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Monday Number Crunching: The Players
by Tony Gerdeman

It was another successful outing Saturday night, as Ohio State got a win over the Wisconsin Badgers. It wasn't the greatest offensive output we've seen, but there are still some significant statistics to discuss.

Just think, if the Buckeyes chose to play offense in the second half of games the way they play it in the first half, they'd be putting up some very special numbers. As it stands, the numbers are already pretty outstanding. Here are some notable numbers on the individual side of things.

...In Dontre Wilson's first five games, he has amassed 435 all-purpose yards (142 rushing, 105 receiving, 188 kickoff return). In Ted Ginn's first five career games he put up just 116 all-purpose yards (nine yards receiving, 23 kickoff returns, and 84 punt returns). If you're interested, in Percy Harvin's first five games, he put up 228 all-purpose yards (83 rushing, 145 receiving).

...Dontre Wilson is the only true freshman in the Big Ten's top 20 spots in all-purpose yardage (18th, 87 ypg) this season.

...Dontre Wilson is averaging 13.2 yards per touch this season.

...With 83 rushing yards, Braxton Miller became the all-time leading rushing quarterback at Ohio State with 2,151 yards for his career. He passed Cornelius Greene, who had 2,080.

...Braxton Miller’s three first-half touchdown passes marked the most touchdown passes in a half in his career.

...Braxton Miller’s four touchdown passes vs. Wisconsin tied his career high, first set vs. California in 2012. His four touchdown passes moved him into eighth all-time in Ohio State history for career touchdown passes (34).

...Corey Brown became the 15th Buckeye to tally 100 or more career receptions after grabbing eight Saturday. He ended the game with a team-best 85 yards receiving, with two TD catches.

...Corey Brown and Devin Smith are tied for the Big Ten lead in touchdown receptions (5). Chris Fields is tied for fourth (4), and Evan Spencer is tied for ninth (3). Brown and Smith are tied for eighth in the nation.

...Kenny Guiton still leads the Big Ten in passing touchdowns with 13. Braxton Miller is tied for seventh with six.

...Jordan Hall's eight touchdowns is still tied for the Big Ten lead with Penn State's Zach Zwinak.

...Saturday's game between OSU and Northwestern will pit four of the five QBs with the highest completion percentage in the Big Ten who have played at least three games. Kenny Guiton (68.4%), Braxton Miller (69.4%), Kain Colter (77.1%), Trevor Siemian (67.1%).

...Cameron Johnston punted six times Saturday, pinning Wisconsin inside the 20-yard line each time. Eleven of Johnston’s 18 punts have been downed inside the 20 yard line.

…Ryan Shazier led Ohio State with nine total tackles vs. the Badgers. Bradley Roby was second with eight, just one shy of the career-best nine he has posted twice before (last 9/2/12 at Michigan State), and added an interception in the win. Joshua Perry set a career high with seven total – and four solo – tackles vs. UW, both career bests.

...Ryan Shazier's 26 solo tackles are tied with Wisconsin's Chris Borland for most in the Big Ten.

...Ryan Shazier leads the Big Ten in tackles for loss (7); Noah Spence is tied for second (5.5).

...Ryan Shazier and Michael Bennett have each forced two fumbles this season, which is tied for the most in the Big Ten.

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