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No. 8 Ohio State (7-0, 3-0) 52 at Indiana (2-4, 0-3) 49
Memorial Stadium – Bloomington, Ind.
Oct. 13, 2012
Attendance: 48, 880

Ohio State Postgame Notes

With the win, Ohio State improves to 7-0 for the first timesince the 2007 season when the Buckeyes started 10-0. The Buckeyesare now 36-18 in night games (games starting at 5 p.m. or later)all-time. They improve to 19-8 away from home in night games. OhioState is 272-0-1 all-time when it scores at least 35 points. Thetie was 35-35 against SMU in 1978. Ohio State leads the all-timeseries with Indiana 68-12-5 and 25-2-1 in Bloomington. Ohio Statehas won the last 17 meetings overall and the last nine inBloomington. Its last loss at Memorial Stadium was in 1988. With 52points vs. Indiana and 63 last week vs. Nebraska, Ohio State hasposted 50+ points in back to back games for the first time since1996 when the Buckeyes opened with a 70-7 win vs. Rice and a 72-0win over Pittsburgh. Ohio State has scored at least 30 or morepoints in 11 of the last 12 meetings with the Hoosiers. Urban Meyer is 27-10 all-time in the month of October. Meyer is97-5 in his coaching career when leading at halftime. Meyer is 26-0when his teams score 50 or more. Ohio State has more than 700+yards rushing over the last two games. The Buckeyes gained 371 vs.Nebraska last week and finished with 357 vs. the Hoosiers. Since2005, Meyer’s teams are 18-0 when his team blocks a punt. Meyer’steams are 68-14 when ranked. Braxton Miller connected with Devin Smith on a 60-yard TD pass in the second quarter, thethird time Miller and Smith have hooked up for a TD for at least 60yards this season. The duo added a 46-yard TD pass and catch latein the fourth quarter. The Buckeyes are 8-0 in Smith’s career whenhe scores at least one TD. Miller dashed 67 yards for a score inthe third quarter, his fourth rush of at least 55 yards this seasonand the fifth of his career. Miller finished the game with 149yards on the ground, his fifth of the season and eighth of hiscareer with at least 100 yards. He also added 211 passing,completing 13 of 24 tosses with one INT. Carlos Hyde finished with 156 yards on 22 carries and one TD,the fourth 100-yard rushing game of his career and his second ofthe season. It marks the fifth time in Ohio State history and thefirst time in 37 years in which two players rushed for at least 100yards in back-to-back games. Miller and Hyde rushed for 186 and 140yards, respectively, last week vs. Nebraska. Archie Griffin andPete Johnson each had 100+ in games at Purdue and home vs. Indianain 1975. Backup QB Kenny Guiton tossed the first TD pass of his career on a14-yard shovel pass to Hyde in the third quarter. It also was thefirst TD reception of Hyde’s career. Bradley Roby recovered a blocked punt by Travis Howard for a TD in the second quarter, the second timethis season the Buckeyes have blocked a punt (at MSU). The recoveryby Roby for a touchdown was the first by a Buckeye since Zach Domicone in 2010 against Minnesota. Roby also finished thegame with a career-high three pass breakups. Ryan Shazier had five pass breakups. Playing linebacker for thefirst time, Zach Boren led the Buckeyes with eight tackles. Rod Smith returned two kickoffs 33 yards each, the longestreturns of the year for the Buckeyes. He finished with 3 returnsfor 85 yards.