Ohio State won 45-0 Saturday at the Horseshoe vs. New Mexico State. Here are the post game notes.
No. 17/15 Ohio State (7-2) 45, New Mexico State (3-6) 0
Oct. 31, 2009
OHIO STATE POSTGAME NOTES
• Ohio State is 815-308-53 in its 120th season of play. The win total ranks fifth all-time among FBS schools.
• Jim Tressel's record with the Buckeyes is 90-21 and his career record is 225-78-2. Tressel's 225 victories rank fourth among active FBS coaches.
• Ohio State is 51-5 at home since the start of the 2002 season and 55-7 overall under Jim Tressel.
• Ohio State boasts a record of 359-126-28 in games played in October.
• The Buckeyes are 429-131-14 all-time as a Top 25 team.
• Jim Tressel is now 78-6 when leading at the half and 83-6 when leading going into the fourth quarter in his Ohio State career.
• The Buckeyes have won 70 games since the start of the 2003 season, the sixth best among FBS schools.
• Ohio State is 53-0 when scoring 30 or more points in the Jim Tressel era (since 2001).
• Saturday was the first meeting between Ohio State and New Mexico State on the football field.
• The Buckeyes are 4-0 all-time against members of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC): 2-0 against Fresno State and 1-0 against San Jose State and New Mexico State.
• Ohio State scored a season-high 45 points, the most since scoring 45 in 2008 at Northwestern.
• The 45-point margin of victory was the largest since defeating Northwestern by 51 in 2007 (58-7).
• Ohio State scored 28 points in the second quarter. The last time the Buckeyes scored 4 TD's in a quarter was Oct. 17, 2007 against Kent State.
• With 83 yards rushing (in the first half only), Terrelle Pryor moved into fourth place on Ohio State's all time rushing list among quarterbacks with 1,185 yards.
- Cornelius Greene (2,066 from 1972-75)
- Rex Kern (1,714 from 1968-70)
- Art Schlichter (1,303 from 1978-81)
- Terrelle Pryor (1,185 from 2008-present)
- Troy Smith (1,168 from 2003-06)
• Terrelle Pryor is 15-3 as Ohio State's starting quarterback (note: Pryor did not start at QB in the 2009 Fiesta Bowl).
• Terrelle Pryor has accounted for 37 of Ohio State's 60 offensive touchdowns (61.6 percent) since becoming the starter in the fourth game of the 2008 season (25 passing, 11 rushing, 1 receiving).
• True freshman Jordan Hall rushed 10 times for a career-high 90 yards, including a career-long 39-yard run in the third quarter.
• Sophomore wide receiver DeVier Posey threw the first TD pass of his career in the second quarter, a 39-yarder to Dane Sanzenbacher. It marked the first time an Ohio State WR threw a TD pass in a game since Ted Ginn Jr. on Oct. 21, 2006 against Indiana - a 38-yarder to Rory Nicol.
• The offensive line did not allow a sack for the second time this season. It previously kept the quarterback safe vs. Illinois.
• OSU has held opponents to fewer than 21 points 47 times since 2006, the best among FBS teams. Ohio State is 44-3 in those games.
• The Buckeyes have secured three shutouts in 2009 (vs. Toledo, Illinois and New Mexico State), marking the first time since the 1996 season (vs. Pittsburgh, Minnesota and Illinois)
• Ohio State has allowed only seven 100-yard rushers since the start of the 2005 season (61 games). That mark is the best among FBS schools during that span.
• Ohio State has not allowed a 100-yard rusher over its past 19 games, the second-longest streak in the nation. Alabama is first at 27 games.
• Ohio State's defense has allowed just seven touchdowns over its past 31 quarters of play.
• Junior linebacker Ross Homan intercepted his second pass of the season and the third of his career in the second quarter.
• Junior linebacker Brian Rolle recorded his first career touchdown in the third quarter when he recovered a NMSU fumble in the end zone.
SPECIAL TEAMS NOTES
• Junior kicker Devin Barclay kicked his first career field goal in the third quarter, a 29-yarder at the 7:05 mark.
• Ohio State's fourth captain was senior offensive lineman Andrew Moses.
• Ohio State's honorary captain was former Buckeye defensive lineman Tim Anderson (2000-03).
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