Ohio State Could Add to Already-Ridiculous Record Versus Top-10 Teams With Win Over No. 9 Indiana

By Kevin Harrish on November 19, 2020 at 4:35 pm
The Buckeyes are ready.

The Buckeyes have been at their best against the best.

Ohio State has been nothing short of dominant against AP top-10 teams in recent years.

The Buckeyes are an absurd 9-1 in their last 10 games against top-10 opponents with the lone loss coming against Clemson in last year's Fiesta Bowl.

Dating back to 2012, when Urban Meyer took over as Ohio State's head coach, the Buckeyes hold a 16-5 record against the AP top-10 and a 10-2 record since current head coach Ryan Day joined the program – first as offensive coordinator in 2017 before taking over as head coach in 2019.

Not only have the Buckeyes had success in those games, but they've also been dominant with an average margin of victory of over 16 points in those top-10 victories since 2012.

Ohio State has a chance to add to that impressive stretch this week against the No. 9 Indiana Hoosiers, and the Buckeyes are excepted to do so, entering the top-10 showdown as a 20-point favorite over Indiana.

Saturday's matchup at noon will be the first time Ohio State has ever faced a top-10 Indiana team. The previously highest-ranked Hoosier team to play the Buckeyes was in 1944, when No. 15 Indiana lost 21-7 to No. 3 Ohio State in Columbus.

This is also only the fourth time Ohio State has ever faced a ranked Indiana team. The Buckeyes are 2-0-1 when facing the Hoosiers as a ranked team and 2-0 when playing in Columbus. The lone tie was in 1990 when the unranked Buckeyes tied No. 22 Indiana, 27-27, in Bloomington.

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