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OhioStateBuckeyes.com
OHIO STATE
ATHLETICS COMMUNICATIONS
Fawcett Center, 6th Floor | 2400 Olentangy River Rd. | Columbus, Ohio 43210
The Buckeyes are one of only 11 unbeaten Foot-ball Bowl Subdivision teams and the only team8-0.
BIG GAME ON
The 8-0 (and 4-0 Big Ten Conference) Ohio StateBuckeyes, riding their longest winning streak in fiveyears, or since the 2007 team opened 10-0, travelto State College, Pa., for a 5:30 p.m. game Saturdayagainst the 5-2 and 3-0 Penn State Nittany Lions.ESPN will televise the game to a national audiencewith Sean McDonough, former Buckeye great ChrisSpielman and Quint Kessenich on the call.
LEADERS DIVISION LEADERS
This is a big game among the division leaders in thebattle for the Big Ten Leaders Division title, despitethe fact that neither team is eligible for the Big Tenchampionship game. The Buckeyes are in first placemidway through the conference campaign with PennState one-half game back. Wisconsin, at 3-1, holdsa commanding two-and-a-half game advantage overthe rest of field in the competition to represent thedivision in the Big Ten championship game Dec. 1 inIndianapolis.
13 WINS APIECE IN ALL-TIME SERIES
According to Ohio State’s official records, the OhioState/Penn State series is tied with each team win-ning 13 games. Penn State won the first four gamesin this series – in 1912-56-63-64 – but since thenthere has been only one winning streak as long asthree games (Ohio State won in 2002-03-04).
HOME AND AWAY
The Buckeyes are 5-5 vs. Penn State in gamesplayed in State College and have won two consecu-
Ohio State Football ReleaseOct. 22, 2012
No. 9 Ohio State at Penn State Game Notes
ATHLETICS COMMUNICATIONS STAFF
Associate Director, FB SID
..............................Jerry Emigemig.2@osu.edu; 614-688-0343 (o); 614-203-2766 (c)
Assistant Director/Secondary FB SID
....Adam Widmanwidman.12@osu.edu; 614-247-0011 (o); 614-572-6903 (c)
Associate AD for Communications
.......Dan Wallenberg
Director
............................................................Leann Parker
Assistant Directors
......
Alissa Clendenen, Kendra Willard,.........................Brett Rybak, Alex Morando, Danielle Warner
Sport Associates
..........................Julie Brown, Ben Vondal
Office Associate
......................................Jennifer Kirchner
Office Phone/Fax
...................614-292-6861/614-292-8547
 Web site
........................................OhioStateBuckeyes.com
Office Address
.........................2400 Olentangy River Road....................6th Floor, Fawcett Center, Columbus, OH 43210
FIRST AND 10
• Originally scheduled to be a 6 p.m. start whenthe networks made their night game selections afew months ago, the start time for this game wasmoved to 5:30 p.m. two weeks ago.• While neither team will play in the Big Tenchampionship game, both are eligible to win theLeaders Division.• The Buckeyes are ranked No. 9 this week by the
Associated Press 
, dropping two spots from aseason-best No. 7 ranking last week.• Urban Meyer, the 24th head coach in Ohio Statefootball history, is 112-23 in his 11th season as ahead coach. He is in his 20th year of coaching.• Bill O’Brien is in his first season as a collegiatehead coach after spending the last five years withthe New England Patriots.• Ohio State officially lists this rivalry with PennState as even with 13 wins apiece.• Ohio State is playing its 100th season in the BigTen, having joined the league in 1912 and playingits first season of Big Ten football in 1913.• Penn State is playing its 126th season of footballand its 20th as a member of the Big Ten.• Ohio State’s final four games of the season areagainst teams with a combined record of 18-11and a 9-4 Big Ten mark.
Buckeyes, off to their best start since 2007, look to improve to 9-0 Saturday at Beaver Stadium 
 #9 Ohio State
 
(8-0, 4-0)at
Penn State
(5-2, 3-0)
Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 - 5:30 p.m. ETBeaver Stadium (106,572)University Park, Pa.
THE BROADCASTS
Television
:
ESPN will televise thegame with
Sean McDonough
 and
Chris Spielman
in thebooth and
Quint Kessenich
 on the sidelines.
Radio
:
WBNS (FM 97.1 TheFan) is the flagship station forthe 73-station Ohio State radionetwork. The Urban Meyerpregame 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. Thegame can also be heard live on Sirius channel 92 and XMchannel 192.
HEAD COACH URBAN MEYER
Alma Mater ................................................Cincinnati, ’86Career Record.............................112-23 (.829), 11th yearOhio State Record .........................................8-0, 1st yearBig Ten Record ..............................................4-0, 1st yearCareer Home Record ........................................63-7 (.900)OSU Home Record............................................6-0 (1.000)Career Road Record .......................................35-13 (.729)Career Neutral Record .....................................14-3 (.823)Against Top 25 (AP & Coaches) .....................23-10 (.696)Against Top 10 (AP & Coaches) ......................11-4 (.733)Career in Overtime ...........................................5-0 (1.000)Career in Bowl Games .......................................7-1 (.875)Career in BCS Games ......................................4-0 (1.000)
2012 SCHEDULE/RESULTS
Date Opponent Time/Result TV9/1 Miami (OH) ...................W, 56-10 ..............BTN9/8 UCF .................................W, 31-16 ..........ESPN29/15 California
1
.....................W, 35-28 ..............ABC9/22 UAB
2
...............................W, 29-15 ..............BTN
9/29 at #20 Michigan State ....W, 17-16 ...............ABC
10/6 #20 Nebraska
3
..............W, 63-38 ..............ABC
10/13 at Indiana ........................W, 52-49 ...............BTN
10/20 Purdue ...........................W, 29-22 (OT) .....ABC
10/27 at Penn State ..................5:30 p.m. .............ESPN
11/3 Illinois ...........................TBA .....................TBA
11/10 Open11/17 at Wisconsin ...................TBA .......................TBA
11/24 #20 Michigan ................Noon ...................TBA
(1) Hall of Fame game; (2) Alumni Band Day; (3) Homecoming 
Sophomore
Ryan Shazier
led Ohio State with 12 tacklesin the overtime win over Purdue Saturday. Shazier leadsthe Buckeyes with 76 tackles this season.
 
2012 OHIO STATE FOOTBALL • PENN STATE GAME NOTES
2
tive and three of the last four there. Ohio Stateholds a slim, 8-7, lead in victories in games playedin Columbus, including an 8-6 record vs. Penn Statein Ohio Stadium. Penn State won the only gameplayed on a neutral field: at the 1980 Fiesta Bowl inTempe, Ariz.
Last 5 in State College:
Nov. 7, 2009 – Ohio State 24, Penn State 7Oct. 27, 2007 – Ohio State 37, Penn State 17Oct. 8, 2005 – Penn State 17, Ohio State 10Nov. 1, 2003 – Ohio State 21, Penn State 10Oct. 27, 2001 – Penn State 29, Ohio State 27
GUITON/McGLOIN LEAD TEAMS TO VICTORY
Junior Kenny Guiton, in for the injured BraxtonMiller, led the Buckeyes on a last minute, game-tying touchdown drive and two-point conversion,and Carlos Hyde scored in overtime as the Buckeyessqueaked by Purdue, 29-22, in overtime Saturday atOhio Stadium. On the game-tying drive Guiton was3 for 5 for 49 yards and a two-yard touchdown passto Chris Fields with three seconds left to play to rallythe Buckeyes, who trailed, 22-14 with 47 seconds onthe clock. He then connected with 6-5 tight end JeffHeuerman for the game-tying two-point conversion.Penn State roared to a 24-0 halftime lead atIowa Saturday evening, increased the lead to 38-0and routed the Hawkeyes, 38-14, behind 289 yardspassing from Matt McGloin (26 of 38) and 103 yardsrushing and three touchdowns from Bill Belton.
BRAXTON MILLER LEAVES GAME
Braxton Miller left the Purdue game late in the thirdquarter after getting slammed to the turf after a37-yard run. He was taken to the Wexner Medi-cal Center on Ohio State’s campus for tests andexaminations, was cleared early Saturday eveningand released.
KENNY G: “HE’S A SPECIAL GUY”
It doesn’t just seem like every time Kenny Guiton en-ters the game something good happens. More oftenthan not, it does…and that’s not easy or typical fora backup quarterback to accomplish.“It’s just a tribute to that kid,” coach UrbanMeyer said after the Purdue game, in which Guitoncompleted 6 of 11 passes for 77 yards and onetouchdown in the fourth quarter and overtime tohelp save Ohio State’s unbeaten season. “He’s aspecial guy.” How so? Guiton has driven Ohio Statefor a touchdown or finished off a touchdown drive inseven of his 13 series this year.
The best of Kenny G in 2012:
• He ran three plays to finish off a touchdowndrive on the opening drive of the 17-16 win overMichigan State.• Trailing Nebraska 17-7, he came into the game fortwo plays to finish off a touchdown drive.• His third quarter shovel pass to Carlos Hyde wentfor 14 yards and a score and gave the Buckeyes atwo-touchdown lead in the three-point win overIndiana.• His effort with no timeouts vs. Purdue includeda 39-yard completion to Devin Smith for a firstdown at the Purdue 22 with 33 seconds to play;an eight-yard completion to the sideline to EvanSpencer; a two-yard touchdown pass to ChrisFields with three seconds left to play; a two-pointconversion completion to Jeff Heuerman that tiedthe score; and a 17-yard completion in overtimeto Jake Stoneburner to the Purdue eight. Threerushes later Ohio State was in the end zone.
IT WAS A FIELDS DAY
Chris Fields had only been on the field for four of-fensive plays since the first game of the season…until he earned extended playing time vs. Purdue.He used the time in between to get better and herewarded the coaches who rewarded him withplaying time by making an unbeaten season-savingreception: a delicate, don’t-let-the-ball-touch-turf,touchdown reception with three seconds left to play.Fields had a career-long 35-yard reception as well,part of his team-leading (and career-high) three re-ceptions for a team-high 44 yards on the afternoon.
DEFENSE RISES TO THE OCCASION
Ohio State’s defensive unit was key in the win overPurdue. The Buckeyes not only limited the Boiler-makers to zero points in three excursions into thered zone, but the unit also allowed Purdue just fiveyards and forced three incompletions in overtime.And when you look at the game in its entirety, thedefense held the Boilermakers in check by allowingjust two significant drives – with only one cashingin on a touchdown – and only two big plays (an83-yard pass play from Caleb TerBush to AkeemShavers on the first play of the game and a 31-yardpass from Terbush to Gary Bush). The Buckeyesforced six three-and-outs.
TALE OF THE TAPETHE COACHES
Urban Meyer .................
Coach
.................. Bill O’BrienOhio State ....................
School
..................Penn StateCincinnati .................
Alma Mater
.....................Brown7-0 (1st) ...............
Record at School
..............5-2 (1st)111-23 (11th) .........
Career Record
................5-2 (1st)
 WEEKLY MEDIA SCHEDULE
(all times Eastern)
Day Time Event/Location
Monday 11 a.m. Weekly release posted at OhioStateBuckeyes.comMedia lunch served in Biggs atrium of the WHAC11:45 a.m. Coach Meyer weekly press conference (WHAC Team Meeting Room)12:15 p.m. Assistant coach (two) interviews (WHAC Team Meeting Room)12:45 p.m. Player interviews (WHAC Indoor Field)Tuesday 1:40 p.m. Coach Meyer available on the Big Ten TeleconferenceWednesday 6:30 p.m. Coach Meyer and players available (WHAC Indoor Field)Thursday Noon Coach Meyer Call-In Show (97.1 FM The Fan in Columbus)Saturday Postgame Coach Meyer, requested players, coaches
Monday/Tues./Wed. Interviews: Wexner Football Complex (WHAC)
• Wexner Football Complex (WHAC) Location: 535 Irving Schottenstein Drive, Columbus, OH 43210• Fawcett Center is located at 2400 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43210
NEW this year:
Coach Meyer’s Monday press confereces are held in the WHAC team meeting room.Parking is available on the north and west sides of the building. Please enter through the Biggs Atrium.• A complete transcript of head coach Urban Meyer will be available online at OhioStateBuckeyes.com aftereach Monday press conference and after home games.
 CategoryNationalRankActual
Rushing Offense 77 149.29Passing Offense 45 257.14Total Offense 59 406.43Scoring Offense 62 28.57Rushing Defense 21 113.00Pass Efficiency Defense 36 116.21Total Defense 22 322.71Scoring Defense 13 15.71Net Punting 120 30.19Punt Returns 91 5.59Kickoff Returns 100 18.53Turnover Margin 14 1.14Pass Defense 38 209.71Passing Efficiency 60 133.83Sacks 31 2.57Tackles For Loss T-84 5.14Sacks Allowed T-24 1.14
NationalRankActual
10 249.63T-101 189.0040 438.6321 39.0030 121.6342 119.0763 393.3850 24.2571 36.49T-54 9.1868 20.9052 .13105 271.7552 136.76T-53 2.00109 4.5065 1.88
 
2012 OHIO STATE FOOTBALL • PENN STATE GAME NOTES
3
DEFENSIVE LEADERS
For the fifth time this season and the seventh time inhis 10 career starts, sophomore Ryan Shazier led theBuckeyes in tackles with 12 vs. Purdue, including 1.5TFLs and a pass break-up. Right behind was seniorleader John Simon with a season-high nine tackles(one off his career high). Johnathan Hankins andChristian Bryant had eight tackles apiece and C.J.Barnett intercepted a pass in the end zone.
DEFENSE LEADS CHAMPIONS HONORS
A season-high seven defensive players were gradedout as champions vs. Purdue with Ryan Shazierearning player of the week honors. He was joined asa champion by Travis Howard, Nate Williams, JohnSimon, Christian Bryant, Bradley Roby and Johna-than Hankins. Two tackles inside the 20 on kickoffsearned David Perkins the special teams player ofthe week award. Joining him as a special teamschampion are Hankins and Taylor Rice.
Game Champion Leaders:
6 – WR Corey Brown6 – CB Bradley Roby6 – DL Johnathan Hankins4 – OL Andrew Norwell4 – FB Zach Boren4 – OL Jack Mewhort4 – DL John Simon4 – SAF Christian Bryant4 – CB Travis Howard
THREE FINE ZEROES
The win over Purdue and a zero-loss season foranother week may not have happened, or may havebeen much more difficult than it already was, if notfor these three fine zeroes:
0 Points I
– The defense allowed a 19-play, 81-yarddrive in the first quarter – helped by a convertedfourth-and-one fake punt – but did not allow anypoints as C.J. Barnett intercepted a Caleb TerBushpass in the end zone on third-and-goal from the OhioState 6. Purdue led 13-7 at the time.
0 Points II
– Ohio State committed four turnoversin the game but the defense responded by allowingPurdue zero points off those turnovers with twothree-and-outs, a missed, 50-yard field goal attemptand the end to a half.
0 Points III
– Ohio State hasn’t allowed an over-time point at Ohio Stadium in its last three overtimegames. Overall, Ohio State is 4-0 in overtime gamesat Ohio Stadium with wins over North CarolinaState (44-38 in 3OT in 2003), Purdue (16-13 in OT in2003), Iowa (27-24 in 2009) and Purdue (29-22 lastSaturday).
BLOCK PARTY CONTINUES
Ohio State blocked two kicks that turned out tobe critical plays in getting the game into overtimeagainst Purdue: Garrett Goebel blocked a PAT afterPurdue’s first touchdown and Johnathan Hankinsblocked a 34-yard field goal attempt with 29 secondsleft to play in the third quarter. A field goal at thatjuncture would have given the Boilermakers a 23-14lead entering the fourth quarter. The blocks were thefifth and sixth, respectively, on the season for theBuckeyes and the 56th and 57th, respectively for anUrban Meyer coached team.
Building up the blocks:
1. Adolphus Washington (PAT vs. UCF);2. Orhian Johnson (PAT vs. UAB);3. Bradley Roby (Punt vs. Michigan State);4. Travis Howard (Punt vs. Indiana);5. Garrett Goebel (PAT vs. Purdue); and6. Johnathan Hankins (FG vs. Purdue).
SINCE 2005: 18-0 WHEN BLOCKING A PUNT
Urban Meyer’s six Florida teams blocked a total of21 punts, and they were 16-0 in those games. HisBuckeyes have blocked two punts and his teams arenow 18-0 when blocking a punt since the start of the2005 season.
ANOTHER STATEMENT FROM HYDE
Junior running back Carlos Hyde continued hispower running surge with 91 yards and two touch-downs against Purdue. He also caught two passesfor six yards. Hyde has 545 yards rushing this seasonand nine touchdowns despite missing nearly threegames with a knee injury. Since returning to actionSept. 29 at Michigan State, Hyde has averaged 109yards rushing over the last four games with seventouchdowns. He had 140 yards and four touchdownsagainst Nebraska to earn Big Ten co-offensive playerof the week honors and followed that with a career-high 156 yards and two touchdowns vs. Indiana (onereceiving TD).
TIED FOR FIRST IN 100-YARD GAMES
Ohio State is tied with Wisconsin and Nebraska forthe most 100-yard rushing games in the Big Ten thisseason: eight. The Buckeyes, behind a power surgeof 371 yards rushing vs. Nebraska and 353 vs. Indi-ana, rank 10th nationally with 249.6 rushing yardsper game. The 724 yards those two games are themost in one two-game stretch in 32 years, or sincethe 1980 team combined for 800 yards consecutivelyvs. Northwestern (418) and Indiana (382).The Buckeyes average 5.6 yards per attempt as ateam and have scored 26 touchdowns.
100-Yard Rushing Games (8) – 2012
161 – Braxton Miller vs. Miami (17-161-1)141 – Braxton Miller vs. UCF (27-141-3)105 – Jordan Hall vs. UAB (17-105-0)136 – Braxton Miller vs. Michigan State (23-136-0)186 – Braxton Miller vs. Nebraska (16-186-1)140 – Carlos Hyde vs. Nebraska (28-140-4)156 – Carlos Hyde vs. Indiana (22-156-1)149 – Braxton Miller vs. Indiana (23-149-1)
AND THEN THERE WERE 11
There are only 11 unbeatens in the Football BowlSubdivision entering Week 9 of the season withOhio State the only team in the country 8-0. Thosestill unbeaten, with their Associated Press ranking,include:
QUICK FACTS
UNIVERSITY INFORMATION
Location.................................................Columbus, OhioPopulation .....................................................1.7 millionFounded .................................................................1870Joined Big Ten .......................................................1912First Year of Big Ten Football ................................1913Enrollment ...........................................................56,064Nickname ........................................................BuckeyesColors ..................................................Scarlet and GrayMarching Band ....................The Ohio State University..........................................Marching Band –“TBDBITL”President .................................................E. Gordon GeeDirector of Athletics ...................................Gene SmithSenior Woman Administrator ............Miechelle WillisFaculty Representative ................................John BrunoWebsite/Tickets.....................OhioStateBuckeyes.com
TEAM HISTORY
First Year of Football ..................................................1890All-Time Record (Years) .....................833-315-53 (123rd)All-Time Big Ten Record (Years) ........461-171-24 (100th)Big Ten Championships (Last) ...........................34 (2009)All-Time Bowl Record ..............................................19-23National Championships .................................................7Consensus All-America Selections ..............................78First Team All-Big Ten Selections ...............................362
2012 TEAM INFO
Head Coach ...................Urban Meyer (Cincinnati, 1986)Record at Ohio State ...........................................8-0 (1st)Big Ten Record .....................................................4-0 (1st)Career Record......................................112-23 (11th year)National Championships ........................2 (2006 & 2008)Conference Championships ............................................4(2003 & 2004 at Utah; 2006 & 2008 at Florida)NFL Draft Picks ...............................................................36First-Round NFL Draft Picks.............................................9Academic All-Conference Players ..............................150
ASSISTANT COACHES
Luke Fickell .................Defensive Coordinator/LinebackersTom Herman ............Offensive Coordinator/QuarterbacksKerry Coombs.............................................CornerbacksStan Drayton ..........................................Running BacksTim Hinton .....................................Tight Ends/FullbacksZach Smith ............................................Wide ReceiversMike Vrabel ...........................................Defensive LineEd Warinner ..........Co-Off. Coordinator/Offensive LineEverett Withers..................Co-Defensive Coordinator/Assistant Head Coach/SafetiesMickey Marotti..........................Asst. AD for FootballSports Performance

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