Ohio State vs. Nebraska: 10 Numbers & Notes To Know

Ohio State vs. Nebraska Buckeyes Cornhuskers college football

Saturday night in Lincoln, it’s Ohio State vs. Nebraska, just the second matchup in history between two programs with 900 or more wins in their history.

The Buckeyes enter with 915 victories, while the Cornhuskers have an even 900 to their credit.

OSU was also part of the first-ever game between two members of the “900 Win Club.” In that one, the Buckeyes thumped Michigan 62-39 last November. You may remember hearing something about that.

This weekend’s matchup won’t have quite the stakes that one did, but it should still be quite an event.

ESPN’s College Gameday will be in Lincoln for the first time since 2007.


Justin Fields produced six touchdowns in the second quarter against Miami (4 passing, 2 rushing).

According to STATS, no college football player has done that in at least the last 20 years.


Ryan Day is just the fourth Buckeye head coach to win at least the first seven games of his career.

Earle Bruce went 11-0 to start his time in charge in 1979.

Carroll Widdoes won his first 12 games in 1944 and 1945.

Urban Meyer holds the all-time mark with a 24-game win streak to start his Buckeye head coaching career, spanning 12 games in both the 2012 and 2013 seasons.


Chase Young has 11 sacks in his last six games, dating back to the 2018 Big Ten Championship Game win over Northwestern.

He has recorded at least one sack in each of those six games.

Unsurprisingly, the Buckeyes are No. 1 in the nation in sacks this season. Meanwhile, Nebraska currently ranks 92nd in FBS in sacks allowed.


Straight games with at least 20 points scored by the Buckeyes. That ties UCF for the second-longest streak in the nation.

The last game with less than 20 points was the 2016 Fiesta Bowl against Clemson, a 31-0 loss.


This will be the 45th time College Gameday has broadcast from the site of an Ohio State game. Only Alabama (46) has been involved in more.

The Buckeyes have the most wins in those games, with a 31-13 record going into this weekend.

The OSU campus has hosted Gameday 18 times, the most of any school. Alabama is second with 13.


With just 67 more yards, J.K. Dobbins will surpass 3,000 career rushing yards as a Buckeye. He would be the 11th player in school history to hit that mark.


This will be the 69th night game outside of Columbus in Ohio State football history. The Buckeyes have played only 20 night games at home.

OSU has a 61-27 record all-time in night games (starting at 5:00 pm or later local time). The Bucks are 15-5 at home, 30-12 on the road, and 16-10 in neutral site night games.


Ohio State has outscored its opponents 135-18 in the first half of games this year.

They went to the locker room with a lead of 20+ points in all four games. Indiana was the closest at 30-10.


For the first time since 1996, the Buckeyes have held each of their first four opponents under 300 yards of total offense.


Nebraska has sold out 370 consecutive home games, a streak that goes back to 1962.


One Response

  1. 2,860
    Days since that school up North beat OSU in “the Game”.

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