#5 Ohio State Buckeyes 35 Youngstown State 7; QB Kyle McCord answers questions in full press conference with media

By Danielle Daniels


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Kyle McCord with C.J. Stroud giving encouragement last season (courtesy 247 Sports)

Kyle McCord OSU QB Press Conference #5 OSU 35 YSU 7 9 10 2023.mp3

No. 5 Ohio State 35, Youngstown State 7
Sept. 9, 2023 – Ohio Stadium; Columbus, Ohio
Attendance: 102,897

  • Ohio State is 470-112-19 all-time in Ohio Stadium and 91-9-2 in Ohio Stadium home openers.
  • Ohio State’s victory over Youngstown State improved the Buckeyes’ record against current members of the Football Championship Subdivision to 11-3-2. (A note earlier in the week had the record entering this game incorrect at 8-3-2; it should have been 10-3-2.)
  • The game today was just the fourth vs. an FCS school in the last 84 years.
  • Marvin Harrison Jr. finished the game with seven catches for 160 yards and two touchdowns, marking the sixth multi-touchdown game of his career. His 71-yard touchdown reception on the opening drive was the longest reception of his career, surpassing a 58-yard catch against Indiana last season.
  • Wide receivers Harrison, Julian Flemming and Emeka Egbuka have all caught at least one pass in 16 consecutive games.
  • Treveyon Henderson had five carries for a team-high 56 yards and two touchdowns. He now has 1,922 rushing yards in his career.
  • Quarterback Kyle McCord was 14-of-20 for 258 yards, marking the second-highest passing total of his career. He had a career-high three passing touchdowns.
  • The Buckeyes had eight different receivers catch a pass vs. Youngstown State after nine players caught a pass in the season opener at Indiana.
  • Denzel Burke recorded the second interception of his career and the team’s first of the season.
  • Linebacker Tommy Eichenburg notched the third sack of his career at the end of the second quarter.
  • Defensive lineman Michael Hall Jr. recorded his first sack of the season and his first since week five of last season vs. Michigan State.
  • Cornerback Davison Igbinosun recorded five solo tackles, matching his career high set against LSU last season when he was at Ole Miss.