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This Date in OSU Lore, Sept 22nd.

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September 22, 2022 at 3:11pm

Another installment of this Day in Buckeye Lore.  As a reminder my starting point is 1968 (my birth year) and going forward.  Sept 22 was a pretty good date in OSU history, legendary names sprinkle the day.  The games themselves are nothing overly special.  Most are out of conference foes. OSU would go 5-1. Not sure if I can do this everyday but it's been fun so far.  The news articles and coach quotes at the end of some of the Box Score links are fascinating. Enjoy, GO Bucks!

2018: OSU Tosses Tulane 49-6.  In Urban’s return from suspension Dwayne Haskins and Buckeyes route Tulane. Haskins threw 5 TDs, was 21-24, 304 yds in the 1st half! Parris Campbell catches 8 balls for 147yds, 2 TDs. OSU 32 1st downs, 570 yds.  Defense held Tulane to 256 yds, 4 QB sacks, and 14 TFLs.

2012: OSU Overcomes UAB 29-15.  Braxton Miller and the buckeyes overcome slow start and mistakes to defeat the Blazers. Blazers block Buckeyes 1st punt and return it 20 yds for a TD. OSU blocked extra pt.   UAB goes up 9-0 on FG in 1st qtr. OSU gets on board on Rod Smith TD run. The 1st of 3 TDs in the qtr. BM5 runs for 2 TDs, Jordan Hall has 105 yds rushing (347 tot off yds, 20 1st dwn).  OSU defense gives a lot yards (403 yds, 22 1st dwn) but no TDs and cause 2 turnovers.  Urban Meyer not please, "You've got to think about where this team was, now. This is not a finely tuned machine right now, it hasn't been for a while," he said. "Obviously, there's some growing pains and it's not as easy. I thought we'd be further ahead."

2007: OSU Wastes Wildcats 58-7.  OSU opened and scored 45 straight points.  Todd Boeckman tosses 4 TDs, 3 to Brian Robiskie. Beanie Well runs for 100 yds, 1 TD.  OSU defense shuts down Northwestern holds them to 120 total yds and 4 turnovers, including Vernon Gholston fumble return for TD.  NW lone bright spot was 99 yd KO return for TD.

2001: OSU Bruised by Bruins 6-13. In a very forgettable game, the Buckeyes went west and couldn’t do anything against UCLA.  Tressel’s 1st year was a struggle. Steve Bellisari was awful, 5-23, 45 yds, 2 Int passing. OSU had 8 1st downs and 166 total yards. UCLA kept OSU in the game by fumbling 7 times losing 4.  OSU scored on a Mike Doss blocked punt that was recovered Ricky Bryant in 1st qtr.

1984: OSU Tops Hawkeyes 45-26. Buckeyes and Keith Byars battle past Hawkeyes. Byars rushes for 122 yds, 1 TD, catches a TD pass and throws for a TD on halfback option to Mike Lanese. OSU’s Larry Kolic filling in for injured Chris Spielman intercepts a Chuck Long pass, returns it 25 yds for TD (checkout the article at end of the link).  Iowa also lost 2 fumbles. YouTube Video.

1979: OSU Cooks Cougars 45-29. Big Plays and Freshmen QB Art Schlichter take down Wazzu. Art was 8-13, 233 yds, 2 TDs; including 86 yds to Calvin Murray.  Doug Donley had 5 receptions for 138 yds and a TD.  Art rushed for a TD and Murray add 2 rushing TDs on 76yds. 5 Buckeye defenders have double digit tackles including Marcus Marek with 12.  Laughlin blocked a punt on a high snap that was recovered by Hicks for TD.

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