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Miller accounts for three TDs in the win
Trip will feature overload of game action plus Cincinnati sights, sounds and tastes. And bling!
Earliest start, perhaps, in school history comes after a 103-day break in practices
Highly regarded class includes five, five-star recruits and lots of DL and skill players
The Buckeyes travel to Piscataway, NJ for the first time to take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on October 24, 2015.
Ohio State takes on Maryland in their Big Ten home opener on Homecoming weekend.
The Buckeyes travel to Bloomington for their Big Ten opener against the 4-0 Hoosiers.
Photos from No. 1 Ohio State's game with the Northern Illinois Huskies on September 19th, 2015.
Ohio State Overview: Played in 23 games for the Buckeyes and was a perfect, 11-0, as the starting quarterback for the best winning percentage for a QB in school history with 10-or-more starts. Included in his victories are three of the most important wins in school history; post-2014 season conquests of Wisconsin in the Big Ten title game, No. 1 Alabama in the College Football Playoff semifinals at the Allstate Sugar Bowl, and No. 2 Oregon in the national championship game. He was the MVP of the Big Ten title game after throwing for 257 yards and three touchdowns. He threw for 2,323 yards with 15 touchdowns, seven interceptions and a 61.9 completion percentage for his career.
2015 Season (Junior): Finished 11-0 in his career as Ohio State's starting QB, including 8-0 in 2015 ... recorded career highs with 21 completions and 291 yards passing in the win over Maryland; tossed 2 TD passes in the win ... threw for 187 yards and a TD and rushed for 65 yards, including a 38-yard TD run, in the win over Minnesota ... passed for 245 yards with one TD in the win at Indiana ... completed 9-of-18 passes for 186 yards and two TDs and rushed for a career-high 99 yards and a score in the win at Virginia Tech in a little more than three quarters of action ... threw a career-long 54-yard TD pass to Braxton Miller in the third quarter ... threw for a career-high 288 yards and two TDs in the win over WMU ... was 12-of-18 for 111 yards vs. Hawai'i.
2014 Season (Sophomore): Jones, as the No. 2 quarterback, had seen action in six games and 92 plays - with 67 of the plays in 66- and 41-point blowouts - through the first 11 games of the season and was 8-of-14 passing for 114 yards ... and then J.T. Barrett injured his ankle on the first play of the fourth quarter against Michigan ... the legend of Cardale Jones took a right turn right then, guiding the Buckeyes on a 10-play, 80-yard touchdown drive on his first full series, including completing 2-of-3 passes and running 18 yards for a first down on a second-and-15 play from the Ohio State 29 ... then in his first career start he completed 12 of 17 passes for 257 yards and three touchdowns to spark Ohio State to a 59-0 Big Ten championship game win over Wisconsin and its nationally ranked, No. 2 total defense ... Jones hit Devin Smith for three long scores - covering 39, 44 and 42 yards - and was named MVP of the game ... four weeks later he was equally impressive against Alabama and its No. 11 ranked defense: throwing for 243 yards and another long touchdown pass to Devin Smith (47 yards), plus rushing for 43 yards in the 42-35 win ... directed the Buckeyes to 537 yards of offense vs. the Crimson Tide ... then against Oregon for the national championship, Jones completed 69.6 percent of his passes (16 of 23) for 242 yards and one touchdown and the Buckeyes were nearly unstoppable offensively with 84 plays, 538 yards and a perfect 5-for-5 effort - all touchdowns - inside the red zone against the Ducks ... all combined, Jones threw for 742 yards and five touchdowns and rushed for 90 yards and one score in Ohio State's three-game post-season.
2013 Season (Freshman): Played a total of 39 plays from scrimmage in games vs. Florida A&M, Penn State and Purdue ... only attempted one pass in those three games that Ohio State won by a collective score of 195-14, but did rush 17 times for 128 yards (a 7.5 per carry average) and scored one touchdown, a 10-yard run vs. Florida A&M. Jones red-shirted the 2012 season after enrolling in school in January, 2012.
More on Cardale: Was nominated for an ESPY in the "breakout" player category ... rated by Rivals.com as the No. 12 prep school player in the country in 2011 ... led perennial northeast Ohio high school power Cleveland Glenville to a 24-3 record as a starting quarterback ... attended high school at the Ginn Academy.
JONES' CAREER BESTS
|Most Comp.||21 vs. Maryland (10/10/15)|
|Most Attempts||35 vs. Alabama (1/1/15)|
|Most Yds. Passing||291 vs. Maryland (10/10/15)|
|Most TD Passes||3 vs. Wisconsin (12/6/14)|
|Longest Completion||54/TD vs. Virginia Tech (9/7/15)|
|Most Rushing Yards||99 vs. Virginia Tech (9/7/15)|
|Most Rushing Attempts||17 vs. Alabama (1/1/15)|
|Most Rushing TDs||1 (3x) last vs. Virginia Tech (9/7/15)|
|Longest Rush||38/TD vs. Minnesota (11/7/15)|
JONES' CAREER PASSING STATS