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Postgame Notes From Ohio State vs. Colorado

Sept. 24, 2011

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Ohio State (3-1) 37, Colorado (1-3) 17
Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
Sept. 24, 2011
Attendance: 105,096

OHIO STATE POSTGAME NOTES
• Ohio State is 55-5 at Ohio Stadium since the start of the 2002 season.
• Ohio State has won 57 consecutive regular-season non-conference home games against teams not ranked in the AP Top 25.
• Ohio State moved to 10-3 in its last 13 games against current teams in the new Pac-12.
• Ohio State has 822 wins all-time, the fifth-most among FBS teams.
• Junior fullback Zach Boren and junior defensive lineman John Simon served as game captains.
• Ohio State outgained Colorado 78-1 on the ground and 78-18 overall in the first quarter.
• Ohio State's first 105 yards came on the ground before an 8-yard pass from Braxton Miller to Reid Fragel in the second quarter.
• Ohio State controlled time of possession 19:03 to 10:57 in the first half.
• Ohio State tallied 47 rushing attempts to 16 for Colorado for the game.

SERIES NOTES
• Ohio State moved to 4-1 all-time against Colorado.
• Ohio State won the last meeting with the Buffaloes, 13-10, Sept. 20, 1986 at Ohio Stadium.

OFFENSIVE NOTES
• Freshman Braxton Miller made his first start at quarterback for Ohio State.
• Miller's 16-yard run in the first quarter was a career long.
• Miller threw for a career-high two touchdowns, a 32-yard completion to Devin Smith in the second quarter and a 17-yarder to Smith in the third quarter. Miller's first career touchdown pass also came to Smith in the fourth quarter against Akron.
• Miller tallied a career-best 83 rushing yards on a career-high 17 carries.
Jordan Hall scored his first rushing touchdown of the season and third of his career, a 1-yard run in the first quarter.
• Hall tallied a career-high 231 all-purpose yards.
• Hall recorded a career-high 18 rushing attempts, totaling 84 yards.
Carlos Hyde scored his third career rushing touchdown, a 5-yard run in the third quarter.
Devin Smith caught a career-high two touchdown passes, a 32-yard reception from Braxton Miller in the second quarter and a 17-yarder from Miller in the third quarter.
Reid Fragel tied his career high with two receptions.
• The Buckeyes were 5-for-6 in the red zone, with three touchdowns and two field goals.

DEFENSIVE NOTES
• The Buffalo offense's average starting possession against the Buckeyes was at its own 18-yard line. Colorado started eight times inside the 20 yard-line, with four of those possessions starting inside the 10-yard line.
• Since the beginning of the 2005 season, the Ohio State defense has allowed only 10 100-yard rushers during a span of 80 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 127 TDs in 80 games since 2005, the fewest in the FBS in this span. TCU is second with 130 allowed in this span.
• Ohio State held Colorado to 3-of-13 on third down conversions.
Storm Klein notched his first career sack in the fourth quarter.
• The Silver Bullet Defense forced six three-and-outs and claimed two turnovers against the Buffaloes
• The OSU defense did not allow a first down in the entire first quarter and six minutes into the second - Colorado claimed its first conversion at 6:55 in the second quarter - a 21:55 span of no conversions
• Sophomore defensive tackle Adam Bellamy claimed his first career fumble recovery on the Colorado 22-yard line at 6:59 in the opening quarter.
• Nineteen Buckeyes recorded tackles in the game.
• Sophomore defensive back Christian Bryant led the team with a career-high six tackles with one pass breakup. Freshman Ryan Shazier was second with a career-best five tackles.
• The Buffaloes had just two possessions inside the red zone against the Buckeye defense.
• Ohio State has only allowed three touchdowns in the second half through the first four games
• Ohio State ranks 17th in the nation in passing defense and allowed 238 against the Buffaloes, who came into the game averaging 304.0 yards a game.
• The Scarlet and Gray have held 65 opponents to 21 points or fewer since the start of the 2005 season - tied with TCU for the most among FBS schools.
• The Buckeyes have allowed 119 touchdowns from scrimmage since the start of the 2005 campaign - the fewest in the nation among FBS schools in that span.

SPECIAL TEAMS NOTES
Drew Basil's 47-yard field goal in the fourth quarter was the longest of his career.
• Basil set his career high with three made field goals.
Jordan Hall's 90-yard kickoff return in the third quarter was the longest of his career.


 

 

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