The Rundown: Indiana at No. 3 Ohio State

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November 19, 2013 at 8:29p


TV: Saturday, 3:30 ABC

Ohio State leads the series 69-12-5* and is 44-10-4 against Indiana in Columbus.      
*I include the vacated 2010 victory at home, NCAA be damned.

Since 1991 Ohio State has won 18* straight games against Indiana.

The Buckeyes have won 10 straight home games against Indiana.

Braxton Miller's 2,580 career rushing yards makes him Ohio State's leading rusher at quarterback.

Record Breakers:
The 2013 Buckeyes have already set a new school record for touchdowns with 67. The 1995 team had the previous record with 64.

Ohio State's 10.5 yards per carry against Illinois broke the team record of 9.2 ypc set in 1962 against...Illinois.

179, the total number of points scored by Ohio State against Penn State, Purdue and Indiana. That is the most points ever by an Ohio State team in a three-game span.

The school record for points per game is 42.5. The 2013 Buckeyes need 103 points (26 points per game) over the next four games to break the record.

With two more touchdown passes the 2013 Buckeyes will tie the school record of 33 touchdown passes in a season.

The Buckeyes are averaging 6.8 yards per rushing attempt (the record is 5.7 in 1974).

Cameron Johnston's average of 57.0 yards per punt set a single game record last week.

Getting Defensive:
Ohio State's defense has intercepted a pass in every game this season.

The Buckeyes are holding opponents to 92.6 rushing yards per game.

They have only allowed one rush of over 20 yards this season.    

The Silver Bullets have 32 sacks through ten games.

Know Thy Opponent:
Indiana has lost 18* straight games to Ohio State and ten in a row in Columbus.
If Indiana is going to win in Columbus for the first time since George H.W. Bush was president their defense will have to play better than it has all season. The Hoosiers' defense ranks 120th against the run and 116th against the pass. The last time Ohio State faced a defense this porous the Buckeyes put up mind-boggling numbers against Purdue three weeks ago.

If the defense can slow down Ohio State's offense, and the Hoosiers are able to get some key turnovers, their offense could keep them in the game. A week after Wisconsin was able to hold them to 3 points I believe the Hoosiers'  offense could give the Buckeyes trouble. Especially if the weather is better than what it was in Madison.    


Five Indiana receivers have gained over 1,000 yards receiving in their career. That is a first in B1G history. Four of those receivers also have over 100 receptions. Quarterback Nat Sudfeld will be looking to bounce back from only completing 9/22 passes for 99 yards last week. Ohio State's secondary will have plenty of opportunities to keep their interception streak alive.

The Hoosiers' running game took a big hit last week when Tevin Coleman was unable to play due to a sprained ankle. Coleman leads the team with 958 yards rushing and averages 7.3 yards per carry. Could he be the first back to break the century mark against Ohio State? If Coleman is unable to play senior Stephen Houston should get the carries. Last week Houston averaged 4.1 ypc and gained 61 yards.

Today's Trivia Questions:
Prior to Miller's 70 yard touchdown run, who had Ohio State's longest rush this season?   

Cameron Johnston set an Ohio State record by averaging 57.0 per punt in a game. Who held the previous record of 52.3 yards per punt in a game?                           

Answers at the bottom of today's article.

(4-6)                                 (10-0)    
Indiana St.  73-35            Buffalo      40-20   
Navy             35-41             SDSU         42-7   
BG               42-10             at Cal         52-34   
Missouri        28-45              FAMU         76-0   
Bye                                    Wisc.          31-24   
Penn State  44-24             at NU         40-30   
at Mich St.     28-42             Bye              
at scUM         47-63             Iowa          34-24   
Bye                                    PSU            63-14      
Minnesoat      39-42            at Purdue   56-0   
Illinois          52-35           Bye
at Wisc.         3-51               at Illinois  60-35                                                          
Total            391-388        Total          494-188            
Avg              39-39            Avg             49-19    

The Series:
Ohio State leads 69-12-5 
Last Ten: 10-0
Last Ten Home: 10-0
All-Time Home: 44-10-4
Last Ten Away: 9-0-1
All-Time Away: 25-2-1
Ohio State has outscored Indiana 1,418-545  in Columbus.
1987 was the last time Indiana defeated Ohio State in the Horseshoe.

2013 Stats 
39.1 (14th)          Points For               49.4 (4th)  
38.8 (114th)        Points Against         18.8 (13th)  

189.9 (45th)        Rushing Offense      315.1 (4th)
306.9 (17th)     Passing Offense       221.8 (72nd)
496.8 (16th)        Total Offense          536.9 (6th) 

251.1 (120th)       Rushing Defense     92.6 (5th)  
283.7 (116th)       Pass Defense          229.9 (62nd)
534.8 (122nd)      Total Defense          322.5 (10th)

                          Offense Misc.    
.434 (43rd)          3rd Down Conv.       .519 (10th)
.844 (54th)          Red Zone                .941 (6th)  
13.0 (19th)        Punt Return             8.35 (59th)
21.2 (70th)          Kickoff Return          25.5 (11th)        

                          Defense Misc.
.464 (109th)        3rd Down Conv.       .324 (14th)        
.818 (51st)          Red Zone                .815 (50th)  
141.8 (96th)        Pass Eff. Def.           122.7 (48th)        
36.4 (82nd)         Net Punting             40.2 (12th)         

Total: 2             THE EDGE                Total: 14

2013 Individual Stats


QB Nate Sudfeld (So): 168/280 (.600), 2,281 yards, 19 TDs, 9 INTs
Last Game: 9/22 (.409), 99 yards, 1 INT

Career: 219/362 (.605), 2,913 yards, 26 TDs, 10 INTs                                              


RB Tevin Colemn (So): 958 yards, 7.3 ypc, 12 TDs

Last Game: Did not play due to sprained ankle.                       

Career: 1,183 yards, 6.5 ypc, 13 TDs                          

RB Stephen Houston (Sr): 597 yards, 6.8 ypc, 3 TDs                         

Last Game: 61 yards, 4.1 ypc     

Career: 2,148 yards, 5.4 ypc, 23 TDs                           


WR Cody Latimer (Jr): 926 yards, 15.4 ypr,  8 TD

Last Game: 42 yards, 8.4 ypr          

Career: 1,872 yards, 15.2 ypr, 16 TDs


LB Clyde Newton (Fr): 24 tackles, 1 tackle for loss,  0.5 sack                                                              

Last Game: 10.5 tackles, 0.5 sacks                                                                                                                   

Career: 24 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, 0.5 tackles for loss                                                             

2013 Individual Stats


QB Braxton Miller (Jr): 121/178 (.680), 1,466 yards, 17 TDs, 3 INTs

Last Game: 13/29 (.448), 150 yards, 2 TDs, 0 INT

Career: 354/589 (.601), 4,664 yards, 45 TDs, 13 INTs


RB Carlos Hyde (Jr): 947 yards, 7.9 ypc, 11 TDs

Last Game: 246 yards, 10.3 ypc, 4 TDs

Career: 2,624 yards, 6.0 ypc, 33 TDs


WR Corey Brown (Sr): 596 yards, 12.4 ypr, 9 TDs

Last Game: 49 yards, 7.0 ypr, 1 TD

Career: 1,265 yards, 11.7 ypr, 12 TDs


C.J. Barnett (Sr): 48 tackles, 2 PBU, 2 INTs                                                                                                          

Last Game: 12 tackles, 1 INT                                      

Career: 162.5 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, 15 PBUs, 6 INTs                                                                          


Urban Meyer
22-0 at Ohio State, 126-23 overall

Meyer is 71-7 as a head coach at home.                                                     

Kevin Wilson
9-25 at Indiana, 9-25 overall and 0-2 against Ohio State.

Hey ref, is Ohio State allowed to score that many points?

2013 Freshmen Legs:
For the season Dontre "Uh-Oh" Wilson* has gained 770 all-purpose yards and 2 touchdowns. Here is the breakdown of those 600 yards: 200 yards rushing (8.3 ypc), 183 yards receiving (10.2 ypr) and 387 yards on 15 kickoff returns (25.8 ypr).

Against Illinois Wilson had 7 yards rushing (7.0 ypc) and 87 yards on four kickoff returns.

For the season Ezekiel Elliott has averaged 8.8 ypc, gained 255 rushing yards, 2 rushing touchdowns and a receiving touchdown.

Cliff Clavin's Little Known Facts Corner:

Ohio State's 315.1 rushing yards per game is fourth best in the FBS.

Braxton Miller has had nine games of 300 or more yards of total offense.

2 more TD passes will break the school record of  33 set in 1995.

Ohio State has been ranked for 23 straight weeks in the AP Top 10.   

Ohio State's defense has intercepted a pass in every game this season. Two against Illinois.

Ohio State has scored at least 55 points in the last three games.

The Buckeyes have scored at least 40 points in 8 of the 10 games this season (Wisconsin 31, Iowa 34)

In 124 years of football Ohio State has had 15 winning streaks of at least 10 games.

If Ohio State defeats Indiana the Buckeyes will break a program record wih 23 consecutive wins.

Ohio State's defense has not allowed an opposing player to rush for 100 yards. Penn State's Belton came the closest with 98 yards.

192-38, the margin Ohio State is outscoring teams in the first quarter.

Time for a return? Illinois had one against Ohio State, but the Buckeyes have not returned a kickoff or punt return for a touchdown this season. Ohio State has had at least one return in 10 straight years.

Ohio State's defense has had back to back games with six sacks.

Gifs came from here.


Falling off the Cliff:
Facts and stats that were in Cliff's Corner last week that are now

Carlos Hyde did not have a negative rushing attempt. Cliff busted it. .

Basil is perfect this season 52/52 on PATs, Cliff busted it.

Drew Basil was a perfect 7/7 on FGs, Cliff Busted it.

Today's Trivia Questions:
Prior to Miller's 70 yard touchdown run, who had Ohio State's longest rush this season?

Answer: Ezekiel Elliot had a 57 yard run against FAMU.

Cameron Johnston set an Ohio State record by averaging 57.0 per punt in a game. Who held the previous record of 52.3 yards per punt in a game?

Answer: Tom Skladany averaged 52.3 yards per punt against That Team in 1976.

Next articles:
The Series History: Wednesday evening
The Ohio State Effect: Sunday or Monday evening


MN Buckeye's picture

Great Rundown as always, Remy. On paper, we should shred this defense. I just hope our defensive players can shut down another pretty good passing attack.

Remy's picture

I just hope our defensive players can shut down another pretty good passing attack.

We have the same concern.
MN Buckeye, thanks for the kind words.

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Hovenaut's picture

It's not even a bye week, yet Saturday seems so far away. 
Cliff Clavin, unsung hero, one of the best supporting characters in TV history.

We have filled the Braxton Miller position.

BucksfanXC's picture

Nice post Remy.

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00Buck's picture

My momma always said "IF you learn something new EVERYDAY"  then you've had a great day thanks for the post

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Remy's picture

BucksFanXC and 00Buck,
Thank you for the compliments.
Get win No. 23 then it's That Team:

Can't wait.

"I'm sick of following my dreams. I'm just going to ask them where they're goin', and hook up with them later." ~ Mitch Hedberg

Doc's picture

I'm really loving these articles Remy.  Thanks for your time on these.

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