2013 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
2013 Ohio State Buckeyes football
2013 Ohio State Buckeyes logo.svg
Big Ten Leaders Division Champions
Orange Bowl vs. #12 Clemson, L 35–40
Conference Big Ten Conference
Leaders Division
Ranking
Coaches #10
AP #12
2013 record 12–2 (8–0 Big Ten)
Head coach Urban Meyer (2nd year)
Offensive coordinator Tom Herman (2nd year)
Co-offensive coordinator Ed Warriner (2nd year)
Offensive scheme Pro Style[1]
Co-defensive coordinator Luke Fickell (8th year)
Co-defensive coordinator Everett Withers (2nd year)
Base defense Multiple
Captain
Home stadium Ohio Stadium
(Capacity: 102,329)
Seasons
« 2012 2014 »
2013 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Legends
#3 Michigan State x   8 0         13 1  
Iowa   5 3         8 5  
Nebraska   5 3         9 4  
Minnesota   4 4         8 5  
Michigan   3 5         7 6  
Northwestern   1 7         5 7  
Leaders
#12 Ohio State x   8 0         12 2  
#22 Wisconsin   6 2         9 4  
Penn State*   4 4         7 5  
Indiana   3 5         5 7  
Illinois   1 7         4 8  
Purdue   0 8         1 11  
Championship: Michigan State 34, Ohio State 24
† – BCS representative as conference champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
x – Division champion/co-champions
  • Penn State ineligible for conference championship game and post-season bowl games due to NCAA sanctions
    Rankings from AP Poll

The 2013 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented Ohio State University in the 2013 NCAA Division I FBS football season. It was the Buckeye's 124th overall, the 101st as a member of the Big Ten Conference, and the third as a member of the Big Ten Leaders Division. The team was led by Urban Meyer, in his second year as head coach, and played its home games at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. The Buckeyes finished the regular season with an undefeated record for the second consecutive year, as well as Big Ten Leaders Division champions for the second consecutive year. They finished the season with a record of 12 wins and 2 losses (12–2 overall, 8–0 in the Big Ten), following losses to Michigan State in the Big Ten Championship Game and to Clemson in the Orange Bowl.

After an undefeated season in 2012, Ohio State signed a highly ranked recruiting class and entered the 2013 season ranked No. 2 in all major college football polls, as well as being considered the favorite to win the Leaders Division, while also competing for the Big Ten championship and national championship. Ohio State opened the season defeating all of their non-conference opponents by a combined score of 210–61. The Buckeyes opened their conference schedule with victories over the Wisconsin Badgers and Northwestern Wildcats, both ranked at the time, and improved their record to 6–0. A 63–14 victory over Penn State and a 60–35 victory over Illinois kept the Buckeyes highly ranked throughout the season. A 42–41 victory over Michigan in The Game gave Ohio State a 12–0 regular season record for the second consecutive season. Following losses in the Big Ten Championship Game and the Orange Bowl, the Buckeyes finished the season ranked No. 10 in the Coaches' Poll and No. 12 in the AP Poll.

At the end of the season, several players were recognized with postseason awards for individual accomplishments. Braxton Miller was named the Big Ten offensive player of the year, as well as the Big Ten quarterback of the year for the second consecutive season, while Carlos Hyde was named the Big Ten running back of the year. Also, Ryan Shazier was named to the Associated Press All-American First Team, while Carlos Hyde and Jack Mewhort were named to the Associated Press All-American Second Team. The Buckeyes' also had six players taken in the NFL Draft, including Shazier and Bradley Roby, who were both taken in the first round.

Before the season[edit]

Previous season[edit]

Rural Meyer, after being hired in November 2011, quickly brought in an entirely new staff to lead the team in 2012, featuring Tom Herman and Ed Warinner as co-offensive coordinators, with Everett Withers and former interim head coach Luke Fickell as co-defensive coordinators.[2] Meyer also began to shape the team by bringing in a top ten recruiting class.[3] Following an offseason of transition, Ohio State began the 2012 season against Miami (Ohio) on September 1, defeating the RedHawks 56–10. Ohio State entered Big Ten Conference play with a 4–0 record and in their first conference game, would defeat the Michigan State Spartans 17–16. A 63–38 victory over Nebraska on homecoming would give Ohio State a 6–0 record and put them in the top ten in the AP Poll. Overtime victories over Purdue and Wisconsin, along with many other close victories, would give the Buckeyes an 11–0 record heading into their annual matchup with the Michigan Wolverines. The Buckeyes defeated the Wolverines 26–21 and completed their undefeated season, the first for the program since 2002.[4] Though Ohio State was ineligible to play in any bowl game or to be ranked in the BCS or Coaches' Poll, they were still eligible for the AP National Championship.[5] Following the season, Ohio State was ranked third in the AP Poll behind the national champion Alabama Crimson Tide and the second ranked Oregon Ducks.[6]

Spring practice[edit]

Spring Game
1 2 3 4 Total
Gray 0 7 0 7 14
Scarlet 7 7 10 7 31
  • Date: April 13
  • Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Game start: 1:30 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 2:03
  • Game attendance: 37,643
  • Game weather: Mostly Sunny, 53°F, Wind: S 17 MPH
  • TV announcers (BTN): Eric Collins (play-by-play), Glen Mason (color)

Ohio State began their spring camp earlier than they had in previous seasons, starting it on March 5.[8] The 2013 spring game was played on April 13 and was broadcast on the Big Ten Network. Ohio State played their spring game at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio, while Ohio Stadium underwent renovations.[9] In similar formats to previous seasons, the Buckeyes were divided up into Scarlet and Gray teams. Quarterback Braxton Miller, who played on the Scarlet team, opened up the game with a 20-yard touchdown pass to Devin Smith and with no other scoring in the first quarter, the Scarlet team took their 7–0 lead to the second quarter.[7] Kenny Guiton, who was the starting quarterback for the Gray team, tied the game up with a touchdown pass of his own to receiver Chris Fields. A Corey Brown touchdown reception with a few seconds remaining in the first half, would give the Scarlet team the 14–7 advantage heading into halftime. The third quarter would be dominated by the Scarlet team as Braxton Miller would drive the team to the endzone, capping off the drive with a 5-yard touchdown run. A Drew Basil field goal with about four minutes remaining in the quarter would give the Scarlet a 24–7 advantage. The Gray team would not score until the fourth quarter, off of a 4-yard touchdown pass from Cardale Jones to Michael Thomas. The game, scoring wise, was capped off with a Chris Field 6-yard touchdown run, with the final score being 31–14 in favor of the Scarlet team.[7]

Quarterback Braxton Miller finished the game going 16 of 25 for a total of 217 yards and two touchdown passes, along with his touchdown run.[10] Corey Brown led the receivers with five receptions for 25 yards and touchdown, while sophomore receiver Michael Thomas accounted for 79 yards, a touchdown and seven receptions.[10] On defense, lineman Adolphus Washington accounted for four sacks, leading both teams.[10] The game also featured many new players replacing starters last season, though playmakers Noah Spence and Washington on the defensive line still impressed the coaching staff.[11] The line accounted for a total of 11 sacks during the game, with a four quarterbacks involved being sacked at some point.[12] Though the defense, impressed, with the majority of the success coming from the passing game with both teams only accounting for 122 rushing yards collectively on 45 carries.[10]

Fall camp[edit]

Twelve separate Ohio State players were on preseason award watch lists in sixteen different award categories. These include C.J. Barnett, Bradley Roby and Ryan Shazier for the Bednarik Award; Corey Brown and Devin Smith for the Biletnikoff Award; Christian Bryant, Roby and Shazier for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy; Shazier for the Butkus Award; Braxton Miller for the Davey O'Brien Award; Carlos Hyde for the Doak Walker Award; Barnett, Bryan and Roby for the Jim Thorpe Award; Jeff Heuerman for the Mackey Award; Hyde and Miller for the Maxwell Award; Jack Mewhort and Andrew Norwell for the Outland Trophy; Corey Linsly for the Rimington Trophy; Norwell and Shazier for the Rotary Lombardi Award; as well as Miller and Roby for the Walter Camp Award.[13] Before the start of camp, Ohio State faced off the field issues with some players, including running back Carlos Hyde, who was suspended from the team following his arrest and involvement in an assault case against a female in Columbus, Ohio.[14] Hyde was originally dismissed from the program when the news of the investigation first broke, however, when he was dropped as a person of interest, head coach Urban Meyer dropped his suspension to three games.[15] Cornerback Bradley Roby was arrested on July 21 after an altercation at a bar in Bloomington, Indiana. The charges against Roby were reduced to misdemeanor on August 16.[16] Ohio State opened their fall camp with all freshmen reporting on August 4, with other players reporting later in the week.

Personnel[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer was in his second year as the Buckeye's head coach during the 2013 season. In his first season with Ohio State, he led the Buckeyes to an undefeated season with twelve wins (12–0), though the team was unable to participate in the Big Ten Championship Game or a bowl game due to sanctions.[17] On February 8, 2013, it was announced the cornerbacks coach Kerry Coombs was promoted to special teams coach for the upcoming season, while also retaining his role as cornerbacks coach.[18]

Urban Meyer was in his second year as Ohio State's head coach during the 2013 season.
Name Position Seasons at
Ohio State
Alma mater
Urban Meyer Head coach 2nd Cincinnati (1986)
Tom Herman Offensive Coordinator, Quarterbacks 2nd California Lutheran (1997)
Ed Warinner Co-Offensive Coordinator, Offensive Line 2nd Mount Union (1984)
Luke Fickell Co-Defensive Coordinator, Linebackers 11th Ohio State (1997)
Everett Withers Assistant Head Coach, Co-Defensive Coordinator/Safties 2nd Appalachian State (1985)
Kerry Coombs Special Teams Coordinator, Cornerbacks 2nd Dayton (1983)
Stan Drayton Running Backs 3rd Allegheny College (1993)
Zach Smith Wide Receivers 2nd Florida (2007)
Mike Vrabel Defensive Line 3rd Ohio State (1996)
Tim Hinton Tight Ends, Fullbacks 2nd Wilmington (1982)
Mickey Marotti Assistant Athletic Director for Football Sports Performance 2nd West Liberty (1987)
Reference:[19]

Returning starters[edit]

Ohio State returns 14 starters from the 2012 season, including nine on offense, four defense, as well as one on special teams. Quarterback Braxton Miller returns after starting all twelve games in 2012 and eight games in 2011. Along with Miller on offense, running back Carlos Hyde, offensive tacke Jack Mewhort and offensive guard Andrew Norwell all return on offense after being named to the Big Ten All-Conference team last season. On defense linebacker Ryan Shazier returns after being named to the All-Conference team in 2012, while cornerback Bradley Roby returns after being named to the AP All-American team last season. On offense, Ohio State lost tight end Jake Stoneburner and offensive tackle Reid Fragel, along with punter Ben Buchanan, all seniors. On defense, Ohio State lost defensive lineman John Simon, Garrett Goebel and Nathan Williams, linebackers Etienne Sabino and Zach Boren, along with cornerback Travis Howard, all to graduation. The only Buckeye junior eligible for the NFL Draft that declared eligibility was defensive lineman Johnathan Hankins, who was selected in the second round by the New York Giants.

Roster[edit]

2013 Ohio State Buckeyes roster

Quarterbacks

Running Backs

  • 1 Dontre Wilson – Freshman
  • 7 Rod Smith – Junior
  • 2 Jordan Hall – Senior
  • 15 Ezekiel ElliottFreshman
  • 25 Bri'onte Dunn – Sophomore
  • 28 Warren Ball – Freshman
  • 34 Carlos HydeSenior
  • 46 Devin Hill – Sophomore

Wide Receivers

  • 6 Evan Spencer – Junior
  • 8 Jeff Greene – Junior
  • 9 Devin Smith – Junior
  • 10 Corey Brown – Senior
  • 17 Jalin Marshall – Freshman
  • 18 Kato Mitchell – Sophomore
  • 19 Joe Ramstetter – Freshman
  • 21 Devlin McDaniel – Freshman
  • 33 Frank Epitropoulos – Freshman
  • 80 Chris Fields – Senior
  • 82 James Clark – Freshman
  • 83 Michael Thomas – Sophomore
  • 84 Corey Smith – Junior
  • 86 Khaleed Franklin – Freshman
  • 87 Peter Gwilym – Sophomore
  • 88 Brandon Ojikutu – Sophomore

Tight Ends

  • 8 J.T. Moore – Junior
  • 81 Nick Vannett – Sophomore
  • 82 Ryan Carter – Sophomore
  • 84 Charles Kinzig – Junior
  • 85 Marcus Baugh – Freshman
  • 86 Jeff Heuerman – Junior
  • 89 Blake Thomas – Freshman
 

Offensive Line

  • 50 Jacoby Boren – Sophomore
  • 54 Billy Price – Freshman
  • 55 Tommy Brown – Sophomore
  • 57 Chase Farris – Sophomore
  • 61 Logan Gaskey – Freshman
  • 62 Ben Moffitt – Freshman
  • 64 Ivon Blackman – Senior
  • 65 Pat Elflein – Freshman
  • 66 Kyle Dodson – Freshman
  • 67 Ben St. John – Junior
  • 68 Taylor Decker – Sophomore
  • 69 Eric Kramer – Junior
  • 71 Corey LinsleySenior
  • 73 Antonio Underwood – Junior
  • 74 Jack MewhortSenior
  • 75 Evan Lisle – Freshman
  • 76 Darryl Baldwin – Junior
  • 78 Andrew Norwell – Senior
  • 79 Marcus Hall – Senior

Defensive Line

  • 8 Noah Spence – Sophomore
  • 34 Jamal Marcus – Sophomore
  • 51 Joel Hale – Junior
  • 52 Donovan Munger – Freshman
  • 59 Tyquan Lewis – Freshman
  • 63 Michael BennettJunior
  • 72 Chris Carter – Sophomore
  • 77 Michael Hill – Freshman
  • 88 Steve Miller – Junior
  • 90 Tommy Schutt – Sophomore
  • 91 Chris Rock – Sophomore
  • 92 Adolphus Washington – Sophomore
  • 93 Tracy Sprinkle – Freshman
  • 94 Rashad Frazier – Sophomore
  • 97 Joey BosaFreshman
  • 98 John Holman – Junior
 

Linebackers

  • 10 Ryan ShazierJunior
  • 14 Curtis GrantJunior
  • 36 Trey Johnson – Freshman
  • 37 Joshua Perry – Sophomore
  • 38 Craig Fada – Sophomore
  • 41 Aaron Mawhirter – Freshman
  • 43 Darron Lee – Freshman
  • 44 Mike Mitchell – Freshman
  • 46 Nick Snyder – Sophomore
  • 48 Joe Burger – Sophomore
  • 49 Craig Cataline – Junior
  • 55 Camren Williams – Sophomore

Defensive Backs

  • 1 Bradley RobyJunior
  • 2 Christian Bryant – Senior
  • 3 Corey Brown – Senior
  • 4 C.J. Barnett – Senior
  • 6 Vonn Bell – Freshman
  • 11 Adam Griffin – Junior
  • 12 Doran GrantJunior
  • 13 Eli Apple – Freshman
  • 16 Cam Burrows – Freshman
  • 17 Devonte Butler – Freshman
  • 19 Gareon Conley – Freshman
  • 20 Ron Tanner – Sophomore
  • 21 Jamie Wood – Senior
  • 23 Tyvis Powell – Freshman
  • 25 Kevin Niehoff – Sophomore
  • 26 Armani Reeves – Sophomore
  • 29 Jayme Thompson – Freshman
  • 30 Devan Bogard – Sophomore
  • 32 Russel Doup – Junior
  • 33 Nik Sarac – Sophomore
  • 35 Chris Worley – Freshman
  • 42 Tyler McIntosh – Junior
 

Punters

  • 14 Jake Russell – Sophomore
  • 95 Cameron Johnston – Freshman

Kickers

  • 23 Tim Scott – Junior
  • 24 Drew Basil – Senior
  • 39 Kyle Clinton – Junior

Long Snappers

  • 41 Bryce Haynes – Sophomore
  • 56 George Makridis – Senior

Sources: 2013 Ohio State Buckeyes football roster

Depth chart[edit]

Starters and backups.[20]

Defense


FS
Corey Brown
Tyvis Powell


WLB MLB SLB
{{{WLB_Starter}}} Curtis Grant {{{SLB_Starter}}}
Trey Johnson Joe Burger {{{SLB_Backup}}}
SS
C.J. Barnett
Ron Tanner
CB
Doran Grant
Gareon Conley


DE DT DT DE
Joey Bosa Joel Hale Michael Bennett Noah Spence
Adolphus Washington Jamal Marcus Tommy Schutt Chris Carter
Steve Miller
CB
Bradley Roby
Armani Reeves
Offense
WR
Devin Smith
Michael Thomas
WR
Corey Brown
Dontre Wilson
LT LG C RG RT
Jack Mewhort Andrew Norwell Corey Linsley Marcus Hall Taylor Decker
Darryl Baldwin Pat Elflein Jacoby Boren Pat Elflein Kyle Dodson
Tommy Brown
TE
Jeff Heuerman
Nick Vannett
WR
Evan Spencer
Chris Fields
QB
Braxton Miller
Kenny Guiton
RB
Carlos Hyde
Jordan Hall
Rod Smith
Special Teams
PK Drew Basil
PK Kyle Clinton
P Cameron Johnston
P Drew Basil
KR Jordan Hall
Dontre Wilson
PR Corey Brown
Jordan Hall
LS George Makridis
Bryce Haynes
H Kenny Guiton


Recruiting class[edit]

Prior to National Signing Day on February 6, 2013, six high school players that graduated early and one transfer of the 2013 recruiting class enrolled for the spring semester in order to participate in spring practice.[21] These early enrollments included: cornerbacks Eli Apple and Cameron Burrows, quarterback J.T. Barrett, fullback William Houston, defensive ends Tyquan Lewis Tracy Sprinkle, and fullback Devin Hill, who transferred from Purdue University.[21] On February 6, 2013, the Ohio State University athletic department confirmed that it had received the National Letter of Intent from seventeen additional players to play at Ohio State that completed the 2013 recruiting class.[22]

Ohio State's recruiting class was highlighted by seventeen players from the "ESPN 300", including eight in the top 100: No. 11 Eli Apple (cornerback); No. 43 Gareon Conley (cornerback); No. 48 Trey Johnson (linebacker); No. 49 Jalin Marshall (wide receiver); No. 50 Vonn Bell (safety); No. 55 Dontre Wilson (athlete); No. 56 Joey Bosa (defensive tackle); and No. 62 Cam Burrows (cornerback).[23] On signing day, Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer was quoted as calling it a great day.[22] With Meyer going onto say, "I thought it would be a good day, but now I'll put it in the great category."[22] The Buckeyes' signed the No. 2 recruiting class according to Rivals.com, the No. 1 recruiting class according to Scout.com, and the No. 3 recruiting class according to ESPN.[24][25][26]

Schedule[edit]

The Big Ten Conference released the schedules for the 2013 season on April 6, 2011.[27] The Big Ten will continue the same scheduling alignment as they had during the 2011 and 2012 seasons. As a result, Ohio State will play all five Leaders Division opponents: Illinois, Indiana, Penn State, Purdue, and Wisconsin.[27] Ohio State will also face three Legends Division opponents: Iowa, Northwestern, and Michigan, the permanent cross-division opponent.[27] Ohio State will play four non-conference games: Buffalo of the Mid-American Conference, San Diego State of the Mountain West Conference, California of the Pacific-12 Conference, and Florida A&M of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. Ohio State has two bye weeks during the season, the first between their games against Northwestern and Iowa and their second between their games against Purdue and Illinois. Following their second consecutive undefeated season, Ohio State won the Leaders Division Championship and qualified to play in the Big Ten Championship Game against Michigan State, who defeated the Buckeyes 34–24.[28] On December 8, Ohio State was selected to play in the Orange Bowl against Clemson.

All games during the 2013 season will be broadcast on the Ohio State Football Radio Network. Paul Keels will head the crew with play-by-play, Jim Lachey with color commentary, Marty Bannister as sideline and locker room reporter, and Skip Mosic serving as the pre-game and halftime show host.[29]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 31 12:00 PM Buffalo* #2 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH ESPN2 W 40–20   103,980
September 7 3:30 PM San Diego State* #3 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH ABC/ESPN2 W 42–7   104,984
September 14 7:00 PM at California* #4 California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA FOX W 52–34   62,467
September 21 12:00 PM Florida A&M* #4 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH BTN W 76–0   103,595
September 28 8:00 PM #23 Wisconsin #4 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH ABC W 31–24   105,826
October 5 8:00 PM at #16 Northwestern #4 Ryan FieldEvanston, IL ABC W 40–30   47,330
October 19 3:30 PM Iowadagger #4 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH ABC/ESPN2 W 34–24   105,264
October 26 8:00 PM Penn State #4 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH (Rivalry) ABC W 63–14   105,889
November 2 12:00 PM at Purdue #4 Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN BTN W 56–0   51,423
November 16 12:00 PM at Illinois #3 Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL (Illibuck) ESPN W 60–35   44,095
November 23 3:30 PM Indiana #4 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH ABC/ESPN2 W 42–14   104,990
November 30 12:00 PM at Michigan #3 Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI (The Game) ABC W 42–41   113,511
December 7 8:17 PM vs. #10 Michigan State #2 Lucas Oil StadiumIndianapolis, IN (Big Ten Championship Game) FOX L 24–34   66,002
January 3, 2014 8:30 PM vs. #12 Clemson* #7 Sun Life StadiumMiami Gardens, FL (Orange Bowl) ESPN L 35–40   72,080
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Game notes[edit]

Buffalo[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Buffalo 0 13 7 0 20
#2 Ohio State 23 7 7 3 40
  • Location: Columbus, Ohio
  • Game start: 12:03 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:18
  • Game attendance: 103,980
  • Game weather: Partly Cloudy, 79°F
  • Referee: Shawn Smith
  • TV announcers (ESPN2): Beth Mowins (play-by-play), Joey Galloway (color)

The Buckeyes' opened the 2013 season against the Buffalo Bulls, who they defeated 40–20 in Columbus.[31][33] A false start and delay of game penalty would force Buffalo to punt on their first possession.[34] Following a 4-play drive, the Buckeyes' would score on a touchdown pass from Braxton Miller to Devin Smith, and after a Kenny Guiton two-point conversion run, Ohio State took an 8–0 lead.[33] Ohio State would score again on their second drive after a 7-yard touchdown pass from Miller to Chris Fields, and would convert another two-point conversion on a pass from Guiton to Jordan Hall.[33] A 49-yard Hall touchdown run on the Buckeyes' next possession gave the Buckeyes' a 23–0 lead after the first quarter.[34]

Ohio State would be unable to capitalize on a Ron Tanner interception of Bull's quarterback Joe Licata, with freshman Dontre Wilson fumbling the ball on the next play.[34] Buffalo would score their first points of the game on a 3-play drive that ended in a touchdown pass from Licata to Matt Weiser.[31] Khalil Mack returned a Braxton Miller interception for a touchdown on the Buckeyes' ensuing possession and cut the Ohio State lead to 23–13.[35] A 37-yard touchdown run from Jordan Hall would give Ohio State a 30–13 lead at halftime.[33] Ryan Shazier, along with other Buckeyes players were carried off in the second quarter due to cramps in the hot weather.[36]

Buffalo would score on their first possession of the second half on a 10-yard pass from Joe Licata to Alex Neutz.[32] The Buckeyes' responded with a 14-play drive, which ended in a 21-yard touchdown pass from Kenny Guiton to Chris Fields, giving Ohio State a 37–20 lead.[31] A 39-yard Drew Basil field goal in the fourth quarter would be the final scoring play.[31] With the victory, Ohio State extended their winning streak to 13 games, dating back to the previous season, the longest streak in the nation.[37] The Bull's received $1 million to play the game in Ohio Stadium.[38]

San Diego State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
San Diego State 0 0 7 0 7
#3 Ohio State 21 14 7 0 42
  • Location: Columbus, Ohio
  • Game start: 3:36 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:11
  • Game attendance: 104,984
  • Game weather: Partly Cloudy, 82°F, Wind: SW 8 MPH
  • Referee: Jerry McGinn
  • TV announcers (ABC): Sean McDonough (play-by-play), Chris Spielman (color)

On November 2, 2012, Ohio State announced San Diego State would replace Vanderbilt on the 2013 schedule after the Commodores canceled the game.[41] Ohio State defeated the Aztecs 42–7 in the second game of the season.[39][42] The Buckeyes' scored on their first offensive possession on a 7-yard touchdown run from freshman Dontre Wilson.[42] Starting quarterback Braxton Miller left the game after the first drive with a knee injury and was replaced by Kenny Guiton.[42] The Buckeyes would be unable to capitalize following a Doran Grant interception on the Aztecs' ensuing possession.[43] A touchdown pass from Guiton to Corey Brown and a 4-yard touchdown run from Jordan Hall gave Ohio State a 21–0 lead at the end of the first quarter.[39]

Kenny Guiton threw his first interception early in the second quarter to Damontae Kazee, though Guiton would score on the Buckeyes' next offensive possession on a 44-yard run.[42] A fumble and sack by Noah Spence gave the Buckeyes the ball in Aztec territory, which would lead to a Rod Smith touchdown run, giving Ohio State a 35–0 lead at halftime.[43] Ohio State would score on their second drive of the third quarter on a Guiton touchdown pass to Corey Brown.[39] The Buckeye defense would give up their first points against midway through the third quarter, following a 6 play, 72-yard drive by San Diego State.[42] The Aztecs' scored a touchdown on a pass from Quinn Kaehler to Chad Young.[42] Ohio State would run out the clock in the fourth quarter, ensuring the 42–7 victory.[43] With the victory, Ohio State extended their winning streak to 14 games, and improved their overall record against San Diego State to 4–0.[44][45]

California[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#4 Ohio State 24 7 21 0 52
California 14 6 7 7 34
  • Location: Berkeley, California
  • Game start: 7:05 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:32
  • Game attendance: 62,467
  • Game weather: Clear, 74°F, Wind: SW 11 MPH
  • Referee: Jay Stricherz
  • TV announcers (Fox): Gus Johnson (play-by-play), Charles Davis (color)

In their first road game of the 2013 season, Ohio State defeated the California Golden Bears of the Pac-12 Conference 52–34 in Berkeley.[46][48] Kenny Guiton was named the starting quarterback prior to the game, replacing Braxton Miller, who was injured.[49] Within the first five minutes of the game, the Buckeyes' jumped out to a 21–0 lead following 90 and 47-yard touchdown passes from Guiton to Devin Smith.[48] A sack and forced fumble by Ryan Shazier on California's third drive of the game would help set up a 1-yard touchdown pass from Guiton to Chris Fields.[50] The Golden Bears' first touchdown would come on their fourth drive, on a 61-yard reception thrown by Jared Goff to James Grisom.[48] A Christian Bryant interception for the Buckeyes' would set up a 39-yard Drew Basil field goal.[50] A 42-yard touchdown pass from Goff to Chris Harper would make the score 24–14, in favor of Ohio State, at the end of the first quarter.[46] Following a 12 play, 74-yard drive, Ohio State extended their led to 31–14 following a 1-yard Jordan Hall touchdown run.[47] Two field goals of 27 and 43-yards for California's Vincen D'Amato, would cut the Buckeye lead to 31–20 at halftime.[48]

Ohio State would open the second half with possession of the ball, and scoring a touchdown on Jordan Hall's second touchdown run of the game.[50] A 6-yard touchdown pass from Kenny Guiton to Corey Brown on their next possession, would make the score 45–20, in favor of the Buckeyes'.[46] Jared Goff would throw his third touchdown pass of the day to Bryce Treggs midway through the third quarter.[48] Hall's third touchdown run for the Buckeyes' would give Ohio State a 52–27 lead at the end of the third quarter.[48] A 1-yard touchdown run for Daniel Lasco of the Golden Bears' would be the only scoring play of the fourth quarter, with the Buckeyes winning 52–34.[50] Kenny Guiton was recognized as the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week for his 276 passing yard and four touchdown passes, while Ryan Shazier was recognized as the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week for his 12 tackles and forced fumble.[51] With the victory, Ohio State's winning streak reached 15 games, and they improved their all time record against California to 7–1.[52][53]

Florida A&M[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Florida A&M 0 0 0 0 0
#4 Ohio State 34 21 14 7 76
  • Location: Columbus, Ohio
  • Game start: 12:02 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 2:59
  • Game attendance: 103,595
  • Game weather: Cloudy, 62°F, Wind: NNW 9 MPH
  • Referee: Alex Kemp
  • TV announcers (BTN): Matt Devlin (play-by-play), Glen Mason (color)

In their final non-conference game of the 2013 season, Ohio State defeated the Florida A&M Rattlers of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference 76–0 in Columbus.[54][56] Kenny Guiton was named the Buckeye starting quarterback for the second consecutive game.[57] The Buckeyes' would score on all five of their drives in the first quarter and giving them a 34–0.[58] Jordan Hall scored Ohio State's first touchdown on a 3-yard run, while Guiton would throw four touchdowns passes to four separate receivers.[58] A blocked punt by Doran Grant and an interception by Bradley Roby would set up good field positions for the Buckeyes' and scoring drives.[56] Ohio State would continue to roll in the second quarter, scoring three touchdowns on all their of their drives, including an 18-yard run from Jordan Hall and two touchdown passes from Guiton.[59] The six touchdown passes from Guiton in the first half was a new Ohio State single game quarterback. record.[60]

The Buckeyes' would take out their starters in the third quarter and keep the ball on the ground for the remainder of the game.[58] Freshmen running back Ezekiel Elliot would take advantage of the playing time, scoring two touchdown in the third quarter, on 16 and 13-yard runs, and giving Ohio State a 69–0 lead going into the fourth quarter.[59] A 10-yard touchdown run from Cardale Jones in the fourth quarter would be the final scoring play of the game.[54] Kenny Guiton was recognized as the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week for his six touchdown passes.[61] With the victory, Ohio State's winning streak reached 16 games.[62] The Rattlers' received $900,000 to play the game in Ohio Stadium.[38]

Wisconsin[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#23 Wisconsin 7 7 0 10 24
#4 Ohio State 14 10 7 0 31
  • Location: Columbus, Ohio
  • Game start: 8:13 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:20
  • Game attendance: 105,826
  • Game weather: Clear, 70°F, Wind: SE 7 MPH
  • Referee: Dan Capron
  • TV announcers (ABC): Brent Musburger (play-by-play), Kirk Herbstreit (color)

In their first conference game of the 2013 season, Ohio State defeated the Wisconsin Badgers 31–24 in Columbus.[63][65] Braxton Miller was named as the starting quarterback for the first time in two weeks and would throw a 21-yard touchdown pass on the Buckeyes' first offensive possession.[65][66] Wisconsin would tie the game up on their second offensive possession with a 36-yard touchdown pass from Joel Stave to Jared Abbrederis.[67] The Buckeyes' would respond with a 26-yard touchdown pass from Miller to Devin Smith, giving Ohio State a 14–7 lead at the end of the first quarter.[65]

Ohio State would extend their lead early in the second quarter, with a 45-yard Drew Basil field goal.[63] Joel Stave would throw his second touchdown pass the Same Arneson, bringing the Buckeye lead back to one possession.[65] In the final minutes of the half, the Buckeye offense would drive down the field and score on a touchdown pass from Braxton Miller to Corey Brown, giving the Ohio State a 24–14 at halftime.[68] The Badgers' would commit their first turnover in the third quarter on a pass intercepted by Bradley Roby.[68] Ohio State would score a touchdown reception by Corey Brown, giving Ohio State a 31–14 lead.[68]

Wisconsin would put together a 9 play, 75 yard drive in the fourth quarter, which resulted in a touchdown run from James White.[63] The Badgers' again received the ball with less than five minutes remaining and were able to drive down to the Buckeye 24 yard line and would ultimately settle for a 42-yard field goal.[65] The Buckeyes' recovered the ensuing onside kick and would seal the 31–24 victory.[67] Braxton Miller was recognized as the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week after completing 17 of 25 pass attempts for 198 yards, while Cameron Johnston was named the Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week.[69] During the game senior safety Christian Bryant sustained an ankle injury during the game, which ultimately ended his season and career at Ohio State.[70] With the victory, Ohio State's winning streak reached 18 games, and they improved their overall record against Wisconsin to 56–18–5.[71][72]

Northwestern[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#4 Ohio State 10 3 7 20 40
#16 Northwestern 7 13 3 7 30
  • Location: Evanston, Illinois
  • Game start: 8:13 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:24
  • Game attendance: 47,330
  • Game weather: Scattered Showers, 68°F, Wind: E 3 MPH
  • Referee: Mike Cannon
  • TV announcers (ABC): Brent Musburger (play-by-play), Kirk Herbstreit (color)

For the first time since 2008, Ohio State played Northwestern in Evanston, and in the game Ohio State defeated the Wildcats 40–30.[73][75] Ohio State received the opening kickoff and scored first on a Drew Basil 27-yard field goal. Tyler Scott forced a fumble on Ohio State's second possession, giving the Wildcats the ball deep in Ohio State territory. Northwestern would take advantage of the turnover, scoring on a touchdown pass from Trevor Siemiah to Kain Colter, giving the Wildcats the 7–3 lead.[76] A blocked punt in the shadow of Northwestern's endzone by Bradley Roby would give Ohio State their first touchdown and the 10–7 lead at the end of the first quarter.[77]

Ohio State's first drive of the second quarter would cover 72 yards, and would result in a 20-yard field goal from Basil.[73] Northwestern would score on all of their drives in the second quarter, including a Kain Colter touchdown run, along with Jeff Budzien field goals, giving the Wildcats a 20–13 lead at halftime.[75] Northwestern extended their lead on the first possession of the second half, driving 60 yards and taking a ten point lead following a 32-yard field goal from Budzien.[77] Ohio State committed third turnover on their first possession of the half, after a Braxton Miller fumble.[78] A touchdown run from Carlos Hyde on the Buckeyes' next offensive drive would cut the Wildcat lead down to one possession.[75]

Doran Grant intercepted a Trevor Siemian pass early in the fourth quarter, setting up the Buckeyes' deep within Northwestern territory.[77] Hyde's second touchdown run would give Ohio State the lead again at 27–23.[75] Northwestern responded with a Cameron Dickerson 12-yard touchdown reception from Siemian.[73] Ohio State would take the lead for good after a third touchdown run from Hyde, following an 81 yard drive.[75] A Wildcat fumbled lateral recovered by Joey Bosa would made the final score 40–30.[77] Hyde was recognized as Big Ten co-Offensive Player of the Week for his three touchdown runs, Roby was recognized as the Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week, while Bosa was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week.[79] With the victory, Ohio State's winning streak reached 18 games, and they improved their overall record against Northwestern to 60–14–1.[80][81]

Iowa[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Iowa 10 7 7 0 24
#4 Ohio State 3 7 14 10 34
  • Location: Columbus, Ohio
  • Game start: 3:37 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:11
  • Game attendance: 105,264
  • Game weather: Cloudy, 46°F, Wind: N 13 MPH
  • Referee: Bill LeMonnier
  • TV announcers (ABC): Bob Wischusen (play-by-play), Rod Gilmore (color)

In their seventh game of the 2013 season and their third conference game, Ohio State defeated the Iowa Hawkeyes 34–24 in Columbus.[82][84] Iowa received the opening kickoff and put together a 12 play, 80 yard drive that resulted in a 2-yard touchdown reception from Jack Rudock to C.J. Fiedorowicz, giving the Hawkeyes a 7–0 lead.[82] Ohio State would respond on their first offensive drive by putting together a 12 play drive of their own that ended in a 27-yard Drew Basil field goal.[83] Iowa again drove down the field on their second drive and would score on a Mike Meyer 28-yard field goal, giving the Hawkeyes a 10–3 lead at the end of the first quarter.[82] Three plays into the second quarter Braxton Miller threw a 58-yard touchdown pass to Corey Browing, which tied the game.[85] Iowa took the lead on their next possession on a Jake Rudlock touchdown pass to Kevonte Martin-Manley.

Ohio State would start the second half with a 1-yard touchdown run from Carlos Hyde.[84] After a defensive stop, Braxton Miller touchdown pass to Devin Smith, which gave Ohio State a 24–17 lead.[85] Iowa would respond on their next possession with one play, an 85-yard touchdown pass from Jake Rudlock to Jake Duzey, tying the score again. In the fourth quarter, Ohio State would score on a second Hyde touchdown run, as well as a 25-yard field goal from Drew Basil.[84] For the first time since the 2008 season, the Buckeyes' did not punt a single time in the game.[86] With the victory, Ohio State's winning streak reached 19 games, and they improved their overall record against Iowa to 46–14–3 (47–14–3 without NCAA vacations and forfeits).[86][87]

Penn State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Penn State 0 7 0 7 14
#4 Ohio State 14 28 14 7 63
  • Location: Columbus, Ohio
  • Game start: 8:13 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:19
  • Game attendance: 105,889
  • Game weather: Mostly Cloudy, 45°F, Wind: SW 11 MPH
  • Referee: Dave Witvoet
  • TV announcers (ABC): Brad Nessler (play-by-play), Todd Blackledge (color)

In their annual rivalry game, Ohio State defeated the Penn State Nittany Lions in Columbus 63–14.[88][90] Ohio State opened the game with a 7 play, 75 yard drive and scored on a two yard run from Carlos Hyde.[91] Corey Brown would force an interception on the Nittany Lions' first offensive drive, though the Buckeye offense was unable to capitalize.[91] Ohio State would score the next three touchdowns unanswered, giving the Buckeyes' a 28–0 lead. Two touchdowns came on 39-yard and 6-yard runs from Braxton Miller, with the third coming on a 3-yard pass from Miller to Chris Fields.[90] Penn State would get on the board midway through the second quarter, scoring on a 12-yard pass from Christian Hackenberg to Brandon Felder.[92] A 39-yard run by Hyde, along with a 25-yard pass from Miller to Corey Brown would give Ohio State a 42–7 lead at halftime.[93]

Curtis Grant would recover a fumble on Penn State's second drive of the third quarter and set up the Buckeye offense in Penn State territory. Ohio State would capitalize on the turnover, scoring on a 26-yard pass from Braxton Miller to Dontre Wilson. A 2-yard touchdown run from Kenny Guiton on the Buckeyes' next offensive drive would give Ohio State a 56–7 lead at the end of the third quarter.[89] Guiton and the Buckeye offense would complete a 13 play, 79 yard drive early in the fourth quarter that would end with another Guiton touchdown run. A 65-yard pass from Tyler Ferguson to Allen Robinson would give Penn State their second touchdown of the game, making the final score 63–14.[90] Braxton Miller was recognized at the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week for his five touchdowns, while Dontre Wilson was recognized as the Big Ten Freshman of the Week for his touchdown reception and 96 all-purpose yards.[94] With the victory, Ohio State's winning streak reached 20 games, and they improved their overall record against Penn State to 15–8 (16–13 without NCAA vacations and forfeits).[95][96]

Purdue[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#4 Ohio State 28 14 7 7 56
Purdue 0 0 0 0 0
  • Location: West Lafayette, Indiana
  • Game start: 12:01 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:09
  • Game attendance: 51,423
  • Game weather: Partly Cloudy, 47°F, Wind: NW 10 MPH
  • Referee: Jerry McGinn
  • TV announcers (BTN): Kevin Kugler (play-by-play), Glen Mason (color)

In their ninth game of the 2013 season, Ohio State shutout the Purdue Boilermakers 56–0 in West Lafayette.[97][99] The Buckeyes' took a 14–0 lead within minutes of the kickoff, scoring on an interception by Doran Grant on the second play of the game, as well as a 40-yard pass from Braxton Miller to Jeff Heuerman.[99] Later in the quarter, Ohio State would put together a 6 play 62 yard drive that would end with a Braxton Miller pass to Nick Vannett and give the Buckeyes a three possession lead.[100] Noah Spence would force a fumble, which would allow the Buckeyes' to score on a 2-yard touchdown pass from Miller to Corey Brown giving Ohio State a 28–0 lead.[99]

In the second quarter Kenny Guiton would come in and throw a one yard touchdown pass to Chris Fields.[99] Ohio State's final drive of the half would end in a 10-yard touchdown pass from Braxton Miller to freshman Ezekiel Elliott, with the Buckeyes' taking a 42–0 lead into halftime.[101] Guiton would again lead the Buckeyes' into the endzone, this time on the first drive of the third quarter, this time running four yards for the touchdown.[100]

The Buckeye defense would force their second shutout of the season, holding the Boilermakers out of Ohio State territory for most of the game.[102] Kenny Guiton would score his second touchdown on the ground, this time running one yard for the score, and giving Ohio State a 56–0 lead.[100] With the victory, Ohio State's winning streak reached 21 games, and they improved their overall record against Purdue to 39–14–2 (40–14–5 without NCAA vacations and forfeits).[103][104]

Illinois[edit]

Illibuck
1 2 3 4 Total
#3 Ohio State 21 14 9 16 60
Illinois 0 14 7 14 35
  • Location: Champaign, Illinois
  • Game start: 12:01 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:50
  • Game attendance: 44,095
  • Game weather: Cloudy, 55°F, Wind: S 18 MPH
  • Referee: Todd Geerlings
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Dave Pasch (play-by-play), Brian Griese (color)

In their annual rivalry game, Ohio State defeated the Illinois Fighting Illini 60–35 in Champaign.[105][107] Ohio State quickly jumped out to a 21–0 lead, scoring on 70-yard run by Braxton Miller, an 18-yard pass from Miller to Carlos Hyde, as well as an interception return by Bradley Roby.[107][108] The Buckeyes' would extend the lead to 28–0 in the second quarter on a Corey Brown reception. Illinois would score their first points of the day on a 67-yard punt return from V'Angelo Bentley.[108] The Buckeyes' responded with a six play drive, which concluded in a Hyde touchdown run.[108] An Illinois drive towards the end of the first half would cover 75 yards and end on a touchdown pass from Nate Scheelhaase to Steve Hull, making the score 35–14 at halftime.[109]

Illinois received the ball to open the third quarter and would score on a second touchdown pass from Scheelhaase, this time to Evan Wilson, making it a two possession game.[109] Ohio State would fumble on their ensuing drive.[109] The Buckeyes' defense would score again, this time by sacking Scheelhaase in the endzone for the safety, which would result in a Carlos Hyde touchdown and giving Ohio State the 44–21 lead.[107]

The Illini and Nate Scheelhaase would respond, scoring a touchdown on the third play of the fourth quarter, and by converting the two point conversion, would make it a two possession game once again.[109] A Drew Basil field goal on the next Buckeye drive would be answered by an Illinois touchdown, this time by Josh Ferguson.[105] A third Carlos Hyde touchdown run late in the fourth quarter would put the game out of reach for the Illini, with Hyde's fourth touchdown on Ohio State's next offensive drive being the final scoring play of the game.[108] For scoring four touchdowns in the game and rushing for 246 yards, fourth most in Buckeye history, Hyde was recognized as the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week. Ryan Shazier, who had 16 tackles, was recognized as the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week.[110] With the victory, Ohio State's winning streak reached 22 games, and they improved their overall record against Illinois to 65–30–4 (66–30–4 without NCAA vacations and forfeits).[111]

Indiana[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Indiana 0 0 0 14 14
#4 Ohio State 14 14 7 7 42
  • Location: Columbus, Ohio
  • Game start: 3:34 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:07
  • Game attendance: 104,990
  • Game weather: Snow showers, 33°F, Wind: NW 15 MPH
  • Referee: Dave Witvoet
  • TV announcers (ABC): Dave Flemming (play-by-play), Chris Spielman (color)

In the final home game of the 2013 season, Ohio State defeated the Indiana Hoosiers 42–14 in Columbus.[112][114] Ohio State shutout the Hoosiers through the first three quarter of the game, and would jump out to another fast start in the first quarter, going up 14–0. The Buckeyes' scored on their first possession of the game on a 16-yard Carlos Hyde run, and would score on their second possession with a 37-yard Braxton Miller run.[115] A blocked punt by Bradley Roby would set up the Ohio State offense at the Hoosier 8 yard line.[114] The Buckeyes' would score two plays later Braxton Miller would score his second rushing touchdown of the game.[114] Following a sack by Michael Bennett on fourth down, Ohio State drove 69 yards and scored on a Carlos Hyde run in the closing seconds of the second quarter, giving the Buckeyes' a 28–0 lead a halftime.[115]

Indiana would open up the second half with a 13 play drive, but would fail to score after Mitch Ewald missed a 41-yard field goal. Ohio State would score their fifth touchdown on a 24-yard pass from Braxton Miller to freshman Dontre Wilson. A fumble forced by Ryan Shazier at the end of the third quarter would keep the Hoosiers' out of the endzone.[116] The Buckeyes' would score on a touchdown pass from Miller to Devin Smith at the start of the fourth quarter, giving them a 42–0 lead.[117] Indiana would score on two Nate Sudfeld passes in the fourth quarter, the first to Shane Wynn, and the second to D'Angelo Roberts, making the final score 42–14.[114] Ryan Shazier was recognized as the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week for his 16 tackles.[118] With the victory, Ohio State's winning streak reached 23 games, a school record.[119] The Buckeyes' improved their overall record against Indiana to 69–12–5 (70–12–5 without NCAA vacations and forfeits).[120]

Michigan[edit]

The Game
1 2 3 4 Total
#3 Ohio State 14 7 14 7 42
Michigan 14 7 0 20 41
  • Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Game start: 12:06 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:32
  • Game attendance: 113,511
  • Game weather: Partly Cloudy, 37°F, Wind: S 13 MPH
  • Referee: Mike Cannon
  • TV announcers (ABC): Brad Nessler (color), Todd Blackledge (play-by-play)
American football players during a play
Ohio State lines up on offense near midfield.

In the 2013 edition of The Game, Ohio State defeated the Michigan Wolverines 42–41 in Ann Arbor.[121][123] After forcing a punt on the Buckeyes' first possession of the game, the Wolverines' would drive 99 yards in 5 plays, scoring on a 1-yard run from Devin Gardner.[124] Ohio State responded with a 53-yard touchdown pass from Braxton Miller to Devin Smith.[121] A 4-yard touchdown run from Fitzgerald Toussaint on Michigan's next drive, along with a 53-yard touchdown run from Miller tied the game 14–14 at the end of the first quarter.[123] Michigan, who would score on their first three drives of the game, took the lead on a touchdown pass from Gardner to Jeremy Gallon early in the second quarter.[123] Ohio State would score their third touchdown of the day in the final minutes of the half on a 21-yard Miller run, tying the score 21–21 at halftime.[121]

A fumble recovered by Tyvis Powell midway through the third quarter would set up the Buckeyes' 56-yard drive, culminating in a 3-yard touchdown run from Braxton Miller. A 22-yard touchdown pass from Miller to Jeff Heuerman on the ensuing Buckeye drive gave Ohio State the 35–21 lead at the end of the third quarter.[125] A Devin Gardner touchdown pass to Drew Dileo early in the fourth quarter would cut the Buckeye lead down to one possession. A Carlos Hyde fumble on the following Buckeye drive set up the Wolverines in Ohio State territory, with Gardner throwing his third touchdown pass to Jake Butt and tying the score 35–35.[126] Ohio State would drive 65 yard on their ensuing possession and take the lead on a Hyde touchdown run.[126] The Wolverines' would put together an 11 play, 84 yard drive at the end of the game, scoring on a Gardner touchdown pass to Devin Funchess.[123] The Wolverines' attempted at two-point conversion for the victory, though it woud fail after Tyvis Powell intercepted Gardner's pass attempt.[123][125]

With the victory, Ohio State secured their second consecutive undefeated regular season, along with extending their winning streak to 24 games.[127] The 83 points scored between both teams was the second most in the history of "The Game", with 86 points being scored in 1902.[127] With their second consecutive victory over Michigan, Ohio State improved their overall record against Michigan to 45–58–6 (46–58–6 without NCAA vacations and forfeits).[128]

Michigan State[edit]

Big Ten Championship Game
1 2 3 4 Total
#2 Ohio State 0 10 14 0 24
#10 Michigan State 3 14 3 14 34
  • Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Game start: 8:19 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:38
  • Game attendance: 66,002
  • Game weather: Indoors
  • Referee: Dan Capron
  • TV announcers (Fox): Gus Johnson (play-by-play), Charles Davis (color)

In the program's first appearance in the Big Ten Championship Game, Ohio State was defeated by the Michigan State Spartans 34–24.[129][131] The Spartans' would receive the ball first and put together a 14-play drive that would cover 47 yard and end in a Michael Geiger 40-yard field goal, giving Michigan State the 3–0 lead, which would be the only scoring drive of the first quarter.[129] Michigan State would extend their lead early in the second quarter, with two touchdown passes from Connor Cook to Keith Mumphery and Tony Lippett, giving the Spartans' the 17–0 advantage.[132] The Buckeyes' would score their first points on their fourth drive of the game, which would end in a touchdown pass from Braxton Miller to Corey Brown. Ohio State would score the final points of the half on a 28-yard field goal from Drew Basil, and cutting the Spartan lead to 17–10 at halftime.[131]

Ohio State, who received the ball to open the second half, would tie the game up following a Braxton Miller 8-yard run.[132] Ohio State would fail to capitalize on an interception from C.J. Barnett on the ensuing Spartan possession.[132] The Buckeyes would take their first lead of the game midway through the third quarter after a 6-yard touchdown run from Miller, and giving Ohio State the 24–17 advantage.[130] A field goal by Michael Geiger would cut the Ohio State lead to 24–20 at the end of the third quarter.[129]

Michigan State would take the lead once again early in the fourth quarter after a touchdown pass from Cook to Josiah Price.[131] Ohio State would fail to convert a fourth down midway through the fourth quarter and give the ball back the Spartans, who would drive 61 yards in 6 plays, putting the Buckeyes away after a 26-yard Jeremy Langford touchdown run.[130] The touchdown run would be the final scoring play of the game, with Michigan State defeated Ohio State 34–24. The loss ended Ohio State's 24-game win streak, the longest in school history and brought Ohio State's all-time record against the Spartans to 28–14.[133][134]

Clemson[edit]

Discover Orange Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
#7 Ohio State 9 13 7 6 35
#12 Clemson 14 6 14 6 40
  • Location: Miami Gardens, Florida
  • Game start: 8:32 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:45
  • Game attendance: 72,080
  • Game weather: Mostly Cloudy, 64°F, Wind: N 10 MPH
  • Referee: John McDaid
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Joe Tessitore (play-by-play), Matt Millen (color)

Ohio State was selected to play in the Orange Bowl on December 8 as a BCS at-large team.[137] Ohio State faced the Clemson Tigers of the Atlantic Coast Conference, who defeated the Buckeyes 40–35.[135][138] Clemson would open the game with a 6-play drive that resulted in a 48-yard touchdown run from Tajh Boyd.[138] The Buckeyes' responded on their first offensive possession, driving 75 yards and tying the game on a Braxton Miller touchdown run.[135] A 34-yard touchdown pass from Boyd to Sammy Watkins on Clemson's next possession gave the Tigers' a 14–7 lead.[139] After the Buckeyes' special teams pinned Clemson within one yard of their endzone, the Ohio State defense forced an intentional grounding penalty in endzone, resulting in a safety, cutting the Clemson lead to 14–9 at the end of the first quarter.[135]

The Tigers' would extend their lead midway through the second quarter on a touchdown pass from Tajh Boyd to Martavis Bryant, giving Clemson a 20–9 lead.[135] Ohio State responded on their next possession, with a 5-play drive, resulting in a touchdown pass from Braxton Miller to Jeff Heuerman.[139] A Miller 3-yard touchdown run at the end of the half gave the Buckeyes' their first lead at 22–20 going into halftime.[135] Carlos Hyde scored his first touchdown of the game early in the third quarter, extending the Ohio State lead to 29–20.[138] Clemson's next offensive drive would be extended after a fumbled punt and would result in the Tigers' scoring on a touchdown pass from Boyd to Sammy Watkins.[138] Clemson would retake the lead later on their next offensive possession on Bryant's second touchdown reception, giving the Tigers' a 34–29 lead at the end of the third quarter.[135]

Ohio State's completed a 10-play, 75-yard drive early in the fourth quarter, which resulted in a 14-yard touchdown pass from Braxton Miller to Carlos Hyde.[138] The touchdown gave the Buckeyes' the lead again at 35–34, following a failed two-point conversion pass from Kenny Guiton.[139] Clemson would put together a 13-play drive on their next possession, and take the lead for the final time after a Stanton Seckinger touchdown reception, though they were unable to complete the two-point conversion.[138] Miller would fumble the ball at midfield on the Buckeyes' next possession, though Ohio State would force a Boyd interception, with a Miller interception two plays later sealed the 40–35 Clemson victory.[138] The loss brought Ohio State's all-time record against the Tigers to 0–2.[140]

Rankings[edit]

Entering the 2013 season, the Buckeyes' were ranked No. 2 in both the AP Preseason Poll and Coaches' Preseason Poll.[141] Following their 40–20 victory over Buffalo in the first week, the Buckeyes' dropped to No. 3 in the AP Poll, being jumped by the Oregon Ducks.[142] After defeated San Diego State 42–7 in the second week of the season, Ohio State would drop again, falling to No. 3 in the Coaches' Poll and No. 4 in the AP Poll, behind the Clemson Tigers.[143] Ohio State was No. 4 when the first Harris Interactive Poll was released on October 13.[144] The Buckeyes also debuted at No. 4 in first BCS standings of the season on October 20.[145] The Buckeyes' would also drop to No. 4 in the Coaches' Poll on October 20, behind the Florida State Seminoles.[146] Following the Oregon Ducks' loss to the Stanford Cardinal on November 7, Ohio State moved up to No. 3 in all four polls.[147] The Buckeyes would drop to No. 4 in the AP Poll the following week, behind the Baylor Bears.[148] Following losses by Baylor and the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide, Ohio State jumped to No. 2 in all four polls on December 1.[149] After the Buckeyes' loss to Michigan State in the Big Ten Championship Game, they fell to No. 7 in the AP Poll, Harris Interactive Poll, and the BCS standings, while falling to No. 6 in the Coaches' Poll.[150] After their loss to Clemson in the Orange Bowl, Ohio State was ranked No. 10 in the final Coaches' Poll and No. 12 in the final AP Poll.[151]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Final 
AP 2 (1) 3 (1) 4 (1) 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 3 2 7 12 
Coaches' 2 (3) 2 (3) 3 (2) 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 3 3 3 2 (4) 6 10 
Harris Not released 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 2 (5) 7 Not released 
BCS Not released 4 4 4 3 3 3 2 7 Not released

After the season[edit]

Final statistics[edit]

Following their loss to Clemson, Ohio State's final team statistics were released. On the offensive side of the ball, Ohio State ranked seventh in total offense (511.9 yards per game), fifth in rushing offense (308.6 yards per game), 88th in passing offense (203.3 yards per game), and third in scoring offense (45.5 points per game).[153] On the defensive side of the ball, Ohio State ranked 46th in total defense (377.4 yards per game), ninth in rushing defense (109.4 yards per game), 110th in passing defense (268 yards per game), and 28th in scoring defense (22.6 points per game).[153] In conference, Ohio State ranked third in rushing defense and 11th in passing defense.[154]

Individually, Carlos Hyde led the team in rushing with 1,521 total yards (138.27 yards per game), scoring 15 rushing touchdowns, and ranking fifth nationally in rushing yards per game.[155] Braxton Miller finished the season completing 162 of 255 pass attempts, with 2,094 passing yards, 24 touchdown passes and seven interceptions.[156] Miller also complied 1,068 rushing yards on 171 attempts, with 12 rushing touchdowns.[155] Ryan Shazier led the team with 143 total tackles and 101 solo tackles.[157] C.J. Barnett led the team with four interceptions.[158]

Awards[edit]

After the Big Ten Championship Game, multiple Ohio State players were recognized for their on-field performance with a variety of awards and recognitions. The Big Ten recognized several players for their individual performances with various awards. On December 2, Braxton Miller was named the Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year, in addition to being named the Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year for the second consecutive season.[159][160] Carlos Hyde was named the Ameche-Dayne Running Back of the Year.[160] Miller, Hyde, Corey Linsley, Ryan Shazier and Bradley Roby were named to the Coaches' All-Big Ten First Team.[161] Corey Brown, Andrew Norwell, Jack Mewhort, Michael Bennett and Noah Spence were named to the Coaches' All-Big Ten Second Team.[161] Miller, Hyde, Linsley, Norwell Mewhort, Spence, Shazier and Roby were named to the Media All-Big Ten First Team, while Bennett was named to the Media All-Big Ten Second Team.[161]

In addition to the conference awards, several players were also named to various All-American Teams. Ryan Shazier was named to the Associated Press All-American First Team, while Carlos Hyde and Jack Mewhort were named to the Associated Press All-American Second Team.[162] Mewhort and Shazier were also named to the ESPN All-American Team.[163] Mewhort was also named a Walter Camp All-American and Shaizer was named as a USA Today All-American.[164][165] Joey Bosa was named a Freshman All-American by The Sporting News and College Football News.[166]

Coaching changes[edit]

On December 21, co-defensive coordinator Everett Withers accepted the head coaching position at James Madison.[167] On January 10, defensive line coach Mike Vrabel accepted a position as linebackers coach for the Houston Texans.[168] On January 15, Larry Johnson was brought onto the Ohio State staff as the defensive line and assistant head coach.[169] Johnson spent 18 years at Penn State prior to joining the Ohio State staff.[169] On January 23, Ohio State announced the hiring of Chris Ash to replace Withers as co-defensive coordinator, along with being named the safeties coach.[170]

NFL Draft[edit]

See also: 2014 NFL Draft

Fourteen players from Ohio State entered into the NFL Draft, twelve seniors and two juniors.[171] On defense, Bradley Roby, Christian Bryant and C.J. Barnett all entered.[171] On offense, Carlos Hyde, Jack Mewhort, Corey Linsley, Andrew Norwell, Corey Brown, Kenny Guiton, Jordan Hall, Marcus Hall and Chris Fields entered, while George Makridis entered on special teams.[171] Shazier, a junior, announced his intention to enter the draft on January 6, and is projected to go in the first round.[171][172] Roby, a redshirt junior, announced his intention to enter the draft in November, and is expected to go in the second round.[171][173] Shazier was selected with the fifteen pick in the first round by the Pittsburgh Steelers, while Roby was selected with the thirty-first pick in the first round by the Denver Broncos.[174] Mewhort was taken by the Indianapolis Colts and Hyde was taken by the San Francisco 49ers in the second round.[174] Linsley was taken in the fifth round by the Green Bay Packers and Bryant was taken in the seven round by the St. Louis Rams.[174]

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ "2014 media guide". Ohio State Athletics. Retrieved 27 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Bill Sheridan Completes Urban Meyer's 2012 Coaching Staff". Ohio State Athletic Department. January 30, 2012. Retrieved February 23, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Back in action, ace recruiter Meyer assembles stellar Ohio State class". Sports Illustrated. February 2, 2012. Retrieved February 23, 2013. 
  4. ^ Brennan, Pat (November 25, 2012). "Undefeated: Ohio State Football Finishes 12–0 in Urban Meyer's First Season". The Lantern (The Ohio State University). Retrieved February 23, 2013. 
  5. ^ Quinn, Sam H. (November 19, 2012). "Ohio State Deserves Consideration for the AP National Title". Bleacher Report. Retrieved February 23, 2013. 
  6. ^ "2012 NCAA Football Rankings – AP Poll Final Rankings". ESPN. January 8, 2013. Retrieved February 23, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b c "Scoring Summary (Final)". The Ohio State University Department of Athletics. Retrieved June 10, 2013. 
  8. ^ May, Tim (March 5, 2013). "Ohio State Football: Spring Ball About Players in Hand". The Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved March 5, 2013. 
  9. ^ Campbell, David (December 21, 2012). "Ohio State Football Spring Game 2013 Will Be Held at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati". The Plain Dealer (Cleveland). Retrieved February 23, 2013. 
  10. ^ a b c d Bennett, Brian (April 15, 2013). "Spring game recap: Ohio State". ESPN. Retrieved August 16, 2013. 
  11. ^ May, Tim (April 16, 2013). "Football: Buckeyes Have Fewer Questions This Spring". The Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved August 16, 2013. 
  12. ^ Brennan, Pat (April 15, 2013). "Ohio State Football's Offensive Line Point of Concern for Meyer". The Lantern (The Ohio State University). Retrieved August 16, 2013. 
  13. ^ "2013 National College Football Awards Association Watch Lists". NCAA. Retrieved August 16, 2013. 
  14. ^ Myerberg, Paul (July 22, 2013). "Ohio State Suspends top RB Carlos Hyde After Arrest". USA Today. Retrieved August 16, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Ohio State's Carlos Hyde Suspended for Three Games". USA Today. July 31, 2013. Retrieved August 16, 2013. 
  16. ^ Rabinowitz, Bill (August 16, 2013). "Ohio State Football: Charge Against Bradley Roby Reduced". The Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved August 16, 2013. 
  17. ^ Thamel, Pete (November 24, 2012). "Ohio State beats Michigan to finish perfect season, turn page to future". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved November 23, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Kerry Coombs Named Special Teams Coordinator". Ohio State Department of Athletics. February 8, 2013. Retrieved November 23, 2013. 
  19. ^ a b c d "2013 Spring Football" (PDF). The Ohio State University Department of Athletics. p. 2. Retrieved June 12, 2013. 
  20. ^ "2013 Ohio State Buckeyes Football Depth Chart". Ohio State Athletic Department. December 3, 2013. Retrieved December 19, 2013. 
  21. ^ a b "Seven Enroll For Start of Spring Semester". Ohio State Department of Athletics. January 11, 2013. Retrieved December 23, 2013. 
  22. ^ a b c "Ohio State Signs 24 to National Letters of Intent". Ohio State Department of Athletics. February 6, 2013. Retrieved August 31, 2013. 
  23. ^ "2013 ESPN 300". ESPN. Retrieved December 23, 2013. 
  24. ^ "2013 Team Rankings". Rivals.com. Retrieved December 23, 2013. 
  25. ^ "Team Rankings - 2013". Scout.com. June 6, 2013. Retrieved December 23, 2013. 
  26. ^ "RecruitingNation Class Rankings - 2013". ESPN. February 6, 2013. Retrieved December 23, 2013. 
  27. ^ a b c "Big Ten Announces 2013 and 2014 Conference Football Schedules". Big Ten Conference. April 6, 2011. Retrieved February 23, 2013. 
  28. ^ "No. 4 Ohio State clinches Leaders Division with rout over Indiana". FoxNews.com. Sports Network. November 23, 2013. Retrieved January 9, 2014. 
  29. ^ "Ohio State Buckeyes Radio Broadcast Team/Affiliates". The Ohio State University Athletic Department. Retrieved February 23, 2013. 
  30. ^ "2013 Ohio State football schedule". ESPN.com. Retrieved January 19, 2014. 
  31. ^ a b c d e "Buffalo vs Ohio State (Aug 31, 2013)". Ohio State University Department of Athletics. Retrieved August 31, 2013. 
  32. ^ a b "Buckeyes Double Up Bulls, 40–20". Ohio State University Department of Athletics. Retrieved August 31, 2013. 
  33. ^ a b c d "Ohio State rolls early to win opener against Buffalo". ESPN. August 31, 2013. Retrieved September 1, 2013. 
  34. ^ a b c Rabinowitz, Bill (August 31, 2013). "Ohio State 40, Buffalo 20: Cramped Style". The Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved September 1, 2013. 
  35. ^ Huguenin, Mike (August 31, 2013). "Buffalo LB Khalil Mack has a head-turning day against Buckeyes". National Football League. Retrieved September 1, 2013. 
  36. ^ Lesmerises, Doug (August 31, 2013). "Ohio State vs. Buffalo – What Went Wrong: Buckeyes Braxton Miller, Ryan Shazier Missed Time with Cramps". The Plain Dealer (Cleveland). Retrieved September 1, 2013. 
  37. ^ "Postgame Notes From Ohio State vs. Buffalo". Ohio State University Department of Athletics. Retrieved August 31, 2013. 
  38. ^ a b "Ohio State paying Buffalo $1 million, SDSU $1.2 million, FAMU $900,000 to come to Ohio Stadium". Fox News. August 22, 2013. Retrieved December 19, 2013. 
  39. ^ a b c d "SDSU vs Ohio State (Sep 07, 2013)". Ohio State University Department of Athletics. Retrieved September 7, 2013. 
  40. ^ "Guiton Leads Ohio State to 42–7 Victory Over San Diego State". Ohio State University Department of Athletics. Retrieved September 7, 2013. 
  41. ^ "Ohio State to Play San Diego State in 2013, Replaces Vanderbilt". Sporting News. November 2, 2012. Retrieved December 23, 2013. 
  42. ^ a b c d e f "Kenny Guiton Lifts No. 3 Ohio St. after Braxton Miller Hurts Knee". ESPN. September 7, 2013. Retrieved September 14, 2013. 
  43. ^ a b c Rabinowitz, Bill (September 8, 2013). "OSU 42, San Diego State 7: Gee, Kenny". The Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved September 14, 2013. 
  44. ^ DeLassus, David. "Ohio State vs San Diego State (CA)". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved May 28, 2013. 
  45. ^ "Game Notes: Ohio State 42, San Diego State 7". Ohio State Department of Athletics. September 7, 2013. Retrieved September 14, 2013. 
  46. ^ a b c d "Ohio St. vs California (Sep 14, 2013)". Ohio State University Department of Athletics. September 14, 2013. Retrieved September 14, 2013. 
  47. ^ a b "Guiton leads No. 4 Ohio State past California 52–34". Ohio State University Department of Athletics. September 14, 2013. Retrieved September 14, 2013. 
  48. ^ a b c d e f "Kenny Guiton starts for hurt Braxton Miller, throws 4 TDs for Ohio St.". ESPN. September 14, 2013. Retrieved September 14, 2013. 
  49. ^ Bonagura, Kyle (September 14, 2013). "Braxton Miller Out Against Cal". ESPN. Retrieved September 21, 2013. 
  50. ^ a b c d Rabinowitz, Bill (September 15, 2013). "Ohio State 52, California 34: Golden Coast". The Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved September 21, 2013. 
  51. ^ "Illinois, Ohio State and Penn State Collect Weekly Football Accolades". Big Ten Conference. September 15, 2013. Retrieved December 23, 2013. 
  52. ^ DeLassus, David. "Ohio State vs California". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved May 29, 2013. 
  53. ^ "Postgame Notes From Ohio State at California". Ohio State Department of Athletics. September 14, 2013. Retrieved September 14, 2013. 
  54. ^ a b c "Florida A&M vs Ohio State (Sep 21, 2013)". Ohio State University Department of Athletics. September 21, 2013. Retrieved September 28, 2013. 
  55. ^ "Guiton leads No. 4/3 Ohio State to 76–0 Win Over FAMU". Ohio State University Department of Athletics. September 21, 2013. Retrieved September 28, 2013. 
  56. ^ a b "Kenny Guiton sets Ohio State touchdown record in 76–0 laugher". ESPN. September 21, 2013. Retrieved September 28, 2013. 
  57. ^ "Braxton Miller out vs. Florida A&M". ESPN. September 21, 2013. Retrieved September 28, 2013. 
  58. ^ a b c Rabinowitz, Bill (September 22, 2013). "Ohio State 76, Florida A&M 0: Total Mismatch". The Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved September 28, 2013. 
  59. ^ a b "Ohio State Flogs Florida A&M". Chicago Tribune. September 21, 2013. Retrieved September 28, 2013. 
  60. ^ Bromberg, Nick (September 21, 2013). "Ohio State’s Kenny Guiton Throws for Six TDs in First Half Against Florida A&M as Ohio State Scores 55". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved September 21, 2013. 
  61. ^ "Four Big Ten Schools Garner Weekly Football Laurels". Big Ten Conference. September 23, 2013. Retrieved December 19, 2013. 
  62. ^ "Ohio State Football Postgame Notes". Ohio State Department of Athletics. September 21, 2013. Retrieved September 28, 2013. 
  63. ^ a b c d "Wisconsin vs Ohio State (Sep 28, 2013)". Ohio State University Department of Athletics. September 28, 2013. Retrieved September 29, 2013. 
  64. ^ "No. 4/3 Ohio State Stays Perfect; Defeats No. 23/24 Wisconsin, 31–24". Ohio State University Department of Athletics. September 28, 2013. Retrieved September 29, 2013. 
  65. ^ a b c d e "Braxton Miller returns with 4 touchdowns as Ohio State rolls". ESPN. September 28, 2013. Retrieved October 5, 2013. 
  66. ^ "Urban Meyer names Braxton Miller starter for OSU vs. Wisconsin". Sports Illustrated. September 25, 2013. Retrieved October 5, 2013. 
  67. ^ a b "Ohio State Streak Is at 17 With Win Over Wisconsin". New York Times. September 28, 2013. Retrieved October 5, 2013. 
  68. ^ a b c Rabinowitz, Bill (September 29, 2013). "Ohio State 31, Wisconsin 24: Miller Night". The Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved October 5, 2013. 
  69. ^ "Illinois, Iowa and Ohio State Garner Weekly Football Laurels". Big Ten Conference. September 30, 2013. Retrieved December 2, 2013. 
  70. ^ Ward, Austin (September 29, 2013). "Christian Bryant breaks ankle in win". ESPN. Retrieved October 5, 2013. 
  71. ^ DeLassus, David. "Ohio State vs Wisconsin". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved May 29, 2013. 
  72. ^ "Postgame Notes From Ohio State vs. Wisconsin". September 29, 2013. Retrieved December 2, 2013. 
  73. ^ a b c d "Ohio State vs Northwestern (Oct 05, 2013)". Ohio State University Department of Athletics. October 5, 2013. Retrieved October 16, 2013. 
  74. ^ "Hyde Leads No. 3/4 Ohio State Past No. 15/16 Northwestern, 40–30". Ohio State University Department of Athletics. October 5, 2013. Retrieved October 16, 2013. 
  75. ^ a b c d e "Carlos Hyde, No. 4 Ohio State top Northwestern for 18th straight win". ESPN. October 5, 2013. Retrieved October 26, 2013. 
  76. ^ Schroeder, George (October 6, 2013). "Ohio State gets a victory and a dose of toughness". USA Today. Retrieved October 26, 2013. 
  77. ^ a b c d Rabinowitz, Bill (October 6, 2013). "Ohio State 40, Northwestern 30: By a Whisker". The Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved October 26, 2013. 
  78. ^ Meisel, Zack (October 6, 2013). "Still Perfect: Ohio State Remains Unbeaten After Riding Carlos Hyde to a Sloppy Victory at Northwestern". The Plain Dealer (Cleveland). Retrieved October 26, 2013. 
  79. ^ "Michigan State, Nebraska and Ohio State Earn Weekly Football Honors". Big Ten Conference. October 7, 2013. Retrieved December 2, 2013. 
  80. ^ DeLassus, David. "Ohio State vs Northwestern (IL)". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved May 29, 2013. 
  81. ^ "Postgame Notes From Ohio State at Northwestern". Ohio State Department of Athletics. October 5, 2013. Retrieved December 2, 2013. 
  82. ^ a b c d "Iowa vs Ohio State (Oct 19, 2013)". Ohio State University Department of Athletics. October 19, 2013. Retrieved October 26, 2013. 
  83. ^ a b "No. 4 Ohio State defeats Hawkeyes, 34–24; Improves to 7–0". Ohio State University Department of Athletics. October 19, 2013. Retrieved October 26, 2013. 
  84. ^ a b c "No. 4 Ohio State Rallies Past Iowa to Win 19th Straight". ESPN. October 19, 2013. Retrieved November 3, 2013. 
  85. ^ a b Rabinowitz, Bill (October 19, 2013). "Ohio State 34, Iowa 24: Buckeyes Regain Their Balance". The Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved November 3, 2013. 
  86. ^ a b "Game Notes - No. 4 Ohio State vs. Iowa". Ohio State Department of Athletics. October 19, 2013. Retrieved December 2, 2013. 
  87. ^ DeLassus, David. "Ohio State vs Iowa". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved May 29, 2013. 
  88. ^ a b "Penn State vs Ohio State (Oct 26, 2013)". Ohio State University Department of Athletics. October 26, 2013. Retrieved November 16, 2013. 
  89. ^ a b "No. 4 Ohio State wins 20th straight; Defeat Penn State 63-14". Ohio State University Department of Athletics. October 26, 2013. Retrieved November 16, 2013. 
  90. ^ a b c "No. 4 Ohio St. Posts 63-14 Win; Worst Penn St. Loss in 114 Years". ESPN. October 26, 2013. Retrieved November 16, 2013. 
  91. ^ a b Rabinowitz, Bill (October 27, 2013). "Ohio State 63, Penn State 14: October Fest". The Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved November 16, 2013. 
  92. ^ Seger, Eric (October 26, 2013). "Ohio State Rolls Over Penn State, 63-14". The Lantern (The Ohio State University). Retrieved November 16, 2013. 
  93. ^ Rabinowitz, Bill (October 27, 2013). "Ohio State-Penn State: Quarter-by-Quarter Analysis". The Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved November 16, 2013. 
  94. ^ "Iowa, Minnesota and Ohio State Earn Weekly Football Laurels". Big Ten Conference. October 28, 2013. Retrieved December 1, 2013. 
  95. ^ "Ohio State vs. Penn State - Game Notes". Ohio State Department of Athletics. October 26, 2013. Retrieved November 16, 2013. 
  96. ^ DeLassus, David. "Ohio State vs Penn St.". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved May 29, 2013. 
  97. ^ a b "Ohio State vs Purdue (Nov 02, 2013)". Ohio State University Department of Athletics. November 2, 2013. Retrieved November 16, 2013. 
  98. ^ "Ohio State Rolls Past Boilermakers 56-0". Ohio State University Department of Athletics. November 2, 2013. Retrieved November 16, 2013. 
  99. ^ a b c d "Braxton Miller Passes for 233 Yards, 4 TDs as OSU Smacks Purdue". ESPN. November 2, 2013. Retrieved November 23, 2013. 
  100. ^ a b c Rabinowitz, Bill (November 3, 2013). "Ohio State 56, Purdue 0: Chugging Along". The Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved November 23, 2013. 
  101. ^ Seger, Eric (November 2, 2013). "Ohio State Puts End to West Lafayette Blues, Beats Purdue 56-0". The Lantern (The Ohio State University). Retrieved November 23, 2013. 
  102. ^ May, Tim (November 3, 2013). "Ohio State Sideline: No Surprises on This Visit to Purdue". The Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved November 23, 2013. 
  103. ^ "Postgame Notes From No. 4 Ohio State vs. Purdue". Ohio State Athletic Department. November 2, 2013. Retrieved November 23, 2013. 
  104. ^ DeLassus, David. "Ohio State vs Purdue (IN)". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved May 29, 2013. 
  105. ^ a b c "Ohio State vs Illinois (Nov 16, 2013)". Ohio State University Department of Athletics. November 16, 2013. Retrieved November 23, 2013. 
  106. ^ "Hyde, Miller Lead No. 3 Buckeyes Past Illinois, 60-35". Ohio State University Department of Athletics. November 16, 2013. Retrieved November 23, 2013. 
  107. ^ a b c "Carlos Hyde, Braxton Miller lift Buckeyes from ground in rout of Illini". ESPN. November 16, 2013. Retrieved December 1, 2013. 
  108. ^ a b c d Rabinowitz, Bill (November 17, 2013). "Ohio State 60, Illinois 35: Hyde and Streak". The Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved December 1, 2013. 
  109. ^ a b c d "Ohio State-Illinois: Quarter-by-Quarter analysis". The Columbus Dispatch. November 17, 2013. Retrieved December 1, 2013. 
  110. ^ "Michigan, Ohio State and Wisconsin Earn Weekly Football Honors". Big Ten Conference. November 18, 2013. Retrieved December 1, 2013. 
  111. ^ DeLassus, David. "Ohio State vs Illinois". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved May 29, 2013. 
  112. ^ a b "Indiana vs Ohio State (Nov 23, 2013)". Ohio State University Department of Athletics. November 23, 2013. Retrieved November 30, 2013. 
  113. ^ "Ohio State defeats Indiana, 42-14; Win 23rd straight game". Ohio State University Department of Athletics. November 23, 2013. Retrieved November 30, 2013. 
  114. ^ a b c d "No. 3 Ohio State extends school-record winning streak to 23". ESPN. November 23, 2013. Retrieved December 1, 2013. 
  115. ^ a b Rabinowitz, Bill (November 24, 2013). "Ohio State 42, Indiana 14: Down in History". The Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved December 1, 2013. 
  116. ^ Meisel, Zack (November 24, 2013). "Ohio State vs. Indiana – What Went Right: Carlos Hyde's March to 1,000 Yards, Ryan Shazier's 20 Tackles". The Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved December 1, 2013. 
  117. ^ "Ohio State-Indiana: Quarter-by-Quarter Analysis". The Columbus Dispatch. November 24, 2013. Retrieved December 1, 2013. 
  118. ^ "Five Schools Collect Big Ten Weekly Football Laurels". Big Ten Conference. November 25, 2013. Retrieved December 1, 2013. 
  119. ^ "Ohio State vs. Indiana - Game Notes". Ohio State University Department of Athletics. November 23, 2013. Retrieved December 1, 2013. 
  120. ^ DeLassus, David. "Ohio State vs Indiana". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved May 29, 2013. 
  121. ^ a b c d "Ohio State vs Michigan (Nov 30, 2013)". Ohio State University Department of Athletics. November 30, 2013. Retrieved November 30, 2013. 
  122. ^ "No. 3 Ohio State Wins The Game, 42-41". Ohio State University Department of Athletics. November 30, 2013. Retrieved November 30, 2013. 
  123. ^ a b c d e "Ohio State survives when Michigan's 2-point attempt fails". ESPN. November 30, 2013. Retrieved December 2, 2013. 
  124. ^ "Ohio State-Michigan: Quarter-by-Quarter Analysis". The Columbus Dispatch. December 1, 2013. Retrieved December 2, 2013. 
  125. ^ a b Rabinowitz, Bill (December 1, 2013). "Ohio State 42, Michigan 41: Fight to the Finish". The Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved December 2, 2013. 
  126. ^ a b May, Tim (December 1, 2013). "Ohio State football: Carlos Hyde Makes Up for Fumble with 226 Yards Rushing, TD". The Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved December 2, 2013. 
  127. ^ a b "Postgame Notes From No. 3 Ohio State at Michigan". Ohio State Athletic Department. November 30, 2013. Retrieved December 2, 2013. 
  128. ^ DeLassus, David. "Ohio State vs Michigan". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved May 29, 2013. 
  129. ^ a b c d "Ohio State Univ. vs Michigan State Univ. (12/5/2013)". Ohio State University Department of Athletics. December 8, 2013. Retrieved December 18, 2013. 
  130. ^ a b c "No. 2 Ohio State Falls to No. 10 Michigan St, 34-24". Ohio State University Department of Athletics. December 8, 2013. Retrieved December 18, 2013. 
  131. ^ a b c "Michigan State ruins Ohio State's win streak, path to BCS title game". ESPN. December 7, 2013. Retrieved December 18, 2013. 
  132. ^ a b c Rabinowitz, Bill (December 8, 2013). "Michigan State 34, Ohio State 24: No Quit, No Win". The Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved December 18, 2013. 
  133. ^ DeLassus, David. "Ohio State vs Michigan St.". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved December 18, 2013. 
  134. ^ "Big Ten Championship Game Post Game Notes". Ohio State Athletic Department. December 8, 2013. Retrieved December 18, 2013. 
  135. ^ a b c d e f g "Ohio State vs Clemson Box Score". Ohio State University Department of Athletics. January 4, 2014. Retrieved January 4, 2014. 
  136. ^ "Buckeyes Fall to Clemson in Discover Orange Bowl". Ohio State University Department of Athletics. January 4, 2014. Retrieved January 4, 2014. 
  137. ^ "Ohio State to the Discover Orange Bowl". Ohio State University Department of Athletics. December 8, 2013. Retrieved December 18, 2013. 
  138. ^ a b c d e f g "Tajh Boyd, Sammy Watkins connect as Clemson rallies past Ohio State". ESPN. January 3, 2014. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  139. ^ a b c Rabinowitz, Bill (January 4, 2014). "Clemson 40, Ohio State 35: Orange crushed". The Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  140. ^ DeLassus, David. "Ohio State vs Clemson (SC)". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved December 18, 2013. 
  141. ^ "2013 NCAA Football Rankings - Preseason". ESPN. August 17, 2013. Retrieved December 18, 2013. 
  142. ^ "2013 NCAA Football Rankings - AP Top 25 Week 2". ESPN. September 1, 2013. Retrieved December 18, 2013. 
  143. ^ "2013 NCAA Football Rankings - Week 3". ESPN. September 8, 2013. Retrieved December 18, 2013. 
  144. ^ "2013 NCAA Football Rankings - Harris Poll Week 8". ESPN. October 13, 2013. Retrieved December 18, 2013. 
  145. ^ "BCS Standings - October 20, 2013". ESPN. October 20, 2013. Retrieved December 18, 2013. 
  146. ^ "2013 NCAA Football Rankings - USA Today Coaches' Poll Week 9". ESPN. October 20, 2013. Retrieved December 18, 2013. 
  147. ^ "2013 NCAA Football Rankings - Week 12". ESPN. November 10, 2013. Retrieved December 18, 2013. 
  148. ^ "2013 NCAA Football Rankings - AP Top 25 Week 13". ESPN. November 17, 2013. Retrieved December 18, 2013. 
  149. ^ "2013 NCAA Football Rankings - Week 15". ESPN. December 1, 2013. Retrieved December 18, 2013. 
  150. ^ "2013 NCAA Football Rankings - Week 16". ESPN. December 8, 2013. Retrieved December 18, 2013. 
  151. ^ "2013 NCAA Football Rankings - Postseason". ESPN. January 8, 2014. Retrieved January 8, 2014. 
  152. ^ "2013 NCAA College Football Rankings". ESPN. Retrieved November 25, 2013. 
  153. ^ a b "NCAA Football Division FBS – Ohio State Index". NCAA.org. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  154. ^ "NCAA Football Division FBS – Big Ten Conference". NCAA.org. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  155. ^ a b "NCAA Football Division FBS – Ohio State Rushing". NCAA.org. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  156. ^ "NCAA Football Division FBS – Ohio State Passing". NCAA.org. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  157. ^ "NCAA Football Division FBS – Ohio State Tackles". NCAA.org. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  158. ^ "NCAA Football Division FBS – Ohio State Defense". NCAA.org. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  159. ^ Bennett, Brian (December 3, 2013). "Big Ten announces major award winners". ESPN. Retrieved December 26, 2013. 
  160. ^ a b Bennett, Brian (December 2, 2013). "All-B1G teams, individual honors unveiled". ESPN. Retrieved December 26, 2013. 
  161. ^ a b c "Check out the 2013 All-Big Ten football teams". Big Ten Conference. December 2, 2013. Retrieved December 26, 2013. 
  162. ^ "AP All-America Team, List". Associated Press. December 17, 2013. Retrieved December 26, 2013. 
  163. ^ "2013 AT&T ESPN All-America Team". ESPN. December 14, 2013. Retrieved December 26, 2013. 
  164. ^ "Jack Mewhort Named Walter Camp All-American". Ohio State University Department of Athletics. December 12, 2013. Retrieved December 26, 2013. 
  165. ^ "Shazier Named USA Today All-American". Ohio State University Department of Athletics. December 12, 2013. Retrieved December 26, 2013. 
  166. ^ "Joey Bosa named a Freshman All-American". Ohio State University Department of Athletics. December 13, 2013. Retrieved December 26, 2013. 
  167. ^ Hinnen, Jerry (December 21, 2013). "Ohio State assistant Everett Withers takes James Madison job". CBSSports.com. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  168. ^ Bennett, Brian (January 9, 2014). "Mike Vrabel to coach Texans' LBs". ESPN. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  169. ^ a b "Larry Johnson named Ohio State Asst. HC/DL coach". Ohio State Athletic Department. January 15, 2014. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  170. ^ "Chris Ash named Ohio State Co-Def. Coord./Safeties Coach". Ohio State Athletic Department. January 23, 2014. Retrieved January 25, 2014. 
  171. ^ a b c d e "2014 Top NFL Draft Prospects (Updated 1/24/2014)". CBS Sports. January 24, 2014. Retrieved January 25, 2014. 
  172. ^ "Ryan Shazier to bypass senior year and enter NFL Draft". Ohio State Athletic Department. January 6, 2014. Retrieved January 25, 2014. 
  173. ^ Huguenin, Mike (November 20, 2013). "Urban Meyer says CB Bradley Roby will enter 2014 NFL Draft". NFL.com. Retrieved January 25, 2014. 
  174. ^ a b c "NFL Draft Tracker - Ohio St.". NFL.com. May 10, 2014. Retrieved May 13, 2014. 

External links[edit]