Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Ohio State vs. Eastern Michigan Game Notes

Courtesy: OhioStateBuckeyes.com

Eastern Michigan (0-3, 0-2) at #2/2 Ohio State (3-0, 0-0)
Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010 - 3:30 p.m. ET
Ohio Stadium (102,329)
Columbus, Ohio

The Broadcasts
Television: ABC (ESPN mirror) will televise the game with Carter Blackburn (play-by-play), Mike Bellotti (analyst) and Brock Huard (analyst) in the booth.

Radio: WBNS (97.1 FM The Fan) is the flagship station for the 73-station Ohio State radio network. The Jim Tressel pregame show airs 30 minutes prior to kickoff. Paul Keels will call the play-by-play with former Buckeye Jim Lachey in the booth and Marty Bannister on the sidelines. The game can also be heard live on Sirius satellite radio 127 and XM 102.

Ohio State has allowed only 94 touchdowns (39 rushing and 55 passing) since the start of 2005 (67 games; 57-10 record), an average of only 1.4 touchdowns allowed per game by the Buckeyes over that time.

This will be the first-ever meeting between Ohio State and Eastern Michigan.

The Buckeyes have 30 players on the 2010 roster with at least one game of starting experience. Those are: Cameron Heyward (36); Bryant Browning, Chimdi Chekwa (30); Mike Brewster, Terrelle Pryor (26); Ross Homan (22); Jermale Hines (19); Dane Sanzenbacher (18); Justin Boren (16); Brian Rolle, DeVier Posey (15); Devon Torrence (14); Dexter Larimore, J.B. Shugarts, Brandon Saine (13); Zach Boren (11); Dan Herron (8); Mike Adams (7); Jake Stoneburner (5);Tyler Moeller (4); Andrew Miller, John Simon (3); Solomon Thomas, C.J. Barnett, Nathan Williams (2); Andrew Sweat, Aaron Gant, Orhian Johnson, Marcus Hall, Taurian Washington (1).

First-time starters in 2010: C.J. Barnett, Orhian Johnson, John Simon, Andrew Sweat and Solomon Thomas.

The Boren brothers – Justin (OG) and Zach (FB) - products of Pickerington, Ohio, are the first siblings to start in the same game for the Buckeyes since John (LB) and Mike (NG) Sullivan from Mentor, Ohio, started nine games together during the 1988 season.


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