Game Notes: Buckeyes Sacked by Spartans
By Brandon Castel
COLUMBUS, Ohio — After beating Ohio State 10-7 Saturday, the Spartans are going to party like it’s 1999.
Michigan State’s last victory over the Buckeyes came during the 1999 season, but their last win in Columbus was the “game that never happened” back in 1998.
This one wasn’t nearly as important for the Buckeyes as that 28-24 upset loss in ‘98, but it was every bit as ugly as the 23-7 loss in East Lansing the following year.
- This was just Ohio State’s sixth loss overall at Ohio Stadium since the start of the 2002 season. They are 55-6 at home during that stretch.
- It was their first home loss in conference play since Penn State’s 13-6 victory in Columbus on Oct. 25, 2008.
- Michigan State’s 9.0 sacks (-64 yards) is the most in the Mark Dantonio era. The Spartans also recorded 13.0 tackles for loss, also a new high for the Dantonio era. Their previous highs were 10.0 tackles for loss at Northwestern last year and 11.0 tackles for loss against Bowling Green in 2007.
- Ohio State fell to 27-13 all-time against Michigan State.
- Ohio State held Michigan State to 3-of-14 on third down conversions.
- Braxton Miller’s 33-yard completion to Chris Fields in the second quarter tied a career long.
- The reception marked a career long for Fields. His 45 receiving yards also marked a career high.
- Evan Spencer’s 33-yard touchdown reception from Joe Bauserman in the fourth quarter tied his career high for longest reception. It was Spencer’s first career touchdown.
- Junior defensive back Travis Howard and senior linebacker Andrew Sweat led the team with a career high 10 tackles each vs. Michigan State.
- Sophomore defensive back Christian Bryant notched a career high nine tackles.
- Sophomore free safety C.J. Barnett claimed an interception in the Buckeyes’ end zone on a fade attempt by MSU quarterback Kirk Cousins with 14:09 remaining in the fourth quarter.
- Barnett and Bradley Roby each have two of the Buckeyes’ six picks this season.
- Sophomore defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins claimed his first career fumble recovery following a fumble by Cousins.
- Hankins notched a career-high six tackles.
- Ohio State has only allowed three touchdowns in the second half through the first five games.
- The Buckeyes forced four three-and-outs and claimed two turnovers against the Spartans
Donate by Check :
1380 King Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43212
Help us bring you more Buckeye coverage. Donate to the-Ozone.
Click here to email this the-Ozone feature to a friend...or even a foe.
(c) 2010 The O-Zone, O-Zone Communications, Inc. All rights reserved.
This material may not be published, rebroadcast,rewritten, or redistributed.