Scarlet 31, Gray 14
Players on the receiving (and blocking) end of things met with the media after practice
Earliest start, perhaps, in school history comes after a 103-day break in practices
Buckeyes and Wolverines meet for the 109th time and for the 95th consecutive year
Buckeyes claim Leaders Division outright with win; Badgers already in the B1G title game
Ohio State vs. Purdue - Oct. 20, 2012
Buckeyes Ground Rockets :: AP Photos :: Sept. 10, 2011
Ohio State Overview: Chris Fields is poised to make a difference on the playing field as a fifth-year senior ... one of the veteran receivers on the team with 29 games played, Fields has rededicated himself to being the best player he can be and his efforts may lead to more playing time and more starts, of which he has eight, but all came during the 2011 season ... last season he played in eight games, but he never got down when he went through a three-game stretch of not seeing any action ... true to his new mindset, Fields kept working and his efforts were realized one gloomy, October day in Columbus when he caught an undefeated-season-saving touchdown pass from Kenny Guiton with two seconds to play ... the 7-0 Buckeyes were trailing the Boilermakers, 22-14, when Guiton lofted a pass toward Fields in the left half of the end zone ... Fields got low and, using baseball-player instincts, scooped and cradled the ball for a score that, with the ensuing two-point conversion, forced overtime in a game the Buckeyes would win, 29-22 ... his big day vs. the Boilermakers (three catches for 44 yards) also included a career-long 35-yard reception from Braxton Miller that set up another Ohio State score, and a smart, 8-yard punt return to the Ohio State 39 to set up the game-tying score ... he would have just one more reception all season, but the lessons learned from sitting, continuing to work hard and making contributions have Fields, one of only 16 seniors on the roster and one of 11 fifth-year seniors, ready to lead in 2013 ... as a junior in 2011 Fields played in all 13 games and was a regular starter with eight starts ... he caught eight passes for 114 yards and a 14.2 yards per catch average ... he had two catches vs. Akron and two for 45 yards vs. Michigan ... his talents as a punt return were displayed in 2011 ... he had five punt returns for 88 yards and a 17.6 per return average ... included was a huge return in the tense game against Toledo (a six-point Ohio State win), scoring on a 69-yard punt return just before halftime to give Ohio State a 21-15 lead ... Fields played in eight games in 2010 and red-shirted the 2009 season when Ohio State was Big Ten and Rose Bowl champion.
More on Chris: A sociology major at Ohio State, Fields was an all-Ohio performer for coach Devlin Culliver at Painesville Harvey H.S. ... he was Lake County player of the year as a senior ... Big 33 game participant who also played baseball and ran track ... is the son of Kathy and Brian Fields.
CHRIS FIELD'S CAREER RECEIVING STATS