Nov. 14, 2016
No. 5 Ohio State vs. Michigan State
Saturday, November 19th, 2016, Noon ET
Spartan Stadium (75,005), East Lansing, MI
Joe Tessitore (Play-By-Play)
Todd Blackledge (Analyst)
Holly Rowe (Sideline)
Radio: WBNS FM (97.1 The Fan) The Urban Meyer pregame show airs 30 minutes prior to kickoff. Paul Keels will call the action with former Buckeye Jim Lachey and Matt Andrews on the sidelines. The game can also be heard nationally on Sirius/XM College Sports Nation channel 84.
FIRST AND 10
MEYER’S TEAMS IN NOVEMBER
Head coach Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes continued their dominating run in November with backto- back 62-3 victories over Nebraska and Maryland. Since Meyer’s arrival in 2012, the Buckeyes are an impressive 17-1 in the month of November, going 3-0 in 2012, 4-0 in 2013, 5-0 in 2014, 3-1 last season and 2-0 so far in 2016.
Meyer is 49-8 overall in his head coaching career in November.
OHIO STATE NO. 2 IN RANKINGS
Ohio State, which spent five weeks as the No. 2 team in both the Associated Press Top 25 and the Coaches Poll, is back at No. 2 in both polls this week after three consecutive victories and a season-long resume that includes or will include:
OHIO STATE. MICHIGAN STATE.
Ohio State and Michigan State will meet in East Lansing Saturday in what will be another sledgehammer of a game between teams that are deadlocked on the gridiron at two wins apiece over the last four years. Ohio State has won all five games this century in Spartan Stadium with the team’s last loss there coming in 1999, 23-7.
OSU vs. MSU Most Recently
2015 — MSU, 17-14 at Columbus
2014 — OSU, 49-37, at East Lansing
2013 — MSU, 34-24, at *Indianapolis
2012 — OSU, 17-16, at East Lansing
*Big Ten Championship Game
LAST 4 GAMES: 104 TOTAL POINTS APIECE
Ohio State and Michigan State have each scored 104 points in the last four meetings. MSU holds a slight statistical advantage in total offense in these four games — 392.7 yards vs. 364.2 — but the stats are primarily similar in these games. Consider:
Turnovers are rare. Each team has three: two lost fumbles andone interception. MSU scored seven points off turnovers in 2014 andlost. Ohio State scored 14 points off turnovers last year and lost.Each team has had a tough rushing day: MSU had 34 yards and zerofirst downs rushing in 2012; Ohio State had 86 yards and one firstdown rushing in 2015. Red zones have been score zones. Ohio Stateis 13 of 13 in the red zone while Michigan State is 8 of 9 in thered zone.
DANTONIO 1 OF 4 WITH MULTIPLE WINS
Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio is one of only four coaches with multiple wins over an Urban Meyercoached team. Meyer is 163-28 in his 15th season as a head coach but only Dantonio, Nick Saban, Les Miles and Tommy Tuberville have had teams defeat a Meyer team more than once.
Meyer Versus …
*Ohio State defeated Tuberville’s UC Bearcats in 2014
465 POINTS: FIFTH IN SCHOOL HISTORY
Back-to-back 62-point scoring outbursts have increased Ohio State’s season points total to 465, a total that is already fifth-most in school history with at least three games left to play. The 46.5 points per game the team is averaging is second nationally.
Most Points, Ohio State — Season
1. 672 pts. 2014
2. 637 pts. 2013
3. 504 pts. 1998
4. 475 pts. 1995
5. 465 pts. 2016
MORE ON POINTS
Ohio State’s 124 points scored the past two games is the second-most points in a two-game stretch vs. Big Ten Conference opponents, trailing only the 131 points scored in back-to-back games vs. Iowa (83) and Minnesota (48) in 1950. The Ohio State all-games all-time record for most points in consecutive games is 142 twice: in 1996 vs. Rice (70) and Pittsburgh (72), and 1892 vs. Akron (62) and Marietta (80).
Most Points Consec. Games vs. B1G
|131||1950||83 Iowa and 48 Minnesota|
|124||2016||62 Nebraska and 62 Maryland|
|119||2013||63 Penn State and 56 Purdue|
|116||2013||56 Purdue and 60 Illinois|
|115||2012||63 Nebraska and 52 Indiana|
A LOOK BACK AT SATURDAY’S WIN OVER MARYLAND