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
OHIO STATE POSTGAME NOTES 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.
SERIES NOTES 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.
OFFENSIVE NOTES 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.
DEFENSIVE NOTES 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.
SPECIAL TEAMS NOTES 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.