On September 9, Ohio State will host Oklahoma in what figures to be a matchup of Top 10 teams.
Kick is set for 8 p.m.at Memorial Stadium.
Ohio State made it 35-21 on a 59-yard touchdown pass from Barrett to Johnnie Dixon and two-point conversion run by Barrett with 1:47 left in the third quarter. The Scarlet and Gray will be back on the field playing on the road versus the Indiana Hooiers. "We had a couple busts in assignments, and when you make one mistake and it's a big play, they are so fast and it's hard to catch them". His first college game yielded 181 rushing yards.
Thursday, the IU rushing attack was in negative numbers until the very end of the game when true freshman Morgan Ellison gained some yards in mop-up time. "We all come out and pray for each other each game".
This was the biggest opening game in the school's history.
Head coach Urban Meyer acknowledges the atmosphere presents some challenges.
But what they saw - what everyone saw - in the final 19 minutes of Thursday night's performance was a glimpse of something much, much different.
"If I walked in that locker room and said, 'Wally Pipp, ' they'd look at me like I have nine heads!"
"Last year was very alarming because our whole team was new", he said. It was nearly like an expansion team a little bit, as you look at so many new guys.
The biggest name among the seniors is of course quarterback J.T. Barrett. "I thought he handled the last few days well". Those gears blared as Campbell ran away from everyone to create the 74-yarder on Ohio State's first play from scrimmage after IN took the lead, with a swell block from fellow receiver Terry McLaurin, and as Johnnie Dixon ran away from everyone to create the 59-yarder less than three minutes later. One of them is wide out Terry McLaurin.
"I mean obviously the Buckeyes are going to win", Morgan Foster said.
Plenty of time for Corso to mug for pictures in front of the Memorial Stadium scoreboard, which he did with many of his former players, who lifted him up and carried him from the field.
"Is it as many people as I'm used to in the stadium?" I've learned to try not to jump to conclusions.
"We've got to get some key stops (late)", Allen said. "It's going to be exciting being in that atmosphere".
Recent meetings between Ohio State and IU indicated the Buckeyes would have success running the ball.
Scales, a senior from Cincinnati, led the nation in tackles for loss (23 1/2) last season and finished with 93 tackles. And when it counted, the defense figured things out and slowed down an IN offense that looked like it had an edge early.
"It's like Coach Meyer says, 'If they're keeping score we want to be No. 1 and we got to play like we're No. 1.' We feel like we are the No. 1 team".
Cowherd, who picked Ohio State to win the national title before the season started, said after the game that he still thinks the Buckeyes "look like" the No. 1 team in the country. Not only are they trailing at the half, but against a team they should walk all over.