2009 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

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2009 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Ohio State Buckeyes logo.svg
Rose Bowl Champions
Big Ten Champions
Rose Bowl vs Oregon, W 26–17
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches #5
AP #5
2009 record 11–2 (7–1 Big Ten)
Head coach Jim Tressel
Offensive coordinator Jim Bollman
Offensive scheme Multiple
Defensive coordinator Jim Heacock
Base defense 4-3
Captain
Home stadium Ohio Stadium
(Capacity: 102,329, FieldTurf)
Uniform
BigTen-Uniform-OSU-2009.png
Seasons
« 2008 2010 »
2009 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#5/5 Ohio State   7 1         11 2  
#7/7 Iowa   6 2         11 2  
#9/8 Penn State   0* 2         0* 2  
#16/16 Wisconsin   5 3         10 3  
Northwestern   5 3         8 5  
Michigan State   4 4         6 7  
Purdue   4 4         5 7  
Minnesota   3 5         6 7  
Illinois   2 6         3 9  
Michigan   1 7         5 7  
Indiana   1 7         4 8  
† – BCS representative as champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
  • *All wins for Penn State (11-2, 6-2) vacated due to scandal.
    Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 2009 Ohio State Buckeyes football team competed in football on behalf of The Ohio State University for the 2009 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Buckeyes were coached by Jim Tressel and played their home games in Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. They finished with a record of 11–2 (7–1 Big Ten) and won the Big Ten championship. They represented the Big Ten in the 2010 Rose Bowl, which they won 26–17 over Pac-10 champion Oregon. The 2009 Ohio State Buckeyes became the first, and only, team to defeat five 10-win teams in the same season (Navy, Wisconsin, Penn State, Iowa, and Oregon).

Before the season[edit]

Out[edit]

2009 NFL Draft class[edit]

2009 Ohio State Buckeyes NFL Draft Class
Drafted Player name Position Height Weight Drafted/Signed By
Round Choice
1 14 Jenkins, Malcolm CB 6-1 201 New Orleans Saints
1 31 Wells, Chris "Beanie" RB (JR) 6-1 237 Arizona Cardinals
2 35 Laurinaitis, James LB 6-3 240 St Louis Rams
2 36 Robiskie, Brian WR 6-3 199 Cleveland Browns
4 102 Washington, Donald CB (JR) 6-0 194 Kansas City Chiefs
4 108 Hartline, Brian WR (JR) 6-3 188 Miami Dolphins
5 154 Freeman, Marcus LB 6-1 239 Chicago Bears
UFA - Abdallah, Nader DT 6-4 300 Baltimore Ravens
UFA - Boeckman, Todd QB 6-4 244 Jacksonville Jaguars
UFA - Boone, Alex OT 6-8 312 San Francisco 49ers
UFA - Trapasso, A.J. P 6-0 229 Tennessee Titans

Unsigned seniors[edit]

2009 Ohio State Buckeyes Unsigned Graduating Class
Player name Position Height Weight
Ebner, Doug OL 6-3 271
Gray, Bryan DT/DE 6-2 285
Lane, Shaun DB 5-10 175
Larson, J.D. TE 6-4 229
Lukens, Ryan RB 6-0 238
Mitchum, Kyle OL 6-3 291
Nicol, Rory TE 6-5 252
O'Neal, Jamario S 6-0 205
Patterson, Nick DB 6-1 209
Person, Ben OL 6-3 323
Pretorius, Ryan K 5-9 169
Rehring, Steve OT 6-7 335
Ruhl, Kyle WR 6-1 164
Skinner, Jon OL 6-5 306
Smith, Brandon TE 6-2 251
Terry, Curtis LB 6-1 229
Wells, Maurice RB 5-10 196

NFL Draft early entries[edit]

Transfers[edit]

  • Defensive tackle Willie Mobley plans to transfer to UCLA. He was not able to enroll for the fall quarter for lack of the necessary credits.[1]

In[edit]

2009 recruiting class[edit]

Transfers[edit]

  • No Transfers at this time.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 5 12:00 PM Navy* #6 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH ESPN W 31–27   105,092[2]
September 12 8:00 PM #3 USC* #8 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH ESPN L 15–18   106,033[3]
September 19 12:00 PM vs. Toledo* #11 Cleveland Browns StadiumCleveland, OH (Patriot Bowl) ESPN+ W 38–0   71,727[4]
September 26 3:30 PM Illinois #13 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH (Illibuck) ABC W 30–0   105,219[5]
October 3 7:00 PM at Indiana #9 Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN BTN W 33–14   51,500[6]
October 10 3:30 PM Wisconsin #9 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH ABC W 31–13   105,301[7]
October 17 12:00 PM at Purdue #7 Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN BTN L 18–26   50,404[8]
October 24 12:00 PM Minnesotadagger #18 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH ESPN W 38–7   105,011[9]
October 31 12:00 PM New Mexico State* #17 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH BTN W 45–0   104,719[10]
November 7 3:30 PM at #11 Penn State #15 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA (Rivalry) ABC W 24–7   110,033[11]
November 14 3:30 PM #15 Iowa #10 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH ABC W 27–24 OT  105,455[12]
November 21 12:00 PM at Michigan #9 Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI (The Game) ABC W 21–10   110,922[13]
January 1 5:10 PM vs. #7 Oregon* #8 Rose BowlPasadena, CA (Rose Bowl) ABC W 26–17   93,963[14]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

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Coaching staff[edit]

  • Jim Tressel - Head Coach (9th year)
  • Jim Bollman - Offensive Line/OC (9th year)
  • Nick Siciliano - Quarterbacks (1st year)
  • Luke Fickell - Co-Defensive Coordinator / Linebackers Coach (8th year)
  • Jim Heacock - Defensive Coordinator / Defensive Line (14th year)
  • Paul Haynes - Defensive Safeties (5th year)
  • Darrell Hazell - Assistant Head Coach / Wide Receivers (6th year)
  • Traver Johnson - Defensive Cornerbacks (3rd year)
  • John Peterson - Tight Ends Coach / Recruiting Coordinator (6th year)
  • Dick Tressel - Running Backs (9th year)


  • Greg Gillum - Director of Football Operations (1st year)
  • Stan Jefferson - Director of Player Development (6th year)
  • Eric Lichter - Director of Football Performance (4th year)
  • Doug Davis - Strength Coordinator (3rd year)
  • Troy Sutton - Strength Coordinator (2nd year)


Regular season[edit]

Navy[edit]

Navy at #6 Ohio State
1 2 3 4 Total
Navy 7 0 7 13 27
#6 Ohio State 10 10 0 11 31
  • Date: September 5
  • Location: Ohio Stadium
    Columbus, OH
  • Game start: 12:00 PM
  • Elapsed time: 2:58
  • Game attendance: 105,092
  • Game weather: Mostly Sunny, 75 F, Wind E at 3
  • Referee: Tom DeJoseph

A crowd of 105,092 was the largest attendance recorded to watch the Buckeyes open a season against Navy. The Buckeyes scored first, but Navy tied it up, but the Bucks made it 20–7 at halftime. However, Ohio State nearly blew a 29–14 lead when Navy scored twice to come within 29–27. Navy's two-point conversion pass to potentially tie the game was intercepted and Ohio State returned it for a two point defensive conversion to hold on to win for a final score of 31–27.

1st Quarter

  • 12:37 OSU Sanzenbacher 38-yard pass from Pryor (Pettrey kick) 7–0 OSU
  • 5:43 NAVY Dobbs 16-yard run (Buckley kick) 7–7
  • 1:30 OSU Pettrey 23-yard field goal 10–7 OSU

2nd Quarter

  • 9:01 OSU Pryor 2-yard run (Pettrey kick) 17–7 OSU
  • 0:55 OSU Pettrey 25-yard field goal 20–7 OSU

3rd Quarter

  • 1:24 NAVY Curry 16-yard pass from Dobbs (Buckley kick) 20–14 OSU

4th Quarter

  • 14:11 OSU Pettrey 52-yard field goal 23–14 OSU
  • 11:56 OSU Herron 6-yard run 29–14 OSU
  • 6:15 NAVY Curry 85-yard pass from Dobbs (Buckley kick) 29–21 OSU
  • 2:23 NAVY Dobbs 24-yard run 29–27 OSU
  • 2:23 OSU Rolle defensive two-point conversion 31–27 OSU



USC[edit]

#3 USC at #8 Ohio State
1 2 3 4 Total
#3 USC 7 3 0 8 18
#8 Ohio State 7 3 5 0 15
  • Date: September 12
  • Location: Ohio Stadium
    Columbus, OH
  • Game start: 8:00 PM
  • Elapsed time: 3:14
  • Game attendance: 106,033
  • Game weather: Clear, 71 F, Wind N at 9
  • Referee: John O'Neil

A crowd of 106,033, the largest in Ohio Stadium history, were in attendance as the #3 USC Trojans came to Columbus, Ohio to face the #8 Ohio State Buckeyes. Both teams showed great defense with the game close at the half tied 10–10. After a safety and a field goal, Ohio State led 15–10 with less than five minutes to go. However, Joe McKnight and the Trojans drove down the field to score a touchdown and a two-point conversion to end the game. The final score was USC 18, Ohio State 15, with the Buckeyes losing to the Trojans for the second straight year. This was also the first time Ohio State had lost to a team that had not later gone on to a BCS Bowl game since 2004, against Purdue.

1st Quarter

  • 11:37 USC Johnson 2-yard run (Congdon kick) 7–0 USC
  • 8:06 OSU Herron 2-yard run (Pettrey kick) 7–7

2nd Quarter

  • 14:56 OSU Pettrey 18-yard field goal 10–7 OSU
  • 0:00 USC Congdon 21-yard field goal 10–10

3rd Quarter

  • 9:03 OSU Fumble out of the end zone 12–10 OSU
  • 4:43 OSU Pettrey 22-yard field goal 15–10 OSU

4th Quarter

  • 1:05 USC Johnson 2-yard run (Barkley pass to McKnight) 18–15 USC



Toledo[edit]

#11 Ohio State at Toledo
1 2 3 4 Total
#11 Ohio State 14 10 7 7 38
Toledo 0 0 0 0 0
  • Date: September 19
  • Location: Cleveland Browns Stadium
    Cleveland, OH
  • Game start: 12:00 PM
  • Elapsed time: 3:05
  • Game attendance: 71,727
  • Game weather: Mostly Sunny, 63 F, Wind ESE at 3
  • Referee: Ron Torbert

The Ohio State Buckeyes and the Toledo Rockets met in Cleveland, Ohio for their matchup. Toledo had scored an average of 42 points in their last two games against Purdue and Colorado. The Ohio State offense scored first with a 76-yard pass from Pryor, his longest at Ohio State, while the defense held the high scoring offense to no points in the first half. The final score was Ohio State 38, Toledo 0. This was Ohio State's first shutout since the 2008 game against Youngstown State.

1st Quarter

  • 13:13 OSU Sanzenbacher 76-yard pass from Pryor (Pettrey kick) 7–0 OSU
  • 5:51 OSU Sanzenbacher 18-yard pass from Pryor (Pettrey kick) 14–0 OSU

2nd Quarter

  • 12:31 OSU Herron 4-yard run (Pettrey kick) 21–0 OSU
  • 0:00 OSU Pettrey 47-yard field goal 24–0 OSU

3rd Quarter

  • 7:59 OSU Pryor 1-yard run (Pettrey kick) 31–0 OSU

4th Quarter

  • 7:10 OSU Posey 4-yard pass from Pryor (Pettrey kick) 38–0 OSU



Illinois[edit]

See also: Illibuck
Illinois at #13 Ohio State
1 2 3 4 Total
Illinois 0 0 0 0 0
#13 Ohio State 3 10 10 7 30
  • Date: September 26
  • Location: Ohio Stadium
    Columbus, OH
  • Game start: 3:30 PM
  • Elapsed time: 2:56
  • Game attendance: 105,219
  • Game weather: Overcast, Scattered Rain, 67 F, SE 5 MPH
  • Referee: Dave Witvoet

The #13 Ohio State Buckeyes hosted the Illinois Fighting Illini on a rainy afternoon in Columbus, Ohio. The last time these two met at Ohio Stadium, the Illini beat the #1 Buckeyes 28–21. Ohio State relied heavily on its running game to put up 13 points in the first half; in fact, quarterback Terrelle Pryor threw for 0 passing yards in the first half. Illinois committed several turnovers and never gained any momentum; the final score was Ohio State 30, Illinois 0. This was the second straight shutout for the Buckeyes, their first consecutive shutouts since 1996.

1st Quarter

  • 8:09 OSU Pettrey 50-yard field goal 3–0 OSU

2nd Quarter

  • 12:46 OSU Pettrey 46-yard field goal 6–0 OSU
  • 7:30 OSU Herron 4-yard run (Pettrey kick) 13–0 OSU

3rd Quarter

  • 10:55 OSU Herron 2-yard run (Pettrey kick) 20–0 OSU
  • 2:28 OSU Pettrey 27-yard field goal 23–0 OSU

4th Quarter

  • 1:18 OSU Sanzenbacher 2-yard pass from Pryor (Pettrey kick) 30–0 OSU



Indiana[edit]

#9 Ohio State at Indiana
1 2 3 4 Total
#9 Ohio State 10 14 2 7 33
Indiana 0 7 0 7 14
  • Date: October 3
  • Location: Memorial Stadium
    Bloomington, IN
  • Game start: 7:00 PM
  • Elapsed time: 3:06
  • Game attendance: 51,500
  • Game weather: Overcast, 54 F, WSW 9 MPH
  • Referee: Dan Capron

The #9 Ohio State Buckeyes traveled to Memorial Stadium in Bloomington, Indiana for a night game against a Big Ten opponent, the Indiana Hoosiers. Ohio State came in posting two straight shutouts against Toledo and Illinois. The offense scored first with a field goal and a touchdown in the first quarter. However, the Hoosiers broke Ohio State's two game shutout streak with a touchdown in the second quarter. After the first half the Buckeyes led the Hoosiers 24–7. After a safety in the third quarter and a touchdown in the fourth; the Buckeyes were leading 33–7. The Hoosiers scored a touchdown at the end of the game to make the final score with Ohio State winning 33–14.

1st Quarter

  • 12:10 OSU Pettrey 46-yard field goal 3–0 OSU
  • 7:29 OSU Carter 5-yard pass from Pryor (Pettrey kick) 10–0 OSU

2nd Quarter

  • 12:50 IND Doss 7-yard pass from Chappell (Freeland kick) 10–7 OSU
  • 11:46 OSU Posey 23-yard pass from Pryor (Pettrey kick) 17–7 OSU
  • 1:10 OSU Boren 8-yard pass from Pryor (Pettrey kick) 24–7 OSU

3rd Quarter

  • 8:22 OSU tackle in the end zone 26–7 OSU

4th Quarter

  • 12:05 OSU Pryor 1-yard run (Pettrey kick) 33–7 OSU
  • 0:00 IND Ernest 5-yard pass from Chappell (Freeland kick) 33–14 OSU



Wisconsin[edit]

Wisconsin at #9 Ohio State
1 2 3 4 Total
Wisconsin 0 10 3 0 13
#9 Ohio State 7 7 14 3 31
  • Date: October 10
  • Location: Ohio Stadium
    Columbus, OH
  • Game start: 3:30 PM
  • Elapsed time: 3:10
  • Game attendance: 105,301
  • Game weather: Partly Cloudy, 57 F, W 5 MPH
  • Referee: Dennis Lipski

The Wisconsin Badgers came to Columbus being one of only three teams, including Ohio State, that were undefeated in Big Ten play. Ohio State scored first with a Wisconsin interception ran back for a touchdown by Kurt Coleman. The Badgers, however, scored 10 unanswered points with one minute left in the half. Terrelle Pryor led the Buckeyes on to their first offensive touchdown of the day to end the first half, the Buckeyes led 14–10. The second half started with another interception returned for a touchdown and a kick return. In total, the Buckeyes had three non-offensive touchdowns on the day. The Buckeyes won the game 31–13 to stay undefeted in the Big Ten and a 5–1 record overall.

1st Quarter

  • 3:48 OSU Coleman 89-yard interception return (Pettrey kick) 7–0 OSU

2nd Quarter

  • 10:20 WIS Maragos 9-yard rush (Welch kick) 7–7
  • 1:53 WIS Welch 50-yard field goal 10–7 WIS
  • 0:40 OSU Posey 32-yard pass from Pryor (Pettrey kick) 14–10 OSU

3rd Quarter

  • 12:08 OSU Hines 32-yard interception return (Pettrey kick) 21–10 OSU
  • 10:06 WIS Welch 46-yard field goal 21–13 OSU
  • 9:58 OSU Small 96-yard kickoff return (Pettrey kick) 28–13 OSU

4th Quarter

  • 12:32 OSU Pettrey 37-yard field goal 31–13 OSU



Purdue[edit]

#7 Ohio State at Purdue
1 2 3 4 Total
#7 Ohio State 7 0 0 11 18
Purdue 3 6 14 3 26
  • Date: October 17
  • Location: Ross–Ade Stadium
    West Lafayette, IN
  • Game start: 12:00 PM
  • Elapsed time: 3:18
  • Game attendance: 50,404
  • Game weather: Partly Cloudy, 46 F, Calm Winds
  • Referee: Bill LeMonnier

The Ohio State Buckeyes traveled to West Lafayette, Indiana on a cold October day playing against the Purdue Boilermakers. Purdue, who had lost many close games, came to play in front of their home fans at Ross-Ade Stadium. Purdue scored first with a field goal in the first quarter, but Ohio State made it 7–3 with a Pryor run for a touchdown. The second quarter was all Purdue with Boilermakers making two field goals to put them up it a 9–7 halftime. In the second half Purdue was finally able to find the end zone with two Joey Elliot touchdown passes to Valentin, making it a commanding 23–7 lead for the Boilermakers. In the fourth quarter both teams traded field goals with the score now 26–10. Purdue, however, was forced to punt midway through the fourth quarter and Ohio State quickly drove down the field to score a touchdown with a pass from Pryor to Posey, with Pryor running it in the two-point conversion. The next drive, Purdue went three and out and it seemed the momentum had shifted and Ohio State had come alive, but with a sack of Pryor and a denial of a fourth down, Purdue had the ball. After seemingly stopping Purdue, a crucial facemask penalty by the Buckeyes allowed the Boilermakers to run out the clock. This was the first time Ohio State had lost to a team that had finished the season with a losing record since losses to Wisconsin and Penn State in 2001.

1st Quarter

  • 12:47 PUR Wiggs 32-yard field goal 3–0 PUR
  • 11:28 OSU Pryor 6-yard run (Pettrey kick) 7–3 OSU

2nd Quarter

  • 8:55 PUR Wiggs 27-yard field goal 7–6 OSU
  • 0:01 PUR Wiggs 55-yard field goal 9–7 PUR

3rd Quarter

  • 10:58 PUR Valentin 15-yard pass from Elliott (Wiggs kick) 16–7 PUR
  • 3:35 PUR Valentin 23-yard pass from Elliott (Wiggs kick) 23–7 PUR

4th Quarter

  • 11:50 OSU Pettrey 24-yard field goal 23–10 PUR
  • 10:00 PUR Wiggs 49-yard field goal 26–10 PUR
  • 7:14 OSU Posey 25-yard pass from Pryor (Pryor run) 26–18 PUR



Minnesota[edit]

Minnesota at #18 Ohio State
1 2 3 4 Total
Minnesota 0 0 0 7 7
#18 Ohio State 0 7 21 10 38
  • Date: October 24
  • Location: Ohio Stadium
    Columbus, OH
  • Game start: 12:00 PM
  • Elapsed time: 3:10
  • Game attendance: 105,011
  • Game weather: Overcast, 52 F, SW 18 MPH
  • Referee: Mike Cannon

The Ohio State Buckeyes returned to Ohio Stadium to face the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Ohio State came into the game with a loss to Purdue, trying not to lose two straight games since 2004. The game opened up with little offensive production for both teams. Ohio State scored first with a 62-yard pass to Posey. After half time Minnesota lost the opening kickoff which was recovered by Ohio State. Pryor later ran it in for a touchdown, Ohio State led 14–0. After many stops by the Ohio State defense, the offense continued rolling, at the end of the third quarter the score was 28–0 Ohio State. Two more scores in the fourth by Ohio State and a touchdown by Minnesota on Ohio State's backups ended the game. Ohio State came up with a big win over a struggling Minnesota team.

2nd Quarter

  • 9:47 OSU Posey 62-yard pass from Pryor (Pettrey kick) 7–0 OSU

3rd Quarter

  • 13:43 OSU Pryor 15-yard run (Pettrey kick) 14–0 OSU
  • 6:00 OSU Hall 11-yard run (Pettrey kick) 21–0 OSU
  • 2:59 OSU Posey 57-yard pass from Pryor (Pettrey kick) 28–0 OSU

4th Quarter

  • 11:28 OSU Martin 39-yard run (Pettrey kick) 35–0 OSU
  • 7:37 OSU Pettrey 44-yard field goal 38–0 OSU
  • 4:15 MIN Stoudermire Jr. 16-yard pass from Gray (Ellestad kick) 38–7 OSU



New Mexico State[edit]

New Mexico State at #17 Ohio State
1 2 3 4 Total
New Mexico State 0 0 0 0 0
#17 Ohio State 0 28 17 0 45
  • Date: October 31
  • Location: Ohio Stadium
    Columbus, OH
  • Game start: 12:00 PM
  • Elapsed time: 3:06
  • Game attendance: 104,719
  • Game weather: Overcast, 49 F, SW 15 MPH
  • Referee: John O'Neill

The Ohio State Buckeyes came to Ohio Stadium to play a game against an out of conference opponent New Mexico State. The #17 Buckeyes came in a forty point favorite, and lived up to that prediction. Ohio State got off to a slow start, scoring no points in the first quarter. However, Ohio State came back 28 unanswered points in the second quarter. After a great first half, Pryor was taken out and Ohio State went on to score 17 more points and beat the Aggies 45–0. This was Ohio State's third shutout of the season.

2nd Quarter

  • 14:56 OSU Pryor 8-yard run (Pettrey kick) 7–0 OSU
  • 13:01 OSU Sanzenbacher 19-yard pass from Pryor (Pettrey kick) 14–0 OSU
  • 4:44 OSU Sanzenbacher 39-yard pass from Posey (Pettrey kick) 21–0 OSU
  • 0:56 OSU Saine 3-yard run (Barclay kick) 28–0 OSU

3rd Quarter

  • 7:05 OSU Barclay 29-yard field goal 31–0 OSU
  • 4:22 OSU Rolle fumble recovery in the end zone (Barclay kick) 38–0 OSU
  • 0:05 OSU Herron 53-yard run (Barclay kick) 45–0 OSU



Penn State[edit]

#15 Ohio State at #11 Penn State
1 2 3 4 Total
#15 Ohio State 7 3 7 7 24
#11 Penn State 0 7 0 0 7
  • Date: November 7
  • Location: Beaver Stadium
    University Park, PA
  • Game start: 3:30 PM
  • Elapsed time: 3:04
  • Game attendance: 110,033
  • Game weather: Sunny, 56 F, SW 8 MPH
  • Referee: D. Witvoet

The Buckeyes headed to Pennsylvania to take on favored Penn State in a Big Ten matchup. This was Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor's first game at Penn State, very near his hometown of Jeannette, and many Penn State fans had expressed their dismay that he decided to play at Ohio State. The game was a one-sided affair, with Ohio State's defense holding the Nittany Lions to just one touchdown, while the Buckeyes scored in every quarter, including two touchdown passes by Pryor. However, special teams play gave the Buckeyes the biggest boost of all, including two Ray Small punt returns that allowed Ohio State to make the game into a laugher, despite their four scoring drives totalling 178 yards. With Iowa's loss this week, the Buckeyes moved into a tie for first in the Big Ten.

1st Quarter

  • 11:47 OSU Pryor 7-yard run (Barclay kick) 7–0 OSU

2nd Quarter

  • 12:28 PSU Clark 1-yard run (Wagner kick) 7–7
  • 5:54 OSU Barclay 37-yard field goal 10–7 OSU

3rd Quarter

  • 1:47 OSU Posey 62-yard pass from Pryor (Barclay kick) 17–7 OSU

4th Quarter

  • 9:37 OSU Saine 6-yard pass from Pryor (Barclay kick) 24–7 OSU



Iowa[edit]

#15 Iowa at #10 Ohio State
1 2 3 4 OT Total
#15 Iowa 3 0 7 14 0 24
#10 Ohio State 0 10 0 14 3 27
  • Date: November 14
  • Location: Ohio Stadium
    Columbus, OH
  • Game start: 3:30 PM
  • Elapsed time: 3:06
  • Game attendance: 105,455
  • Game weather: 65 F, Clear, SW 4 MPH
  • Referee: Todd Geerlings

The Buckeyes stayed home to take on Iowa, with an automatic BCS bowl game berth and at least a share of the Big Ten championship on the line. Both teams traded field goals, but Ohio State took the lead before halftime with a 22-yard run by Brandon Saine. Iowa struck back in the third on a 9-yard pass to Marvin McNutt from freshman QB James Vanderberg. In the fourth, the Buckeyes scored two touchdowns in under two minutes, seemingly putting the game away. However, Derrell Johnson-Koulianos returned the ensuing kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown, and Vandenberg connected with McNutt again to send the game into overtime. On their first possession, Iowa got pushed out of field goal range and ended up not scoring. Ohio State took over and Devin Barclay kicked the game-winning field goal. The Buckeyes clinched at least a share of the Big Ten title for their 5th straight year, and earned the Big Ten's automatic BCS bowl bid to the 2010 Rose Bowl.

1st Quarter

  • 0:55 IOWA Murray 32-yard field goal 3–0 IOWA

2nd Quarter

  • 7:06 OSU Barclay 30-yard field goal 3–3
  • 2:04 OSU Saine 22-yard run (Barclay kick) 10–3 OSU

3rd Quarter

  • 3:31 IOWA McNutt 9-yard pass from Vandenberg (Murray kick) 10–10

4th Quarter

  • 13:03 OSU Herron 11-yard run (Barclay kick) 17–10 OSU
  • 11:11 OSU Saine 50-yard run (Barclay kick) 24–10 OSU
  • 10:56 IOWA Johnson-Koulianos 99-yard kickoff return (Murray kick) 24–17 OSU
  • 2:42 IOWA McNutt 10-yard pass from Vandenberg (Murray kick) 24–24

Overtime

  • 1OT OSU Barclay 39-yard field goal 27–24 OSU



Michigan[edit]

#9 Ohio State at Michigan
1 2 3 4 Total
#9 Ohio State 7 7 7 0 21
Michigan 0 3 7 0 10
  • Date: November 21
  • Location: Michigan Stadium
    Ann Arbor, MI
  • Game start: 12:00 PM
  • Elapsed time: 3:10
  • Game attendance: 110,922
  • Game weather: 52 F, Mostly Cloudy, W 12 MPH
  • Referee: D. Capron

The Buckeyes headed into Ann Arbor to take on archrival Michigan in their final regular season game. The first score came by Ohio State, when Cameron Heyward recovered a Tate Forcier fumble in the end zone. Jason Olesnavage hit a field goal for Michigan, but Brandon Saine came back with a 29-yard run. Michigan and Ohio State traded touchdowns in the third, but Michigan could not recover from Forcier's four interceptions. With the win, Ohio State won the Big Ten title outright, and extended their longest winning streak ever against Michigan to six games.

1st Quarter

  • 10:44 OSU Heyward fumble recovery in the end zone (Barclay kick) 7–0 OSU

2nd Quarter

  • 7:59 MICH Olesnavage 46-yard field goal 7–3 OSU
  • 5:22 OSU Saine 29-yard run (Barclay kick) 14–3 OSU

3rd Quarter

  • 10:05 MICH Smith 18-yard pass from Forcier (Olesnavage kick) 14–10 OSU
  • 4:46 OSU Herron 12-yard pass from Pryor (Barclay kick) 21–10 OSU


2010 Rose Bowl[edit]

Oregon[edit]

#8 Ohio State at #7 Oregon
1 2 3 4 Total
Ohio State 10 6 3 7 26
Oregon 0 10 7 0 17

Ohio State has played in 13 Rose Bowl Games with a record of 6–7, winning its last appearance over Arizona State 20–17. Oregon plays its fifth Rose Bowl Game and has a record of 1–3. It has not won a Rose Bowl game in 92 years since that first victory over Pennsylvania 14–0 in 1917.[16]

Ohio State struck first, with Brandon Saine scoring on a 13-yard pass from Terrelle Pryor on the Buckeyes' first drive. Devin Barclay added a field goal near the end of the first quarter. Oregon came back to tie in the second, with a field goal by Morgan Flint and a 3-yard touchdown run by LaGarrette Blount. Ohio State retook the lead with two field goals before halftime. In the third, Jeremiah Masoli gave the Ducks their first lead with a 1-yard run. Then Barclay hit another field goal to give Ohio State the lead back. In the fourth, the Buckeyes scored another touchdown to give them a nine-point lead, and the win was sealed when Flint missed a 45-yard field goal which would have drawn the Ducks within 6. The final score was Ohio State 26, Oregon 17.

The Buckeyes set a Rose Bowl record with a time of possession of 41 minutes, 37 seconds.


Rankings[edit]

Ranking Movement
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking. ██ Not ranked the previous week.
Poll Pre Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Final
AP 6 8 11 13 9 9 7 18 17 15 10 9 9 8 8 5
Coaches 6 7 11 11 9 8 7 17 15 12 8 8 8 7 8 5
Harris Not released 8 8 7 17 15 13 8 8 8 7 7
BCS Not released 19 17 16 11 10 10 8 8

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  16. ^ 2010 Tournament Times, A publication of the Tournament of Roses Association, 121st Edition, Winter 2009