Monday Number Crunching – The Players
by Tony Gerdeman
Well, it wasn't necessarily a huge day for any one Buckeye against the Boilermakers (save for Jeff Heuerman), but it was a nice day for just about all of them.
...Carlos Hyde has now carried the ball 96 times this season without being tackled for a loss.
...Carlos Hyde is rushing for 132 yards per game in Big Ten play this season. If he keeps up that pace, he will finish the regular season with 1,097 yards rushing.
...Braxton Miller has thrown for 13 touchdowns in Big Ten play. No other quarterback has thrown for even 10.
...Overall, Braxton Miller is tied for second in the Big Ten with 15 touchdown passes, while Kenny Guiton is fourth with 14.
...Philly Brown is tied for the Big Ten lead in touchdown receptions with eight. Devin Smith and Chris Fields are tied for fifth with six.
...Jeff Heuerman has 20 receptions for 255 yards this season. The receptions would have led the 2011 Buckeyes by six catches at the end of the year.
...Doran Grant scored his first-career touchdown when he returned an interception 33 yards in the first quarter of the Purdue game. The interception marked Grant’s third interception of the season and fourth of his career.
...Grant’s interception return 57 seconds into the game was Ohio State’s quickest score of the year.
...Jeff Heuerman’s 40-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter of the Purdue game was the longest catch of his career.
...With his touchdown pass to Heuerman, Braxton Miller became the fifth Big Ten player in the BCS era to record at least 40 passing touchdowns and 20 rushing touchdowns in a career.
...Nick Vannett’s eight-yard touchdown catch in the first quarter was the first touchdown reception of his career.
...The Purdue game marked the first time two Ohio State tight ends caught a touchdown pass in the same game since Rory Nicol and Jake Ballard achieved the feat against Indiana in 2006.
…Heuerman tallied the first 100-yard receiving game by an Ohio State tight end since Rickey Dudley recorded 106 receiving yards against Tennessee in the 1996 Citrus Bowl. Heuerman’s 116 yards are the most by an Ohio State tight end since John Frank recorded 123 at Michigan in 1983.
...Ezekiel Elliott’s 10-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter against Purdue was the first touchdown catch of his career.
...With 111 rushing yards, Carlos Hyde went over 100 yards rushing for the fourth time this season and 10th time in his career.
...Shazier tied his career-best with three tackles for loss (at Wisconsin, 2012).
...Kenny Guiton’s 98 rushing yards marked a career high, eclipsing his previous high of 92 at California earlier this season. It also marked the second-consecutive game Guiton rushed for two touchdowns.
...Braxton Miller is now seventh in the nation in passing efficiency (175.86), and leading the Big Ten. Kenny Guiton is third in the conference (166.8).
...Braxton Miller is tied for third in the nation in completion percentage (72.5%) with Heisman winner Johnny Manziel. Miller is on pace to shatter the school record for completion percentage for a season (Troy Smith 65.3% in 2006).
...Noah Spence is second in the Big Ten in sacks (6.0) and fourth in tackles for loss (10.0).
...Ryan Shazier is first in the Big Ten in tackles for loss with 12.0.
Number Crunching - Team
OSU Season Stats Year to Date
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