Ohio State played the fighting Illini on Saturday but it wasn't much of a fight! Here are the post name notes. Sorry I'm posting so late!
No. 13/11 Ohio State (3-1) 30, Illinois (1-2) 0
Sept. 26, 2009
OHIO STATE POSTGAME NOTES
• Ohio State is 811-308-53 in its 120th season of play. The win total ranks fifth all-time among FBS schools.
• Ohio State is 451-189-28 in Big Ten play all-time.
• Since 1950, the Buckeyes boast the second-best winning percentage among FBS schools at .755 (489-153-15). Oklahoma is first with a .757 winning percentage.
• Saturday was Jim Tressel's 300th career game as a head coach. He has coached 106 games at Ohio State and 194 at Youngstown State.
• The win was the 500th collegiate victory for the Tressel family. Jim Tressel has 221 in his career at Youngstown State and Ohio State. Dick Tressel had 124 victories at Hamline and father Lee Tressel recorded 155 career wins at Baldwin Wallace.
• Jim Tressel's record with the Buckeyes is 86-20 and his career record is 221-77-2. Tressel's 221 victories rank fourth among active FBS coaches.
• The Buckeyes have won their last five Big Ten openers by a combined score of 181-40.
• Jim Tressel is 8-1 in Big Ten openers at Ohio State.
• Since joining the Big Ten in 1913, Ohio State is 70-23-4 in Big Ten openers.
• The Buckeyes are 425-130-14 all-time as a Top 25 team.
• The Buckeyes boast an all-time record of 149-23-5 in September games and a record of 122-11-4 in September home games.
• Crowds of more than 100,000 have seen the last 51 games at Ohio Stadium.
• The Buckeyes boast an all-time record of 387-107-20 all-time at Ohio Stadium.
• Ohio State is 48-5 (.905) at Ohio Stadium since the start of the 2002 national championship season.
OFFENSIVE NOTES• Quarterback Terrelle Pryor is 11-2 as Ohio State's starting quarterback. Pryor finished the day 8-for-13 with a touchdown.
• With 82 yards passing against Illinois, Terrelle Pryor now has 2,006 for his career.
• After netting 141 yards of total offense against the Illini, Terrelle Pryor now has 2,872 and needs just 73 yards of total offense to pass Antonio Pittman for 22nd on Ohio State's all-time list (2,945).
• Terrelle Pryor has accounted for 25 of Ohio State's 44 offensive touchdowns (56.8 percent) since becoming the starter in the fourth game of the 2008 season (17 passing, 7 rushing, 1 receiving).
• Running back Brandon Saine finished the game with 81 rushing yards, two shy of his career high.
• Running back Dan "Boom" Herron has rushed for at least one touchdown in eight-consecutive games. He finished the game with 75 yards on 14 carries and two touchdowns.
• Saturday marked the first time the Buckeyes did not allow a sack since Nov. 15, 2008 at Illinois.
• Sophomore Mike Adams made his first career start at tackle for the Buckeyes.
DEFENSIVE NOTES• Ohio State has held opponents to fewer than 21 points 43 times since 2006, the best among FBS teams. Ohio State is 40-3 in those games.
• The last time Ohio State recorded back-to-back shutouts was Nov. 2 and 9, 1996 against Minnesota and at Illinois. The last time Ohio State had two shutouts in a season was 1998.
• Ohio State's defense has allowed fewer than 10 points 22 times since the start of the 2006 season.
• Ohio State's defense has allowed zero points over its last eight quarters of play and only one touchdown over the past 11.
• Junior linebacker Brian Rolle recorded his second career interception when he picked off a Juice Williams pass in the first quarter. He returned it 39 yards to help set up Ohio State's first field goal.
• Senior Todd Denlinger had a sack and a career-high 2.0 tackles for loss.
• Junior Thaddeus Gibson tied a career high with 2.0 tackles for loss. He finished with a career-high seven tackles.
• Senior Lawrence Wilson picked off his second career pass in the third quarter. He also had two pass break-ups.
• The last time the Buckeyes had three interceptions in a game was Sept. 6, 2008 against Ohio.
SPECIAL TEAMS NOTES
• Senior kicker Aaron Pettrey connected on a 50-yard field goal in the first quarter, his sixth field goal of 50 yards or more in his career and his second of the season.
• Aaron Pettrey connected on multiple field goals for the third time this season and the sixth time in his career. He tied his career high with three field goals against Illinois.
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