2017 SeasonAll times ET

2017 Schedule
3-1, 1st in Big Ten - East
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13hAdam Rittenberg

Power Rankings Week 4: Buckeyes take a step back

Ohio State is capitalizing on the cushy, confidence-building part of the schedule, while the teams around it (TCU, Georgia) are beating ranked opponents.

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Falcons lead the way on special teams

Air Force thrived in the third phase during Saturday's monsoon, but it wasn't enough to get the win. That was a common story in Week 4, as only Ohio State won among the top four teams in special-teams efficiency.

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Jarrett Stidham leads the way among QBs

Stidham threw only 17 passes in Saturday's win, but he averaged nearly 13 yards per attempt in a 37-point victory. J.T. Barrett was close behind, with K.J. Costello and Brandon Wimbush rounding out the top four in QBR from Week 4.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

After beating up Vanderbilt 59-0, Alabama has not only moved up to the No. 1 spot in FPI but it also has a 2.2-point edge over No. 2 team Ohio State. Though the Buckeyes and Sooners also won yesterday, neither were as impressive as the Crimson Tide.

Reeve takes the field with the Ohio State band (3:40)
Barrett's 5 TD passes guide Buckeyes past UNLV (0:35)
Buckeyes set new Big Ten record (0:26)

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Ohio State is in the cushy, confidence-boosting portion of its schedule, and it has capitalized today. Building consistency in the passing game continues to be the top priority, and the Buckeyes have received big days from QBs J.T. Barrett (209 pass yards, 5 TDs) and Dwayne Haskins (133 pass yards 2 TDs). Best of all, seven different players have touchdown receptions.

Haskins throws his first career TD for OSU (0:18)
Barrett throws five touchdowns in the first half (0:22)
Buckeyes' dominance continues with a safety (1:05)
Dixon stretches across goal-line as Buckeyes strike again (0:16)
Buckeyes draw first blood on 69-yard TD (0:23)

Will Reeve ESPN 

Practicing with the Best Damn Band in the Land drummers yesterday. Game day today. Rhythm nowhere to be found.


Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

Ohio State's Urban Meyer says he doesn't think he's ever had two backs like JK Dobbins and Mike Weber to use at the same time. Eventually the Buckeyes would like to put both of them on the field at the same time.

Pryor was a dual-threat QB at Ohio State (1:00)
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Ohio State wants Spielman's lawsuit dismissed

Ohio State is asking a judge to throw out a lawsuit by one of its most famous football stars, who alleges the university used ex-athletes' photos without permission and denied them of compensation.

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6dHeather Dinich

Potential pitfalls for top CFP contenders: Ohio State

Oklahoma exposed plenty of Ohio State's weaknesses, but the Buckeyes have been in this position before. They need to avoid any sort of complacency to make up ground.

Team Stats

Passing Yards319.313th
Rushing Yards229.825th
Points For39.327th
Points Against20.0Tied-39th