Ohio State vs. Indiana - Game Notes
Nov. 23, 2013
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OHIO STATE FOOTBALL POSTGAME NOTES
No. 3 Ohio State 42 (11-0, 7-0 B1G), Indiana 14 (4-7, 2-5 B1G)
Ohio Stadium - Columbus, Ohio
Nov. 23, 2013
- Ohio State clinched a spot in the 2013 Big Ten Championship game with the victory. The win also clinched the second-consecutive Big Ten Leaders Division title for Ohio State.
- With the victory, Ohio State established a school record 23-game win streak, eclipsing the previous streak of 22 games set from 1967-69. The win streak is the longest in the country.
- Saturday marked the 10th consecutive game the Buckeye offense scored on its opening drive.
- With its second touchdown in the first quarter, Ohio State broke the school record for single-season points, passing the 504 set in 1998. The 2013 squad has 536 points through 11 games.
- With six touchdowns Saturday, the Buckeyes extended their school record for touchdowns in a season to 73, after eclipsing the previous mark of 64 set last week at Illinois.
- Urban Meyer's teams moved to 21-0 since 2005 when blocking a punt. Meyer's teams improve to 33-3 in November games since 2003.
- Saturday marked the third-consecutive game Ohio State tallied double-digit tackles for loss with 12.
- Saturday marked the second-consecutive week Ohio State recorded a Top 10 rushing average in program history. After averaging a program record 10.5 yards per carry last week at Illinois, the Buckeyes averaged 8.0 yards Saturday against Indiana, tying the game vs. Penn State earlier this year for the sixth-best single-game average.
- With 117 yards Saturday, Carlos Hyde became the first Ohio State running back to rush for 1,000 yards since Beanie Wells in 2008. It also marks the first time a running back eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark under Meyer.
- Saturday marked the second-consecutive game Hyde and Braxton Miller each ran over 100 yards. After the pair went for 246 and 184, respectively, last week at Illinois, Hyde ran for 117 yards and Miller carried for 144 yards against the Hoosiers.
- Miller totaled 304 yards of total offense Saturday, marking the 10th time in his career he tallied 300-plus yards of total offense. The win moved Miller into a tie with Rex Kern for fifth in program history for quarterback victories (25).
- A week after totaling a career-high 16 tackles, Ryan Shazier set a career best with 20 tackles, including 10 solo stops. The last Buckeye with 20 tackles in a game was AJ Hawk vs. Wisconsin in 2004. Shazier's five tackles for loss tied the school record set four times before (last John Simon vs. Nebraska in 2012).
- Bradley Roby recorded a career-high 10 tackles against the Hoosiers, passing the nine he had twice before (last Sept. 29, 2012 at Michgian State).
- Ohio State has not allowed an individual 100-yard rusher this season, one of three FBS teams to not allow a 100-yard rusher (Wisconsin, Syracuse).
- The Buckeyes were 3-for-3 in the red zone vs. Indiana and are 51-of-54 (.944) on the year.
- Ohio State held Indiana to 7-for-21 on third down conversions and has held opponents to 53-for-163 (.325) this season.
- The Buckeyes did not have a 3-and-out vs. Indiana and is in the Top 5 nationally in fewest offensive 3-and-outs for the year. The squad had a touchdown on 6-of-11 drives against the Hoosiers (not not include the last drive as time expired) and also ranks in the Top 5 in that category. Ohio State converted on 5-of-7 third downs in the game.
INDIANA GAME NOTES
- Indiana broke several all-time offensive school records. The Hoosiers have now accumulated school-record totals with 5,410 total yards, 30 passing touchdowns, 54 total touchdowns and own a current scoring pace of 36.8 points per game that would surpass the all-time mark of 33.0 pts/game set in 1988. Also, Indiana's 405 total points scored is just seven shy of a school-record 412 points in 2007.
- Kofi Hughes finished with his third 100-yard receiving game of the season and the sixth of his career, which is tied for fifth in Indiana history. The junior collected a career-high nine receptions, covering 120 yards. His previous best catch total of eight grabs also came at Ohio State, back in 2011.
- Hughes ascended up Indiana's all-time record books with 1,902 receiving yards (eighth all-time) and 129 career catches (ninth).
- Fellow wide receiver Cody Latimer made a climb in the all-time career totals as well. After a 5-catch, 60-yard performance at Ohio State, Latimer's 1,932 career receiving yards and 128 receptions are the seventh and 10th highest, respectively, in school history. He can also be found in the single-season top-10 with 986 yards (fifth) and 65 receptions (7th) thus far in 2013.
- Junior WR Shane Wynn made his way into the IU record books as well following an 8-catch, 59-yard and a touchdown showing. He also added 71 kickoff returns yards, moving into fifth place all-time with 1,508 career kickoff return yards. His 14th career TD reception earned a share of seventh place while the eight scoring grabs in 2013 are tied for eighth in a single season.
- Indiana surpassed 300 yards passing for the seventh time this season as Nate Sudfeld and Tre Roberson combined to throw for 320.
- Nate Sudfeld completed 25-of-41 passes for 224 yards and two scores. The sophomore owns 28 career TD tosses, good for seventh most in school history. His 2013 season totals of 2,505 passing yards and 193 completions also rank in the top-10 all-time, slotted seventh and 10th, respectively.
- Tre Roberson garnered 175 yards of total offense, passing for 96 completing 7-of-12 attempts while picking up 79 yards rushing on 12 carries.
- Running back D'Angelo Roberts gathered 62 yards from scrimmage, including a 25-yard touchdown reception. It marks Roberts first career TD catch and eighth score overall.
- Running back Stephen Houston tallied 93 all-purpose yards (36 rushing, eight receiving, 49 on kickoff returns). He moved into a tie for 10th-place all-time with 3,118 career all-purpose yards (Duane Gunn, 1981-83).
- Tight end Ted Bolser hauled in a pair of catches, increasing his career total to 114 (one shy of an IU tight end record of 115 by Bob Stephenson from 1978-81).
- True freshman linebacker Marcus Oliver led the Hoosiers with seven tackles, four solo; both matching career highs.
- Redshirt freshman defensive tackle Ralphael Green recorded his first career sack and forced his first career fumble on the play in the opening quarter. Green made a career-high four solo tackles and two TFLs. True freshman defensive lineman Darius Latham made his first career recovery on the Green strip-sack.
- Fifth-year senior safety Greg Heban picked off his third pass this season and the ninth of his career in the third quarter off of a deflection by sophomore cornerback Michael Hunter. Heban's nine INTs are tied for sixth all-time at IU.
- Redshirt junior linebacker Jake Michalek was responsible for an OSU turnover as well, forcing and recovering a fourth quarter fumble.
- Indiana has recovered 10 fumbles and picked off seven passes in 2013. The Hoosiers have converted those 17 turnovers into 77 points.
- In total, the IU defense held Ohio State to seven points, 65.9 total yards and 4.9 first downs fewer than their season averages entering the game.
- Fifth-year senior Mitch Ewald missed his first kick of the season, a 42-yard field goal in the first quarter. It snapped his streak of 10 consecutive field goals made, dating back to last year, which shared the second-longest run in school history. He is 9-of-11 on the season and 48-of-48 on extra points. The 48 PATs are tied for the most in school history (Austin Starr, 2007).
- Ewald is the Hoosiers all-time field goals, field goal percentage, extra points and total points (kickers) leader. The Naperville, Ill., native is 53-of-66 (80.3 percent) and 153-of-154 (99.4) for 312 points.
- Junior running back D'Angelo Roberts earned his first start of the season and the third of his career.
- Fifth-year senior tight end Ted Bolser (seventh time this season), fifth-year senior safety Greg Heban (eighth), junior wide receiver Cody (fourth) and junior wide receiver Shane Wynn (second) served as game captains.
- Indiana won the coin toss for the sixth time this year and deferred to the second half for the fifth time.
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