The Buckeyes and Hoosiers square off at the Shoe as the Buckeyes look to clinch the East Division of the Big Ten.
Ohio State vs. Indiana (USATSI)
Ohio State hosted Kent State on Saturday, September 13, 2014 in Ohio Stadium.
Ohio State Overview: Curtis Samuel is a terrific talent capable of making a big play every time he touches the football … a true sophomore, Samuel practiced and performed his way into playing in 14 games as a true freshman last season on a team loaded with offensive talent … he even earned one start … called one of the “Top 5” playmakers right now in the program by Coach Urban Meyer, he practiced this spring as an H-back/receiver/running back because he has the talent and skill to play all three positions well, and because Meyer and the coaches want to get him on the field … Samuel is exploring majors in industry and management.
2014 Season (Freshman): Samuel lettered as a true freshman after playing in 14 games for the College Football Playoff national champions … he was Ezekiel Elliott’s backup and finished as the team’s third-leading rusher with 383 yards rushing, six touchdowns and a fine 6.6 yards-per-carry average … his efforts earned him a start against Illinois and he gained 63 yards on nine carries plus scored on touchdown runs of 23 yards and 1 yard … he raced to his first 100-yard game as a collegian with 100 yards off 15 carries against Kent … also had four receptions for 40 yards and scored twice vs. Kent, on 3- and 1-yard runs … a third multi-touchdown day came in the Big Ten championship game against Wisconsin with TD runs covering 12 yards and 1 yard … had 11 receptions on the season for 95 yards … also contributed on special teams and was second on the team with 12 kickoff returns for a 20.5-yard average.
More on Curtis: Curtis Samuel was one of six from his recruiting class of 2014 to enroll into classes at Ohio State in January … he came to Ohio State a consensus four-star prospect by all four recruiting services and he was among the Top 100 players in the nation according to 247Sports (No. 46), Rivals (No. 49) and Scout (No. 60) … listed on the ESPN 300 (No. 153) … rated as the No. 9 receiver by Scout, No. 5 athlete by 247Sports and No. 8 receiver by Rivals … Samuel rushed for 1,461 yards, averaged 15.8 yards per rush and scored 17 touchdowns in 2013 and helped his 10-2 Dutchmen team, coached by Danny Landberg, to a second appearance in the Public School Athletic League (PSAL) city title game … named New York’s Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior … rushed for 446 yards and scored six touchdowns in 2013 city league playoffs … had an 80-yard kickoff return TD vs. John F. Kennedy and had a 75-yard TD run vs. Tottenville in the title game … invited to U.S. Army All-American Bowl … Samuel averaged 11.5 yards per carry as a junior while rushing for 1,047 yards and 13 touchdowns … he also had three receiving touchdowns and two punt return touchdowns as a junior while helping Erasmus to an undefeated season and a first-ever PSAL title … the New York Daily News named Samuel its city player of the year in 2012 … state runner-up in the 55-meter dash in spring 2013 … parents are Nicole Samuel, step-father Roy Armstead and father Curtis Council.
SAMUEL'S RUSHING YARDS
SAMUEL'S ALL-PURPOSE YARDS