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Did You Know ? - October 9, 2013

Quarterback Rex Kern was at the helm of the most explosive offense in Ohio State history.
Quarterback Rex Kern was at the helm of the most explosive offense in Ohio State history.

Oct. 9, 2013

This season, the Buckeyes have scored 30 or more points in each of their first six games ...

40 - Buffalo
42 - San Diego State
52 - California
76 - Florida A&M
31 - Wisconsin
40 - Northwestern

Did you know the only other time an Ohio State team scored 30 or more points in each of its first six games was in the 1969 season?

Capped off with a 42-10 victory over No. 10 Purdue, the Buckeyes scored at least 30 points in their first eight games that season.

FIRST EIGHT GAMES OF '69 SEASON

Date Team Score
Sept. 27 vs. Texas Christian 62-0
Oct. 4 at Washington 41-14
Oct. 11 vs. No. 19 Michigan State 54-21
Oct. 18 at Minnesota 34-7
Oct. 25 vs. Illinois 41-0
Nov. 1 at Northwestern 35-6
Nov. 8 vs. Wisconsin 62-7
Nov. 15 vs. No. 10 Purdue 42-14

A squad Coach Woody Hayes called "the best team we ever put together, probably the best team that ever played college football," reeled off an OSU-record, 22 consecutive wins from 1967 through 1969.

Led by quarterback Rex Kern and halfback Jim Otis, the Buckeyes won the 1969 Big Ten Championship, outscoring their opponents by nearly 300 points (383-93) over the course of the season. The team averaged 42.5 points per games, the most in school history.


 

 

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