The Series History: Ohio State/Penn State

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October 23, 2013 at 9:19p
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When looking at the overall series 15-13 (without vacated wins) you would believe Ohio State and Penn State are evenly matched rivals.

However, the 15-13 (.536) series mark is misleading. Penn State amassed the majority of its wins against Ohio State before joining the Big Ten in 1993.

Before 1993, Ohio State was 2-6 (.250) against Penn State. Since 1993, the Buckeyes' record against Penn State is 13-7 (.650).

Quick Hitters:

Ohio State is 8-2 (.800) in Big Ten home games against the Nittany Lions with the average score being 26-10 in the Buckeyes' favor.

Since 1993 Ohio State has only played 4 unranked Penn State teams. Saturday will be the fifth time.

24-17 is the average score between Ohio State and PSU since the Nittany Lions joined the Big Ten.

With vacated wins the Buckeyes lead the Big Ten series 12-2 and are 7-0 at home against Penn State.

Trivia Questions

What is Ohio State's record against unranked Penn State teams in the Big Ten?

Since 1993, what is Ohio State's record against unranked Penn State teams in Columbus?

The History of Ohio State versus Penn State

 

Home = Columbus
Away = University Park

 
 

Series Overall             With Vacated Wins
Record: 15-13 (.536)    14-8 (.636)
Points:  549-490          438-373
Avg:     20-18              20-17

Home:  9-7 (.563)        8-5 (.615)
Points: 285-207            221-159
Avg:     18-13              17-12

Away:  6-5 (.545)        6-2 (.750)
Points: 245-252           198-183
Avg:     22-23              25-23

Neutral: 0-1 (.000)       0-1 (.000)
Points:  19-31             19-31
Avg:      19-31            19-31
 

Big Ten Series          Big Ten With Vacated Wins

Woody and Paterno

Record: 13-7             12-2
Points:  488-343        383-227
Avg:      24-17           27-16

Big Ten Home
Record: 8-2               7-0 (1.00)
Points:  255-98          197-51
Avg:      26-10           28-7

Big Ten Away
Record: 5-5               5-2 (.714)
Points:  233-245        158-151
Avg:      23-25           23-22





 

Last Ten Games       Last Ten with Vacated Wins

Record: 7-3 (.700)     9-1 (.900)
Points:  234-137        279-119
Avg:      23-14          28-12

Last Ten Home Games
Record: 8-2 (.800)     7-3 (.700)
Points:  255-98         221-97
Avg:      26-10          22-10

Last Ten Away Games
Record: 5-5 (.500)    6-2 (.750)
Points:  233-245       198-183
Avg:      23-25          25-23




 

When PSU is Ranked  PSU Ranked Vacated Wins
Record: 10-9 (.526)      10-5
Points:  349-323           309-250
Avg:     18-17               21-17

When PSU is not Ranked
Record: 5-4 (.556)         4-3
Points:  158-129            63-107
Avg:      18-14               9-15
 

The Series by Decades

Win, Loss, Tie,
* Ohio State Vacated Win
** Penn State Vacated Win
( ) = Penn State's ranking going into the game.

2010s

2012 A  35-23
2011 H 14-20  (No. 21) **
2010 H 38-14 *

 

 

 

 

 


Record: 2-1      Home:  1-1       Away: 1-0
Points:  87-57   Points: 52-34   Points: 35-23
Avg:     29-19   Points: 26-17   Avg:    35-23

When Penn State was Ranked
Record: 0-1      Home:  0-1          Away:  ----
Points: 14-20    Points: 14-20       Points: ----
Avg:     14-20   Avg:    14-20       Avg:    ----  

When Penn State was not Ranked
Record: 2-0       Home:  1-0      Away:  1-0
Points:  73-37    Points: 38-14   Points: 35-23
Avg:      37-19   Avg:    38-14   Avg:    35-23

2000s

2009 A  24-7   (No. 11)
2008  H  6-13   (No. 3) **
2007 A  37-17 (No. 25)
2006 H  28-6   (No. 24)
2005  A  10-17 (No. 16) **
2004 H  21-10              
2003 A  21-10
2002 H  13-7   (No. 18)

2001  A  27-29 **
2000 H  45-6  



 

Record: 7-3         Home:  4-1         Away:  3-2
Points:  232-122  Points: 113-42    Points: 119-80
Avg:     23-12     Avg:     23-8       Avg:    24-16

When Penn State was Ranked
Record: 4-2       Home:  2-1           Away:  2-1
Points: 118-67   Points: 47-26       Points: 71-41
Avg:    20-11     Avg:    16-9        Avg:    24-14 

When Penn State was not Ranked
Record: 3-1       Home:  2-0      Away:  1-1
Points:  114-55  Points: 66-16  Points: 48-46
Avg:     29-14    Avg:    33-8    Avg:    24-23

1990s

 

1999  A  10-23  (No. 2) **
1998 H  28-9    (No. 7)
1997  A  27-31  (No. 2)
1996 H  38-7   (No. 4)
1995 A  28-25  (No. 12)

1994  A  14-63   (No. 1)
1993 H  24-6   (No. 12) 






 

Record: 4-3          Home:  3-0        Away:   1-3                   
Points:  169-164   Points: 90-22     Points:  79-142              
Avg:     24-24      Avg:    30-9       Avg:     20-36                  

When Penn State was Ranked
Record: 4-3          Home:  3-0        Away:   1-3                   
Points:  169-164   Points: 90-22     Points:  79-142              
Avg:     24-24      Avg:    30-9       Avg:     20-36

Did not Play When Penn State was not Ranked

1980s

1980 N  19-31  (No. 10)

Record: 0-1        Neutral: 0-1        
Points:  19-31     Points: 19-31 
Avg:     19-31     Avg:    19-31    

When Penn State was Ranked
Record:  0-1       Neutral: 0-1        
Points:  19-31     Points: 19-31 
Avg:     19-31     Avg:    19-31    

Did not Play When Penn State was not Ranked




 

1970s

1975 H  17-9  (No. 7)
1976 A  12-7  (No. 7)

1978  H   0-19  (No. 5)

Record: 2-1        Home:  1-1        Away:  1-0
Points:  29-35     Points: 17-28     Points: 12-7
Avg:     10-12     Avg:     9-14      Avg:    12-7

When Penn State was Ranked
Record: 2-1        Home:  1-1        Away:  1-0
Points:  29-35     Points: 17-28     Points: 12-7
Avg:     10-12     Avg:     9-14      Avg:    12-7  

Did not Play When Penn State was not Ranked

 

 

1960s

1963 H  7-10
1964 H  0-27

Record: 0-2       Home:  0-2       Away:  ----
Points:  7-37     Points: 7-37      Points: ---- 
Avg:     4-19     Avg:    4-19      Avg:    ----

Did not Play When Penn State was Ranked

When Penn State was not Ranked
Record: 0-2       Home:  0-2       Away:  ----
Points:  7-37     Points: 7-37      Points: ---- 
Avg:     4-19     Avg:    4-19      Avg:     ----

1950s

1956 H  0-6     (No. 7)

Record: 0-1       Home:  0-1    Away:  ----
Points:  0-6       Points: 0-6    Points: ----
Avg:     0-6       Avg:    0-6    Avg:    ----

When Penn State was Ranked
Record: 0-1      Home: 0-1       Away:  ----
Points:  0-6      Points: 0-6      Points: ----
Avg:     0-6      Avg:    0-6      Avg:    ---- 

Did not Play When Penn State was not Ranked




 

1910s

1912 H  0-37

Record: 0-1       Home:  0-1       Away:  ----
Points:  0-37     Points: 0-37      Points: ---- 
Avg:     0-37     Avg:    0-37      Avg:    ----

Did not Play when Penn State was Ranked

When Penn State was not Ranked
Record: 0-1       Home:  0-1       Away:  ----
Points:  0-37     Points: 0-37      Points: ---- 
Avg:     0-37     Avg:    0-37      Avg:    ----
 

 

Trivia Questions

What is Ohio State's record against unranked Penn State teams in the Big Ten?

Answer: 5-0

Since 1993 what is Ohio State's record against unranked Penn State teams in Columbus?

Answer: 3-0

Hopefully those records will improve to 6-0 and 4-0 after Saturday's game.

 

Comments

unholy bucknut's picture

I'm putting the crown on this guys head Remy is the stats king. I love reading your stuff brother. This stuff has to take you forever and I'm greatful for your effort thanks brother. Go Bucks.

Remy's picture

Thank you Unholy Bucknut. It does take a little time to put together, but it's a fun hobby.
Makes it worthwhile when I know you, and others, like reading about/looking over the past seasons like I do.

"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

Poison nuts's picture

I love it to Remy - thanks...also like that you're a Mitch Hedberg fan. Got to see him live a few times, one of the all time greats.

"Do not pass me, just slow down - I can move right through you" Superchunk - Precision Auto.

Remy's picture

Thanks, Poison Nuts. 
Hedberg was phenomenal. A real shame that he passed so early. Like most great comedians he had his demons. 
Loved his wit and speech cadence.
If you have never heard Mitch Hedberg this is a 14:22 compilation from You Tube.
"Bigfoot is blurry. That's the problem. It's not the photographers fault. Bigfoot is blurry and that's extra scary to me. Because there's a large out of focus monster roaming the countryside."
"I went to a doctor and all he did was suck blood from my neck. Do not go see Dr. Acula."

"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

Poison nuts's picture

"People always say, let me show you this picture from when I was younger...every picture of you is from when you were younger!" Yeah, I saw him twice & had tickets to see him in Tampa - that show never happened...way too young.
Anyway - again, great work on all the stat stuff. Fascinating & obviously something that takes some real effort.

"Do not pass me, just slow down - I can move right through you" Superchunk - Precision Auto.

Doc's picture

Remy strikes again!  Great stuff.  11W needs to get you a regular gig and put you on the "front page".

"Say my name."

Remy's picture

11W needs to get you a regular gig and put you on the "front page".

Wow, thank you. If they asked I'd jump.
Until then I'll happily continue over here on the right side of the website.

"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

IBLEEDSCARLETANDGRAY's picture

LMAO at the PSU player trying to chase down Ted Ginn.

"Sherman ran an option play right through the south" - Greatest Civil War analogy EVER.

Doc's picture

Is that Teddy Ballgame or Chris Gamble and his pick 6.  Either way it is still lulz worthy.

"Say my name."

IBLEEDSCARLETANDGRAY's picture

That's Ginn on his 67-yard punt return during the 2004 PSU game at the Shoe (we won 21-10). The Gamble Pick-6 is higher up the page.

"Sherman ran an option play right through the south" - Greatest Civil War analogy EVER.