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Ohio State On This Date: October 17

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October 17, 2015 at 11:24am
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FIVE THINGS 10-17
  1. This is the 18th time (11-6) Ohio State has played on 10-17.

  2. Ohio State is 8-2 at home on this date.
  3. The Buckeyes are 4-0 when ranked and playing at home.
  4. The Buckeyes have won three out of the last four games played on 10-17.
  5. This is the first time for Ohio State to play Penn State on this date.

This is the 31st meeting between Ohio State and Penn State in football.

The last time the Buckeyes played at home on October 17th was 1998. No. 1 Ohio State defeated Minnesota 45-15. The Buckeyes went on to win the Big Ten and defeated No. 8 Texas A&M 24-14 in the 1999 Sugar Bowl.

Ohio State's largest margin of victory on October 17th was a 59-0 drubbing of Kenyon in 1903. The Buckeyes went 8-3 in 1903.

 

GAMES PLAYED ON 10-17
YEAR OHIO STATE'S RANK OPPONENT LOCATION SCORE B1G FINISH
2009 No. 7 Purdue A 18-26 1st
1998 No. 1 Minnesota H 45-15 1st
1992   Northwestern H 31-7 2nd
1987 No. 17 Purdue A 20-17 5th
1981   Illinois H 24-27 T 1st
1970 No. 1 Minnesota H 28-8 1st / NC
1964 No. 2 USC H 17-0 2nd
1959   No. 6 Purdue H 15-0 T 8th
1953 No. 17 Penn H 26-0 1st
1942 No. 1 Purdue H 26-0 1st / NC
1936   Northwestern A 13-14 T 2nd
1931   That Team A 0-13 4th
1925   Columbia H 9-0 8th
1914   Illinois A 0-37 T 4th
1908   Western Reserve H 0-18 Not In B1G
1903   Kenyon H 59-0 Not In B1G
1896   Otterbein A 12-0 Not In B1G

 

OHIO STATE'S RECORD AGAINST OPPONENTS ON OCT. 17
  RECORD WIN & POINTS AVG. SCORE
OVERALL 11-6 .647 329-188 19-11
HOME 8-2 .800 254-75 25-8
AWAY 3-4 .429 75-113 11-16

 

 

RECORD AGAINST OPPONENTS ON OCT. 17 WHEN OHIO STATE IS RANKED 
  RECORD WIN & POINTS AVG. SCORE
OVERALL 6-1 .857 166-72 24-10
HOME 4-0 1.00 116-23 29-6
AWAY 2-1 .667 50-49 17-16

 

RECORD WHEN OHIO STATE IS RANKED AND OPPONENT IS NOT RANKED AGAINST ON OCT. 17
  RECORD WIN & POINTS AVG. SCORE
OVERALL 6-1 .857 166-72 24-10
HOME 4-0 1.00 116-23 29-6
AWAY 2-1 .667 50-49 17-16

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