September 15, 2019

Sunday Look Ahead: Ohio State vs. Miami (Ohio)

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THE BASICS


Miami (Ohio) vs. No. 6 Ohio State • Sat., Sept. 21 • When: 3:30 p.m. • Where: Ohio Stadium • TV: BTN • Play by Play: Brandon Gaudin • Analyst: James Laurinaitis • Sidelines: Elise Menaker

OHIO STATE CONCLUDES NON-CONFERENCE PLAY VS. MIAMI


Ohio State, fresh off its first road win of the 2019 season, returns to Ohio Stadium for its final non-conference test when it welcomes in Miami (Ohio) on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.

The Buckeyes and RedHawks are meeting for the sixth time ever and first since 2012. Ohio State comes into the game with a red-hot offense, which is averaging 46.0 points per game over the first three weeks and 271.0 yards per game on the ground. The defense has been equally as impressive, allowing just 10.3 points per game and only 57.0 yards per game rushing.

KNOW THY OPPONENT


• Miami University is the second-oldest university in Ohio and the 10th oldest public university (32nd overall) in the United States.

• Miami University has a long tradition of Greek life; five social Greek-letter organizations were founded at the university earning Miami the nickname “Mother of Fraternities.”

• As of 2017, Miami University has a total enrollment of 24,424 admitted students. The Oxford campus encompasses 19,452 students, of which 17,147 are at the undergraduate and 2,305 at the graduates and professional.

• Miami University is one of four schools, along with the United States Naval Academy, the University of Michigan and Stanford University, that have graduated both a U.S. President and a Super Bowl winning quarterback.

FIVE NOTES TO KNOW

• Junior DE Chase Young has continued his torrid start to the season and is now in a tie for third nationally in quarterback sacks with 5.0 and 1.67 per game. Young now needs just 5.0 more sacks to become just the second Buckeye to record double-digit sacks in multiple seasons.

J.K. Dobbins rushed for 193 yards in one half plus two carries, scored twice, including one 26-yard run where he stiff-armed two Hoosiers out of the way, broke a tackle and plowed over another defender, to lead Ohio State to a 51-10 victory Saturday in Bloomington, Ind. Dobbins had 175 yards rushing at halftime – giving him 316 first-half yards the past two games – and then added 18 yards off two carries in the third quarter.

• Dobbins, running behind a rebuilt offensive line that features four new starters, is fourth in the nation with 425 rushing yards and he is sixth with an average of 141.7 yards per game.

Ohio State is one of just two Power 5 teams who has multiple rushers averaging 7.0 yards per carry or better (minimum 25 attempts) over the first three weeks of the season (Master Teague – 7.4 yards/carry, Dobbins – 7.1 yards/carry).

The Buckeyes lead the all-time series against Miami 5-0 with wins coming in 1904, 1911, 2000, 2005 and 2012.