Ohio State's Defense Turns in Historical Outing Versus Maryland

By 11W Staff on October 7, 2017 at 9:10 pm
Ohio State's defense had itself a day against Maryland.

While the Ohio State offense put up some sexy numbers in a 62-14 spanking of Maryland including 584 total yards, four touchdowns and 320 total yards from J.T. Barrett and five different guys recording rushing scores, the Buckeye defense also had itself quite the afternoon. 

Facing the nation's 24th-ranked rushing attack, the Silver Bullets gave up just 12 rushing yards in the opening half (and just 14 passing yards), along with only two first downs. 

For the game, even more eye-popping stats emerged including: 

  • Ohio State's pass defense held it's fourth-straight opponent to less than 100 yards through the air.
  • Even more impressive, the pass defense yielded just 16 yards versus Maryland, the lowest total surrendered by a Buckeye defense since November 18, 1989 when Wisconsin recorded zero passing yards.
  • Ohio State held Maryland to 66 yards of total offense. That total serves as the lowest by an opponent since the Buckeye defense held Indiana to 60 total yards way back on November 5, 1960. 
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