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at Michigan – Nov. 21, 2009
#9 Buckeyes 21, Wolverines 10

Wearing Nike Pro Combat uniforms that paid homage to the 1954 national championship team, quarterback Terrelle Pryor (No. 2) and Ohio State beat Michigan, 21-10. Pryor was a modest 9 of 17 for 67 yards throwing, but a perfectly lofted touchdown pass to running back Daniel “Boom” Herron put the game out of reach for the Buckeyes, who sported a helmet decal with a pink Buckeye Leaf in memory of Stefanie Spielman, wife of former linebacker Chris Spielman, who lost her fight with breast cancer.

Michigan

Spring Game – April 24, 2010
Gray 17, Scarlet 14

Backup quarterback Kenny Guiton (No. 13) threw a 45-yard touchdown pass to receiver Taurian Washington to lead the Gray team past the Scarlet, 17-14. Starter Terrelle Pryor (No. 2) played only the first quarter for the losing team, but completed 8 of 12 passes for 108 yards and a touchdown. Both teams sported practice jerseys with pink numbers, which were auctioned after the game to benefit the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research.

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Michigan – Nov. 27, 2010
#8 Buckeyes 37, Wolverines 7

Donning Pro Combat uniforms as a tribute to the 1942 national championship squad, quarterback Terrelle Pryor (No. 2) and Ohio State handed Michigan its second-most lopsided loss in the series since 1968; the 37-7 was only eclipsed by the 42-7 win in 2008. The Buckeyes, who wore a helmet decal representing the Bronze Star that former team most valuable player Charles Csuri earned at the Battle of the Bulge, were flagged twice in the game for forming an “O” with their gloved hands while celebrating after touchdowns.

Michigan

Spring Game – April 23, 2011
Scarlet 59, Gray 12

In what was strictly an offense versus defense affair, the Scarlet team defeated the Gray, 59-27. Early enrollee Braxton Miller (No. 5) was one of four different quarterbacks to toss a touchdown pass for the Scarlet, while linebacker Andrew Sweat (No. 42) led the Gray with 10 tackles. The Buckeyes wore camouflage helmets with decals for former track star Jesse Owens; volunteer strength and conditioning assistant Jake Nickle, who collapsed and died while playing pickup basketball; and Colleen Dobbins, the infant daughter of lacrosse coach Dave Dobbins who passed away earlier that year.

Spring Game

Wisconsin – Oct. 29, 2011
Buckeyes 33, #12 Badgers 29

Quarterback Braxton Miller (No. 5) threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Devin Smith with 20 seconds left as Ohio State upset Wisconsin, 33-29, giving the Badgers their second-consecutive loss on a Hail Mary. The Buckeyes were decked out in the third installment of their Nike Pro Combat uniforms, which honored the 1961 national champions.

Wisconsin

Michigan – Nov. 24, 2012
#4 Buckeyes 26, #20 Wolverines 21

Wearing the the first rendition of its Nike Rivalry uniforms, Ohio State capped an undefeated season with a 26-21 win over Michigan. Quarterback Braxton Miller (No. 5) completed 14 of 18 passes for 189 yards and a score to the Wolverines from winning the Big Ten Legends Division title. NCAA violations under former coach Jim Tressel kept the Buckeyes from playing for the national title.

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Wisconsin – Sept. 28, 2013
#4 Buckeyes 31, #23 Badgers 24

Quarterback Braxton Miller (No. 5) matched a career high with four touchdown passes — three coming in the first half — to lead Ohio State past Wisconsin, 31-24. The Buckeyes wore their Nike Rivalry uniforms, with a different collar logo and number font than what was worn during the 2012 Michigan game.

Wisconsin

Penn State – Oct. 26, 2013
#4 Buckeyes 63, Nittany Lions 14

Quarterback Braxton Miller passed for three touchdowns — one a 25-yard strike to Corey “Philly” Brown (No. 10) — in giving Penn State its worst loss in 114 years. The Nittany Lions hadn’t given up so many points or been beaten so badly since a 64-5 loss to Duquesne Athletic Club on Nov. 25, 1899.  The Buckeyes wore a ribbon decal for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Penn State

at Michigan – Nov. 30, 2013
#3 Buckeyes 42, Wolverines 41

Quarterback Braxton Miller (No. 5) accounted for a career-high five touchdowns and safety Tyvis Powell intercepted a game-winning two-point conversion attempt as Ohio State held on for a 42-41 over Michigan. The Buckeyes wore the road version of Nike’s Rivalry uniform, which was considered a nod to the 1950 ‘Snow Bowl’ game.

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Discover Orange Bowl vs Clemson – Jan. 3, 2014
#12 Tigers 40, #7 Buckeyes 35

Quarterback Braxton Miller (No. 5) did his best to lead the Buckeyes to a win in the Discover Orange Bowl, but Clemson’s tandem of quarterback Tajh Boyd and receiver Sammy Watkins were too much for the defense to handle. The 40-35 loss was Ohio State’s second in a row after having won each of its previous 24 under head coach Urban Meyer.

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Virginia Tech – Sept. 6, 2014
Hokies 35, #8 Buckeyes 21

Cornerback Eli Apple’s (No. 13) first-career interception allowed Ohio State to tie the game in the fourth quarter, but two late touchdowns helped Virginia Tech stun the Buckeyes, 35-21. It was the Buckeyes’ first regular season loss under third-year head coach Urban Meyer.

Virginia Tech

at Penn State – Oct. 25, 2014
#13 Buckeyes 31, Nittany Lions 24 (OT)

Defensive end Joey Bosa (No. 97) used a would-be blocker to sack Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg on fourth down of overtime to secure a 31-24 overtime win for the Buckeyes. Bosa finished the game with 2 1/2 sacks and six tackles.

Penn State

Illinois – Nov. 1, 2014
#13 Buckeyes 55, Fighting Illini 14

Running back Curtis Samuel (No. 4) scored two first quarter touchdowns as the Buckeyes raced out to an early lead and never looked back, knocking off Illinois, 55-14. Samuel rushed for 63 yards on nine carries, with his touchdowns coming on runs of 23 yards and 1 yard.

Illinois

Allstate Sugar Bowl vs Alabama – Jan. 1, 2015
#4 Buckeyes 42, #1 Crimson Tide 35

Running back Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 230 yards —85 of which came through the heart of the South — to lead Ohio State to a 42-35 upset of top-ranked Alabama in the College Football Playoff Semifinal. Both teams wore the playoff trophy logo decal on their helmets.

Alabama

CFP National Championship vs Oregon – Jan. 12, 2015
#4 Buckeyes 42, #2 Ducks 20

Running back Ezekiel Elliott (No. 15) rushed for 246 yards and four touchdowns to help Ohio State run over Oregon, 42-20, in the inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship.

Oregon

at Virginia Tech – Sept. 7, 2015
#1 Buckeyes 42, Hokies 24

Quarterback-turned-receiver Braxton Miller (No. 1) reintroduced himself to the world, scoring two touchdowns — one of which came with an electrifying spin move — to help Ohio State sprint past Virginia Tech, 42-24. The Buckeyes joined the Hokies in honoring the lives of journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward, who were shot and killed during a live broadcast. Miller also wore a sticker for injured teammate Noah Brown and a decal for the receivers group, “Zone 6.”

Virginia Tech

Hawai’i – Sept. 12, 2015
#1 Buckeyes 38, Rainbow Warriors 0

Reciver Michael Thomas (No. 3) and the Buckeyes stiff armed the Rainbow Warriors’ on the way to a  38-0. Ohio State wore the home version of it’s College Football playoff uniforms, with a slight modification to the Nike swooshes, and unveiled the 2014 national championship banner on the Ohio Stadium facade at halftime.

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Penn State – Oct. 17, 2015
#1 Buckeyes 38, Nittany Lions 10

Running back Ezekiel Elliott (No. 15) rushed for 153 yards as Ohio State dispatched Penn State with relative ease, 38-10. The Buckeyes wore all-black uniforms for the game, which was dubbed a ‘Dark Night in the Shoe’.

Penn State

Michigan State – Nov. 21, 2015
#9 Spartans 17, #3 Buckeyes 14

Receiver Braxton Miller (No. 5) was limited to one reception in his final game in Ohio Stadium and Michigan State snapped Ohio State’s 23-game winning streak with a 17-14 win. Both teams wore helmet decals in honor of Chad Carr — the grandson of former Michigan head coach Lloyd Carr — who had inoperable brain cancer. Carr passed away two weeks later at the age of 5. Miller donned stickers for injured teammates Corey Smith (No. 84) and Noah Brown (No. 80), his No. 1 helmet identification number and a “Zone 6” decal.

Michigan State

at Michigan – Nov. 28, 2015
#8 Buckeyes 42, #10 Wolverines 13

One week after being held to only 33 yards on 12 carries in a home loss to Michigan State, running back Ezekiel Elliott (No. 15) ran for 214 yards and two touchdowns in helping the Buckeyes rout Michigan, 42-13.

Michigan

at Oklahoma – Sept. 17, 2016
#3 Buckeyes 45, #14 Sooners 24

Wide receiver Noah Brown (No. 80) tied an Ohio State record with four touchdown receptions, including one where he pinned the ball behind the defender’s back, as the Buckeyes rolled past Oklahoma, 45-24, in Norman.

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at Penn State – Oct. 22, 2016
Nittany Lions 24, #2 Buckeyes 21

Running back Curtis Samuel (No. 4) gave Ohio State a 14-point third-quarter lead with a 74-yard touchdown run, but Penn State returned a blocked field goal 60 yards for a score late in the fourth quarter to upset the Buckeyes, 24-21.

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Nebraska– Nov. 5, 2016
#6 Buckeyes 62, #10 Cornhuskers 3

Donning alternates based on what the team wore during the Chic Harley era (1916-19) and a helmet meant to resemble a cannonball, Ohio State dominated Nebraska, 62-3. Quarterback J.T. Barrett (No. 16) threw four touchdown passes. The Buckeyes also wore helmet decals to honor two-time All-American defensive lineman John Hicks, who passed away earlier in the week from complications from diabetes.

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Michigan – Nov. 26, 2016
#2 Buckeyes 30, #3 Wolverines 27 (OT)

Running back Curtis Samuel’s 15-yard touchdown run shortly after Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett (No. 16) barely converted a 4th-and-1 gave the Buckeyes a 30-27, double-overtime win over Michigan. The Buckeyes wore their 1968 throwback uniforms with the cannonball helmet and exclusive LeBron cleats.

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PlayStation Fiesta Bowl vs Clemson – Dec. 31
#2 Tigers 31, #3 Buckeyes 0

Heisman runner-up Deshaun Watson rushed for two touchdowns and threw for another as eventual national champion Clemson blanked Ohio State, 31-0. The Tigers contained the Buckeyes’ offensive attack and forced quarterback J.T. Barrett (No. 16) to throw two interceptions.

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Penn State – Oct. 28, 2017
#6 Buckeyes 39, #2 Nittany Lions 38

Quarterback J.T. Barrett threw three fourth-quarter touchdown passes, two of which went to wideout Johnnie Dixon (No. 1), to help Ohio State rally from an 18-point deficit to hand Penn State its first loss of the season, 39-38. The Buckeyes wore all-gray uniforms, which featured a wolf fur pattern on the helmets, base layers, numbers and socks.

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at Michigan – Nov. 25, 2017

Ohio State is set to wear what is essentially the road version of their all-gray “Land of the Wolves” alternate against Michigan. The Buckeyes enter the 114th version of “The Game” 6-0 against the Wolverines while wearing non-traditional uniforms.

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