Nov. 5, 2011
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Ohio State (6-3. 3-2 Big Ten) 34, Indiana (1-9, 0-6 Big Ten) 20
Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
Nov. 5, 2011
OHIO STATE POSTGAME NOTES Zach Boren, Tyler Moeller, Mike Adams and Andrew Sweat served as game captains.
A live satellite feed of Ohio State fans watching the game while serving in Afghanistan was shown on the video board at halftime.
Ohio State is 15-1 in November games since the start of the 2005 season and is 288-132-19 all-time in November.
SERIES NOTES Ohio State leads the all-time series with Indiana, 67-12-5, including 16 straight since 1988.
OFFENSIVE NOTES Three Buckeyes had 100-yard games, led by Dan "Boom" Herron with 141. Both Braxton Miller and Carlos Hyde set career highs with 105 yards rushing each.
The game marked the first time Ohio State had three 100-yard rushers since Nov. 4, 1989 at Northwestern (Dante Lee 157, Scottie Graham 102, Carlos Snow 100). It was the fourth game for Ohio State with three 100-yard rushers. The first was in 1956 against Indiana (Galen Cisco 160, James Roseboro 157, Donald Clark 112) and the second was in 1970 vs. Duke (Leophus Hayden 1965, John Brockington 117, Rex Kern 113).
Braxton Miller's 81-yard touchdown run in the first quarter was the longest play from scrimmage for the Buckeyes this year and longest run of Miller's career.
The run was the longest by an Ohio State quarterback and the sixth-longest rush in school history. The previous long by a quarterback was a 76-yard run by Rex Kern in 1970.
Miller's two rushing touchdowns tied a career high first set last week vs. Wisconsin.
Zach Boren's 25-yard reception in the first quarter was the longest of his career.
Dan "Boom" Herron's 141-yard rushing game marked the sixth 100-plus yard performance of his career. He crossed the 2,500-yard rushing mark and now has 2,609 as a Buckeye. He is the 13th Buckeye with at least 2,500 yards.
Ohio State is 21-1 in Herron's career when he rushes for at least 55 yards.
Ohio State is 22-3 in 25 games in which Herron has scored a rushing touchdown.
The game marked the sixth time this season Ohio State rushed for at least 200 yards.
Ohio State rushed for a season-high 346 yards as a team, the most since rushing for 314 vs. Penn State Nov. 13, 2010.
Since the Buckeyes were held to 35 yards rushing against Michigan State, the team has averaged 267 yards per game in the last four outings. The squad has rushed for 10 touchdowns in the span.
The last time Ohio State rushed for four touchdowns in a game was against Eastern Michigan Sept. 25, 2010.
DEFENSIVE NOTES Senior linebacker Andrew Sweat added to his team-leading tackle total with nine vs. the Hoosiers. He now has 66 this year. Sweat has now had at least six tackles in seven games this season.
Junior defensive end John Simon led the team with a career-high 10 tackles against Indiana. He now has 39 stops this season.
Simon claimed his team-high sixth sack of the season in the first half on an eight-yard tackle for loss on Hoosier freshman quarterback Tre Roberson.
Simon has claimed at least two tackles-for-loss in the last four games for the Buckeyes after posting three against Indiana Saturday. He leads the team with 12.5 total tackles for loss.
Junior nose tackle Garrett Goebel posted a career-high seven tackles against the Hoosiers. He also had a pass breakup.
Nineteen players recorded tackles against the Cream and Crimson.
Christian Bryant posted seven tackles and now has had six games with at least five takedowns.
Travis Howard had his fourth career interception in the fourth quarter.
The Buckeye defense held Indiana to 159 rushing yards. The Hoosiers came into the game with a three-game streak with at least 200 rushing yards.
Ohio State held Indiana to two three-and-outs.
SPECIAL TEAMS NOTES With his two field goals, Drew Basil has connected on 12-consecutive field goal attempts.
Devin Smith returned his first four career punts, going for 86 yards on four attempts.
INDIANA PLAYER NOTES Kofi Hughes recorded career-highs with eight receptions, 147 receiving yards and 156 all-purpose yards. The sophomore wideout pulled in a 34-yard touchdown reception, carried the ball four times for nine yards, including three rushes out of the Wildcat formation.
Hughes' 147 receiving yards are the most for a Hoosier wide receiver this season and the most for a Hoosier since Tandon Doss covered 221 yards on 15 receptions vs. Michigan last season (Oct. 2, 2010).
True freshman quarterback Tre Roberson accounted for 244 yards of total offense. He completed 11-of-21 passes for 174 yards and added 70 yards rushing on 20 carries. The Indianapolis native also connected on a touchdown pass for the third straight week, hitting Hughes in stride for a 34-yard scoring strike to even the score at 20-20 in the third quarter.
Stephen Houston gave the Hoosiers a 10-0 lead with a 5-yard touchdown run following an Ohio State fumble. The sophomore crossed the goal line for the seventh time this season and the fifth time in the last three games. He finished the game with 56 yards rushing on a career-high 20 carries.
Houston took the direct snap out of the Wildcat, his second score out of the formation this year.
True freshman defensive end Bobby Richardson recorded his second sack of the season and forced his first career fumble to set up Houston's TD. Fifth-year senior linebacker Jeff Thomas made his first career recovery.
Richardson added his second sack of the game in the second quarter to push his season total to three.
Mitch Ewald opened the scoring with a 35-yard field goal, added a 25-yarder and finished the game 2-of-3. The sophomore is now 11-of-14 (78.6 percent) on the season, 7-of-8 in Big Ten play (77.8 percent) and 27-of-33 (81.8) in his career.
Redshirt freshman linebacker Chase Hoobler collected the first two sacks of his career and a total of three tackles for loss on the day. He totaled a career-high nine tackles, second-best on the team.
Junior defensive tackle Larry Black, Jr., netted the team's fourth sack of the afternoon in the third quarter. He now has 1.5 this year and four in his career.
Junior safety Alexander Webb carded his first career interception at the 12:59 mark in the third quarter. Webb paced the Hoosiers with 11 tackles, seven of the solo variety.
Junior defensive tackles Nicholas Sliger forced a fumble later in the third quarter, the first of his career.
Fifth-year senior linebacker Leon Beckum made his first sack of the season and the fourth of his career.
Junior defensive tackle Larry Black, Jr., and sophomore tight end Ted Bolser, both Ohio natives, served as captains for the first time this season. They were joined by junior defensive tackle and Centerville, Ohio, product Adam Replogle (ninth time) and fifth-year tight end Max Dedmond (second).
True freshman Nick Stoner posted 43 yards on a pair of kickoff returns, the first two kickoff returns of his career.
True freshman Kenny Mullen also received kicks, totaling 49 yards on three returns. It marks a career-high for kickoff return yards in a game.
INDIANA TEAM NOTES Indiana posted a season-high six sacks in the ballgame, its third multi-sack game this year. The Hoosiers previous best this season was four at Iowa on Oct. 22.
The six sacks are the most for an Indiana team since it recorded seven against Central Michigan on Nov. 1, 2008. It also marks the most in a Big Ten contest since the Hoosiers sacked Iowa nine times in 2007.
Indiana has scored on its opening drive the last three weeks and six times overall in 2011.
The Hoosiers used 10-plus plays on two scoring drives, pushing their season total to 16.
Indiana started nine freshmen (5 true), including five on defense (3 true) and four on offense (3 true).