The Buckeyeshave scored on its first offensive possession in 5 of 8 games thisseason. Will Allen recorded his second career sack in the firstquarter, dropping Wisconsin’s Brooks Bollinger for a loss of 11yards. Wisconsin’s Anthony Davis’ 41-yard TD run in the firstquarter was just the 3rd rushing TD allowed by the Buckeyes thisseason. Davis finished with 144 yards, the first opponent toeclipse 100 yards against the Buckeyes this season. Craig Krenzel’s48-yard completion to Chris Gamble in the first quarter ties bothKrenzel’s career long completion and Gamble’s career longreception. Mike Doss’ fumble recovery late in the first quarterresulted in an Ohio State field goal early in the second. Opponentshave turned the ball over 15 times against Ohio State, resulting in47 Ohio State points. Ohio State converted on 3 of 3 opportunitiesinside the Wisconsin 20-yard line. The Buckeyes have converted on(34-36) redzone chances this season. The 42-yard TD catch byWisconsin’s Jonathan Orr late in the second quarter was the longestcompletion against Ohio State this season. Ohio State is 50-15-5all-time against Wisconsin, including a 23-9-2 record in Madison.Ohio State has not lost in Madison since 1992. The Buckeyes havewon the last 3 meetings following a 14-all tie in 1993. Ohio Stateis 31-9-3 all-time against Wisconsin when the Buckeyes are rankedin the Top 25 Associated Press Poll. Ohio State is 258-63-9all-time when ranked in the AP Top 10. Ohio State is 358-116-14all-time when ranked in the AP Top 25. Ohio State is 8-0 for thefirst time since 1998. Ohio State plays host to Penn State at 3:30p.m. (EDT) next Saturday in sold-out Ohio Stadium. The game will betelecast by ABC Television.