Ohio State Football Postgame Notes
Sept. 21, 2013
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No. 4/3 Ohio State 76 (4-0), Florida A&M 0 (1-3)
Ohio Stadium - Columbus, Ohio
Sept. 21, 2013
- With the win, Ohio State extends the nation's longest winning streak to 16 games - the fifth longest streak in school history. The longest is 22 games from 1967-69.
- Ohio State scored 76 points, marking the first time Ohio State has scored at least 40 points in four consecutive games since 2005.
- The 76 points tied for the sixth-highest total in program history and are the most since an 83-21 victory against Iowa in 1950. The last time Ohio State had more than 70 points was vs. Pitt (72-0) in 1996.
- Ohio State's 76-point win ties for the fifth-greatest in school history, matching a 76-0 win at Western Reserve in 1934. It was the largest margin of victory since defeating Drake, 85-7, in 1935.
- The Buckeyes had their first shutout since beating Akron 42-0 in 2011.
- Ohio State had 80 or more plays for the second-consecutive game after recording 87 at California Sept. 14.
- Urban Meyer improved his career record to 46-4 in games played in August/September.
- Ohio State totaled a season-high 603 total yards and had eight plays from scrimmage of at least 20 yards. The previous high under Meyer was 578 yards vs. Indiana in 2012.
- Ohio State was 11-for-12 in the redzone, scoring 11 touchdowns. On the year, the Buckeyes are 21-for-22 in the redzone with 20 touchdowns and one field goal.
- Ohio State scored a season-high 34 points in the first quarter. The Buckeyes are now outscoring the opposition 102-14 in the first quarter this season.
- The 34 points scored in the first quarter marked the most by an Urban Meyer-coached team (31 points, 9/26/09 at Kentucky).
- With the blocked punt by Doran Grant in the first quarter, Urban Meyer's teams improve to 19-0 since 2005 when blocking a punt. The last time Ohio State blocked a punt (Travis Howard) was at Indiana in 2012.
- The first half marked the first time Ohio State scored 55 or more points in a half since the Buckeyes scored 56 against Iowa in 1995.
- Kenny Guiton's six touchdown passes, all in the first half, marked an Ohio State record. He became one of four Buckeyes to throw for at least five touchdown passes and the first since Bobby Hoying tossed five at Pittsburgh in 1995. He was 24-for-34 in the game (both career highs), with 215 yards. The last time Ohio State passed for six touchdowns as a team was in Sept. 25, 2010.
- With six touchdown passes, Guiton became the first Ohio State quarterback to throw at least two touchdowns in his first two starts.
- Jeff Heuerman tallied a career-high four catches (for 43 yards), including his first career touchdown. Evan Spencer notched a career-best four receptions (50 yards) in the win, with a career-best two touchdowns.
- Ezekiel Elliott's 16-yard touchdown run in the third quarter marked the first of his career. Elliott ran for a career-high 162 yards on 14 carries and ended the game with two touchdowns. Elliott ran for 121 yards in the third quarter alone.
- Cardale Jones rushed for his first career touchdown in the fourth quarter.