Rundown: Florida A&M at No. 3 Ohio State

Remy's picture
September 17, 2013 at 11:40p


TV: Saturday, noon (BTN)

(1-2)                                  (3-0)

Miss. Valley    27-10               Buffalo 40-20
Tenn. State  7-27                 SDSU   42-7
Samford       20-27               at Cal    52-34
Total            54-64              Total    134-61

Streak: Lost 2                      Streak: Won 15

The Series:
This is the first football game between the Florida A&M Rattlers and No. 3 Ohio State Buckeyes.

The Rattlers are a member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC). The Marching 100, Florida A&M's band, is probably better known than the football team.

Unfortunately for A&M, and Ohio State fans, the Marching 100 will not be making the trip to Columbus.

However, the Buckeyes' rushing game plans to make FAMU feel right at home by unleashing the "Marching 300."

With the return of Carlos Hyde to the backfield, Ohio State will likely gain over 300 yards rushing in consecutive games.

El Guapo is back. I'm sure the long break has him even hungrier this season.

If Ohio State gains 300 yards rushing in this game it will mark the fifth time in 16 games (.27) that the Buckeyes gained 300 or more rushing yards under Urban Meyer.

In the 15 years (176 games) before Meyer the Buckeyes only gained over 300 rushing yards eight times (.05).

I know many fans are wondering if Kenny Guiton has earned the right for more playing time when Braxton Miller returns, but for me the bigger question is what role will Carlos Hyde have with the team when he returns this weekend?

The desire for Urban Meyer to have a 1,000 yard running back should not be dismissed lightly. With the start Jordan Hall has had this season, 402 yards after three games, Hall could see increased carries to get to that 1,000 yard mark.

I believe that Hyde is the better fit for this offense because he adds a strong physical presence to the ground game.

However, I could see Meyer continue with Hall against weaker opponents and save Hyde for Wisconsin, Northwestern and Michigan.

By doing so Meyer should get his 1,000 yard running back and have a healthy and angry Carlos Hyde to unleash on the Badgers, Wildcats and Wolverines. Just typing that makes me happy.

Today's Trivia Questions:

Devin Smith has 13 touchdown catches. How many yards is his average touchdown reception?

Ohio State has scored on all ten trips to the red zone this season. How many of the ten trips ended with a touchdown?

Answers at the bottom of today's article.                 


2013 Stats (Per Game)

18.0 (NR)             Points For             44.7 (17th)
21.3 (NR)             Points Against       20.3 (44th)

99.0 (NR)            Rushing Offense     285.3 (13th)
129.3 (NR)          Passing Offense      219.0 (75th)
228.3 (NR)          Total Offense         504.3 (28th)

201.0 (NR)          Rushing Defense    89.7 (12th)
120.3 (NR)        Pass Defense         257.3 (87th)
321.3 (NR)        Total Defense        347.0 (46th)

                         Offense Misc.    
.289 (NR)           3rd Down Conv.     .476 (42nd)
.875 (NR)           Red Zone              1.000 (1st)  
8.00 (NR)           Punt Return          10.6 (42nd)
20.0 (NR)           Kickoff Return        25.3 (28th)

                         Defense Misc.
.450 (NR)           3rd Down Conv.     .261 (9th)
83.7 (NR)          Pass Eff. Def.         118.0 (49th)                 
33.6 (NR)           Net Punting           41.6 (20th)  

Total: 3             THE EDGE             Total: 12 
* FCS School



QB Damien Fleming (Jr): 31/64 (.484), 383 yards, 2 TDs, 5 INTs

Last Game:  11/19 (.579), 139 yards, TD, 3 INTs


RB Omari Albert (Fr): 85 yards, 3.9 ypc, 1 TD

Last Game: 33 yards, 4.1 ypc, 1 TD


WR Lenworth Lennon (Jr): 229 yards, 16.4 ypr,  1 TD

Last Game: 78 yards, 15.6 ypr, 0 TD


LB Michael Ducre (Sr): 25.5 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks,  Forced Fumble,  Fumble Recovery

Last Game: 6.5 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, 0.5 sack,  Forced Fumble,  Fumble Recovery



QB Kenny Guiton (Sr): 41/61 (.672), 449 yards, 7 TDs, 1 INT

Last Game: 21/32 (.656) 276 yards, 4 TDs, 0 INT

Career: 55/86 (.640), 593 yards, 9 TDs, 3 INTs


RB Jordan Hall (Sr): 402 yards, 6.3 ypc, 6 TDs

Last Game: 168 yards, 5.6 ypc, 3 TD

Career: 1,434 yards, 5.0 ypc, 12 TDs


WR Devin Smith (Jr): 256 yards, 19.7 ypr, 3 TDs

Last Game: 149 yards, 49.7 ypr, 2 TDs

Career: 1,168 yards, 20.5 ypr, 13 TDs


DE Noah Spence (So): 10.5 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, and 2.5 sacks

Last Game:  4.5 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, and 1 sack

Career:  20 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, and 3.5 sacks

Gifs came from here.


Urban Meyer is 15-0 at Ohio State, 119-23 overall.

"Hey ref, sorry you got this game, but I'm not responsible for scheduling FAMU."

Earl Holmes is 1-2 at Florida A&M, 1-2 overall.

A graduate of Florida A&M and will be the latest coach
to lose to Urban Meyer and Ohio State.

The Amazing Mr. Smith
Devin Smith's 90-yard touchdown catch from Kenny Guiton last week was the longest play from scrimmage in Ohio State's history.

Smith has an incredible yards per touchdown reception average. You will find that average at the bottom of the article.

Since 2002 the Buckeyes are 68-7 (.907) at home.

Jordan Hall leads the Big Ten averaging 12.7 points per game and six touchdowns scored.

Ohio State's 15 straight wins is the longest in the nation. 22 is Ohio State longest winning streak (1967-1969).

2013 Freshman Legs:

Dontre Wilson gained 107 yards against Cal by land and air. Wilson rushed for 59 yards and caught 3 passes for 48 yards.

That is an average of 15.3 ypc and 16.0 ypr.

Today's Trivia Questions:

Devin Smith has 13 touchdown catches. How many yards is his average touchdown reception?

Answer: 43.3 yards per touchdown reception. That's right, 43.3 yards per touchdown reception.

Ohio State has scored on all ten trips to the red zone this season. How many of the ten trips ended with a touchdown?

Answer: 9 touchdowns and 1 field goal.

I'm also smiling when I see Drew Basil on the sideline
when the Buckeyes are scoring touchdowns in the red zone.


One Bad Buckeye's picture

Without looking it up, who are the 7 losses in Ohio Stadium since 2002?
Off the top of my head I count: USC, Illinois, Wisconsin, Penn State, Michigan State and Texas....who was the 7th?
Edit: Never mind, it was Penn State twice....duh.  

"I'm One Bad Buckeye, and I approve this message."

extemporary08's picture

I particularly dislike the clothes line type tackles, even if it's a Buckeye doing the tackling. That's not the first near decapitation to Dontre "$#¡+ my hair is on fire" Wilson.

WC Buckeye's picture

I like "Gone-tre".

The only thing that's new in the world is the history that we have forgotten.

mh277907's picture

I look forward to this blog post each week. Thanks Remy, it is well done.


jthiel09's picture

Trivia Answer: 44.3 yds per TD catch


CrimsonReLLiK's picture

Thanks for this. It's exactly the fix I needed to get me through until Saturday. :P

buckz4evr's picture

I love these articles.  Thanks for all the research you do for all us lazy people here.