2019

Head coach: Ryan Day (1st year)
Record: 8-0 (5-0 Big Ten)

 

Spring Game – April 13
Ohio Stadium – Columbus, OH
Gray 35, Scarlet 17

Early enrollee freshman wide receiver Garrett Wilson (No. 5) hauled in a spectacular 18-yard touchdown grab for the Scarlet, but redshirt junior safety Jahsen Wint’s (No. 23) two interceptions helped the Gray to a win in Ohio State’s annual Spring Game. Quarterbacks — including Georgia transfer Justin Fields (No. 1) —  wore the Buckeyes’ black alternate uniform as a non-contact jersey.

Spring Game 2019

Spring Game 2019 - QBs

Florida Atlantic – Aug. 31
Ohio Stadium – Columbus, OH
#5 Buckeyes 45, Owls 21

Fields threw four touchdown passes and ran for another score in his first-career start — setting the school record for touchdowns in a debut — to lead Ohio State past Florida Atlantic in the season opener. Former quarterback Dwayne Haskins also scored five times in his first start with the Buckeyes (Oregon State in 2018), but he’d already appeared in several games up to that point.

Florida Atlantic 2019

Cincinnati – Sept. 7
Ohio Stadium – Columbus, OH
#5 Buckeyes 42, Bearcats 0

Versatile defensive back Shaun Wade (No. 24) forced a fumble and broke up two passes — one of which was intercepted and the other nearly picked off — as Ohio State shut out in-state rival Cincinnati. The game marked the return of Bearcats head coach Luke Fickell, who was a player, assistant and interim head coach with the Buckeyes.

Cincinnati 2019

at Indiana – Sept. 14
Memorial Stadium – Bloomington, IN
#6 Buckeyes 51, Hoosiers 10

Back in the stadium where he began his college career, running back J.K. Dobbins (No. 2) rushed for 193 yards and one score, caught one of Fields’ three touchdowns passes and then watched most of the second half from the sideline as Ohio State throttled Indiana.

Indiana 2019

Miami (Ohio) – Sept. 21
Ohio Stadium – Columbus, OH
#6 Buckeyes 76, RedHawks 5

Fields became the first player to have four passing touchdowns and two rushing touchdowns in the first half of a game since Louisville’s Lamar Jackson in 2016 while leading Ohio State to a blowout win over Miami (Ohio). The Buckeyes wore a helmet decal in honor of 1955 Heisman Trophy winner Howard “Hopalong” Cassady, who passed away on Sept. 20, as well as an “Extra Yard For Teachers” decal to promote the College Football Playoff Foundation’s primary philanthropic endeavor.

Miami Ohio 2019

at Nebraska – Sept. 28
Memorial Stadium – Lincoln, NE
#5 Buckeyes 48, Cornhuskers 7

Cornerback Jeff Okudah (No. 1) picked off Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez twice in the first half, becoming the first Ohio State play with more than one interception in a game since Marshon Lattimore in 2016, as Ohio State blew out Nebraska in front of yet another sellout crowd in Lincoln.

Nebraska 2019

Michigan State – Oct. 5
Ohio Stadium – Columbus, OH
#4 Buckeyes 34, #25 Spartans 10

Dobbins rushed for 177 yards — including a 67-yard touchdown run in the second quarter — as Ohio State overcame a sluggish start to roll past Michigan State. The Buckeyes wore all-black uniforms for the third time in program history, which included a slight change to the front helmet bumper.

Michigan State 2019

at Northwestern – Oct. 18
Ryan Field – Evanston, IL
#4 Buckeyes 52, Wildcats 3

Blake Haubeil (No. 95) booted a career-long 55-yard field goal that tied the second-longest kick in school history and put an exclamation point on Ohio State’s Friday night blowout of Northwestern.

Northwestern 2019

Wisconsin – Oct. 26
Ohio Stadium – Columbus, OH
#3 Buckeyes 38, #13 Badgers 7

Defensive end Chase Young (No. 2) recorded a school record-tying four sacks and Ohio State limited Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor to a season-low 52 yards in yet another impressive blowout win.

Wisconsin 2019

 

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