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The Rundown: No. 6 Ohio State at Indiana

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September 11, 2019 at 6:35am
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THE PERTINENT INFO

When: Saturday, September 14, 2019
Where: Memorial Stadium, Bloomington, IN
TV: Noon // FOX
Announcers: Gus Johnson, Joel Klatt and Jenny Taft

This will be the 93rd time Ohio State and Indiana have faced each other in football. If the teams shared home field advantage evenly, this would be the 47th time for the Hoosiers to host. However, things aren't even and this will be the 32nd game of this series played in Indiana.

The Buckeyes hold a 75–12–5* advantage in the all-time series and are 27–2–1* as the away team. To put that in perspective, Penn State has hosted Ohio State 14 times and the Nittany Lions have six wins. That's four more than Indiana has been able to accomplish as the home team since 1904.

Tom Allen's team defeated Eastern Illinois of the FCS, 52-0, last week and enters this contest with a 2–0 record. 

Below, you will find some interesting facts about the teams, key offensive player stats, coach information, and team stats.

Ohio State

THE LAST TIME...

  • Ohio State played IU was 2018. The Scarlet and Gray won 49-26 in Ohio Stadium.
  • The Buckeyes lost the third game of the season was 2011, Miami.
  • Ohio State played on September 14th was 2013. The team traveled to California and beat the Golden Bears 52-34. 
  • The Scarlet and Gray had back-to-back shutout victories was 2009. They defeated Toledo (38-0) and Illinois (30-0) on September 19 and September 26.
  • The Buckeyes lost to Indiana was 1988, 41-7.
  • Ohio State lost the Big Ten opener was 2011. Mark Dantonio and Michigan State won 10-7 in Columbus.

ON THE HORIZON

  • Saturday will be Ohio State's 107th Big Ten opening game.the 449th time Ohio State has played a true road game.
  • A victory will earn the Buckeyes the program's 294th true road game victory.   
  • Chase Young needs 7 sacks to become the second Buckeye to have back-to-back double digit sack seasons.
  • K.J. Hill needs 37 catches to break David Boston's program record for career receptions. He had eight catches against Cincinnati last week.
UC
 University of Cincinnati

GET TO KNOW INDIANA

  • Indiana University is located in Bloomington, IN.
  • The university was established in 1820.  
  • Indiana is in its 135th season of playing football. 
  • A bulldog named Ox was mascot of the football team between 1959 and 1965.
  • The Hoosiers started playing football in 1887, but didn't get their first win until 1891.
  • The football team was 5–7 in 2018.
  • Since 2013, Indiana is 33–43 (.434).
  • Notable alumni are Mike Pence (US Vice President), Isiah Thomas (NBA Hall of Fame) Mark Cuban (Dallas Mavs owner), Jane Pauley (CBS This Morning), Jimmy Wales (co-founder of Wikipedia).

​TODAY'S TRIVIA QUESTIONS:

  1. When was the last time Ohio State lost a Big Ten opener when it was an away game? 
  2. What year did the Buckeyes and Hoosiers first play? 
  3. Ohio State kept Cincinnati from scoring last week? Prior to that, when was the last time the Buckeyes shutout an opponent?

Answers at the bottom of today's article.

2019 Player Comparison
Ohio State Buckeyes   IU
OFFENSIVE LEADERS
JUSTIN FIELDS 458 YDS // 6 TD // 0 INT PASSING MICHAEL PENIX 523 YDS // 3 TD // 2 INT
J.K. DOBBINS 232 YDS // 6.1 YPC // 3 TD RUSHING STEVIE SCOTT 109 YDS //  3.5 YPC // 3 TD
BINJIMEN VICTOR 134 YDS // 1 TD RECEIVING WHOP PHILYOR 141 YDS // 0 TD
DEFENSIVE LEADERS
JORDAN FULLER 12 TACKLES RAEKWON JONES 15
CHASE YOUNG 3.0 SACKS JAMES HEAD JR. 1.5
TUF BORLAND, JOSH PROCTOR 1 INTERCEPTIONS JAYLIN WILLIAMS 1
SPECIAL TEAMS
DEMARIO McCALL 14.3 YPR PUNT RETURNER WHOP PHILYOR 5.0
DEMARIO McCALL 25.7 YPR KICKOFF RETURN DAVID ELLIS 26.0
DRUE CHRISMAN 43.4 PUNTING HAYDON WHITEHEAD 46.5
3 EDGE 6

 

THE COACHES

Ryan Day

Ryan Day

  • 5–0 (1.00) at Ohio State*
  • 5–0 (1.00) overall*

Day's hometown is Manchester, NH. He attended Manchester High School and attended college at New Hampshire. Day has been in coaching for 18 years and is Ohio State's 25th head coach. 

*won three games as Ohio State's acting coach in 2018.

Tom Allen

Tom Allen

  • 12–15 (.444) at Indiana (4th year)
  • 12–15 (.444) overall as a college head coach (4th year)
  • 4–14 (.222) against Big Ten opponents

Tom Allen was born in New Castle, IN and attended college at Maranatha Baptist University and Indiana. 

Allen started his coaching career at Temple Heights High School (FL) in 1992. He bounced around several high schools until he landed at Indianapolis' Ben Davis HS. Allen started as a defensive coordinator in 1998 until taking over the head job in 2004.

In 2007, Allen made the leap to coaching at the collegiate level. Wabash hired him as a defensive backs and special teams coach. Following stops at five different schools, Allen eventually landed at Indiana as its defensive coordinator in January of 2016. After Kevin Wilson resigned on December 1, 2016, Allen was named Indiana's head coach.

CLIFF CLAVEN'S LITTLE KNOWN FACTS CORNER

Cliff Claven
 
  • 1......number of times Luke Fickell has been a head coach against Ohio State.
  • 3......Chase Youngs sacks after two games.
  • 4......Of the 25 Buckeye head coaches, only four have started their career 5–0. Day is one of them.
  • 5......Number of times, and wins, Ohio State has on September 14.
  • 7.1...Average yards per play for the offense against Cincinnati.
  • 9.......Touchdowns Justin Fields has accounted for this year.
  • 10.....True freshman have played this year.
  • 11.....Ohio State's rank in rushing defense, 64.5 rushing yards per game.
  • 12.....Plays the Buckeyes' offense has had of 20 or more yards.
  • 16.....Ohio State's rank in scoring defense, 10.5 points per game.
  • 17.....Career sacks for The Predator.
  • 20.....Ohio State's rank in total defense, 250.5 yards per game.
  • 24.....Consecutive wins is the program record set by Urban Meyer in 2012-13. 
  • 42.....straight games the Scarlet and Gray has defeated an in-state opponent.
  • 58.....Punts Drue Chrisman has downed inside the 20 during his OSU career.
  • 62.....Buckeyes from the great state of Ohio.
  • 81.....First-round NFL Draft picks from Ohio State. 
  • 90.....Number of wins Ohio State has had in its previous 129 third games of the season.
  • 185...straight PATs have been converted by the Buckeyes since 10/22/2016.
  • 452...wins OSU has had in Ohio Stadium.
  • 585...Buckeye football games played in Ohio Stadium. 
  • 742...passing yards Indiana has accumulated against OSU the past two games.
  • 904...times Ohio State has been ranked in the AP poll.
  • 913...number of official wins for the program (we know it's actually 925).
2019 Statistical Comparison
Ohio State Buckeyes   Indiana
OFFENSE
43.5 22nd POINTS FOR 43.0 23rd
253.5 18th RUSHING OFFENSE 131.0 95th
235.0 63rd PASSING OFFENSE 383.5 8th
488.5 33rd TOTAL OFFENSE 514.5 27th
.560 14th 3rd DOWNS .571 10th
.875 56th RED ZONE .889 51st
DEFENSE
10.5 16th POINTS ALLOWED 12.0 18th
64.5 11th RUSH DEFENSE 76.0 20th
186.0 48th PASS DEFENSE 181.0 41st
110.4 30th PASS EFFICIENCY DEFENSE 109.1 28th
250.5 20th TOTAL DEFENSE 257.0 23rd
.258 20th 3rd DOWNS .281 31st
.571 13th RED ZONE 1.000 90th
SPECIAL TEAMS
10.1 43rd PUNT RETURN 6.0 73rd
23.0 39th KICKOFF RETURN 23.2 38th
39.9 51st NET PUNTING 46.5 6th
MISCELLANEOUS
+0.5 39th TURNOVER MARGIN -0.5 77th
4.5 23rd PENALTIES 5.5 37th
10 EDGE 8


TODAY'S TRIVIA ANSWERS

When was the last time Ohio State lost a Big Ten opener when it was an away game? 
What year did the Buckeyes and Hoosiers first play? 
Ohio State kept Cincinnati from scoring last week? Prior to that, when was the last time the Buckeyes shutout an opponent?

 

When was the last time Ohio State lost a Big Ten opener when it was an away game? 

Answer: 2004. Northwestern won a night game in Evanston, 33-27 in overtime.

What year did the Buckeyes and Hoosiers first play? 

Answer: 1901, Indiana won 18-6 at Ohio Field. The Hoosiers started the series with a 5-0-1 record against the Buckeyes.

Ohio State kept Cincinnati from scoring last week? Prior to that, when was the last time the Buckeyes shutout an opponent?

Answer: September 30, 2017, Ohio State did it against Rutgers. The Buckeyes left High Point Solutions Stadium with a 56-0 victory. 

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