Monday Number Crunching – The Team
by Tony Gerdeman
The Buckeyes put another hurting on a conference opponent, and have the stats to show for it.
...Ohio State running backs have carried the ball 266 times this season. Only eight of those carries (3.0%) have been stopped for a loss.
...The Buckeyes are fifth in the nation in scoring, averaging 48.2 points per game. That also leads the Big Ten by 6.2 points.
...The Buckeyes are the only team in the nation that has yet to allow a rush of 20 yards or more this season.
...The Buckeyes are ninth in scoring defense, allowing 17.0 points per game.
...Ohio State is seventh in the nation in rushing with 301.1 yards per game. That also leads the Big Ten (Wisconsin is second with 287.0 yards per game.) The Buckeyes' 6.45 yards per carry is fourth in the nation, and second in the Big Ten behind Wisconsin's 6.67.
...The Buckeyes are seventh in the nation in passing efficiency (171.20) and first in the Big Ten. Their 29 touchdown passes is second in the nation and leads the Big Ten by four.
...The Buckeyes are currently on pace to throw for 3,216 yards, which would be the third-most in school history.
...Ohio State is fourth in the nation in rushing defense (88.2 ypg), and second in the Big Ten behind Michigan State (43.4). Ohio State and Alabama lead the nation in fewest rushing touchdowns allowed with three.
...The Buckeyes are eighth in the nation in total offense (530.9) and ninth in total defense (311.7). The only other team in the top 10 of both categories is Florida State.
...Ohio State leads the nation in fewest punt returns allowed (2), but their 3 total yards allowed is third.
...The Buckeyes lead the Big Ten in sacks with 26.
...Ohio State is fifth in the nation in third down conversions (54.24%) and 15th in the nation in third down conversion defense (31.45%)
...Ohio State leads the nation with 90 runs of 10 or more yards. Nebraska is second in the Big Ten with 67.
...Ohio State leads the Big Ten with 162 plays of 10 yards or more.
...Ohio State holds the nation’s longest winning streak at 21 games, the second-longest in school history (2005-06, 2002-03). The longest is 22 games from 1967-69.
...The 56-point margin of victory marked the largest in the series history between Ohio State and Purdue. The previous largest was 46 in a 46-0 Ohio State win in 1977.
...The 22-game win streak by Urban Meyer-coached teams (Florida 2010 and Ohio State 2012-13) ties a personal best for Meyer (Florida 2008-09).
...Ohio State recorded its second shutout of the season Saturday after defeating Florida A&M 76-0 Sept. 21. The last time the Ohio State defense tallied multiple shutouts in a season was 2009 (vs. Toledo, Illinois and New Mexico State).
...With the touchdown on its opening drive, Ohio State has scored on a Big Ten-best eight opening drives. The six opening-drive touchdowns also are a conference best.
...Ohio State finished the game with 640 yards of total offense. It marked the fourth time this season the Buckeyes have gone over 600 yards offensively.
…The interception return for a touchdown was the first for Ohio State since Ryan Shazier returned an interception 17 yards for a touchdown at Penn State Oct. 27 of last season.
...After tallying a 28-0 lead through the first quarter Saturday, Ohio State is outscoring its opponents 171-38 in the opening quarter this season.
...The game marked the first time Ohio State scored at least 40 points in back-to-back first halves since 1996 against Rice (42) and Pittsburgh (52).
...The Ohio State defense has an interception in every game this season and 10-consecutive games dating back to last year.
...The six sacks by the Ohio State defense marked a season high.
Number Crunching - Players
OSU Season Stats Year to Date
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