With the 130th Ohio State football season in the books, let’s take a look at some of the numbers that defined the Buckeyes in 2019.
Ohio State won at least 13 games for the fourth time. The Buckeyes were also 13-1 last season, and they went 14-1 in 2014. They were 14-0 in 2002.
Ohio State averaged 46.9 points per game, breaking the record of 45.5 set in 2013. Five of the six highest-scoring seasons in school history have come since 2013. The 2014 team averaged 44.8 points per game while the ’18 team scored 42.4 and the ’17 team scored 41.1. The outlier? The 1969 team averaged 42.5 points in just nine games.
The 2019 Buckeyes set a record by outscoring opponents by an average of 33.1 points per game. That surpassed the previous high of 32.7 points by the 1916 Buckeyes and 32.2 average of the ’69 team.
Against Clemson, J.K. Dobbins rushed for 100 or more yards for the 19th time in his 42-game career and the 10th time this season. The Fiesta Bowl was the first time Ohio State did not win a game in which Dobbins rushed for 100 yards.
Dobbins broke Eddie George’s school record for rushing yards in a season and became the first Ohio State running back with 2,000 yards in a season.
Justin Fields threw for 3,273 yards, third-most in school history in one season. Dwayne Haskins broke the record last season with a Big Ten-record 4,831 yards last season. Joe Germaine is No. 2 with 3,330 yards in 1998.
Fields was responsible for 51 touchdowns, trailing Haskins’ Big Ten record of 54 last season.
Ohio State averaged 6.9 yards per play on offense, the third-best mark in school history behind 2013 and ’14.
The 2019 Buckeyes also logged the most sacks in school history —54. The previous record was 47 in 1998 and 2000.
The Buckeyes missed the school record for touchdowns by three. The 2014 team scored 90.
Chase Young broke the Ohio State single-season record with 16.5 sacks, 2.5 more than Vernon Gholston had in 2007.
K.J. Hill caught six passes against Clemson to finish with 201 for his career, 10 more than the previous record of 191 set by David Boston from 1996-98.
Hill caught a pass in 48 consecutive games to tie the school record set by Gary Williams of Wilmington from 1979-82.
Malik Harrison led the team with 75 tackles, including 49 solos and 16.5 for loss. The senior linebacker had 4.5 sacks and broke up four passes.
Ohio State finished second in yards per game, missing the top mark by less than six yards per game. The 2018 team set the record with 535.6.
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