Ohio State Postgame Notes: #1 Buckeyes 38 Spartans 3

By Danielle Daniels

Kyle McCord OSU QB passing ball. Career day 24-31-3 TD’s 335 yards vs Michigan State on 11 11 2023 (courtesy IMAGN, photo by Brooke LaValley, Columbus Dispatch, USA Today Sports Syndication)

No. 1 Ohio State 38, Michigan State 3
Nov. 11, 2023 – Ohio Stadium; Columbus, Ohio
Attendance: 105,137

  • Ohio State is now 37-15 all-time against Michigan State and leads 18-9 in Columbus.
  • Ryan Day is 38-2 in Big Ten Conference games with a 19-1 record both on the road and at home. He is also 5-0 as a head coach against Michigan State.
  • Marvin Harrison Jr. had a major impact on the game in just over one half of football, as he caught seven passes for 149 yards and two touchdowns. He also had a 19-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, which was the longest run of his career (in his fourth attempt) and his first career rushing TD.
  • Harrison Jr. is now tied with David Boston for first in Ohio State history with 14 career games of 100 or more receiving yards, including seven this season.
  • Harrison Jr. now has more than 1,000 receiving yards on the year, making him the first Buckeye receiver with multiple 1,000-yard receiving seasons.
  • Overall, Harrison Jr. now has 13 touchdowns this season (12 receiving, one rushing) and 30 in his career (29 receiving, one rushing). He is now fourth in in program history in career receiving touchdowns, one back of Devin Smith (2011-14).
  • Harrison Jr. is the first Buckeye with a rushing and receiving touchdown in the same game since Emeka Egbuka last season.
  • Kyle McCord had a career high 335 passing yards. He was 24-of-31 with three touchdowns.
  • Freshman quarterback Lincoln Keinholz made his collegiate debut and went 2-for-3 for 18 yards passing.
  • Cade Stover tied his career high with seven receptions, finishing with 79 yards and a touchdown. He is now tied with Jeff Ellis (1987-89) for most career receptions by a tight end at Ohio State with 72.
  • TreVeyon Henderson passed Howard Cassidy for 19th place on the career rushing list as he now has 2,067 yards following a 63-yard game against Michigan State.
  • True freshman Malik Hartford had a career-high four solo tackles in the game.
  • Safety Sonny Styles recorded his second sack of the season and the second of his career.
  • This was the second game of the season the Ohio State defense did not allow a touchdown, along with the first game of the year against Indiana.
  • The 182 total yards allowed by the defense was the second-lowest of the campaign, behind only the 153 yards allowed in the season opener against Indiana.
  • The win today gave Ohio State its 30th season with 10-or-more wins, including nine in the CFP era.