Head coach: Urban Meyer (4th year)
Record: 12-1 (7-1 Big Ten)
Big Ten East Division Co-Champions
BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl Champions

Spring Game – April 18
Ohio Stadium – Columbus, OH
Gray 17, Scarlet 14

Wide receiver Corey Smith (No. 84) caught a pair of deep touchdown passes to help the Gray team beat the Scarlet squad in front of a Spring Game-record 100,189 fans. Wideout Terry McLaurin (No. 83) also added a score in defeat.

Spring Game 2015

at Virginia Tech – Sept. 7
Lane Stadium – Blacksburg, VA
#1 Buckeyes 42, Hokies 24

Quarterback-turned-receiver Braxton Miller (No. 1) reintroduced himself to the world by scoring two touchdowns – one of which came with an electrifying spin move – to help Ohio State sprint past Virginia Tech. Both teams honored the lives of journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward, who were shot and killed during a live broadcast, with a helmet decal. Miller also donned a sticker for injured teammate Noah Brown (No. 80), who was lost for the season with a broken leg.

Virginia Tech 2015

Hawai’i – Sept. 12
Ohio Stadium – Columbus, OH
#1 Buckeyes 38, Rainbow Warriors 0

Wide receiver Michael Thomas (No. 3) caught five passes for 52 yards, but notably delivered a devastating stiff arm in a what was otherwise a sluggish win for Ohio State over visiting Hawai’i.

Hawaii 2015

Northern Illinois – Sept. 19
Ohio Stadium – Columbus, OH
#1 Buckeyes 20, Huskies 13

Linebacker Darron Lee (No. 43) returned an interception 41 yards for a touchdown as Ohio State’s defense bailed out its sputtering offense and held off upset-minded Northern Illinois.

Northern Illinois 2015

Western Michigan – Sept. 26
Ohio Stadium – Columbus, OH
#1 Buckeyes 38, Broncos 12

Defensive tackle Adolphus Washington (No. 92) picked off a pass and rumbled 20 yards for a score as Ohio State survived another upset bid from a Mid-American Conference opponent, this time from a feisty Western Michigan squad.

Western Michigan 2015

at Indiana – Oct. 3
Memorial Stadium – Bloomington, IN
#1 Buckeyes 34, Hoosiers 27

Running back Ezekiel Elliott (No. 15) scored on touchdown runs of 55, 65 and 75 yards, respectively, and the Ohio State defense came up with a goal line stand in the final seconds to escape Indiana with a win.

Indiana 2015

Maryland – Oct. 10
Ohio Stadium – Columbus, OH
#1 Buckeyes 49, Terrapins 28

Cardale Jones (No. 12) threw two touchdown passes – while J.T. Barrett finished off three scoring drives with runs of his own – as Ohio State seemingly perfected the two-quarterback system in a blowout win over Maryland. The Buckeyes wore a pink ribbon decal for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Maryland 2015

Penn State – Oct. 17
Ohio Stadium – Columbus, OH
#1 Buckeyes 38, Nittany Lions 10

Barrett (No. 16) rushed for two first-half touchdowns as a red zone specialist and then took over full-time for Jones in the third quarter as Ohio State dispatched Penn State with relative ease. The Buckeyes wore all-black uniforms and “Blood on the Leaves” scarlet helmet stickers for the first time in the win, dubbed a “Dark Night in the Shoe.”

Penn State 2015

at Rutgers – Oct. 24
High Point Solutions Stadium – Piscataway, NJ
#1 Buckeyes 49, Scarlet Knights 7

Barrett was flawless in his first start of the season, as he threw three touchdown passes and ran for two more scores to lead Ohio State to a win at Rutgers.

Rutgers 2015

Minnesota – Nov. 7
Ohio Stadium – Columbus, OH
#1 Buckeyes 28, Golden Gophers 14

Elliott topped the 100-yard mark for the 14th-consecutive game and safety Vonn Bell (No. 11) returned an interception 16 yards for his first-career touchdown as Ohio State was able to withstand a late Minnesota rally.

Minnesota 2015

at Illinois – Nov. 14
Memorial Stadium – Champaign, IL
#2 Buckeyes 28, Fighting Illini 3

Elliott carried the ball 27 times for 181 yards and two touchdowns to lead Ohio State to a win at Illinois. The Buckeyes’ defense, meanwhile, limited the Fighting Illini to just 20 yards on the ground.

Illinois 2015

Michigan State – Nov. 21
Ohio Stadium – Columbus, OH
#9 Spartans 17, #3 Buckeyes 14

Michigan State limited Miller (No. 5) to just one reception in his final game at Ohio Stadium and snapped Ohio State’s 23-game winning streak in the process. Both teams wore helmet deals in honor of Chad Carr – the grandson of former Michigan head coach Lloyd Carr – who had inoperable brain cancer. Carr passed away just two weeks later at the age of 5. Miller also donned stickers for injured teammates Corey Smith (No. 84) and the aforementioned Brown, his mismatched helmet identification number and a Zone 6 decal.

Michigan State 2015

at Michigan – Nov. 28
Michigan Stadium – Ann Arbor, MI
#8 Buckeyes 42, #10 Wolverines 13

One week after he was held to just 33 yards on 12 carries in a home loss, Elliott rushed for 214 yards and two touchdowns in Ohio State’s rout of Michigan. The Buckeyes kept the Carr decal on their helmets for another week, while several Wolverines wrote #ChadTough on their helmet bumper.

Michigan 2015

BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl vs Notre Dame – Jan. 1, 2016
University of Phoenix Stadium – Glendale, AZ
#7 Buckeyes 44, #8 Fighting Irish 28

Barrett threw for 211 yards and a touchdown with 96 yards rushing to help the Buckeyes throttle Notre Dame in the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl. Barrett was subsequently named game’s most valuable offensive player.

Notre Dame 2016
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