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The Rundown: No. 13 Wisconsin at No. 3 Ohio State

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October 23, 2019 at 6:45am
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THE PERTINENT INFO

When: Saturday, October 26, 2019
Where: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
TV: Noon // FOX
Announcers: Gus Johnson, Joel Klatt and Jenny Taft

This will be the 83rd time Ohio State and Wisconsin (6–1) have faced each other in football. The Buckeyes hold a 59–18–5 advantage in the all-time series and are 30–7–3 when playing the Badgers in Columbus. 

Paul Chryst's team is coming off of a stunning 24-23 defeat to Illinois. The Badgers were a 30.5-point favorite. This was the largest upset in the B1G since Northwestern defeated Minnesota as a 32-point underdog in 1982.

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 Wisconsin, the Buckeyes beat the Badgers 27-21 in the 2017 Big Ten Championship.
  • This game was played in Columbus, the Scarlet and Gray won 31-24 in 2013.
  • The Buckeyes played the eitghth game of the season against Wisconsin was 2002. The team defeated the Badgers 19-14 in Madison. 
  • Ohio State played on October 26th was 2013. The team defeated Penn State, 63-14, in Columbus.
  • OSU played the Badgers on October 26th was 1963. The unranked Buckeyes beat No. 2 Wisconsin 16-13 in Madison  
  • The Scarlet and Gray lost the eighth game of the season at home was 1991. No. 11 Iowa beat No. 13 Ohio State 16-9.

ON THE HORIZON

  • K.J. Hill is 10 yards away from 2,000 career receiving yards, he will be the ninth Ohio State player to reach this milestone.
  • Chase Young needs 0.5 a sack to become the second Buckeye to have back-to-back double digit sack seasons.
  • Jordan Fuller is one tackle away from 200 for his career.
  • J.K. Dobbins is 53 yards away from 1,000 for the season. He will become the first player in program history to rush for over 1,000 yards as a freshman, sophomore and junior.  
  • K.J. Hill is currently second on Ohio State's all-time receptions list. He needs 18 catches to tie David Boston (191) for first.
  • The Buckeyes are going for their seventh straight win over Wisconsin. Ohio State has won 9 out of the last 10 in the series.

LET'S GO STREAKING

  • Ohio State has won 13 consecutive games.
  • The Buckeyes have an interception in all seven games this season.
  • Chase Young has a sack in nine consecutive games.
  • J.K. Dobbins has rushed for at least 100 yards in three straight games.
  • Ryan Day's offense has scored at least 21 points in the second quarter in six straight games.
  • Ohio State has 11 consecutive wins against teams ranked teams.
Wisconsin
 University of Wisconsin

GET TO KNOW WISCONSIN

​TODAY'S TRIVIA QUESTIONS:

  1. Ohio State leads the nation in rushing plays of 40 or more yards. How many times have the Buckeyes had a running play of 40 or more yards this season?
  2. Blake Haubeil bombed a 55-yard field goal to end the first half against Northwestern. Who has the longest field goal in program history?
  3. How many touchdown passes have the Silver Bullets allowed this season?

Answers at the bottom of today's article.

2019 Player Comparison
Ohio State Buckeyes   Wisconsin
OFFENSIVE LEADERS
JUSTIN FIELDS 1,492 YDS // 22 TD // 1 INT PASSING JACK COAN 1,383 YDS // 9 TD // 2 INT
J.K. DOBBINS 947 YDS // 7.1 YPC // 7 TD RUSHING JONATHAN TAYLOR 957 YDS //  6.1 YPC // 15 TD
BINJIMEN VICTOR 355 YDS // 3 TD RECEIVING QUINTEZ CEPHUS 353 YDS // 3 TD
DEFENSIVE LEADERS
JORDAN FULLER
MALIK HARRISON
37 TACKLES JACK SANBORN 40
CHASE YOUNG 9.5 SACKS CHRIS ORR 8.0
JEFF OKUDAH 3 INTERCEPTIONS ERIC BURRELL 1
SPECIAL TEAMS
K.J. HILL 7.6 YPR PUNT RETURNER JACK DUNN 9.0
DEMARIO McCALL 22.1 YPR KICKOFF RETURN ARON CRUICKSHANK 28.2
DRUE CHRISMAN 46.9 PUNTING ANTHONY LOTTI 40.0
5 EDGE 4

 

THE COACHES

Ryan Day

Ryan Day

  • 10–0 (1.00) at Ohio State
  • 10–0 (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. 

After this season's first six games, Ryan Day and the Buckeyes are outscoring their opponents 296-53. That is an average victory of 49-9. The numbers stay fairly steady when you add in the three games Day coached last season.

After nine games with Day as head coach, Ohio State is beating teams by an average score of 52-13. The only teams not to lose to Day by more than 40 points are Oregon State, TCU and Florida Atlantic. He has the program record for points scored after his first nine games with 465.

Urban Meyer, Earle Bruce and Carroll Widdoes are the only other coaches in program history to start their careers with nine straight victories. However, none of them won their games as convincingly as Day.

Paul Chryst

Paul Chryst

  • 48–13 (.787) at Wisconsin (5th year)
  • 67–32 (.676) overall as a college head coach (8th year)
  • 30–9 (.769) against B1G opponents

Paul Chryst was born in Madison, Wisconsin and played quarterback and tight end for the Badgers from 1986-88. After being an assistant coach for various collegiate and professional teams over 23 seasons, Pittsburgh gave Chryst his first head coaching job in 2012. After going 19–19 with the Panthers, Chryst received the call from Wisconsin and headed back home.

Chryst has been the Badgers head coach since 2015. In time the program has a 67– 31 overall record and is 30– 8 in Big Ten play. Wisconsin has played in four consecutive bowl games and won them all. Last year was the first time the Badgers did not finish a season ranked in the top 25 under Chryst's regime.

CLIFF CLAVEN'S LITTLE KNOWN FACTS CORNER

Cliff Claven
 
  • 0......Justin Fields did not have a rushing TD against Northwestern, the first time he did not score on a rushing TD as a Buckeye.
  • 1......Home loss Ohio State has had against Big Ten opponents since 2012.
  • 2......Ohio State's rank in total defense.
  • 4......J.K. Dobbins' national rank in total rushing yards.
  • 5.......Dobbins' rank on the Buckeyes' all-time rushing list.
  • 7.......Times the Buckeyes have had a run of 50 or more yards this season, a nation's best.
  • 8.......True freshman played in Evanston.
  • 12.....Times the Buckeyes have had a run of 30 or more yards this season.
  • 14.....Different Buckeyes have scored a touchdown this year.
  • 15.....Rushing touchdowns (nation's best) for Wisconsin's Jonathan Taylor.
  • 20.....Sacks for Chase Young in the last 21 games (best in the country).
  • 21.....Times the Buckeyes have scored 40 or more points since 2017.
  • 22.....Touchdown passes for Justin Fields.
  • 24.....Consecutive wins is the program record set by Urban Meyer in 2012-13.
  • 30.....Touchdowns Fields has accounted for through seven games.
  • 33.....Straight games the Scarlet and Gray has scored at least 20 points.
  • 41.....Straight games K.J. Hill has caught a pass, the program record is 48.
  • 65.....Punts Drue Chrisman has downed inside the 20 during his OSU career.
  • 99.....Number of wins Ohio State has had this decade.
  • 116...Touchdown passes thrown by Ohio State quarterbacks since 2017.
  • 193...Offensive touchdowns for the Buckeyes since 2017.
  • 231...Points scored by OSU in the first half this season, opposing teams have 31.
  • 305...Yards of offense Ohio State averages this season...in the first half.
  • 348...The number of points the Buckeyes have scored in seven games, the most ever in program history.
  • 454...wins OSU has had in Ohio Stadium.
  • 587...Buckeye football games played in Ohio Stadium. 
  • 602...Yards rushing the Buckeyes have racked up in the last two games.
  • 826...Rushing yards for Dobbins this season, second in the Big Ten.
  • 910...Times Ohio State has been ranked in the AP poll.
  • 918...Number of official wins for the program (we know it's actually 930).
2019 Statistical Comparison
Ohio State Buckeyes   Wisconsin
OFFENSE
49.7 3rd POINTS FOR 39.7 12th
287.1 3rd RUSHING OFFENSE 235.4 17th
239.6 66th PASSING OFFENSE 208.3 89th
526.7 5th TOTAL OFFENSE 443.7 37th
.561 1st 3rd DOWNS .520 6th
.886 39th RED ZONE .903 31st
DEFENSE
8.0 2nd POINTS ALLOWED 7.6 1st
92.7 9th RUSH DEFENSE 58.4 1st
136.3 2nd PASS DEFENSE 135.4 1st
87.7 2nd PASS EFFICIENCY DEFENSE 82.3 1st
229.0 2nd TOTAL DEFENSE 193.9 1st
.259 3rd 3rd DOWNS .161 1st
.563 4th RED ZONE .500 1st
SPECIAL TEAMS
9.4 43rd PUNT RETURN 8.9 52nd
21.3 62nd KICKOFF RETURN 24.1 26th
43.5 6th NET PUNTING 34.7 117th
MISCELLANEOUS
+1.3 4th TURNOVER MARGIN +1.0 10th
5.3 21st PENALTIES 4.4 7th
8 EDGE 10

TODAY'S TRIVIA ANSWERS

Ohio State leads the nation in rushing plays of 40 or more yards. How many times have the Buckeyes had a running play of 40 or more yards this season?

Answer: Ten. As mentioned above, Ohio State also leads the nation with seven runs of 50 yards or more.

Blake Haubeil bombed a 55-yard field goal to end the first half against Northwestern. Who has the longest field goal in program history?

Answer: Tom Skladany. In 1975, he nailed a 59-yarder against Illinois in Champaign.

How many touchdown passes have the Silver Bullets allowed this season?

Answer: Three. That is tied for best in the country.

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