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What You Need to Know About the Ohio State Buckeyes

By Huskerlocker @huskerlocker

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To ensure that Husker fans know the necessities of all upcoming opponents, every week Husker Locker will be previewing Nebraska’s upcoming foe. This week: The Ohio State Buckeyes
Ohio State Basics:
Stadium: Ohio Stadium a.k.a. “The Shoe” (Capacity: 102,329)
Head Coach: Luke Fickell (3-2 at Ohio State)
2010 Season: 12-1 (Defeated Arkansas 31-26 in the Rose Bowl) – All wins eventually vacated
Last Week: Lost to Michigan State 10-7
Didn’t Ohio State have a poor showing last weekend, too?
Before Nebraska received a rude welcome to the Big Ten later in the day, Ohio State was busy avoiding being held scoreless for the first time in 29 years in an eventual 10-7 loss to Michigan State.
The Cornhuskers’ offensive line should feel pretty good about their performance by comparison. Ohio State’s gave up a whopping nine sacks.
Have Nebraska and Ohio State ever played before?
Yes. The Cornhuskers and Buckeyes have met twice, once in 1956 and again in 1957. Both times Nebraska lost to a top ten Ohio State team in Columbus.
Did You Know?
- Five major post-regular season awards were created before 1980 (Heisman, Lombardi, Maxwell, Outland, and Walter Camp). Ohio State has won the most with 25 combined.
- 329 Buckeyes have been drafted into the NFL. 68 were first round picks and three were the first pick taken overall. 54 have played in a Super Bowl.
- One of Ohio State’s most legendary traditions is the “Dotting of The I” where following the formation of a script “Ohio” by the marching band, a different fourth or fifth year sousaphone player stands as the “dot” in the letter “I.”
This usually goes well. Sometimes this happens:

What You Need to Know About the Ohio State Buckeyes

Ohio State Players to Watch
RB Daniel “Boom” Herron (Last week: Did Not Play; Returning From Suspension)
WR Devier Posey (Last Week: Did Not Play; Returning From Suspension)
DT Johnathan Hankins (Last Week: 7 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 FR)
LB Andrew Sweat (Last Week: 10 tackles (4 solo), 1.5 TFL)
DB Bradley Roby (Last Week: 4 tackles (3 solo), 1 TFL, 1 INT, 1 PBU)
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