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Ohio State On This Date: October 18th

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October 18, 2019 at 6:15am
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JT Barrett 2014
2014 was the last time Ohio State played on October 18th. J.T. Barrett  tied a program record by completing 12 straight passes and he ran for 107 yards as the Buckeyes rolled Rutgers 56-17. It was the fourth consecutive game Ohio State's offense gained at least 500 yards.

Ohio State On This Date is a weekly look at Ohio State's record on the date of each game day. Today, we delve into the Buckeyes' performance on October 18th.

FIVE THINGS 10/18
  1. This is the 18th time (14–1–2) Ohio State has played on October 18th.
  2. The first game played on 10/18 was in 1902. The Buckeyes defeated Marietta 34-0 at Ohio Field. 
  3. Ohio State's largest margin of victory on October 18th was the 55 point offing of Otterbein in 1912. 
  4. The Buckeyes are 10–0 when ranked on October 18th and are 2–0 when ranked and playing on the road. 2008 was the last time the team played on the road on this date, the Buckeyes defeated No. 20 Michigan State 45-7.
  5. Ohio State is 10–1–1 when playing Big Ten opponents on this date.
GAMES PLAYED ON OCT. 18th
YEAR OHIO STATE'S RANK OPPONENT LOCATION SCORE B1G FINISH
2014 No. 13 RUTGERS H 56–17 1st 
2008 No. 12 No. 20 MICHIGAN STATE A 45–7 1st
2003 No. 8 No. 9 IOWA H 19–10 2nd
1997 No. 11 INDIANA H 31–0 2nd
1986   PURDUE A 39–11 1st
1980 No. 9 INDIANA H 27–17 2nd
1975 No. 1 WISCONSIN H 56–0 1st
1969 No. 1 MINNESOTA A 34–7 1st
1958 No. 3 INDIANA H 49–8 3rd
1952 No. 16 WASHINGTON STATE H 35–7 3rd
1947   IOWA H 13–13 9th
1941 No. 10 PURDUE H 16–14 2nd
1930   MICHIGAN H 0–13 4th
1924   OHIO WESLEYAN H 10–0 7th
1919   KENTUCKY H 49–0 2nd
1913   OBERLIN H 0–0 6th
1902   MARIETTA H 34–0  

 

OHIO STATE'S RECORD AGAINST OPPONENTS ON OCT. 18th
  RECORD WIN & POINTS AVG. SCORE
OVERALL 14–1–2 .882 513–124 30–7
HOME 11–1–2 .857 395–99 28–7
AWAY 3–0 1.000 118–25 39–8

 

RECORD AGAINST OPPONENTS ON OCT. 18th WHEN OHIO STATE IS RANKED 
  RECORD WIN & POINTS AVG. SCORE
OVERALL 10–0 1.000 368–87 37–9
HOME 8–0 1.000 289–73 36–9
AWAY 2–0 1.000 79–14 40–7

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