Statistical Comparison - Colorado Buffaloes Vs. Ohio State Buckeyes
Advantage Conf National Actual Category Actual National Conf
Rank Rank Rank Rank 11 103 90 Rushing Offense 170 53 8 4 22 304 Passing Offense 172.33 96 9 9 68 394 Total Offense 342.33 86 11 10 75 26 Scoring Offense 25 80 10 5 41 110.67 Rushing Defense 107 37 5 8 73 130.53 Pass Efficiency Defense 105.59 28 4 4 42 318.67 Total Defense 263.67 14 3 8 T-83 28 Scoring Defense 15.33 28 5 4 52 37.24 Net Punting 34.06 100 10 9 94 4.33 Punt Returns 16.33 9 2 12 120 14.67 Kickoff Returns 22.67 51 5 4 32 0.67 Turnover Margin 0 T-57 9 3 61 208 Pass Defense 156.67 17 3 8 47 141.74 Passing Efficiency 128.82 69 9 2 T-12 3.67 Sacks 3 22 2 4 59 6.33 Tackles For Loss 7.33 25 2 12 104 3 Sacks Allowed 0.67 T-16 2

History - Colorado vs Ohio State (from the Ohio State SID):

Last Meeting: In 1986 Ohio State defeated Colorado, 13-10, on Sept. 20, 1986 in front of 88,404 fans at Ohio Stadium on a field goal in the final seconds.

Key Players - Ohio State (Ohio State SID quoted in certain bios)

RB Jordan Hall 5-9, 195, JR. and RB Carlos Hyde 6-0, 238, SO. - Ohio State deploys a two running back attack with Hall and Hyde. Against Miami, The Buckeyes gained 190 rushing yards with Jordan Hall running for 87 yards rushing in his first game of the season returning from suspension and Carlos Hyde ran for 54 more. For the season, Hyde has 223 yards and two scores as well as 51 yards receiving. He is ranked ninth in the Big Ten with 74.3 ypg. With two inexperienced quarterbacks and inexperience at wide receiver, the running game will be counted on heavily.

Ohio State Linebackers:

Andrew Sweat 6-2, 238, SR
Storm Klein 6-2, 230, SO
Etienne Sabino 6-3, 242, JR

The defense was led against Miami by the starting linebacker trio of Andrew Sweat, Etienne Sabino and Storm Klein who recorded nine, eight and six tackles, respectively. Sweat leads the team with 20 tackles, he also has 3.5 tackles for loss. Sabino is second on the team with 19 total tackles and leads the team with 2 sacks and 4.5 tackles for loss.

OC Michael Brewster 6-5, 305, SR. - Senior All-America center Mike Brewster is regarded by many as the best center in college football. He is a four-year starter with 39 career starts. This season, Brewster was named to the preseason Playboy All-America team, the Rimington and Outland Trophy watch lists and was voted one of 12 "players to watch" by a Big Ten media panel.

TE Jake Stoneburner 6-5, 245, JR - known as the best receiving option for the Buckeyes this year. Set a modern day Ohio State record for tight ends by catching three touchdown passes vs. Akron. He leads the team in points scored with 24. He leads the team with 8 receptions for 93 yards. Ohio State has only completed 40 passes this season (the Buffs have completed 61).

Injury Update (from the Ohio State SID)::

Ohio State was without two starters last week vs. Miami and their status is unknown for this week. Senior DE Nathan Williams was out for a second consecutive game with a knee injury. Williams was named to the Ted Hendricks preseason watch list. He has recorded 92 career tackles and 21.5 TFL for his career. Williams, a 13-game starter, is not expected back this week.

Sophomore WR Corey Brown missed the last game with an ankle issue. His  status is unknown for the Colorado game

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