Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007
Quarterback Todd Boeckman, a junior making his first start, looked comfortable in the pocket all day as he led the offense to 417 total yards. Boeckman found seven different receivers as he completed 17-of-23 passes for 225 yards and two touchdowns. His favorite target was Brian Robiskie, who had a terrific day with nine receptions for 153 yards.
Boeckman, Robby Schoenhoft and Antonio Henton all played at quarterback for
The Buckeyes gained 147 rushing yards. There were some highlight runs for the Buckeyes: Maurice Wells had a 26-yarder; Beanie Wells ripped off a 20-yarder that included two 360-degree spins; and Brandon Saine had an 18-yard burst between the tackles on his first collegiate carry.
Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007
The win was the 31st-consecutive for
It was an atypical win, with
Offensively, Chris "Beanie" Wells looked powerful while leading
Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007
Boeckman was 14-for-25 for 218 yards. He just laughed when asked about his outbursts, after the Buckeyes won for the 22nd time in 23 games overall - the only loss coming when Florida ran over them in last January's national championship game.
Linebacker James Laurinaitis intercepted
As Brandon Saine ran 37 yards for a touchdown on the game's final play, Tressel was getting a bucket of ice water dumped on his head to celebrate his 200th career victory.
Saturday, Sept. 22, 2007
Chris Wells rushed for 100 yards for the third-consecutive game, including a 36-yard touchdown carry, and Vernon Gholston led another imposing defensive effort with two sacks and a 25-yard fumble recovery that he returned for a touchdown.
Boeckman and Robiskie, reading each other perfectly, hooked up on a 42-yard touchdown play to cap a three-play, 64-yard drive on
Saturday, Sept. 29, 2007
Boeckman delivered when the Buckeyes needed him to, throwing a perfect pass to Brian Robiskie for a 52-yard touchdown with 57 seconds left in the first half that stretched the lead to 20-7. Boeckman went 18-for-29 for 209 yards.
Even punter A.J. Trapasso contributed for the Buckeyes. He pinned Minnesota inside the 20 four times and also ran 28 yards for a first down after dropping the ball at the beginning of an apparent first-quarter fake. That extended a 12-play, 74-yard touchdown drive on their first possession.
Adam Weber tossed freshman Ralph Spry his first career touchdown reception on a 4-yard corner route that cut the
Wells ran for 33 yards on third-and-6 at the Buckeyes 6, and Jamal Harris gave away 15 more yards with a late hit. On the next play, Robiskie raced up the seam and catapulted himself above Harris to make an acrobatic catch in the end zone for a 20-7 lead. The extra point was blocked.
Saturday, Oct. 7, 2007
WEST LAFAYETTE - -Todd Boeckman passed for 200 yards and two touchdowns as No. 4 Ohio State beat No. 23 Purdue 23-7 on Saturday night.
Chris Wells ran for 85 yards on 18 carries and Ryan Pretorius made all three of his field goal attempts for
Purdue had averaged 45 points and 496 yards per game, but
Purdue quarterback Curtis Painter, who had averaged more than 300 passing yards in his first five games, finished with 268. Much of that was gained in the fourth quarter against Buckeye reserves.
The Buckeyes forced a three-and-out, then took over at the Purdue 43 after a poor punt. Five plays later, Boeckman threw his second touchdown pass, a 6-yarder to Brian Hartline.
Saturday, Oct. 13, 2007
COLUMBUS – Ohio State didn't bully Kent State around like it has every other team in Ohio Stadium this season, but one would not know it by the score: a 48-3 Buckeye win sparked by two return touchdowns, 263 passing yards and a defense that still has not surrendered a touchdown in Ohio Stadium this year.
Todd Boeckman threw two touchdowns in a little over two quarters of work and was on target with 13 completions in 16 attempts for 184 yards. He threw touchdown passes to Brian Hartline and Maurice Wells. Robby Schoenhoft, in his most extended playing time, was equally accurate, completing 7-of-9 passes for 79 yards. Ten different receivers had receptions on a day that the
Freshman Brandon Saine was the team leader in rushing – 69 yards – and receiving – 5 receptions for 76 yards.
Hartline produced the most electrifying play of the day. He took a second-quarter punt 90 yards for a touchdown, eclipsing Robert Demmel's 57-year-old punt return record of 87 yards vs.
Cornerback Donald Washington had a big play for the defense, returning an interception 70 yards for a score late in the first half. Vernon Gholston had two quarterback sacks and the Buckeyes had five on the afternoon, including
Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007
COLUMBUS - No. 1 Ohio State held off a late
Sophomore Chris "Beanie" Wells rushed for a career-high 221 yards and Todd Boeckman threw for 193 yards and two touchdowns to lead the
Meanwhile, Ohio State's best-in-the-nation defense limited the explosive Spartan offense, which came into the game leading the Big Ten in total offense (467.0), scoring offense (36.9) and second in rushing (242.7), to only three points and 185 total yards. James Laurinaitis led the charge with 12 tackles.
"Our defense held them to under 200 yards of offense, which is extraordinary for the college game," Jim Tressel,
Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007
Todd Boeckman threw for 253 yards and three touchdowns and Chris Wells ran for 133 yards to lead
Buckeyes cornerback Malcolm Jenkins intercepted a wobbly pass by quarterback Anthony Morelli and returned it 24 yards for a touchdown to increase the lead to 34-10 with 9:36 left in the game. Morelli was 12-for-21 for 111 yards and sacked twice.
A.J. Wallace's 97-yard kickoff return for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter provided one of the few bright spots for the Nittany Lions.
Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007
COLUMBUS - In a back-and-forth slugfest between two Big Ten teams known for their muscle, No. 1 Ohio State came from behind to defeat No. 19 Wisconsin, 31-17, before 105,449 sun-drenched and relieved fans in Ohio Stadium.
Chris Wells – "Beanie" – rushed for 169 yards and scored the tying, go-ahead and game-clinching touchdowns in the second half to lead
The Badgers were led by quarterback Tyler Donovan, who passed for 238 yards and two touchdowns. Travis Beckum caught nine passes for 140 yards and one touchdown. The duo sparked the Badgers back from a 10-3 halftime deficit and into the lead before
Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007
Quarterback Isiah "Juice" Williams led a 400-yard effort by the Illini with four touchdown passes – each one to a different receiver – and the Illini ground game struck for a season-high 260 yards against a defense that was allowing just 65 rushing yards per game.
Ohio Sate took over with 9:23 to play, but a third Boeckman interception gave the ball back to
Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007
The Wolverines struggled on offense in part because Henne was ineffective with shoulder injury and Hart was unable to find room to run against a defense that didn't have to respect the pass and could concentrate on stopping the trash-talking running back.
Henne, whose throws were usually high or wide, left the field for one series in the third quarter and returned in the fourth. When he made accurate passes, star receiver Mario Manningham and teammates dropped some of them.
Henne finished 11 of 34 for 68 yards.
Hart had 18 carries for just 44 yards rushing, his first game this year under the 100-yard mark.