Postgame Notes From No. 4 Ohio State vs. No. 20 Michigan

Nov. 24, 2012

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No. 4 Ohio State (12-0, 8-0 Big Ten) 26, No. 19 Michigan (8-4, 6-2 Big Ten) 21
Ohio Stadium - Columbus, Ohio
Nov. 24, 2012
Attendance: 105,899


  • With the win, the 2012 Buckeyes became the sixth Ohio State team to finish a season unbeaten and untied.
  • Ohio State is 65-7 at Ohio Stadium since the start of the 2002 season.
  • At 12-0, Ohio State has its longest win streak since the Scarlet and Gray went 10-0 during the 2007 campaign. The Buckeyes were one of only two unbeaten teams left in Football Bowl Subdivision entering week 12 of the season.
  • The crowd of 105,899 was the most for an Ohio State/Michigan game in Ohio Stadium history.


  • Ohio State is 44-58-6 all-time vs. Michigan and 24-27-2 vs. the Wolverines in Columbus. Since 1951 (the arrival of Woody Hayes), Ohio State leads the series, 32-27-2.
  • The Buckeyes have wins in nine of the last 11 games in the series.


  • Corey Brownended the game with a career-best 95 yards receiving, topping the 87 yards he had vs. Miami (Ohio) earlier this year. Brown's 21-yard rush in the second quarter marked a career long.
  • Devin Smith's52-yard reception in the first quarter marked his fourth reception of 50-plus yards this season.
  • Braxton Miller finished the first half 11-of-13 passing for 156 yards and a touchdown. For the game he was 14-for-18 for 189 yards, with one touchdown pass to Corey Brownin the second quarter.
  • The game marked the fourth time Carlos Hyderushed for over 100 yards this season and his sixth career game with 100-plus yards.
  • Miller's 42-yard run in the third quarter was his fifth of 40 or more yards this season.


  • Zach Borenled the team with nine tackles, including three solos. He collected his first career sack in the second quarter following a big hit on Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner and notched his first career fumble recovery.
  • Since moving from fullback to linebacker during Week 7 of the season, Boren posted 49 tackles, including a combined 21 stops in the last two weeks.
  • Bradley Robyposted eight tackles today vs. Michigan, all but one of which was solo.
  • Ryan Shaziercollected his fifth sack of the season in the second quarter. He finished his sophomore season with a team-high 115 tackles and 17.0 tackles for loss.
  • Christian Bryant forced a second Michigan turnover in the third quarter on a forced fumble, while Nathan Williamscame up with the ball for his first fumble recovery of the season.
  • Adolphus Washingtonclaimed his first career forced fumble on a sack in the first quarter to give the Buckeyes the first turnover of the afternoon. He finished 2012 season with three sacks.
  • Michael Bennettforced his first career fumble in the fourth quarter, setting up the Buckeyes for a field-goal to go up 26-21.
  • C.J. Barnett'sinterception late in the fourth quarter was the second of his career.
  • The OSU defense forced at least one turnover in 10 of 12 games in 2012 and tied a season high of four vs. the Wolverines.
  • Senior defensive end John Simondid not play today because of a right knee injury.
  • Sophomore defensive end Michael Bennettmade his first start of the season vs. Michigan today.


  • The Buckeyes matched their season total of field goals from the previous 11 games with four against Michigan.
  • Drew Basilestablished a career high for field goals made in a game, going 4-for-5. He made a 41-yard field goal in the first quarter and a career-long 52-yard field goal at the end of the second quarter and finishes the 2012 campaign 8-of-10 overall.
  • The 52-yarder was the Buckeyes' first field goal of 50 yards or more since Aaron Pettrey connected on a 50-yard field goal against Illinois in 2009.

    Michigan Postgame Notes

  • Today's announced attendance of 105,899 marks the largest crowd ever for a Michigan-Ohio State game at Ohio Stadium.

  • Despite the loss, the Wolverines hold a 58-45-6 advantage in the all-time series against the Buckeyes.

  • Senior quarterback Denard Robinson carried the ball 10 times for 122 yards to move into second place in NCAA history in rushing yards by a quarterback. He upped his career total to 4,395 rushing yards to pass Missouri's Brad Smith (2,489). Robinson needs just 85 yards to reach West Virginia's Pat White for first place.

    NCAA Career Rushing Yards By Quarterback
    1. 4,480 - Pat White, West Virginia (2005-08)
    2. 4,395 - Denard Robinson (2009-present)
    3. 4,289 - Brad Smith, Missouri (2002-05)

  • Denard Robinson increased his career rushing yardage to 4,395 to move to third place among Michigan's all-time leaders in the category, passing Jamie Morris (4,393, 1984-87). He needs 79 yards to reach the second spot, currently held by Anthony Thomas (4,472, 1997-00).

  • Denard Robinson boasts 42 career rushing touchdowns, surpassing Mike Hart (2004-07, 41) to move into third place among U-M's all-time leaders in the category.

  • Denard Robinson's 19 career 100-yard rushing games rank fourth in U-M history.

  • After posting a 67-yard rushing touchdown run in the second quarter, Robinson became Michigan's all-time leader in touchdowns scored (91), surpassing Chad Henne (2004-07, 90) for the most touchdowns responsible for.

  • Denard Robinson's 91 touchdowns rank second in Big Ten history behind former Purdue quarterback Drew Brees, who posted 106 touchdowns from 1997-2000.

    Most Career TDs in Big Ten All-Time -- Total, Rush, Pass
    1. Drew Brees, Purdue (1997-2000) -- 106, 90, 16
    2. Denard Robinson, Michigan (2009-12) -- 91, 49, 42
    3. Chad Henne, Michigan (2004-07) -- 90, 87, 3
    4. Chuck Long, Iowa (1981-85) -- 89, 74, 15
    5. Antwaan Randle El, Indiana (1998-2001 )-- 87, 42, 45
    5. Adam Weber, Minnesota 2007-10 -- 82, 72, 10
    6. Rick Leach, Michigan 1975-78 -- 82, 48, 34

  • Robinson posted 122 yards of total offense against the Buckeyes to move into sixth place in Big Ten history in total offense, surpassing former Illinois quarterback Juice Williams (2006-09, 10,594).

    Big Ten Career Total Offense Leaders
    1. 12,692 - Drew Brees, Purdue (1997-00)
    2. 11,790 - Adam Weber, Minnesota (2007-10)
    3. 11,576 - Brett Basanez, Northwestern (2002-05)
    4. 11,511 - Curtis Painter, Purdue (2005-08)
    5. 11,364 - Antwaan Randle El, Indiana (1998-01)
    6. 10,669 - Denard Robinson, Michigan (2009-present)
    7 10,594 - Juice Williams, Illinois (2006-09)

  • Robinson is tied with former West Virginia quarterback Pat White for the most career games with 100+ rushing yards and a rushing score by a quarterback (16) since 2004.

  • Fifth-year senior wide receiver Roy Roundtree posted three receptions for 92 yards, including a 75-yard touchdown catch. Roundtree improved his career receiving yards to 2,277 to move to seventh among Michigan's all-time leaders, passing Marquise Walker (2,269, 1998-01) and Jason Avant (2,247, 2002-05). With 151 career receptions, Roundtree remains sixth among U-M's all-time leaders in the category. He needs one more reception to tie David Terrell (152, 1998-00) for sixth all time.

  • Roundtree has posted at least 80 receiving yards in each of Michigan's last three games.

  • Junior quarterback/wide receiver Devin Gardner completed 11 -of -20 passes for 171 yards and one touchdown. He also posted one rushing touchdown. Gardner has posted at least two touchdowns in every game he has played at quarterback this season.

  • Gardner threw a career-long 75-yard touchdown pass to Roundtree in the first quarter.

  • Senior/junior wide receiver Jeremy Gallon led U-M with a team-high six receptions for 67 yards.

  • Sophomore linebacker Jake Ryan forced two fumbles -- his fourth and fifth of the season -- to set a new Michigan single-season record in the category. Mike Taylor (1971), LaMarr Woodley (2006) and Shawn Crable (2007) previously shared the program record, each posting four fumbles in one season. Ryan's six career forced fumbles rank tied for third all-time at Michigan with Mike Taylor (1969-71) and Shawn Crable (2004-07).

  • Dating back to last season, Ryan has tallied a tackle-for-loss in 16 of his last 18 games.

  • Senior defensive end Craig Roh made his 50th consecutive start today against Ohio State. With the start against the Buckeyes, Roh tied former U-M offensive lineman Jon Jansen's school record for all-time starts, Roh also now owns the most consecutive starts and total starts among defensive linemen in program history.

  • Sophomore defensive end Frank Clark recorded a sack for the second consecutive game, taking down Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller for a loss of seven yards in the second quarter.

  • Senior/junior safety Thomas Gordon tallied his first sack of the season. It marked Gordon's first quarterback takedown since U-M played at Penn State on Oct. 30, 2010.

  • Sophomore linebacker Desmond Morgan paced Michigan with 11 tackles, including five solo stops. Morgan has posted double-digit tackles in four career games.

  • Senior defensive tackle Will Campbell posted a career-high 10 tackles.

  • Fifth-year senior linebacker Kenny Demens has notched at least five tackles in nine straight games.

  • Junior defensive tackle Jibreel Black posted his second sack of the season in the first quarter. He now has 3.5 career sacks.

  • Junior safety Marvin Robinson tallied his first career fumble recovery, scooping up the ball on a muffed punt by Ohio State in the second quarter.