The Ohio State Buckeyes will host the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Saturday afternoon. Before looking ahead, let’s look at some statistics that reassures us all of just how dominant the team was in September, with all stats being ones the Buckeyes ranked at least in the top ten.
The Ohio State Buckeyes rank ninth in the country, allowing only 12.3 points per game.
The Buckeyes defense is 8th in the country, allowing only 4.0 yards per play.
Only seven teams convert third downs at a better rate than the Bucks, who have a conversion rate of 53.66%.
The rushing offense hasn’t skipped a beat this season, averaging 306 yards per game and 6.08 yards per rush. Good for 7th in each category.
Only the universities of Louisville and Texas Tech score more PPG than the Buckeyes, who average 56.7.
The defense of the Buckeyes has been dominant when opponents make it into the red zone. Ohio State is tied for 2nd with Georgia Tech, allowing opponents to score only 50% of the time. Ohio State is alone in 2nd, only allowing only one touchdown to their opponents with a combined eight red-zone opportunities.
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The Buckeyes are tied for first, allowing zero plays of 40 yards or more this season.
Ohio State is the only team in college football that averages three interceptions per game.
The Bucks have the best turnover margin in the country. Forcing 11 turnovers and only giving the ball up twice through three games.
All stats via cfbstats.com