Photos from the Buckeyes' 42-35 win over Alabama.
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 Overview: Jalin Marshall is a tough and physical H-back with north-south speed who is in his third year with the program and with sophomore eligibility … after red-shirting the 2013 season while learning the intricacies of receiver after a high school career as a dual threat quarterback, Marshall became a go-to performer for the Buckeyes with 559 snaps on offense to trail only Michael Thomas (604) among the receivers … he also contributed 104 plays on special teams and was one of the top punt returners in the nation, talents that have earned him accolades as a preseason All-American heading into the 2015 campaign … has caught a pass in 13 consecutive games (current) and has caught at least two passes in seven consecutive games … has scored eight touchdowns three different ways: six receiving, one rushing and one off a punt return … earned his first Varsity O letter last season … he is majoring in criminology.
2014 Season (Freshman): Marshall played in all 15 games and was the second-leading receiver for the College Football Playoff national champions with 38 receptions for 499 yards and six touchdowns … only Pro Football Hall of Famer Cris Carter had more receptions as a freshman at Ohio State – 41 for 648 yards with eight touchdowns in 1984 – than Marshall had as a frosh … caught his first touchdown pass in Game 3 vs. Kent and also had touchdown receptions vs. Maryland, Minnesota and three vs. Indiana … scored four touchdowns vs. Indiana, including a 54-yard punt return touchdown … had a career-high 95 receiving yards vs. both Minnesota and Indiana … his long catch of the season was a spectacular 57-yard catch-and-run touchdown in the 31-24 win at Minnesota … only team he did not have a catch against was vs. Virginia Tech … had career-best five catches four times, including vs. Alabama (for 55 yards) and vs. Oregon (for 52 yards) … earned freshman All-America honors by Athlon’s.
More on Jalin: Marshall was considered the No. 1 prospect in Ohio by 247Sports and the No. 2 prospect as a senior by ESPN and Rivals … he was the second to commit to Ohio State in his Class of 2013, announcing his decision in late January 2012 … he was a skilled quarterback who rushed for a school-record 4,759 yards during his career, including more than 1,400 yards as a senior with 14 touchdowns … a five-star prospect by Scout, he played receiver in the 2013 Under Armour All-America game and had a 44-yard reception … as a quarterback, he passed for 2,240 yards as a senior … also totaled 4,929 all-purpose yards for coach Troy Everhart during his career and scored 52 rushing touchdowns and 54 total touchdowns (two receiving) … one of the Top 50 prospects in the nation (ESPN, Rivals, Scout) … had a 56-yard touchdown rush on his first varsity carry as a freshman, and rushed for a career-high 312 yards as a senior vs. state champion Cincinnati Moeller … led Middletown to its first Greater Miami Conference championship in more than 20 years in 2010 … accomplishments include winning the 2012 state Division I long jump championship (23.0 feet) … the son of Richard and Angel Marshall … has older brothers (Richard Jr. and DeAnte), an older sister (Monae) and a younger brother (Blake).
JALIN MARSHALL’S RECEIVING STATS
MARSHALL’S GAME-BY-GAME STATS