It's the fourth time in five seasons that IU is out to a star. The one exception was the season when the Hoosiers hosted the Buckeyes in the season opener, falling Indiana's whitewashing of Eastern Illinois was the program's largest margin of victory in Memorial Stadium history and largest overall since a blanking of Nebraska in Bloomington on Oct. The visitors gained just total yards on Saturday, the fewest allowed by an Indiana defense dating back to
Not to be outdone by its rivals, Ohio State has followed the trend so far, putting up a combined 87 points in the first two games. If a win over Florida Atlantic in Week 1 could be filed in the "expected results" category, a rout of Cincinnati last week was a resounding statement of intent from the Buckeyes.
Against Cincinnati , the sophomore quarterback finished of for yards and two touchdowns and he's now tied with Dwayne Haskins and J. Barrett for the most total touchdowns thrown in the first two games of the season for the Buckeyes.
Drawing major conclusions after two games is always a risky exercise but Fields already looks to be in complete control of Ohio's offense. This statistic is accurate. Dobbins was just as impressive, rushing for yards and two touchdowns over 17 carries "I think today was another step in the journey, the right step—where we want to be," Ohio State coach Ryan Day was quoted as saying by the Associated Press.
On Saturday, the Buckeyes open Big Ten play with a trip to Indiana to face the Hoosiers, who are this season and have just thrashed Eastern Illinois Indiana's passing game is the conference's second-most efficient so far and the offense has fired on all cylinders so far.
Michael Penix went of for yards and two touchdowns against Eastern Illinois, before being replaced by Peyton Ramsey, who hit 13 of his 14 passes for yards and two touchdowns. On the other side of the ball, there's room for improvement for the Hoosiers despite the fact they shutdown the Panthers in Week 2.
Indiana has recorded just one takeaway in the first two games and will have to step up its defensive effort on Saturday if it is to stop Ohio State. Here's all you need to know ahead of Saturday.
Kick-off is scheduled for 12 p. Series record Ohio State and Indiana first crossed path in and have played each other 91 times in total, with the Buckeyes leading the series with 74 wins to the Hoosiers' Ohio State has won the last 23 games between the two, with the most recent success coming in October last year when the Buckeyes beat the Hoosiers in Columbus, Ohio.