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Monday Number Crunching – The Players
by Tony Gerdeman

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Buckeyes were back at it on Saturday, and so were Braxton Miller and Carlos Hyde, among several others. Here are some of the standout numbers for the Buckeye players to this point in the season.

...Ryan Shazier is currently eighth in the Big Ten in tackles, averaging 8.0 per game. The only other Buckeye in the top 25 is Curtis Grant at #25, averaging 6.1 per game. Shazier is third in tackles for loss with 8.0.

...Ryan Shazier and Michael Bennett are tied for the Big Ten lead in forced fumbles with two.

...Noah Spence is now ninth in the Big Ten in sacks with 3.0. His 6.0 tackles for loss is 13th. He has notched just 0.5 sacks in his last four games.

...Philly Brown’s 58-yard touchdown reception from Braxton Miller in the second quarter marked the longest catch of his career.

...Carlos Hyde’s one-yard touchdown run in the third quarter was the first rushing touchdown allowed by Iowa this season.

...Carlos Hyde is averaging four carries of at least 10 yards per Big Ten game. He only has one carry of over 20 yards, however.

...In conference games only, Carlos Hyde is averaging 134 yards rushing per game, which is second behind Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah's 175.5. Also in conference games, Braxton Miller is seventh in the Big Ten in rushing, averaging 84.3 yards rushing per game.

...For the season, Carlos Hyde has rushed for 443 yards. At this point last season he had 454 yards. He is currently on pace for 1,218 yards rushing.

...In conference games only, Braxton Miller's passer rating of 159.14 is second in the B1G to Devin Gardner's 198.58. His six touchdown passes are tied for second behind Joel Stave's seven. Stave and the Badgers have played four Big Ten games, however. Miller is leading the conference in completion percentage at 69.2%.

...Devin Smith is averaging 10.9 yards per reception in conference play this season. Last year he averaged 26.6 yards per reception.

...Philly Brown (453) and Devin Smith (434) are eighth and ninth in the Big Ten in receiving yards, respectively. They are on pace for the 14th and 16th best seasons in school history in terms of receiving yardage.

...Devin Smith’s 14-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter marked the 16th of his career, tying him for eighth on the Ohio State career list. The Buckeyes are now 12-0 when Smith catches a touchdown pass.

...Devin Smith tied his career high with seven receptions against the Hawkeyes, totaling 72 yards.

...Hyde’s 149-yard rushing performance marked the eighth 100-yard game of his career and his second in a row after rushing for 168 vs. Northwestern.

...Jeff Heuerman caught a career-high five passes against the Hawkeyes.

...Miller tallied 324 yards of total offense against Iowa. The game marked his Ohio State record seventh time tallying over 300 yards of total offense in a game. Miller was tied with Joe Germaine for first in program history heading into the game.

…Miller connected on 22 of 27 pass attempts for 222 yards, a career high for completions in a game. Miller now has back-to-back 200-plus yard throwing games for the first time in his career.

...Miller, already Ohio State’s record leader for 100-yard rushing games by a quarterback, had the 10th 100-yard rushing game of his career after finishing the game with 102 yards on 18 carries.

...Hyde and Miller each rushed for more than 100 yards, the first time Ohio State had two backs with 100 yard games since last year vs. Indiana. The same duo combined to each rush for 100 yards against both Nebraska and Indiana last year. All-time, 39 tandems have rushed for 100 yards each in a game (six times since 2000).

...Braxton Miller moved into fifth place on the Ohio State career total offense list with 6,350 yards, passing Joe Germaine (6,094) and Greg Frey (6,098). Steve Bellisari is next (6,496) in fourth place.

...Ryan Shazier led the Buckeyes with nine total tackles, followed by Curtis Grant with eight. Armani Reeves had a career-best six tackles, passing the five he had vs. San Diego State earlier this year.

...Drew Basil is 35-35 on extra points and 7-7 on field goals this season. He is one of two “perfect” kickers in the Big Ten this year, with Indiana's Mitch Ewald.

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