2014

Head coach: Urban Meyer (3rd year)
Record: 14-1 (8-0 Big Ten)
Big Ten Champions
College Football Playoff National Champions

 

Spring Game – April 12
Ohio Stadium – Columbus, OH
Gray 17, Scarlet 7

Cornerback Eli Apple (No. 13) pulled down two interceptions for the Scarlet, but running back Warren Ball’s 55 yards and one score on the ground gave the Scarlet a victory in the annual Spring Game.

Spring Game 2014

Navy – Aug. 30
M&T Bank Stadium – Baltimore, MD
#5 Buckeyes 34, Midshipmen 17

Linebacker Darron Lee (No. 43) took a fumble 61 yards for a touchdown to help Ohio State pull away from Navy in Baltimore. The Buckeyes switched to Nike’s Mach Speed template and donned a helmet sticker to commemorate their 125th season of football.

Navy 2014

Virginia Tech – Sept. 6
Ohio Stadium – Columbus, OH
Hokies 35, #8 Buckeyes 21

Apple’s fourth-quarter interception set up a game-tying touchdown, but Virginia Tech shocked Ohio State with a pair of late scores — including a pick-six with just 46 seconds remaining — and handed head coach Urban Meyer his first regular-season loss in Columbus.

Virginia Tech 2014

Kent State – Sept. 13
Ohio Stadium – Columbus, OH
#22 Buckeyes 66, Golden Flashes 0

Quarterback J.T. Barrett (No. 16) matched a school record with six touchdown passes — five of which came in the first half — as Ohio State routed Kent State.

Kent State 2014

Cincinnati – Sept. 27
Ohio Stadium – Columbus, OH
#22 Buckeyes 50, Bearcats 28

H-Back Dontre Wilson’s (No. 2) third-quarter touchdown reception gave Ohio State a two-touchdown lead it would not relinquish in an otherwise back-and-forth game. The win marked the Buckeyes’ 40th in a row over an in-state opponents.

Cincinnati 2014

at Maryland – Oct. 4
Byrd Stadium – College Park, MD
#20 Buckeyes 52, Terrapins 24

Linebacker Raekwon McMillan (No. 5) helped Ohio State spoil Maryland’s first home game as a member of the Big Ten, as he returned an interception 19 yards for a touchdown in the blowout win.

Maryland 2014

Rutgers – Oct. 18
Ohio Stadium – Columbus, OH
#13 Buckeyes 56, Scarlet Knights 17

Tight end Nick Vannett (No. 81) caught a pair of touchdown passes as Ohio State blew past Rutgers on Homecoming. It marked the first time in school history the Buckeyes topped the 50-point plateau in four-consecutive games.

Rutgers 2014

at Penn State – Oct. 25
Beaver Stadium – University Park, PA
#13 Buckeyes 31, Nittany Lions 24 (OT)

Defensive end Joey Bosa (No. 97) recorded six tackles and two and a half sacks in Ohio State’s win at Penn State, including a walk-off sack where he used a would-be blocker to take down quarterback Christian Hackenberg on fourth down in overtime.

Penn State 2014

Illinois – Nov. 1
Ohio Stadium – Columbus, OH
#13 Buckeyes 55, Fighting Illini 14

Running back Curtis Samuel (No. 4) rushed for 63 yards and two first-quarter touchdowns as Ohio State raced out to an early lead over Illinois and never looked back.

Illinois 2014

at Michigan State – Nov. 8
Spartan Stadium – East Lansing, MI
#13 Buckeyes 49, #7 Spartans 37

Barrett threw three touchdown passes — including a 79-yard slant to wide receiver Michael Thomas (No. 3) — as Ohio State avenged its Big Ten title game loss to Michigan State.

Michigan State 2014

at Minnesota – Nov. 15
TCF Bank Stadium – Minneapolis, MN
#8 Buckeyes 31, #25 Golden Gophers 24

Barrett tossed three touchdown passes and ran for an Ohio State quarterback-record 189 yards and another score as the Buckeyes overcame a bout with wintry weather to beat Minnesota.

Minnesota 2014

Indiana – Nov. 22
Ohio Stadium – Columbus, OH
#7 Buckeyes 42, Hoosiers 27

Wideout Jalin Marshall (No. 17) returned a punt 54 yards for the go-ahead touchdown in the third quarter and then added three late insurances scores to carry Ohio State past Indiana, 42-27.

Indiana 2014

Michigan – Nov. 29
Michigan Stadium – Ann Arbor, MI
#7 Buckeyes 42, Wolverines 28

Barrett rushed for one touchdown and threw for two more before he broke his ankle on the first play of the fourth quarter in Ohio State’s win over rival Michigan.

Michigan 2014

Big Ten Championship vs Wisconsin – Dec. 6
Lucas Oil Stadium – Indianapolis, IN
#6 Buckeyes 59, #11 Badgers 0

Third-string quarterback Cardale Jones (No. 12) threw for 257 yards and three touchdowns in his first-career start, and Ohio State secured a spot in the inaugural College Football Playoff with an unexpected rout of Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship. The Buckeyes wore a helmet decal for defensive linemen Kosta Karageorge (No. 53), who tragically took his life one week prior.

Wisconsin 2014

Allstate Sugar Bowl vs Alabama – Jan. 1, 2015
Mercedes-Benz Superdome – New Orleans, LA
#4 Buckeyes 42, #1 Crimson Tide 35

Running back Ezekiel Elliott (No. 15) rushed for 230 yards — 85 of which came through the heart of the South — to lead Ohio State to an upset win over top-ranked Alabama in the College Football Playoff semifinal. All four teams wore special Nike Diamond Quest uniforms, with the Buckeyes giving a nod to their 1968 national championship team, and a playoff trophy decal on their helmets.

Alabama 2015

CFP National Championship vs Oregon – Jan. 12, 2015
AT&T Stadium – Arlington, TX
#4 Buckeyes 42, #2 Ducks 20

Elliott continued his late-season tear with 246 yards and four touchdowns in Ohio State’s national championship win over Oregon. The Buckeyes wore the home version of their Diamond Quest alternate uniforms.

Oregon 2015

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