2018 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

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2018 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Ohio State Buckeyes logo.svg
Big Ten champion
Big Ten East Division champion
Rose Bowl champion
Rose Bowl, W 28–23 vs. Washington
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
DivisionEast Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 3
APNo. 3
2018 record13–1 (8–1 Big Ten)
Head coachRyan Day (acting, first 3 games)
Urban Meyer (suspended, first 3 games) (7th season)
Offensive coordinatorRyan Day (2nd season)
Co-offensive coordinatorKevin Wilson (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorGreg Schiano (3rd season)
Co-defensive coordinatorAlex Grinch (1st season)
Home stadiumOhio Stadium
(Capacity: 104,944)
Seasons
← 2017
2019 →
2018 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
No. 3 Ohio State xy$   8 1         13 1  
No. 14 Michigan x   8 1         10 3  
No. 17 Penn State   6 3         9 4  
Michigan State   5 4         7 6  
Maryland   3 6         5 7  
Indiana   2 7         5 7  
Rutgers   0 9         1 11  
West Division
No. 21 Northwestern xy   8 1         9 5  
Wisconsin   5 4         8 5  
Purdue   5 4         6 7  
No. 25 Iowa   5 4         9 4  
Nebraska   3 6         4 8  
Minnesota   3 6         7 6  
Illinois   2 7         4 8  
Championship: Ohio State 45, Northwestern 24
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
As of January 21, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2018 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represents Ohio State University during the 2018 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Buckeyes play their home games at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. This is the Buckeyes' 129th overall season and 106th as a member of the Big Ten Conference. They are led by head coach Urban Meyer in his seventh season at Ohio State.

On August 1, 2018, head coach Urban Meyer was placed on administrative leave due to allegations that he was aware of domestic violence incidents involving former wide receivers coach Zach Smith.[1] Ryan Day was named acting head coach.[2] After a lengthy investigation, Meyer was suspended for three games for poor handling of the situation. Day acted as the head coach during Meyer's suspension.

On Sept. 15, during a nationally televised night game in Dallas against TCU, preseason All American defensive end Nick Bosa injured his core muscle. He had surgery two days later. Four weeks later, while he was in the process of rehabbing, it was revealed Bosa scheduled a follow-up checkup with his doctor on Nov. 1 to check the progress of his recovery. But on Oct. 15, Ohio State announced that Bosa had withdrawn from school and would not be returning to the team, instead concentrating on rehabbing and preparing for the upcoming 2019 NFL Draft.

Previous season[edit]

The Buckeyes finished the 2017 season 12–2, 8–1 in Big Ten play to win the East division. They defeated Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship 27–21. However, despite an 11–2 record, they failed to receive an invitation to the College Football Playoff. Instead, they received a bid to the Cotton Bowl Classic where they defeated USC 24–7.

Offseason[edit]

2018 NFL Draft[edit]

Round Pick Team Player Position
1 4 Cleveland Browns Denzel Ward CB
1 21 Cincinnati Bengals Billy Price C
2 64 Indianapolis Colts Tyquan Lewis DE
3 73 Miami Dolphins Jerome Baker LB
3 77 Cincinnati Bengals Sam Hubbard DE
4 102 Minnesota Vikings Jalyn Holmes DE
5 168 Seattle Seahawks Jamarco Jones OT

Recruiting[edit]

Recruiting class[edit]

The Buckeyes signed a total of 26 recruits.

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Brian Snead
RB (Rivals #4, 247 #6, ESPN #12)
Seffner, Florida Armwood High School 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Jul 22, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Jaelen Gill
RB (Rivals #3, 247 #4, ESPN #4)
Westerville, Ohio Westerville South High School 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 182 lb (83 kg) Mar 1, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Taron Vincent
DT (Rivals #1, 247 #1, ESPN #1)
Baltimore, Maryland IMG Academy (Bradenton, FL) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 285 lb (129 kg) Apr 2, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Josh Proctor
S
Owasso, Oklahoma Owasso High School 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Apr 15, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Max Wray
OT
Franklin, Tennessee Franklin High School 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 282 lb (128 kg) Apr 15, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Sevyn Banks
CB
Orlando, Florida Jones High School 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Apr 26, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Dallas Gant
LB
Toledo, Ohio St. John's Jesuit High School and Academy 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 225 lb (102 kg) May 16, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Teradja Mitchell
LB
Virginia Beach, Virginia Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 232 lb (105 kg) Jun 2, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Master Teague
RB
Murfreesboro, Tennessee Blackman High School 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Jun 11, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Matthew Jones
C
Brooklyn, New York Erasmus Hall High School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 300 lb (140 kg) Jun 17, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Jeremy Ruckert
TE
Lindenhurst, New York Lindenhurst High School 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 230 lb (100 kg) Jul 17, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:5/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Marcus Hooker
CB
New Castle, Pennsylvania New Castle High School 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Jul 27, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
K'Vaughan Pope
LB
Dinwiddie, Virginia Dinwiddie County High School 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Aug 4, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
L'Christian Smith
WR
Huber Heights, Ohio Wayne High School 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Aug 27, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Antwuan Jackson Jr.
DT
Ellenwood, Georgia Blinn College 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 305 lb (138 kg) Sep 12, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Tyreke Johnson
S
Jacksonville, Florida Trinity Christian Academy 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 191 lb (87 kg) Dec 5, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports:5/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Matthew Baldwin
QB
Austin, Texas Lake Travis High School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Dec 7, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Tommy Togiai
DT
Pocatello, Idaho Highland High School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 290 lb (130 kg) Dec 12, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Kamryn Babb
WR
St. Louis, Missouri Christian Brothers College High School 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 189 lb (86 kg) Dec 12, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Alex Williams
DE
Pickerington, Ohio Pickerington High School North 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 250 lb (110 kg) Dec 19, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Cameron Brown
WR
St. Louis, Missouri Christian Brothers College High School 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Dec 20, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Tyreke Smith
DE
Cleveland Heights, Ohio Cleveland Heights High School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 260 lb (120 kg) Jan 4, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Tyler Friday
DT
Ramsey, New Jersey Don Bosco Preparatory High School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 263 lb (119 kg) Jan 19, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Chris Olave
WR
San Marcos, California Mission Hills High School 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Jan 28, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Nicholas Petit-Frere
OT
Tampa, Florida Berkeley Preparatory School 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 272 lb (123 kg) Feb 7, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports:5/5 stars    ESPN:5/5 stars
Javontae Jean-Baptiste
LB
Oradell, New Jersey Bergen Catholic High School 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Feb 7, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "Ohio State Football Commitments". Rivals.com. Retrieved February 7, 2018.
  • "2018 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved February 7, 2018.

Position key[edit]

Back B Center C Cornerback CB Defensive back DB
Defensive end DE Defensive lineman DL Defensive tackle DT End E
Fullback FB Guard G Halfback HB Kicker K
Kickoff returner KR Offensive tackle OT Offensive lineman OL Linebacker LB
Long snapper LS Punter P Punt returner PR Quarterback QB
Running back RB Safety S Tight end TE Wide receiver WR

Preseason[edit]

Award watch lists[edit]

Award Player Position Year
Lott Trophy[3] Nick Bosa DE JR
Jordan Fuller S JR
Chuck Bednarik Award[4] Nick Bosa DE JR
Maxwell Award[5] Nick Bosa DE JR
J. K. Dobbins RB SO
Doak Walker Award[6] J. K Dobbins RB SO
John Mackey Award[7] Luke Farrell TE SO
Jim Thorpe Award[8] Jordan Fuller S JR
Bronko Nagurski Trophy[9] Nick Bosa DE JR
Dre'mont Jones DT JR
Outland Trophy[10] Dre'mont Jones DT JR
Michael Jordan OL JR
Isaiah Prince OL SR
Ray Guy Award[11] Drue Chrisman P SO
Paul Hornung Award[12] Parris Campbell WR/KR SR
Walter Camp Award[13] Nick Bosa DE JR
J. K. Dobbins RB SO
Ted Hendricks Award[14] Nick Bosa DE JR
Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award[15] J. K Dobbins RB SO

Personnel[edit]

Roster[edit]

2018 Ohio State Buckeyes football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 1 Johnnie Dixon (C) Sr
RB 2 J. K. Dobbins So
QB 4 Chris Chugunov Redshirt.svg Jr
QB 6 Kory Curtis So
QB 7 Dwayne Haskins Redshirt.svg So
WR 9 Binjimen Victor Jr
WR 11 Austin Mack Jr
QB 12 Matthew Baldwin Fr
TE 13 Rashod Berry Redshirt.svg Jr
WR 14 K. J. Hill Redshirt.svg Jr
WR 15 Jaylen Harris So
WR 16 Cameron Brown Fr
WR 17 Chris Olave Fr
QB 18 Tate Martell Redshirt.svg Fr
WR 21 Parris Campbell (C) Redshirt.svg Sr
WR 23 De'Shawn White So
RB 24 Brian Snead Fr
RB 25 Mike Weber Redshirt.svg Jr
HB 26 Jaelen Gill Fr
RB 28 Amari McMahon Jr
RB 30 Demario McCall So
RB 33 Master Teague Fr
RB 34 Mitch Rossi So
TE 37 Derrick Malone Sr
RB 46 Madu Enoli So
TE 48 Tate Duarte Sr
OL 50 Nathan Brock Jr
OL 52 Wyatt Davis Redshirt.svg Fr
OL 54 Matthew Jones Fr
OL 58 Joshua Alabi Redshirt.svg Jr
OL 59 Isaiah Prince (C) Sr
OL 60 Blake Pfenning Sr
OL 61 Gavin Cupp Redshirt.svg So
OL 62 Pahl Brandon Sr
OL 63 Kevin Woidke Sr
OL 66 Malcolm Pridgeon Sr
OL 71 Myers Josh Redshirt.svg Fr
OG 73 Michael Jordan Jr
OL 74 Max Wray Fr
OL 75 Thayer Munford So
OL 76 Brandon Bowen Redshirt.svg Jr
OT 77 Nicholas Petit-Frere Fr
OL 78 Demetrius Knox Sr
OL 79 Brady Taylor Sr
WR 80 C. J. Saunders Jr
TE 81 Jake Hausmann Redshirt.svg So
WR 82 Garyn Prater So
WR 83 Terry McLaurin (C) Sr
TE 84 Brock Davin Jr
WR 85 L'Christian Smith Fr
WR 87 Elijah Gardiner Redshirt.svg Fr
TE 88 Jeremy Ruckert Fr
TE 89 Luke Farrell Redshirt.svg So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
CB 1 Jeffrey Okudah So
DE 2 Chase Young So
CB 3 Damon Arnette Redshirt.svg Jr
S 4 Jordan Fuller (C) Jr
LB 5 Baron Browning So
DT 6 Taron Vincent Fr
LB 7 Teradja Mitchell Fr
CB 8 Kendall Sheffield Jr
DE 9 Jashon Cornell Redshirt.svg Jr
S 10 Amir Riep So
DE 11 Tyreke Smith Fr
CB 12 Sevyn Banks Fr
CB 13 Tyreke Johnson Fr
S 14 Isaiah Pryor So
S 15 Josh Proctor Fr
LB 16 Keandre Jones Jr
ATH 17 Alex Williams Fr
DE 18 Jonathan Cooper Redshirt.svg So
LB 19 Dallas Gant Fr
LB 20 Pete Werner So
CB 21 Marcus Williamson So
S 23 Jahsen Wint Redshirt.svg So
CB 24 Shaun Wade Redshirt.svg Fr
S 25 Brendon White So
CB 28 Alex Badine Jr
S 29 Marcus Hooker Fr
S 30 Kevin Dever So
LB 32 Tuf Borland (C) Redshirt.svg So
LB 33 Dante Booker Redshirt.svg Sr
S 34 Owen Fankhauser Jr
LB 36 K'Vaughn Pope Fr
DE 38 Javontae Jean-Baptiste Fr
LB 39 Malik Harrison Jr
LB 41 Hayden Jester Jr
CB 42 Lloyd McFarquhar Fr
LB 47 Justin Hillard Jr
LB 48 Logan Hittle Jr
DT 51 Antwuan Jackson Redshirt.svg So
DT 53 Davon Hamilton Redshirt.svg Jr
DE 54 Tyler Friday Fr
DT 55 Malik Barrow Redshirt.svg So
DL 56 Aaron Cox So
DL 67 Robert Landers Jr
DT 68 Zaid Hamdan Fr
DL 70 Noah Donald Jr
DT 72 Tommy Togiai Fr
DL 86 Dre'mont Jones Redshirt.svg Jr
DT 92 Haskell Garrett So
DL 97 Nick Bosa (C) Jr
DT 98 Jerron Cage Redshirt.svg Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P 19 Jake Metzer Jr
PK 28 Dominic DiMaccio Fr
PK 29 Zach Hoover (I) So
LS 42 Bradley Robinson Jr
LS 49 Liam McCullough Redshirt.svg Jr
LS 65 Phillip Thomas Jr
P 90 Bryan Kristan Sr
P 91 Drue Chrisman Redshirt.svg So
PK 95 Blake Haubeil So
PK 96 Sean Nuernberger Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Greg Schiano (Associate Head Coach / Defensive Coordinator)
  • Tony Alford (Assistant Head Coach / Running backs)
  • Billy Davis (Linebackers)
  • Ryan Day (Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks)
  • Alex Grinch (Co-Defensive Coordinator / Safeties)
  • Brian Hartline (Interim Wide Receivers)
  • Larry Johnson (Assistant Head Coach / Defensive Line)
  • Taver Johnson (Cornerbacks)
  • Greg Studrawa (Offensive Line)
  • Kevin Wilson (Offensive Coordinator / Tight Ends)
  • Corey Dennis (Senior Quality Control - Offense)
  • Louie Addazio (Graduate Assistant - Offense)
  • Kenny Anunike (Graduate Assistant - Defense)
  • Keenan Bailey (Graduate Assistant - Defense)
  • Parker Fleming (Quality Control Coach - Kicking)
  • Bob Fraser (Quality Control Coach - Defense)
  • Matt Thurin (Quality Control Coach - Defense)
  • Peter Badovinac (Graduate Assistant - Defense)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Roster
Last update: August 29, 2018

Coaching changes[edit]

  • Wide receiver coach Zach Smith was fired in July 2018 after domestic violence allegations came to light.[16] Brian Hartline was named interim WR coach.[17]
  • Head coach Urban Meyer was placed on administrative leave after reports surfaced claiming he knew about Smith's incidents of domestic violence.[1] Ryan Day was named acting head coach.[2]
  • On August 22, 2018, Head Coach Urban Meyer was suspended for the opening 3 games of the season for mishandling the Zach Smith situation.[18]

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 1 12:00 p.m. Oregon State* No. 5 ABC W 77–31 102,169
September 8 3:30 p.m. Rutgers No. 4
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
BTN W 52–3 93,057
September 15 8:00 p.m. vs. No. 15 TCU* No. 4 ABC W 40–28 64,362
September 22 3:30 p.m. Tulane* No. 4
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
BTN W 49–6 103,336
September 29 7:30 p.m.at No. 9 Penn State No. 4 ABCW 27–26 110,889
October 6 4:00 p.m. Indiana No. 3
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
FOX W 49–26 104,193
October 13 12:00 p.m. Minnesota No. 3
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
FS1 W 30–14 100,042
October 20 7:30 p.m. at Purdue No. 2 ABC L 20–49 60,716
November 3 12:00 p.m. Nebraska No. 8
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
FOX W 36–31 104,245
November 10 12:00 p.m. at No. 24 Michigan State No. 8 FOX W 26–6 74,633
November 17 12:00 p.m. at Maryland No. 9 ABC W 52–51 OT 38,177
November 24 12:00 p.m. No. 4 Michigan No. 10
FOX W 62–39 106,588
December 1 8:00 p.m. vs. No. 21 Northwestern No. 6 FOX W 45–24 66,375
January 1, 2019 5:00 p.m. vs. No. 9 Washington* No. 5 ESPN W 28–23 91,853
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

Source[19]

Rankings[edit]

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 Final 
AP 5 4 4 4 4 3 (1) 3 (1) 2 (1) 11 8 8 9 10 6 5 3 
Coaches 3 (1) 4 (1) 4 (1) 4 (1) 4 (1) 3 (1) 3 (1) 2 (1) 9 8 7 8 10 6 5 3 
CFP Not released 10 10 10 10 6 6 Not released

Game summaries[edit]

Oregon State[edit]

No. 5 Ohio State vs Oregon State
1 234Total
Oregon State 7 7170 31
No. 5 Ohio State 21 211421 77
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–0 1984 W, 22–14

Game Statistics[20]

Statistic OH St. OR St.
Total Yards 721 392
Passing Yards 346 196
Rushing Yards 375 196
Penalties 6-50 5-49
Turnovers 2 2
Time of Possession 31:16 28:44

Game Leaders

Statistic Ohio State Oregon State
Passing Dwayne Haskins (313) Conor Blount (169)
Rushing Mike Weber (186) Artavis Pierce (168)
Receiving Terry McLaurin (121) Trevon Bradford (104)

Rutgers[edit]

No. 4 Ohio State vs Rutgers
1 234Total
Rutgers 0 030 3
No. 4 Ohio State 14 21107 52
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–0 2017 W, 56–0

Game Statistics[21]

Statistic OSU RU
Total Yards 579 134
Passing Yards 354 65
Rushing Yards 225 69
Penalties 11-120 7-72
Turnovers 0 2
Time of Possession 31:37 28:23

Game Leaders

Statistic Ohio State Rutgers
Passing Dwayne Haskins (233) Artur Sitkowski (38)
Rushing Tate Martell (95) Raheem Blackshear (31)
Receiving Johnnie Dixon (89) Travis Vokolek (13)

vs. TCU[edit]

Advocare Showdown: #4 Ohio State Buckeyes (2–0) vs. #15 TCU Horned Frogs (2–0)
1 2 34Total
Ohio State 10 3 20740
TCU 7 7 14028

at AT&T StadiumArlington, Texas

Tulane[edit]

No. 4 Ohio State vs Tulane
1 234Total
Tulane 0 600 6
No. 4 Ohio State 21 2107 49
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

Game Statistics

Statistic OSU TU
Total Yards 570 256
Passing Yards 419 156
Rushing Yards 151 100
Penalties 10-89 6-55
Turnovers 0 0
Time of Possession 29:00 31:00

Game Leaders

Statistic Ohio State Tulane
Passing Dwayne Haskins (304) Jonathan Banks (141)
Rushing J. K. Dobbins (55) Corey Dauphine (53)
Receiving Parris Campbell (147) Darnell Mooney (77)

at Penn State[edit]

No. 4 Ohio State at No. 9 Penn State
1 234Total
No. 4 Ohio State 0 7713 27
No. 9 Penn State 3 10013 26
Overall record Last meeting Result
18–14 2017 W, 39–38

Game Statistics

Statistic OSU PSU
Total Yards 389 492
Passing Yards 270 286
Rushing Yards 119 206
Penalties 10-105 7-64
Turnovers 1 1
Time of Possession 28:21 31:39

Game Leaders

Statistic Ohio State Penn State
Passing Dwayne Haskins (270) Trace McSorley (286)
Rushing J. K. Dobbins (57) Trace McSorley (175)
Receiving J. K. Dobbins (61) K. J. Hamler (138)

Indiana[edit]

No. 3 Ohio State vs Indiana
1 234Total
Indiana 3 1760 26
No. 3 Ohio State 7 21714 49
Overall record Last meeting Result
73-12-5 2017 W, 49-21

Game Statistics

Statistic OSU IU
Total Yards 609 406
Passing Yards 455 322
Rushing Yards 154 84
Penalties 9-82 3-35
Turnovers 3 2
Time of Possession 36:42 23:18

Game Leaders

Statistic Ohio State Indiana
Passing Dwayne Haskins (455) Peyton Ramsey (322)
Rushing J. K. Dobbins (82) Stevie Scott (64)
Receiving Parris Campbell (142) Nick Westbrook (109)

Minnesota[edit]

No. 3 Ohio State vs Minnesota
1 234Total
Minnesota 7 700 14
No. 3 Ohio State 10 7310 30
Overall record Last meeting Result
44–7 2015 W, 28–14

Game Statistics

Statistic OSU MINN
Total Yards 504 396
Passing Yards 412 218
Rushing Yards 92 178
Penalties 5-36 4-60
Turnovers 0 3
Time of Possession 31:45 28:15

Game Leaders

Statistic Ohio State Minnesota
Passing Dwayne Haskins (412) Zack Annexstad (218)
Rushing Mike Weber (82) Mohamed Ibrahim (157)
Receiving K. J. Hill (187) Tyler Johnson (119)

at Purdue[edit]

#2 Ohio State Buckeyes (7–0) at Purdue Boilermakers (3–3)
1 2 34Total
Ohio State 0 3 31420
Purdue 7 7 72849

at Ross-Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, Indiana

  • Date: October 20
  • Game time: 7:30 p.m.
  • Game weather: Clear • 37 °F (3 °C) • Wind NW 18 miles per hour (29 km/h; 16 kn)
  • Game attendance: 60,716
  • Referee: Mark Kluczynski
  • TV announcers (ABC): Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, and Maria Taylor
  • Box Score

Nebraska[edit]

No. 8 Ohio State vs Nebraska
1 234Total
Nebraska 7 14010 31
No. 8 Ohio State 16 0146 36
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–1 2017 W, 56–14

Game Statistics

Statistic OSU NEB
Total Yards 481 450
Passing Yards 252 266
Rushing Yards 229 184
Penalties 6-46 5-44
Turnovers 3 1
Time of Possession 26:27 33:33

Game Leaders

Statistic Ohio State Nebraska
Passing Dwayne Haskins (252) Adrian Martinez (266)
Rushing J. K. Dobbins (163) Devin Ozigbo (86)
Receiving Johnnie Dixon (96) Stanley Morgan (87)


at Michigan State[edit]

No. 8 Ohio State at No. 24 Michigan State
1 234Total
No. 8 Ohio State 0 7217 26
No. 24 Michigan State 0 330 6
Overall record Last meeting Result
31–15 2017 W, 48–3

Game Statistics

Statistic OSU MSU
Total Yards 347 274
Passing Yards 227 220
Rushing Yards 120 54
Penalties 4-30 7-46
Turnovers 1 3
Time of Possession 37:29 22:30

Game Leaders

Statistic Ohio State Michigan State
Passing Dwayne Haskins (227) Brian Lewerke (128)
Rushing Mike Weber (104) Rock Lombardi (49)
Receiving Terry McLaurin (63) Cody White (115)


at Maryland[edit]

No. 9 Ohio State at Maryland
1 234OTTotal
No. 9 Ohio State 3 147217 52
Maryland 17 77146 51
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–0 2017 W, 62–14

Game Statistics

Statistic OSU UMD
Total Yards 688 535
Passing Yards 405 196
Rushing Yards 283 339
Penalties 10-79 9-88
Turnovers 3 1
Time of Possession 46:38 28:22

Game Leaders

Statistic Ohio State Maryland
Passing Dwayne Haskins (405) Tyrrell Pigrome (181)
Rushing J. K. Dobbins (205) Anthony McFarland (298)
Receiving Terry McLaurin (118) Darryl Jones (68)


Michigan[edit]

#4 Michigan Wolverines (10–1) at #10 Ohio State Buckeyes (10–1)
1 2 34Total
Michigan 3 16 02039
Ohio State 7 17 172162

at Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio

  • Date: November 24
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: Cloudy • 48 °F (9 °C) • Wind 11 miles per hour (18 km/h; 9.6 kn)
  • Game attendance: 106,588
  • Referee: Mike Cannon
  • TV announcers (Fox): Gus Johnson, Joel Klatt and Jenny Taft
  • Box Score

Big Ten Football Championship Game vs. Northwestern[edit]

No. 21 Northwestern vs. No. 6 Ohio State
1 234Total
No. 21 Northwestern 7 0143 24
No. 6 Ohio State 14 10714 45
Overall record Last meeting Result
61–14–1 2016 W, 24–20

Game Statistics

Statistic OSU NW
Total Yards 607 418
Passing Yards 499 267
Rushing Yards 108 151
Penalties 9-90 3-15
Turnovers 2 3
Time of Possession 35:52 24:08

Game Leaders

Statistic Ohio State Northwestern
Passing Dwayne Haskins (499) Clayton Thorson (267)
Rushing J. K. Dobbins (68) John Moten (76)
Receiving Johnnie Dixon (129) Kyric McGowan (50)

Rose Bowl[edit]

Rose Bowl: #5 Ohio State Buckeyes vs. #9 Washington Huskies
1 2 34Total
Washington 3 0 02023
Ohio State 7 14 7028

at Rose BowlPasadena, California

  • Date: January 1, 2019
  • Game time: 5:00 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: Sunny • 60 °F (16 °C) • Wind 6 miles per hour (9.7 km/h; 5.2 kn) N
  • Game attendance: 91,853
  • Referee: John McDaid
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, and Maria Taylor
  • Box Score

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Conference Honors
Player Position Coaches Media AP
Dwayne Haskins QB 1st Team 1st Team 1st Team
Dre'mont Jones DL 1st Team 2nd Team 1st Team
Parris Campbell WR 1st Team 2nd Team 2nd Team
Isaiah Prince OT 1st Team 1st Team 1st Team
J. K. Dobbins RB 2nd Team HM
Michael Jordan C 2nd Team 2nd Team 2nd Team
Chase Young DL 2nd Team 3rd Team
Drue Chrisman P 2nd Team 2nd Team 2nd Team
Jordan Fuller S HM 2nd Team 2nd Team
K. J. Hill WR HM 3rd Team
Mike Weber RB HM
Malcolm Pridgeon OG HM HM
Demetrius Knox OG HM 3rd Team
Kendall Sheffield CB HM HM
Damon Arnette CB HM HM
Jeffrey Okudah CB HM
Johathon Cooper DL HM HM
Malik Harrison LB HM HM
Robert Landers DL HM
Terry McLaurin WR HM
Tuf Borland LB HM HM
Nick Bosa DL HM
Thayer Munford OT HM
Pete Werner LB HM
Weekly Awards
Player Award Date Awarded Ref.
Dwayne Haskins Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week September 3, 2018 [22]
Nick Bosa Bednarik Award Player of the Week September 5, 2018 [23]
Tate Martell Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Week September 10, 2018 [24]
Dre'mont Jones Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week September 17, 2018 [25]
Dwayne Haskins Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week September 24, 2018 [26]
Drue Chrisman Ray Guy Award Punter of the Week September 30, 2018 [27]
Dwayne Haskins Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week October 1, 2018 [28]
Chase Young Big Ten Co-Defensive Player of the Week October 1, 2018 [29]
Chase Young Bednarik Award Player of the Week October 2, 2018 [30]
Dwayne Haskins Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week October 8, 2018 [31]
Dwayne Haskins Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week November 19, 2018 [32]
Dwayne Haskins Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week November 26, 2018 [33]
Chris Olave 247Sports True Freshman of the Week November 26, 2018 [34]
Annual Awards
Player Award Date Awarded Ref.
Dwayne Haskins Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year November 28, 2018 [35]
Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year
Chicago Tribune Silver Football November 30, 2018 [36]
AP Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year December 5, 2018 [37]
Sammy Baugh Top Passer Award December 2018 [38]
Chic Harley Player of the Year Award
Kellen Moore Quarterback of the Year Award
Johnnie Dixon Big Ten Sportsmanship Award November 27, 2018 [39]
NCAA Recognized All-American Honors
Player Position AFCA AP FWAA Sporting News WCFF Designation
Dwayne Haskins QB 3rd Team
Michael Jordan C 3rd Team 2nd Team

*The NCAA and Ohio State only recognize the AP, AFCA, FWAA, Sporting News and WCFF All-American teams to determine if a player is a Consensus or Unanimous All-American. To be named a Consensus All-American, a player must be named first team in three polls and to be Unanimous, they must be named first team in all five.

Other All-American Honors
Player Position Athletic Athlon Bleacher Report[40] CBS Sports CFN ESPN FOX Sports Phil Steele Scout SI USA Today
Michael Jordan C 1st Team HM 1st Team
Dre'mont Jones DT 1st Team
Dwayne Haskins QB HM
Isaiah Prince OG HM

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