Top Moments of the 2010s

Another Era of Excellence

  • 2010

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    Record-Setting Men's Lacrosse Crowd

    31,078 Buckeye fans came to the ‘Shoe and witnessed Ohio State host Denver as part of the most-attended collegiate men’s lacrosse game in history.

  • 2011

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    Wild Ride vs. Wisco

    Freshman quarterback Braxton Miller finds Devin Smith for a 40-yard touchdown with 20 seconds remaining to lift Ohio State to a 33-29 win over No. 12 Wisconsin.

  • 2012

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    Urban Meyer Makes His Debut

    Urban Meyer’s first game as Ohio State’s head coach is a 56-10 win over Miami (Ohio). The Buckeyes go on to finish 12-0 in 2012, punctuated by a 26-21 win over Michigan.

  • 2013

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    President Barack Obama Delivers Commencement Speech

    President Barack Obama delivered The Ohio State University’s commencement address at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, May 5, 2013.

  • 2014

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    Season No. 125 of Ohio State Football

    Ohio State celebrates its 125th season of football in spectacular fashion by winning the first-ever College Football Playoff national championship.”

  • 2014

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    Overcoming Injury En Route To Undisputed Title

    In the regular season finale vs. Michigan, 108,610 watch as quarterback J.T. Barrett suffers a broken leg in the fourth quarter and third-stringer Cardale Jones leads the team to victory. 

  • 2015

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    Dark Night in the 'Shoe

    Ohio State dons black uniforms for the first time ever when they welcome Penn State to the Horseshoe for a night game. The Buckeyes win, 38-10, for their 11th straight home victory.

  • 2016

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    Seven TDs For J.T. Barrett

    The Buckeye QB put up SEVEN scores to lead Ohio State past the in-state opponent, Bowling Green, 77-10.

  • 2016

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    Earle Bruce Dots The 'i'

    Former Ohio State football head coach is honored in front of 105,830 fans in attendance.

  • 2016

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    OT Thriller vs. TTUN

    A stadium-record crowd of 110,045 witnesses No. 2 Ohio State top No. 3 Michigan in double overtime, 30-27, on a 15-yard run by Curtis Samuel.

  • 2017

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    Miraculous Comeback

    Quarterback J.T. Barrett completes 16 consecutive fourth-quarter passes and tosses three touchdowns to lead a 15-point comeback for a 39-38 win over No. 2 and previously undefeated Penn State.

  • 2018

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    Dwayne Haskins Throws 6 TDs vs. TTUN

    Dwayne Haskins throws six touchdowns and passes for a rivalry-record 396 yards as Ohio State defeats No. 4 Michigan, 62-39, to win the Big Ten East Division.

  • 2020

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    No Fans

    For the first time ever, a game is played at Ohio Stadium with limited to no fans due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • 2021

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    Henderson Rolls to Record Day

    TreVeyon Hederson had 277 yards rushing in a win over Tulsa to set the all-time Ohio Stadium and freshman rushing records, both previously held by Archie Griffin

  • 2021

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    College GameDay Record

    ESPN’s College GameDay makes its record 20th stop in Columbus for Ohio State’s game vs. Michigan State. In that game, C.J. Stroud tosses six touchdown passes in a 56-7 win.

Feature Game of the 2010s

2017: THE Comeback

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Down 21-3 early in the second quarter and trailing by more than two touchdowns by the middle of the third quarter, quarterback J.T. Barrett choreographed perhaps the greatest comeback in Ohio Stadium history, leading the No. 6 Buckeyes to three fourth-quarter TDs in less than a 10:00 span for a 39-38 victory over No. 2 Penn State.

 

Top 100 Moments

  • 1920s

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    A Stadium is Born

    Ohio Stadium opens its doors and the first decade is full of impactful memories

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  • 1930s

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    National Prominence

    Under new leadership, Ohio State reaches new levels of success. The great Jesse Owens establishes himself as the world’s greatest athlete.

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  • 1940s

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    Top of the Mountain

    Head coach Paul Brown leads Ohio State to its first national championship; Les Horvath is the first Buckeye to win the Heisman Trophy

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  • 1950s

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    Woody, Hop & National Prominence

    Woody Hayes begins his 27-year run as head coach in 1951 and the Buckeyes score a pair of national championships

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  • 1960s

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    National Titles Nearly Bookend Decade

    NCAA crowns in 1961 and 1968 highlight tumultuous 10 years

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  • 1970s

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    Buckeyes are the first to reach four-straight Rose Bowls

    The 10-year war with Michigan features epic battles; Archie Griffin becomes only two-time Heisman Trophy winner

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  • 1980s

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    Primetime

    We all loved the 80s and the Buckeyes were one of the most exciting teams to watch all decade.

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  • 1990s

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    Stars abound perform in the Horseshoe

    Ohio State vies for several national titles and regains it’s stand among the top teams in the Big Ten Conference

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  • 2000s

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    Ohio Stadium In A New Millenium

    From National Championships and Heisman trophy winners, to legendary jersey retirements and presidential commencement speeches, Ohio Stadium had it all.

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