The Series History: Ohio State/Northwestern

Remy's picture
October 3, 2013 at 8:18p
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Many clips have been replayed from the 2004 (27-33) overtime loss in Evanston.
That was a big win for the Wildcats, but I just want to spin some perspective on that win.

Since 1972 Ohio State is 28-1 against Northwestern.

Since 1959 Ohio State is 15-1 in Evanston.

The loss in both instances being 2004.

Ohio State and Northwestern have played four games since that game in 2004.

The scores?
2005 48-7
2006 54-10
2007 58-7
2008 45-10

The average score from those four games was 51-9.

Keep remembering 2004 Northwestern fans because if history repeats itself it will be 2050 (46 years) until you defeat Ohio State in Evanston again.

The History of Ohio State versus Northwestern

Home = Columbus
Away = Evanston

Series Overall
Record: 59-14-1
Points:  2,0
Avg:     28-9

Home:  32-8 
Points: 1,174-317
Avg:    29-8

Away:  26-6-1
Points: 853-361
Avg:    26-11

 

Neutral: 1-0
Points:  34-3
Avg:     34-3

Last Ten Games
Record: 9-1
Points:  402-119
Avg:     40-12

Last Ten Home Games
Record: 10-0
Points:  428-73
Avg:     43-7

Last Ten Away Games
Record: 9-1
Points:  385-169
Avg:     39-17

Record When Northwestern is Ranked
Record: 3-3 
Points:  131-97  
Avg:     22-16 

The Series by Decades

Win, Loss, Tie,
( ) = Northwestern's ranking going into the game.

2000s

2001 H  38-20  (No. 14)
2002 A  27-16
2003 H  20-0

2004  A  27-33  2 OT 
2005 H  48-7  (No. 25)
2006 A  54-10
2007 H  58-7
2008 A  45-10 

 

 

 


Record: 7-1         Home:  4-0        Away:  3-1
Points:  317-103   Points: 164-34   Points: 153-69
Avg:     40-13      Avg:     41-9      Avg:     38-17

When Northwestern was Ranked
Record: 2-0 Home: 2-0 Away:
Points: 86-27 Points: 86-27 Points:
Avg: 40-13 Avg: 40-13 Avg:

1990s


1990 H  48-7
1991 H  34-3 (Cleveland)
1992 H  31-7
1993 H  51-3
1994 A  17-15
1997 H  49-6
1998 A  36-10






Record: 7-0         Home:  4-0        Away:  2-0       Neutral: 1-0
Points:  266-51    Points: 179-23    Points: 53-25   Points:  34-3
Avg:     38-7        Avg:    45-6       Avg:    27-13    Avg:     34-3

Did not play when Northwestern was ranked.

1980s

1980 A  63-0
1981 H  70-6
1982 A  40-28
1983 H  55-7
1984 A  52-3
1985 A  35-17
1986 H  30-9
1989 A  52-27

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                        
Record: 8-0         Home:  3-0         Away: 5-0
Points:  397-97    Points: 155-22    Points: 242-75
Avg:     50-12      Avg:    52-7       Avg:     48-15

Did not play when Northwestern was ranked.

1970s

1970 H  24-10  (No. 20)
1971  H  10-14
1972 A  27-14
1973 H  60-0
1974 A  55-7
1977 H  35-15
1978 H  63-20
1979 H  16-7

 


 

 

Record: 7-1          Home:  5-1         Away:  2-0
Points:  290-87     Points: 208-66    Points: 82-21
Avg:     36-11       Avg:    35-11      Avg:    41-11

When Northwestern was Ranked
Record: 1-0 Home:  1-0 Away:
Points:  24-10  Points: 24-10 Points:
Avg:     24-10 Avg:    24-10 Avg:

1960s

1961 A  10-0
1962  H  14-18  (No. 8)
1963  H  8-17
1964 H  10-0
1967 A  6-2
1968 H  45-21
1969 A  35-6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Record: 5-2         Home:  2-2        Away:  3-0
Points:  128-64    Points: 77-56     Points: 51-8
Avg:     18           Avg:    19-14     Avg:    17-3

When Northwestern was Ranked
Record: 0-1       Home:  0-1       Away: DNP
Points:  14-18    Points: 14-18    Points: DNP
Avg:     14-18    Avg:    14-18     Avg:    DNP

1950s

1950 A  32-0
1951 H  3-0
1952 A  24-21
1953 H  27-13
1954 A  14-7
1955 H  49-0
1956 A  6-2
1957 H  47-6

1958  A  0-21    (No. 11)

 

 

 

Record: 8-1          Home:  4-0            Away:  4-1
Points:  202-70     Points: 126-19        Points: 76-51
Avg:     22-8         Avg:    32-5           Avg:    15-10

When Northwestern was Ranked
Record: 0-1       Home: DNP       Away: 0-1
Points:  0-21     Points: DNP       Points: 0-21
Avg:     0-21     Avg:    DNP        Avg:    0-21

1940s

1940  A   3-6
1941  H   7-14
1942 A  20-6
1943  H   0-13
1945 A  20-7
1946 A  39-27
1947 H  7-6

1948  A  7-21   (No. 9)
1949 H  24-7

 

 

Record: 5-4           Home: 2-2        Away:  3-2
Points:  127-107    Points: 38-40    Points: 89-67
Avg:      14-12      Avg:     10-10    Avg:    18-13

When Northwestern was Ranked
Record: 0-1      Home:  DNP       Away:  0-1
Points:  7-21     Points: DNP       Points: 7-21
Avg:     7-21     Avg:    DNP       Avg:    7-21

1930s

1930  A  2-19
1931  H  0-10
1932 A  20-6
1933 H  12-0
1934 A  28-6
1935 H  28-7

1936  A  13-14
1937 H   7-0     (No. 7)
1938  A   0-0
1939 H   13-0



Record: 6-3-1       Home: 4-1       Away:  2-2-1
Points:  123-62     Points: 60-17    Points: 63-45
Avg:     14-7         Avg:    12-4      Avg:    13-9

Did not play when Northwestern was Ranked.

1920s

1927  H  13-19
1928 A  10-0
1929  H   6-18
 

 

 

 

 

 

Record: 1-2        Home:  0-2        Away:  1-0
Points:  29-37     Points: 19-37     Points: 10-0
Avg:     10-12     Avg:    10-19      Avg:    10-0

Did not play when Northwestern was Ranked.

1910s

1913 H  58-0
1914 H  27-0
1915 A  34-0
1916 H  23-3
1917 H  40-0


Record: 5-0        Home:  4-0        Away:  1-0
Points:  182-3     Points: 148-3     Points: 34-0
Avg:     36-1       Avg:    37-1       Avg:    34-0

Did not play when Northwestern was Ranked.

Comments

Remy's picture

If you find any interesting facts by looking over these scores please post them below.
For example:
24- Ohio State's longest winning streak against Northwestern (1972-1993).
Never- Has Ohio State had an overall losing record to Northwestern.

"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

Remy's picture

Anybody have a favorite or worst Ohio State Northwestern game?
My favorite was the 2005 48-7 thrashing Troy Smith and company gave to Northwestern.
It was the year after the loss and the Wildcats came in ranked No. 25 thinking they were going to win again.

"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

BKshepherd's picture

This stuff is interesting and all...and I appreciate the time it took to put it all together.  Nice job. 
But, it is meaningless when looking at the game this weekend.  Two teams, never played one another.  It is for who wants it the most.

One Bad Buckeye's picture

No down vote from me but, if history is so pointless why keep historical records? Why have a hall of fame? Why celebrate an anniversary or a birthday? 
I get your point....about not one player from either team having anything to do with the stats leading up to this game or its outcome, but I don't think Remy's post is suggesting anything along these lines to begin with.  
Also, the obvious lack of correlation you've identified, doesn't make the stats that Remy has amassed any less interesting.  
Thanks for posting Remy!!!

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

Remy's picture

One Bad Buckeye,
You're welcome.
 
 
 

"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

CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

I find these stats very interesting.  Do they have a direct impact on how the game went.  No.  But they do set the state for the history between the two teams.  You have to believe that NW was very excited because they have a good team and thought that they had a good shot to beat the Buckeyes.  Something that they have not done much of in the past.  They played tough and hard and have a good shot of going to the B1G championship game.  They just came up short on Saturday night, for which I am thankful. 
Overall, great post Remy! 
Go Bucks!!