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Ohio State Buckeyes Football News 2016 News and Updates
12/22/15 - Regardless of whether you’re a fan of Ohio State Buckeyes Football, it would be hard not to tip your cap after their last couple seasons. After walking away with the first CFP title, the Bucks finished at No. 7 in the country on the strength of an 11-1 season, including a 7-1 mark in the Big Ten. The Fiesta Bowl is their final destination this year and Joey Bosa is likely to make his impact felt at some point, if not throughout the contest. The junior defensive lineman has five sacks and a pick to his credit, and Ohio will hope for more of the same against the Irish. Get your tickets for the Fiesta Bowl today!
12/17/15 - After the surprising news that vaunted recruit Tristen Wallace has decided not to be a part of the Ohio State Buckeyes Football program next season, the school has found itself in search of a new QB for the future. Wallace made the about-face this week, opting instead to play for Oregon’s Ducks in 2016. OSU expects Cardale Jones to declare for the NFL draft following this year’s Fiesta Bowl, leaving them to choose from available options including J.T. Barrett, Stephen Collier and Joey Burrow. For the time being, the Bucks will keep their focus on the upcoming matchup against Notre Dame at University of Phoenix Stadium on New Year’s Day. Tickets can still be had starting at $100 if you act quickly!
12/10/15 - It won’t be back-to-back College Football Championships for Ohio State Buckeyes Football—at least not quite yet. The Bucks will have to settle for an invite to the upcoming Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, set to take place on New Year’s Day 2016. OSU will battle the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in a matchup of nearly-perfect teams, and Ohio’s currently favored to come out on top. Of course, the forecasts mean nothing once the opening whistle blows and competition gets underway! Make sure you’re right there to see it live in-person—pick up your tickets for the Battlefrog Fiesta Bowl today! Seats are on sale now with prices starting at $90, get yours while they’re hot!
12/2/15 - It’s a tough pill to swallow for fans of Ohio State Buckeyes Football, but back-to-back College Football Playoff Championships seems unlikely at this stage in the season. It was a costly loss to Michigan State—the sole slip-up on Ohio State’s resume this season—that dropped the Buckeyes to sixth place among CFP contenders. All’s not lost for OSU, who still have hope in the Playoffs if things were to play out in their favor this weekend. Even without that opportunity, a Rose Bowl invitation could be on the horizon as well, marking a potential first for coach Urban Meyer. Get your NCAA football tickets today so you won’t miss a single minute of the late-season action!
11/26/15 - The Ohio State Buckeyes football program was more than disappointed with how their game went against the Michigan State Spartans. It is safe to say that the team was crushed. They hadn’t been beat in over 22 games in a row and lost the game in a nail biting competition that was ended with a field goal. This loss forced the Buckeyes out of the top three seeds and pushed them down six whole slots this. On November 28, the Buckeyes take on the number 12 seed, Michigan. Tickets are still available to purchase which start at $152 apiece. This is their last home game of the season so don’t miss your chance to catch them live.
11/19/15 - The No. 2 team in the nation will do their best to maintain position this weekend, as they tangle with the dangerous Michigan State Spartans at home. Ohio State Buckeyes Football stands at 10-0 including a sterling 6-0 in conference matches. They’ll wrap up their season playing each of the major Michigan schools in hopes of winning out to finish 12-0 overall. Spartans QB and Heisman potential Connor Cook is expected to be in action following a minor shoulder injury in his last outing, but regardless of who’s taking snaps, the Buckeyes will be ready. Tickets are still available for the contest, with seat prices starting as low as $142!
11/12/15 - It was a wire-to-wire victory for Ohio State Buckeyes Football this past weekend, as the third-ranked team in the nation closed the door on Illinois with ease. The Fighting Illini managed just a field goal in the third quarter, as the Buckeyes marched to touchdowns in each frame en route to the 28-3 decision. Now standing at a perfect 10-0 with six victories over conference opponents, Ohio State looks to their upcoming match-up with Michigan State at home. A limited number of seats are still available to catch Spartans vs. Buckeyes at Ohio Stadium this weekend! Punch your ticket for as low as $137 and be a part of one of the final regular season games of 2016!
11/5/15 - It’s a great year to be a fan of Ohio State Buckeyes Football. The team is currently first in the East division of their conference with a perfect 8 – 0 record. The Buckeyes tacked another victory onto their resume last weekend, humiliating the Rutgers Scarlet Knights 49 – 7 in impressive fashion while on the road. This week, Ohio State will head home to take on the Minnesota Golden Gophers for what will be one of only a few games left. Come cheer for the Buckeyes at home this weekend. Tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased for as little as $38. Don’t miss a second of the action!
10/22/15 - The No. 1 team in the nation played like it on Saturday, as Ohio State Buckeyes Football elevated their season record to a spotless 7-0. The Bucks took out Penn State on Saturday, the final score 38-10. The Nittany Lions came up with a field goal in the first half and a lone touchdown in the second, not nearly enough to fend off the full-scale assault by Ohio State. Using a balanced attack, the Buckeyes made easy work of the opposition, and they’ll try to do more of the same this weekend against the Scarlet Knights at Rutgers. Limited seating is still available for High Points Solutions Stadium—get yours from $100 and up!
10/13/15 - The number one team in the nation, the Ohio State Buckeyes, are still powering through each week and coming up with wins. Even though the Ohio State Buckeyes football team is currently sitting with an undefeated record, doesn’t mean that it has been an easy journey. Last week, the Buckeyes faced off against the Maryland Terrapins and had a hard time shaking off the Terrapins in the first half. Luckily for the Buckeyes, they were able to come back during the second half of the game and play well both offensively and defensively. Watch the number one team live when they compete against Penn State on October 17 for one of their final home games.
10/8/15 - It looks to be another year of domination for Ohio State Buckeyes Football, as the team is already off to a perfect 5 – 0 start this season. Last week’s matchup was no exception, when the Buckeyes defeated the Indiana Hoosiers 34 – 27 on the road. This week, they will head back home to face a Maryland Terrapins team that only has a mediocre 2 – 3 record. Many fans and experts are calling for a total blowout, so be sure to bring the popcorn. Tickets to this Saturday’s game are widely available and are currently selling for as little as $40. Don’t miss a second of the Ohio State Buckeyes action!
10/1/15 - Last year’s National Champions, the Ohio State Buckeyes, are looking as pristine and precise as they possibly could. They are still holding the number one spot in the nation and have yet to be defeated this season. The Buckeyes schedule hasn’t consisted of any teams that have had a major threat on the Ohio State Buckeyes football program; however the team does have some upcoming games that are sure to be tough. This week they hit the road and take on the Indiana Hoosiers for an afternoon football game. Tickets are still up for grabs, so don’t miss your chance to see the best team in the nation hit the green field.
9/24/15 - The Huskies might’ve given them their closest call so far, but Ohio State Buckeyes Football remains undefeated after their first three contests of 2015. J.T. Barrett led the way for the Buckeyes on offense, completing 11 of 19 passes to rack up 97 yards and a TD. He finished with a 16.8 QBR on the afternoon, outplaying Cardale Jones and keeping Ohio State tops among the national AP rankings. The Buckeyes have a date with the Western Michigan Broncos next, and it all goes down at Ohio Stadium this weekend! Act now and score your tickets for Broncos vs. Buckeyes on Saturday—seats are still available, starting at just $62 each!
9/17/15 - The Ohio State Buckeyes football team is off to a great start for the 2015 season. With two wins already under their belt, the Buckeyes are feeling confident with any opponent they may face this year. Last week, the Buckeyes took on the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors and left absolutely no prisoners. The Buckeyes were able to not only score in each and every quarter of the game, but they held the Rainbow Warriors to zero points the entire game. They have their second home game on September 19 against the Northern Illinois Huskies, who are also undefeated this year. The Huskies may not be ranked, but they are prepared to take on the number one team. See all of the action live when you purchase your tickets today.
9/10/15 - The Ohio State Buckeyes football team was ready to get back on the field on September 7 as they took on the Virginia Tech Hokies. The 2014 National Champions have been working all season to ensure that they continue to be a force to be reckoned with. They started the game off right by scoring 14 points and holding the Hokies defensively as well. However, the Hokies had a great second quarter and were able to pull ahead of the Buckeyes by three points to end the half. Luckily, the Buckeyes were able to get right back on track to start the second half and brought home the 42-24 win. Watch them live as they face off against the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors for their first home game on September 12.
9/1/15 - With less than a week until their season opener, Ohio State Buckeyes Football is getting geared up for a big 2015 season. Head coach Urban Meyer informed the media on Tuesday that the team’s quarterback search still has not been settled, even stating that there was a chance both Cardale Jones and J.T. Barrett could see appreciable time on the field to start the season. While neither player understandably wishes to share the designation as No. 1, Ohio’s decision at the QB spot will loom large over their season. Can they repeat last year’s incredible success? Get your tickets for Buckeyes vs. Hokies at Virginia Tech on 9/7, on sale now! Prices start at $166 each and seats are going fast, so claim yours now!
8/26/15 - The 2015 season is very nearly here for the Ohio State Buckeyes football team, but fans are going to have to wait a little longer to see their team in action. The season kicks off on September 5th, but the Buckeyes will not have their first home game until September 12th. It is unfortunate that the season starts with an away game, but that just means the Buckeyes need to prepare even more for the upcoming challenge. Additionally, the Buckeyes have five away games, while most teams only have four. They will travel to Virginia Tech to play the Hokies, then they return to host the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors the following weekend. Tickets for the first home Buckeyes game start at $74. Secure your spot today.
8/18/15 - Ohio State Buckeyes football program is one of the most successful and sought after teams in the nation. They continue to perform well season after season and carry on with great recruiting tactics, pulling together great talent and staff. This year one of the biggest questions for Ohio State is what quarterback will be seeing the most playing time. Cardale Jones has the stronger arm and personality and he will most likely be seeing some time on the field. However, the Buckeyes are most likely going to be leaning on the support of J.T. Barrett who has proven to be consistent and reliable, both qualities that football teams strive for. Get in on all of the action and watch the team live in the first home game on September 12.
7/23/15 - The Ohio State Buckeyes football team avoided a possible major setback by securing Braxton Miller for their quarterback. First, it was looking like he might not be able to play due to a shoulder injury, then Louisiana State University tried to recruit the quarterback. Ohio State fans can relax, however, because Miller has confirmed that he will be spending 2015 with the Buckeyes. This certainly bodes well for their offensive game. Hopefully they will be able to put together an impressive game plan in the next month as the off-season comes to a close. On September 12th, the Buckeyes have their first home game against the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors. Tickets are already going for $71, so be sure to secure your place in the stands now.
6/25/15 - The big question for the Ohio State Buckeyes football team is whether or not Braxton Miller will be able to quarterback. There's some competition for the position, but a major factor is whether or not Miller's shoulder will heal by the time the season gets underway. His injury apparently was more serious than initially suspected, but there is still a chance he could be in shape to compete. Ohio's first home game is on September 12th, more than two months from now. There certainly is time to prepare, but two months is not a significant amount of time in the long run. Be sure to get your tickets soon to keep an eye on the team. Whether or not Miller is able to play, how the team performs should be very interesting.
5/28/15 - The Ohio State Buckeyes football program is as big as ever, and the diehard fans are already gearing up for the 2015-2016 season. The Buckeyes announced this week that eight of their twelve games will be held during the afternoon. That only leaves four games to be played during either prime time or at night. Playing during the afternoon gives the fans and players more opportunity to play in warmer weather making it more enjoyable for everyone involved. The Buckeyes didn’t schedule this many afternoon games on purpose. The athletic director, Gene Smith, stated that this was just the way the calendar fell this year. This is the year to get in on all of the action and enjoy a pleasant, warm fall game. Get your tickets today!
1/13/15 - It’s a Buckeye world, folks; we just live in it. Ohio State, written off after a tough loss to Virginia Tech early in the season, completed a Cinderella run to the first College Football Playoff championship on Monday, keeping Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota mostly contained in a 42-20 victory over Oregon that even Woody Hayes would have been proud of.
1/7/15 - NCAA basketball is notorious for its Cinderella stories, especially in the men’s and women’s basketball tournaments. But who knew the glass slipper would fit a 6-foot-5 third string quarterback – the Ohio State Buckeyes’ Cardale Jones?
12/8/14 - No Braxton Miller, no J.T. Barrett – no problem. Thrust into the glare of the national spotlight in the Big Ten championship game against Wisconsin, Cardale Jones succeeded far beyond anyone could have predicted, accounting for five touchdowns against the Badgers’ second-in-the-nation defense in a 59-0 rout which went a long way to ensuring the Buckeyes’ spot in the College Football Playoff final four.
12/1/14 - It was a tough way to win over That School Up North for the Ohio State Buckeyes. On the first play of the fourth quarter, quarterback J.T. Barrett, who has worked his way into Heisman Trophy contention with a series of dominant performances, fractured his ankle and was carted off the field; so now, the “next man up” is third year sophomore Cardale Jones.
11/25/14 - It’s that time of the year for the Ohio State Buckeyes; a time when a certain state is referred to as “That State Up North,” a time when the colors maize and blue are avoided at all costs. The 10-1 Buckeyes, B1G East champs and still ranked 6th in the College Football Playoff poll, take on their northern archrival at the Shoe this weekend.
11/17/14 - J.T. Barrett strikes again. The Ohio State Buckeyes’ redshirt freshman QB broke three records held by the recuperating Braxton Miller in the Bucks’ 31-24 win at snowy Minnesota over the weekend. OSU finishes the regular season with a pair of home games; they will square off against Indiana this weekend, before the mighty battle with That School Up North the following weekend.
11/10/14 - Now THAT’S more like it. Question marks abounded earlier this season after the Ohio State Buckeyes dropped an early season home game to Virginia Tech. But after a 49-37 statement win on the road over Michigan State, the Bucks may have reinserted themselves into the national championship conversation – presuming they can continue winning.
11/6/14 - Last weekend, Ohio State made things look easy going up against Illinois. The final score ended up being 55-14, and it was a blowout from the very beginning. The Buckeyes’ quarterback, J.T. Barrett went on to throw for 167 yards and threw 2 touchdowns. It’s performances like this that make the Buckeyes competitive against anyone in the Big Ten. Curtis Samuel also had a break-out performance, rushing for 63 yards with 2 touchdowns. They will need the same type of dynamic attack next week if they hope to come out with a win. Their next regular season outing is going to be against power-house Michigan State. They are the 8th ranked team in the nation, and the Buckeyes will need to pull out all of the stops to pull off the upset. If they can prevail, Ohio State will bring their record to 8-1, helping them take the lead in their conference. Tickets for the game are starting out at $104.
10/27/14 - It wasn’t pretty, but it was a win nonetheless. The Ohio State Buckeyes needed double overtime after allowing Penn State to get back into the ballgame in the fourth quarter, and linebacker Joey Bosa collected a sack of PSU’s quarterback on the last play of the game to seal a 31-24 win.
10/23/14 - After a series of four dominant victories in which they scored over 50 points each, the Ohio State Buckeyes will face a stern test this weekend when they travel to take on Penn State. Freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett has put up numbers comparable to leading Heisman candidate quarterbacks, with 20 passing touchdowns (plus four rushing scores) against just a single interception.
9/29/14 - While it wasn’t the 66-0 beatdown the Ohio State Buckeyes laid (#20 AP/#18 USA Today) on Kent State two weeks ago, the 50-28 win over Cincinnati means the Buckeyes have extended their dominance – 40 consecutive wins over in-state squads. Freshman J.T. Barrett is earning his buckeye-leaf helmet stickers, throwing for 33 yards – his second consecutive game over the 300-yard plateau – on 26-of-36 passing, with four touchdown strikes. Running back Ezekiel Elliott also stood out for OSU, rushing for 182 yards on 28 carries with a touchdown; Barrett also ran for 79 yards on 14 carries. Devin Smith caught two of Barrett’s touchdown passes among his four catches for 67 yards, and Dontre Wilson added another score as part of his reception total of six balls for 71 yards. The Buckeyes begin their B1G slate this weekend with a trip to College Park, Md. to take on the Maryland Terrapins.
9/22/14 - Even though the Ohio State Buckeyes (#22 AP/#20 USA Today) had their bye week this past weekend, don’t think they were relaxing, even after demolishing Kent State the weekend before. Up next for the Buckeyes, before starting their conference schedule, is one last non-conference tilt, like the previous game against an in-state rival – but the Cincinnati Bearcats should prove to be a more formidable opponent for the young Buckeyes. While the Buckeyes have not lost to the Bearcats since 1897 – the squads last met in 2006, a 37-7 win at the Shoe – many fans will remember the close calls the Bucks had in 1999, a 34-20 Buckeye victory that was closer than the final score indicated; and the lone off-campus “neutral-site” game, won by OSU by the slim margin of 23-19 at Paul Brown Stadium, the home of the NFL Cincinnati Bengals. This will not be the first time head coach Urban Meyer has faced UC; his Florida Gators spanked the Bearcats 51-24 in the 2010 Sugar Bowl.
9/15/14 - What a way to get the sour taste of a tough home loss out of your mouth – by beating up on an in-state rival. That’s what THE Ohio State University Buckeyes did this past weekend, hanging a 66-0 whitewashing on Kent State from the Mid-American Conference, bouncing back solidly from the defeat at the hands of Virginia Tech the week before. Freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett, forced into the #22 Buckeyes’ starting quarterback role when Braxton Miller went down with a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder, equaled a mark set by another backup quarterback in 2013, ringing up six touchdown passes in the game, five in the first half alone; the mark had been set last season by senior Kenny Guiton against Florida A&M. Barrett threw for 312 yards also, becoming the first Buckeye QB to break the 300-yard mark since Troy Smith did it against That School Up North in 2006. The Buckeyes go for their 40th straight win over an in-state rival when they play Cincinnati in two weeks.
7/30/14 – Ohio State will open their season in exactly one month! Buckeyes Football will kick the year off with an Aug. 30 game against Navy in Baltimore, but fans know the season really ignites when Ohio State seeks revenge against Michigan State. The Buckeyes haven’t forgotten that East Lansing's head coach, Mark Dantonio, is a former Ohio State defensive coordinator, and are eager to avenge their lost 2013 championship game in the early November tilt. How about giving Michigan State a taste of their own medicine with some dominant defense? Score Ohio State Buckeyes Football tickets and get into this rivalry match for a minimum of $102.
7/9/14 – Last season, the Ohio State Buckeyes locked in the second-highest overall attendance at home. Buckeyes Nation consistently poured into Ohio Stadium, racking up 104,933 fans per game. In fact, in an effort to appease the more fans, Ohio State has allotted 1,000 more student tickets over the initial slate. Across the NCAAF, Ohio State Buckeyes Football tickets are consistently head and shoulders above other teams in regards to demand and price, and this year is no different. The most expensive game of the year is Michigan Wolverines at Ohio State Buckeyes on 11/29. This hotly anticipated showdown offers an average price of $616, and it’s easy to see why; last year, the Buckeyes ran away with a 42-41 victory in the same matchup.
6/20/14 – ESPN released their top positions from each school over the last decade, and the Ohio State Buckeyes can proudly say they boast the best Linebacker, Defensive Back and Special Teams unit in the nation. The Buckeyes placed first in place-kickers, and ninth at punter, thanks to Mike Nugent and BJ Sander, and thus dubbed “Kicker U.” Ohio finished nearly 50 points ahead of second-place Alabama, blowing all competition out of the water for the “Linebacker U” title. Urban Meyer will try and uphold this national standing into the forthcoming season, as he looks for 10 replacement starters (6 offense, 4 defense) to fill holes left by the 2014 Draft and graduation. Get your Ohio State Buckeyes tickets now and see which new faces you’ll see in the starting lineup!
5/27/14 – 100 days before the start of the college football season and Ohio State Buckeyes tickets (avg. $337) are the most expensive in the NCAA. The OSU players gear up for summer session that starts June 16, and we take a look at key dates on the Buckeyes schedule that fans can enjoy. First, the season-opener in Baltimore against Navy (min. $95) at MT&T Bank Stadium August 30, followed by the Buckeyes home-opener against the Virginia Tech Hokies (avg. $363) September 6. The Ohio State will take on Big Ten opponents: Illinois (avg. $282), Indiana (avg. $267), and rivals Michigan (avg. $725) in the final three games in Columbus. The Game is currently the third most expensive game of college football year behind UCLA vs Texas (avg. $870) and Alabama vs. LSU (avg. $738).
5/2/14 - The Ohio State Buckeyes held their eagerly-anticipated Scarlet-Gray spring game on April 12, and the Gray squad captured a 17-7 victory, led by a pair of rushing touchdowns from Bri’onte Dunn and Warren Ball. Backup quarterbacks Cardale Jones (Scarlet) and J.T. Barrett (Gray) called the plays, as Buckeyes All-B1G quarterback Braxton Miller sat out spring workouts after offseason surgery on his throwing shoulder. Ball led all rushers with 55 yards on eighty carries, while Dunn carried six times for 35 yards, and Ezekiel Elliott ran three times for 18 yards. Jones, who made a significant appearance as OSU’s third string QB against FBS opponent Florida A&M last season, completed 14 of 31 for 126 yards; and Barrett, a redshirt freshman, threw for 17 completions and 155 yards. The Buckeyes drew a crowd of over 61,000 to Ohio Stadium on a sunny spring day for the game.
2/4/14 - The Ohio State Buckeyes had a successful run last season, finishing with a second straight flawless year in the Big Ten (8-0) under second-year coach Urban Meyer. Will he score this powerhouse’s third consecutive undefeated year? The Buckeyes ultimately lost to Michigan State in the Big Ten Championship game, but won a trip to the Orange Bowl, also losing, to Clemson which landed them at #10 at the end of the season with a 12-2 record. The Buckeyes will return their starting QB Braxton Miller and an experienced front seven, but they will lose four senior starters on the O-Line. With over a dozen draft-eligible players, OSU said goodbye to a host of talent (something this school is used to by now): NFL hopefuls include RB Carlos Hyde, LB Ryan Shazier and OT Jack Mewhort (1st/2nd round projections), RB Jordan Hall, WR Corey Brown, OGs Andrew Norwell an Marcus Hall, C Corey Linsley, FS CJ Barnett and SS Christian Bryant. Even with the leftovers, the Buckeyes indubitably boast a strong team: 2014’s recruiting class has 22 commitments, comprised of 15 4-star players, highlighted by 5-star IL Raekwon McMillan. A day before National Signing Day commences, experts rank OSU as the No. 2 class in the nation.
Before fall practices began, the college football world – and especially the expansive Buckeye Nation – had extremely high hopes for the Ohio State Buckeyes’ chances to advance to the first College football Playoff in 2014, despite losing their last two games in 2013 – the Big Ten Championship and the Orange Bowl. Despite losing a number of players on offense, including much of the offensive line, the Buckeyes had Heisman Trophy candidate Braxton Miller returning – until Miller suffered a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder, knocking him out for the season. Still, head coach Urban Meyer is known for getting great play from his offensive personnel. In addition to their usual Big Ten schedule (including the end of season home game against That School up North), the Buckeyes are highly sought after as a non-conference opponent; this year, the Bucks will take on such opponents as Navy, Virginia Tech and Cincinnati.
11/25/13 – The Buckeyes will at least share a second straight Leaders Division title with a win over Indiana this past weekend. The victory clinched the school’s first berth in the Big Ten Football Championship as Ohio State has the head-to-head over Wisconsin. Well-deserved for the 11-0 team who has now won 23 straight, the fifth-longest winning streak in conference history and a school record. The program who has never lost under Coach Meyer will face the nation’s top defense in Michigan State for the Conference title next weekend.
10/31/13 – The Buckeyes have outscored their opponents 378-153 in 2013, and remain undefeated with four games left this season. Combined with last season, THE Ohio State is 20-0. Now, No. 4 in the BCS Standings and favorites to with the Big Ten, their toughest game left on the Ohio State Buckeyes schedule is against hated rival, Michigan Wolverines, on the road. Deemed ineligible to participate in both the Big Ten Championship game and a Bowl game last year, Ohio State was the first bowl eligible team this season after beating Northwestern and moving to 6-0. If the Buckeyes can stay on pace, they’ll be in Pasadena this January – either competing in the “Granddaddy of Them All” Rose Bowl game or playing for a National Championship title.
Ohio State Buckeyes football fans weren't exactly sure what to expect last season from former Florida Gators Football head coach (and Ohio native) Urban Meyer when he took over. Because of sanctions levied against the Buckeyes by the NCAA in the fallout over "Tattoo-gate," which sent then-starting quarterback Terrelle Pryor to the NFL; and ultimately cost fan-favorite head coach Jim Tressel his position, the Bucks essentially had nothing to play for last year except Buckeye pride. Well, that pride, and the guidance of Meyer, led to a stunning accomplishment — the Scarlet and Gray shocked the college football world by running the table and posting a perfect 12-0 record, including a solid victory over That School Up North.
With that, and the expiration of the one-year bowl ban, OSU have once again put themselves in the midst of BCS National Championship discussions. Leading the Buckeyes is junior quarterback and Heisman Trophy candidate Braxton Miller, who is a fearless runner but has also developed an arm to move the ball downfield. In the Buckeye backfield is workhorse senior Carlos Hyde, another Heisman possibility who rambled for over 1,600 yards last season. Miller will also be looking forward to pitching the ball downfield to senior wideout Corey "Philly" Brown, and junior Devin Smith.
As for the defense, there are holes to fill as always, but with the Buckeyes — and defensive coordinator Luke Fickell, who succeeded Tressel as one-year interim head coach two years ago — it's not a matter of rebuilding as much as it is reloading. This young, junior-laden unit, has been reloaded almost from scratch and will be tested early and often; a pair of names to look out for are corner Bradley Roby and linebacker Curtis Grant. Finally, senior kicker Drew Basil is back on hand when the Bucks need a key kick. All in all, expect a lot of fun — and a lot of "Buckeye Battle Cry" and "Hang On Sloopy" — in the ol' Horseshoe in 2013.
In addition to Big Ten games with the Indiana Hoosiers, Iowa Hawkeyes, Penn State Nittany Lions, and Wisconsin Badgers, the 2013 Buckeyes football schedule features early non-conference games versus the Buffalo Bulls, San Diego State Aztecs, and Florida A&M Rattlers. Cheap Buckeyes football tickets for each of the non-conference games start at under $100. Badgers vs. Buckeyes tickets on September 28th have the most expensive get-in price at $142, followed by Penn State vs. Ohio State tickets at $127. The cheapest Buckeyes Big Ten home football game will be played November 23rd versus Indiana, with Hoosiers vs. Buckeyes football tickets from $103 — 30% less per ticket than the Badgers vs. Buckeyes game in September. Ohio State's annual rivalry game with the Michigan Wolverines will be in Ann Arbor this season. Wolverines vs. Buckeyes tickets start at $197 — that's $55 more per ticket than the lowest-priced Buckeyes home game ticket in 2013.