Ohio State Postgame Notes
By NU Athletic Communications
OHIO STATE POSTGAME NOTES
An Ohio Stadium record 106,102 fans were in attendance for the game against Nebraska.
Ohio State is 62-7 at Ohio Stadium since the start of the 2002 season.
Ohio State is 8-3 all-time in home night games and 35-18 in night games overall.
Only two other first-year Ohio State coaches have started a season better than 5-0: Carol Widdoes went 9-0 in 1944 and eventually won his first 12 games before his first loss; and Earle Bruce opened 11-0 in 1979.
Ohio State now is 272-0-1 when scoring 35 or more points. The tie was 35-35 against SMU in 1978.
Ohio State moved to 3-1 all-time against Nebraska. The Buckeyes are 3-0 in games played in Columbus.
The game marked the first game played by the teams in Columbus since 1956.
Carlos Hyde had a career-best four touchdowns after three two-TD games in his career (including vs. Nebraska last year). He compiled 140 yards on 28 attempts, both career bests. Hyde's four-touchdown game was the first for a Buckeye since Eddie George ran for four against Iowa Oct. 28, 1995.
Braxton Miller's 72-yard run in the second quarter tied for the Buckeyes' longest play from scrimmage this year (Devin Smith 72-yard touchdown reception from Miller vs. Cal). It marked the longest run of the season by a Buckeye.
The game marked Miller's fourth 100-yard rushing performance of the season and seventh of his career.
Miller's 186 rushing yards set a single-game record by an Ohio State quarterback. Miller set the previous record with 161 earlier this season against Miami.
Miller came in to the game averaging 199.1 yards of total offense per contest. He accounted for 215 yards in the first half and ended the game with 313.
The 371 rushing yards vs. Nebraska marked the first time the Buckeyes rushed for more than 300 yards as a team since Ohio State ran for 346 against Indiana in 2011.
The 63 points are the most for the Buckeyes since scoring 73 vs. Eastern Michigan in 2010. The team scored 56 vs. Miami (Ohio) earlier this season (Sept. 1).
The 59 combined first-half points were the most in a half in an Ohio State game since the Iowa game in 1995. Ohio State led that game 56-7 at halftime and it ended 56-35. The 101 combined points in the game were the most since the 1995 game vs. the Hawkeyes.
The game marked the first time Ohio State scored 50-plus points against a Big Ten opponent since a 52-10 win at Minnesota in 2010.
The four-touchdown second quarter marked the first time the Buckeyes scored four touchdowns in a quarter since the Purdue game in 2010.
The 35-point first half tied for the most points in a half by Ohio State this season (Miami, 2nd half).
Ohio State out-gained Nebraska 242-104 in the second quarter.
Jeff Heuerman's 18-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter marked his first career touchdown catch.
Nick Vannett's 32-yard reception in the second quarter was a career long. Heuerman's 35-yard reception in the third quarter marked a career long. Rod Smith's 33-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter was the longest run of his career.
The Buckeye defense collected two third-down turnovers (four total) vs. Nebraska. Ohio State posted 18 points off turnovers.
Ohio State has scored 53 points off turnovers this season, while its opponents have scored three.
Sophomore defensive back Bradley Roby claimed a career-high two interceptions vs. the Cornhuskers and now has five career interceptions. Roby is the second Buckeye this season to have two interceptions after Travis Howard caught two takeaways vs. Miami (Sept. 1, 2012) in the home opener.
Roby took back an interception for a touchdown at 8:29 in the first quarter for 41 yards. The interception was his first of the season and fourth of his career. Roby's pick was the first interception for a touchdown since Travis Howard took a 30-yard interception to the end zone against Penn State Nov. 13, 2010.
Ohio State has collected an interception in five of its six games this year (10 total interceptions).
Senior defensive lineman John Simon helped the Buckeye defense force a three-and-out after collecting his second sack of the season during Nebraska's opening offensive drive.
Sophomore linebacker Ryan Shazier notched a team-best 11 tackles with a sack. He leads the team with 59 stops in 2012, his second game with 10 or more tackles this season.
Senior defensive back Orhian Johnson claimed his second interception of the season and sixth of his career at 3:27 in the third quarter. The Buckeyes have now had three interceptions in two games this season (UAB, Sept. 22, 2012)
Junior safety Christian Bryant posted a season-high nine tackles vs. Nebraska.
Senior defensive lineman Garrett Goebel had a career-high eight tackles.
Overall, the Scarlet and Gray combined for 86 total tackles with 24 different Buckeyes claiming at least one stop.
SPECIAL TEAMS NOTES
Junior wide receiver Corey Brown took a 76-yard punt return down the left sideline for a touchdown at 5:50 in the third quarter. It was the first punt return for a touchdown by a Buckeye since Chris Fields returned a 69-yard punt return to the end zone last season vs. Toledo (Sept. 10, 2011).
Junior placekicker Drew Basil was 9-for-9 on PAT attempts. He is now 29-for-30 on the season.