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Ohio State On This Date: November 9th (Think Purdue 2002)

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November 9, 2019 at 7:45am
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Holy Buckeye
This happened 17 years ago today, Holy Buckeye! Michael Jenkins' 37-yard touchdown catch on 4th-and-1 with 1:36 remaining gave Ohio State the 10-6 victory. 

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 November 9th.

FIVE THINGS 11/9
  1. This is the 17th time (12–4) Ohio State has played on November 9th. It is the first time since 1963 that the team has hosted a game on this date.
  2. The first game played on 11/9 was in 1895. The Buckeyes traveled to and defeated Cincinnati 4-0. 
  3. Ohio State's largest margin of victory on this date was the 56 point clobbering of Case in 1918. 
  4. The Buckeyes have a four-game winning streak on November 9th and are 7–2 when ranked on this date. The last time OSU was not ranked when playing on the ninth of November was 1935.
  5. In 17 games, Ohio State has never faced a ranked opponent on this date.
GAMES PLAYED ON NOV. 9th
YEAR OHIO STATE'S RANK OPPONENT LOCATION SCORE B1G FINISH
2002 No. 3 PURDUE A 10–6 1st
1996 No. 2 ILLINOIS A 48–0 1st
1991 No. 19 MINNESOTA A 35–6 3rd
1985 No. 4 NORTHWESTERN A 35–17 4th
1974 No. 1 MICHIGAN STATE A 13–16 1st
1968 No. 2 WISCONSIN A 43–8 1st
1963 No. 10 PENN STATE H 7–10 2nd
1957 No. 6 PURDUE H 20–7 1st
1946 No. 12 PITTSBURGH H 20–13 6th
1935   CHICAGO A 20–13 1st
1929   NORTHWESTERN H 6–18 5th
1918   CASE H 56–0 8th
1912   OBERLIN H 23–17  
1907   OBERLIN H 22–10  
1901   MICHIGAN H 0–21  
1895   CINCINNATI A 4–0  

 

OHIO STATE'S RECORD AGAINST OPPONENTS ON NOV. 9th
  RECORD WIN & POINTS AVG. SCORE
OVERALL 12–4 .750 362–162 23–10
HOME 5–3 .625 154–96 19–12
AWAY 7–1 .875 208–66 26–8

 

RECORD AGAINST OPPONENTS ON NOV. 9th WHEN OHIO STATE IS RANKED 
  RECORD WIN & POINTS AVG. SCORE
OVERALL 7–2 .778 231–83 26–9
HOME 2–1 .667 47–30 16–10
AWAY 5–1 .833 184–53 31–9

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