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 vs. Michigan State
Ohio State Buckeyes celebrate senior day at the Shoe vs. B1G foe Indiana
Ohio State 2013 Home Opener vs. Buffalo August 31st
Ohio State Overview: Joey Bosa enters his junior campaign highly regarded, one of the best players in the country and a contender for all of the major awards in 2015 after being a finalist for three last year … physically imposing and exceptionally talented, Bosa is the 27th unanimous All-American in school history as all five of the major All-American teams – Associated Press, the Walter Camp Football Foundation, the American Football Coaches Association, Football Writers Association of America and The Sporting News – named him to their first team in 2014 … he was also named the Big Ten Conference’s defensive player of the year and its defensive lineman of the year to join Buckeye greats John Simon (2012), Will Smith (2003) and Dan Wilkinson (1993) as OSU defensive linemen to earn both awards in the same season … Bosa is a 25-game starter who is already 14th at Ohio State in career tackles-for-loss (34.5), ninth in TFL yards (187), seventh in quarterback sacks (21.0) and sixth in QB sack yards (154) … has 99 career tackles, four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries, both for touchdowns (vs. Northwestern in 2013 and vs. Wisconsin in 2014) … his FFs and FRs have led to 44 Ohio State points the past two seasons … earned OSU Scholar-Athlete status after his freshman campaign … is majoring in communications.
2014 Season (Sophomore): Dominant play and spectacular plays earned Bosa unanimous All-America honors, distinction as the Big Ten’s Nagurski-Woodson Defensive Player of the Year and its Smith-Brown Defensive Lineman of the Year, and “finalist” honors by three of the major national awards: the Rotary Lombardi Award, the Outland Trophy and the Ted Hendricks Award … he led the Big Ten in tackles-for-loss (21.0 for 116 yards in losses), quarterback sacks (13.5) and “shrugs” … ranked 14th nationally in TFLs and 10th in sacks … tied an Ohio State record held by linebackers Ryan Shazier and Andy Katzenmoyer with a TFL in 14 consecutive games … recorded possibly the first “walk-off” sack in the history of the game – has there been another one? – when he overpowered a Penn State back on a fourth-and-5 play in the second overtime, knocking him backward and toppling quarterback Christian Hackenberg for a game-ending sack to clinch Ohio State's 31-24 double overtime victory … it was part of a six-tackle and 2.5-sack game for Bosa, who was named Athlon’s national defensive player of the week as well as the Big Ten’s defensive player of the week for his efforts … had sacks in five consecutive games at one point and multi-sack games six times … had a personal best 3.0 TFLs vs. Illinois … tied for Big Ten lead with four forced fumbles which, coupled with his fumble recovery in the Big Ten title game vs. Wisconsin, led directly or indirectly, but mostly directly, to 37 Ohio State points:
37 points off Bosa turnovers/plays in 2014…
More on Joey: Bosa was one of the premier football prospects in the Class of 2013 with impressive overall rankings nationally of No. 38 (Scout), No. 47 (Rivals), No. 56 (ESPN) and No. 53 (247Sports) … a Scout five-star prospect, Bosa earned the No. 4 overall ranking at his position – strong side defensive end – by both Scout and Rivals … he was an Under Armour All-American and second-team all-USA Today pick … the leader of a St. Thomas Aquinas defense that allowed approximately 12 points a game … Aquinas defeated Tallahassee Lincoln, 41-25, to cap a 13-2 season and win the Florida Class 7A state championship in 2012, the school’s seventh state title and first for then-second-year coach Rocco Casullo … a two-time Associated Press first-team all-state selection, Bosa totaled 51 tackles-for-loss in his last two seasons and 19 quarterback sacks, including 27 TFLs and 9.5 sacks as a senior … father, John, was a first-round NFL Draft pick by the Miami Dolphins in 1987 out of Boston College and played three years in the league … Mom, Cheryl, is an Ohio State graduate and an uncle, Eric Kumerow, was a star linebacker for the Buckeyes between 1984-87 and a 1987 co-captain … has one younger brother, Nick.
JOEY BOSA’S DEFENSIVE STATS