#5 Ohio State Buckeyes 54 Indiana Hoosiers 7: Postgame Notes includes Postgame Press Conference with TE Jeremy Ruckert and QB C.J. Stroud

No. 5 Ohio State 54, Indiana 7

Oct. 23, 2021 – Memorial Stadium; Bloomington, Ind.

Attendance: 52,656

  • Ohio State defeated Indiana for the 26th consecutive time Thursday evening in Bloomington, Ind.
  • The Buckeyes now hold a 77-12-5 all-time advantage in the series and have not lost to the Hoosiers since consecutive losses in 1987 and 1988.
  • The win was also:
    • Ohio State’s 15th consecutive regular season win with two weeks to prepare;
    • its 11th consecutive Big Ten road win by double digits to extend its Big Ten record; and
    • its nation’s-best 12th consecutive win in true road games dating back to that darn Oct. 20, 2018 game at Purdue.
  • Head coach Ryan Day is now 29-3 as a head coach, including 19-0 in Big Ten Conference games.
  • Ohio State scored touchdowns on its first six possessions vs. Indiana. This extended a run of 19 consecutive possessions that ended with a touchdown with C.J. Stroud at quarterback, dating back to the Rutgers game (five consecutive vs. Rutgers; eight consecutive vs. Maryland; and six consecutive vs. Indiana).
  • J. Stroud finished 21 of 28 for 266 yards with four touchdown passes and no interceptions.
  • Stroud has thrown 14 touchdowns with no interceptions the last three games.
  • Freshman TreVeyon Henderson scored three first-half touchdowns and now has 14 touchdowns on the season. The Ohio State freshman record for most TDs is 18 by Maurice Clarett in 2002.
  • Senior Chris Olave now has 30 career touchdown receptions, moving him into a tie for second place all-time at Ohio State with Devin Smith and to within four of the school record of 34 by David Boston.
  • Two touchdown receptions by Jeremy Ruckert gives him 11 for his career. The record for touchdowns by a tight end at Ohio State: 13 by Jake Stoneburner.
  • Indiana’s touchdown on its opening possession – a 7-yard pass from Jack Tuttle to TE Peyton Hendershot – was the first TD on an opening possession allowed by Ohio State this year.
Jeremy Ruckert C.J. Stroud OSU FTB 10 23 2021 OSU 54 Indiana 7.mp3

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