No. 14 Ohio State
at No. 18 Wisconsin
TIME: 8 p.m.
WHERE: Camp Randall, Madison
TV/RADIO: ABC will televise the game. On radio, the game can be found on WEOL-930 AM and WKNR-850 AM.
RECORDS: This is the sixth game of the season for the Buckeyes (4-1, 1-0 Big Ten) and the fifth game of the season for the Badgers (3-1, 0-1 Big Ten). The Buckeyes defeated Minnesota 34-21 in Columbus last week, while the Badgers lost 27-25 to Michigan in Ann Arbor.
COACHES: Jim Tressel is 775-17 in his eighth season at Ohio State and 2,120-74-2 in his 23rd year as a head coach. Bret Bielema is 24-6 in his third season at Wisconsin and in his career.
SERIES: This is the 74th meeting between the two teams, with the Buckeyes holding a 51-17-5 lead in the series that dates back to 1913.
THE SKINNY: Chris “Beanie” Wells returned to Ohio State’s lineup and had 14 carries for 106 yards. Terrellle Pryor had eight carries for 97 yards and touchdown runs of 33 and 1 yards. The Buckeyes led 27-6 after three quarters before the Gophers outscored them 15-7 in the fourth quarter. Ohio State’s defense held Minnesota to 81 rushing yards on 28 carries.
The Wolverines overcame a 19-point deficit to beat the Badgers, who were ranked No. 9 coming into the game at the Big House. A missed
2-point conversion pass with 13 seconds left sealed the win. The Badgers squandered their 19-0 halftime lead when they had two chances to snatch the game back. A fumble at the Michigan 10 on their next-to-last drive and the missed conversion pass prevented them from winning in Ann Arbor for the first time since 1994.
Baldwin-Wallace vs. Mount Union
TIME: 2 p.m.
WHERE: Tressel Field at Finnie Stadium in Berea
RADIO/TV: B-W campus radio station WBWC-88.3 FM will broadcast the game live. The game will be broadcast on tape delay on SportsTime Ohio, airing today at 8 p.m. and on Sunday at 5 a.m. and noon.
RECORDS: This is the fourth game of the season for both teams. The Yellow Jackets (2-1, 2-0 OAC) defeated Marietta 45-16 in their second Ohio Athletic Conference game on Sept. 27. The Purple Raiders (3-0, 2-0) defeated Muskingum
51-13 on the same day.
COACHES: John Snell is
43-22 in his seventh season at Baldwin-Wallace and in his career. Larry Kehres is
263-21-3 in his 23rd season at Mount Union and in his career.
SERIES: This will be the 47th meeting between the two teams, with the Purple Raiders holding a 24-21-1 lead in the series, having won the last 13 games.
THE SKINNY: The Yellow Jackets led Marietta at the end of each quarter as Anthony Gardner completed 24-of-38 passes for 358 yards and two touchdowns and also ran for another two touchdowns. B-W scored four touchdowns in the fourth quarter as it finished the game with 543 yards of offense — 375 passing and 168 rushing — and didn’t have a turnover.
Nate Kmic had 21 carries for 181 yards and also caught two passes for 59 yards in Mount Union’s win at New Concord. Senior QB Greg Micheli completed 19-of-25 passes for 287 yards and tied his career high with four TD passes. End James Herbert led the Purple Raiders defense with seven tackles and three sacks, two assisted and one solo.
Oberlin vs. Ohio Wesleyan
TIME: 1 p.m.
WHERE: Savage Stadium in Oberlin
RADIO/TV: Radio station WOBL-1320 AM will broadcast the game live.
RECORDS: This is the fourth game of the season for both teams. The Yeomen (0-3, 0-1 North Coast Athletic Conference) lost 24-13 to Allegheny in Meadville, Pa. The Battling Bishops (0-3, 0-2 NCAC) lost 32-0 to Wittenberg in Delaware.
COACHES: Jeff Ramsey is 24-69 in his ninth season at Oberlin and in his career. Mike Hollway is 128-84-1 in his 22nd season at Ohio Wesleyan and 139-112-2 in his career.
SERIES: This will be the 68th meeting between the two teams, with the Bishops holding a 47-19-1 lead in the series, having won the last 19 games. However, the two teams haven’t played each other since 2005 when Ohio Wesleyan won 24-14 in Delaware. Oberlin’s last win was in 1986 (20-17) in Delaware.
THE SKINNY: The Yeomen had 326 yards of offense, including 254 passing yards, at Allegheny as QB Greg Mangan completed 22 of 34 attempts for the 254 yards, including a 50-yard TD toss to Ryan Harvey.
— Jerry Henson