Ohio State Football Feature: Offensive Coordinator Kevin Wilson evaluates the unit after putting up 763 yards in 77-21 win over Toledo

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Kevin Wilson OSU OC 9 17 2022 Buckeyes 77 Rockets 21 Postgame audio.mp3

Ohio State 77, Toledo 21
September 17, 2022
Ohio Stadium — 105,398

  • The Buckeyes have never lost to an Ohio team in Ohio Stadium. They are now 50-0-1 against teams from Ohio since a 7-6 loss to Oberlin in 1921.
  • Ohio State’s 763 total yards of offense against Toledo is the second-most in school history in a single game. The record is 776 yards, set against Bowling Green in 2016.
  • The Buckeyes had 482 passing yards vs. the Rockets, the third-most in a single game in school history. The record is 573 against Utah in the Rose Bowl last season and second is 499 vs. Northwestern in 2018.
  • The 77 points and 763 total yards are both the highest for an Ohio State team in the Ryan Day era.
  • The most recent time that Ohio State surpassed the 70-point mark was on Nov. 9, 2019 against Maryland.
  • The Buckeyes scored touchdowns on 11-of-12 possessions before running out the clock to end the game.
  • Ohio State’s streak of 64 consecutive games with 20-plus points scored ranks second all-time, overtaking USC’s 63 game streak from 2002-06. Oklahoma’s 69 game streak from 2016-21 is still the highwater mark.
  • In 41 games under Ryan Day, Ohio State has scored 30-or-more points 33 times. Ohio State is 33-0 in those games and is 4-4 when being held to less than 30 points.
  • Ohio State now leads the all-time series against Toledo 4-0.
  • C.J. Stroud now has 5,376 career passing yards, passing Justin Fields (5,373) to move to 11th on the all-time Ohio State list. Stroud is 20 yards away from catching Dwayne Haskins (5,396) to move into the Top 10.
  • Stroud also climbed the Ohio State touchdown leaderboard, moving into sixth all-time following tonight’s five touchdown passes vs. the Rockets. He sits at 55 for his career, passing Art Schlichter (50), Braxton Miller (52), Haskins (54), and Troy Smith (54).
  • Stroud’s five-touchdown game was the ninth outing of his Buckeye career with four or more and his sixth with five or more. His 367 yards through the air gives him 11 games with more than 300 in the Scarlet and Gray.
  • Ronnie Hickman’s interception early in the third quarter was the first takeaway by the Buckeye defense in 2022 and marked the third pick of his Ohio State career.
  • TreVeyon Henderson scored his third touchdown of the season on the ground, and his 22nd all-purpose touchdown as a Buckeye, vs. Toledo. He has reached the end zone in 12 of his 16 career games.
  • Marvin Harrison Jr.’s first-half receiving touchdowns from seven and eight yards out were his fourth and fifth scoring catches of the season. He now has eight in his last four games combined (dating back to the 2022 Rose Bowl vs. Utah).
  • Harrison Jr. has five touchdown catches on the year and as of the end of Saturday’s game is tied with two others (Vanderbilt’s Will Sheppard and James Madison’s Kris Thornton) to lead the nation.
  • Jayden Ballard had a career day, hauling in four passes for 113 yards and the first touchdown of his Buckeye career, a 72-yard sprint following a Kyle McCord dart.
  • Ohio State receivers have caught passes totaling 100 or more yards 202 times in school history with Emeka Egbuka and Marvin Harrison each surpassing the mark for the second consecutive game and Jayden Ballard’s first career 100-yard game.
  • Emeka Egbuka has scored a receiving touchdown in each of Ohio State’s three games in the 2022 season.
  • Freshman running back Dallan Hayden made the most of his heavy workload against Toledo, rushing for a team-high 108 yards on 17 carries and his first career touchdown as a Buckeye.
  • Hayden’s 100-plus yard game is the first of the season for the Buckeye backfield and the 518th game of 100 yards or more for Ohio State players in program history.
  • In his first game of the season, Julian Fleming scored on 5 and 11-yard tosses from Stroud, the second and third touchdowns of his career.
  • Fullback Mitch Rossi’s third-quarter touchdown run was his first score on the ground as a Buckeye and his second overall.
  • Since 2017, Ryan Day-coached quarterbacks have thrown for 300 or more yards 40 times, tying Alabama’s signal callers for the most in that span. Ohio State has a 36-4 record in such games.
  • Freshman TC Caffey had his first touchdown as a Buckeye late in the fourth quarter, breaking away for a 49-yard score.
  • Jack Sawyer’s first-half sack was his first of the 2022 season, and the fourth of his Buckeye career. He had another tackle for loss in the game to finish with a total of two TFLs and five tackles.
  • Javontae Jean-Baptiste had a career day, totaling two sacks that included a fourth-quarter strip sack that Palaie Gaoteote IV fell on to give the Buckeyes the ball.
  • J.T. Tuimoloau, Jaden McKenzie, and Steele Chambers each had tackles for loss.
  • Lathan Ransom led the Silver Bullets with six tackles, followed by Jack Sawyer and Tommy Eichenberg with five each.
Dallan Hayden (5) runs free for Ohio State. Led the rushing attack vs. Toledo (courtesy OSU Athletic Communications)

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