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
9-0 Buckeyes look to tie its best start since 2007 Saturday against the Illini
Buckeyes, off to their best start since 2007, look to improve to 9-0 Saturday at Beaver Stadium
Ohio State - 29, Purdue - 22 (OT)
Ohio State Overview: Garrett Goebel was a team co-captain as a senior ... he was also a valued, five-year member of the program who started 25 times along the defensive line and played in 51 games over his career as a Buckeye ... he recorded 86 total tackles and 11 tackles for losses totaling 25 yards during his career ... he settled into the trenches of Ohio State's defensive line at the beginning of the 2011 and ended up starting all 13 games as a junior and all 12 games as a senior ... a former state wrestling champion in the state of Illinois, Garrett had 42 tackles as a senior in 2012 for the undefeated Buckeyes, including four TFLs (minus-11 yards) ... he made a huge play against Purdue, blocking an extra point attempt in a game the Buckeyes would tie with just three seconds to play and win in overtime ... he had a career-high nine tackles in the win over Nebraska ... Garrett had 33 tackles in 2011, including four tackles for losses totaling 13 yards ... he also had a sack and two pass break-ups ... he had a then-career-high seven tackles in 2011 vs. Indiana ... in 2010 he was the back-up to first-round NFL Draft pick Cameron Heyward.
More on Garrett: A construction systems management major, Garrett was an Academic all-Big Ten Conference selection in 2009 and 2010 ... he was a two-sport star at Montini H.S., earning all-state, all-Suburban Catholic and all-Chicagoland honors in football and named one of three finalists for Illinois Mr. Football ... had 63 tackles and 16 TFLs as a senior for a 9-2, state-qualifying team ... was the 2007 Illinois state wrestling champion ... Garrett is the son of Judi and Greg Goebel.
GARRETT GOEBEL'S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATS