Postgame Notes From Ohio State vs. Toledo

Sept. 10, 2011

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No. 15/15 Ohio State (2-0) 27, Toledo (0-2) 22
Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
Sept. 10, 2011
Attendance: 105,016


  • Ohio State is 54-5 at Ohio Stadium since the start of the 2002 season.
  • Ohio State has won 56 consecutive regular-season non-conference home games against teams not ranked in the AP Top 25.
  • Ohio State has 821 wins all-time, the fifth-most among FBS teams.
  • Ohio State has not lost to an Ohio opponent since 1921, falling to Oberlin 7-6.
  • Luke Fickell became the 13th of 24 Ohio State head coaches to start his career 2-0.
  • Senior quarterback Joe Bauserman, senior linebacker Andrew Sweat and junior defensive back Nate Ebner served as game captains.


  • Ohio State is 3-0 all-time against Toledo.
  • Ohio State won the last meeting with the Rockets, 38-0, Sept. 19, 2009 at Cleveland Browns Stadium.


  • Ohio State outgained Toledo 80-15 on the ground in the first half.
  • The game was the 21st-consecutive outing Ohio State rushed for 100-plus yards. The last time the Buckeyes did not rush for 100 yards was Oct. 17, 2009 at Purdue.
  • Joe Bauserman's 16 completions and 30 attempts both were career highs.
  • Bauserman set a career high with 189 passing yards.
  • Bauserman completed at least one pass to eight different receivers.
  • Carlos Hyde's 36-yard touchdown run in the second quarter was the first of his career.
  • The run also marked the longest run of Hyde's career and tied for the longest play from scrimmage for the Buckeyes this season.
  • Hyde's four receptions and 28 receiving yards both marked career highs.
  • Hyde's two-touchdown game was the first of his career.
  • Jake Stoneburner's 26-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter tied him with Billy Anders (1965-67) for seventh on the Ohio State career list for receiving touchdowns by a tight end.
  • Devin Smith's 36-yard reception in the third quarter was the longest of his career and tied for the longest play from scrimmage for the Buckeyes this season.


  • Since the beginning of the 2005 season, the Ohio State defense has allowed only 10 100-yard rushers during a span of 79 games and only six since the start of the 2007 season. Both of those marks are the third best among FBS schools during those spans.
  • OSU has surrendered 125 TDs in 79 games since 2005. That is the fewest in the FBS in this span. TCU is second with 130 allowed in this span.
  • Ohio State held Toledo to 3-of-16 on third down conversions.
  • Storm Klein recorded the second interception of his career (10/23/10 vs. Purdue).
  • Johnathan Hankins recorded the second sack of his career (9/25/10 vs. Eastern Michigan).
  • Etienne Sabino set a career high with three tackles for loss.
  • Sabino (8), Orhian Johnson (9), Bradley Roby (6) and C.J. Barnett (5) each set career highs in tackles.
  • Garrett Goebel recorded the first sack of his career.
  • Eighteen different Buckeyes recorded at least one tackle.
  • Johnson led the defense with a career-high nine tackles while Sabino had eight, including three for loss.


  • Redshirt sophomore Chris Fields returned a punt 69 yards for a touchdown late in the second quarter - the first punt returned for a TD by a Buckeye since Ray Small in 2008 against Ohio University (also 69 yards). It also marked the first TD of Fields' career.
  • Punter Ben Buchanan set a career high by pinning Toledo inside its 20-yard line three times.