Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Ohio State Wins Big Time VS. Toledo Rockets!!

Ohio State vs. Toledo post game notes.


Ohio State leads the all-time series with Toledo, 2-0. Ohio State won the first meeting in 1998 in Columbus, 49-0.

The Buckeyes are 26-1 against members of the Mid-American Conference.

Toledo has been shutout in both games vs. the Buckeyes and outscored 87-0 in the two meetings.


Quarterback Terrelle Pryor is 10-2 as Ohio State's starting quarterback. Pryor recorded career highs with 17 completions, 27 attempts and 262 yards. He also rushed 12 times for 110 yards, including a career-long 43-yarder in the third quarter. It marks the second 100-yard rushing game of his career.

Terrelle Pryor had 372 yards of total offense, the first time an Ohio State player has had 300+ yards of total offense since Troy Smith had 328 against Michigan in 2006

Terrelle Pryor hooked up with Toledo native Dane Sanzenbacher for a 76-yard touchdown on Ohio State's first offensive possession both were career longs for Pryor and Sanzenbacher.

Terrelle Pryor has accounted for 24 of Ohio State's 41 offensive touchdowns (58.5 percent) since becoming the starter in the fourth game of the 2008 season (16 passing, 7 rushing, 1 receiving).

Wide receiver Dane Sanzenbacher caught five passes for a career-high 126 yards and a career-high two touchdowns. He is averaging 26.7 yards per catch this season.

Running back Dan "Boom" Herron has rushed for at least one touchdown in seven-consecutive games. He finished the game with 42 yards on 15 carries and one touchdown.

Freshman running back Jordan Hall saw his first game action on offense, running 7 times for 44 yards.


Ohio State has held opponents to fewer than 21 points 41 times since 2006, the best among FBS teams. Ohio State is 39-3 in those games.

Ohio State's defense has allowed fewer than 10 points 21 times since the start of the 2006 season.

Ohio State's defense allowed just three first downs and 77 total yards in the first half against Toledo's potent offense that came in averaging 558 yards per game. The Buckeyes held the Rockets to 210 yards of total offense, more than 300 yards below their season average.

Toledo did not run a play in Ohio State territory until the 4:26 mark of the third quarter.


Redshirt freshman Ben Buchanan saw the first action of his career at punter. His first punt traveled 51 yards. On the day he punted three times for an average of 42.7 yards.


Former Buckeye All-American and current strength coordinator Jeff Uhlenhake was today's honorary captain for the Buckeyes. Uhlenhake was a 10-year NFL veteran and was a four-year starter at offensive guard for the Buckeyes from 1985-88.

Junior offensive lineman and Cleveland native Bryant Browning was today's offensive captain for the Buckeyes.

The Buckeyes made their first appearance in Cleveland since the 1991 season when Ohio State defeated Northwestern, 34-3, at Cleveland Municipal Stadium. The Buckeyes have played a total of 16 games in Cleveland in its history.

True freshman wide receiver Duron Carter made his first career start along with J.B. Shugarts and Devon Torrence.

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