The Spartans, 4-2, had already defeated Illinois, had a three-game winning streak, and entered the game with a defense that led Division I-A in taking the ball away from its opponents.

The overtime game was the first ever played by Ohio State, and on the opening possession the Buckeyes scored, with Krenzel scrambling from the pocket for 14 yards and Maurice Hall scoring on an 8-yard run up the middle. On their first possession in overtime, the Hurricanes scored a touchdown on a 7-yard pass to Kellen Winslow. The underdog Buckeyes defeated the defending-champion Hurricanes 31–24, ending Miami's 34-game winning streak. We present them here for purely educational purposes. They moved the ball, but the final pass attempt by Michigan quarterback John Navarre, with 0:01 left and long to the endzone, was intercepted by Will Allen. Question, Comment, Feedback, or Correction? The first of many nailbiters for Buckeye fans came September 21 against the 1–1 Cincinnati Bearcats as the team required an interception in the end zone by safety Will Allen with 32 seconds remaining to seal a 23–19 victory. All rights reserved. Football Schedule Roster Gameday Statistics News History Additional Links Football History vs Ohio State University from Nov 8, 1919 - Oct 20, 2018 Last Matchup

As it had on its earlier road games, Ohio State struggled offensively with an inconsistent running game minus Maurice Clarett. The second quarter, however, belonged to Ohio State, with a Mike Doss interception setting up a Craig Krenzel touchdown run which was followed by a Ken Dorsey fumble setting up the Buckeyes on the Miami 14. Our reasoning for presenting offensive logos. 4 Georgia 26-13(Jan. 1), Last game:  Lost to No. The Hurricanes stalled on their opening drive of the half, handing the ball over to Ohio State who drove inside the Miami ten yard line before Krenzel was intercepted by Sean Taylor, who was then stripped of the ball by Maurice Clarett on the return. The penalty for violating the so-called "Halo Rule" (two yard restricted area around the punt/kick receiver) without making contact with the receiver is increased from five yards to 10 yards. The following Tuesday, in his weekly luncheon with the media, Coach Jim Tressel revealed that Clarett had suffered a knee injury during the game, had already undergone arthroscopic surgery, and would miss the next game. Ohio State had no choice but to play for another overtime, with Krenzel completing a fourth and 14 pass to Michael Jenkins.
The game started slowly and was tied 7-7 early in the 2nd quarter. With a first-and-goal at the two, Krenzel scored three plays later on a one-yard touchdown run, sending the game into another overtime.

Well, as of January 12, 82,821 voters responded to that by voting in a USA Today online poll. 12 Notre Dame 28-6(Jan. 1), Last game:  Def. Roster News Schedule. Playing a rare road game against an Ohio opponent in Paul Brown Stadium, named for an illustrious former Buckeye head coach, 6th-ranked Ohio State played much of the game trailing the unranked Bearcats of Conference USA, who had narrowly lost by a field goal the previous week to West Virginia. In addition the Cougar defense limited tailback Maurice Clarett to just 36 yards rushing and held the Buckeyes to only a pair of field goals in the half. Now ranked sixth in the nation, the Buckeyes faced their first marquee opponent and second Heisman quarterback candidate in Jason Gesser on September 14 when they hosted the 10th-ranked Cougars of Washington State.

Get a summary of the Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Purdue Boilermakers football game. Trailing 9–7 in the fourth quarter, Krenzel engineered a drive from the Michigan 43 with 8:30 remaining. As it had on its earlier road games, Ohio State struggled offensively with an inconsistent running game minus Maurice Clarett. Illinois was 3–3 in conference play, and what seemed to be a mismatch proved to be yet another dangerously close game as the Illini kicked a field goal on the last play of the 4th quarter to come from behind to force overtime. 20 Florida 38-30(Jan. 1), Last game:  Lost to No. UC put up more than 400 yards of offense, bombing the Buckeye defense with 52 passes, but was stymied by dropped passes and two 4th quarter interceptions.

Ranked fourth now, Ohio State faced a Badger team that had opened its season 5-0, but had lost its first two conference games, and 7 of its last 9 conference games at home, and was playing without its top wide receiver, Lee Evans. On fourth down with a yard to go, coach Jim Tressel opted against attempting a 54-yard field goal by Mike Nugent to tie the game, and in an uncharacteristically high-risk move, ran pass play "King Right 64 Y Shallow Swap" instead, whose first option was a short crossing pass ("shallow swap") to Hartsock (the "Y" receiver).
We have tools and resources that can help you use sports data. The game was again unusually close, with Clarett fumbling three times and caught by the TV cameras arguing with running backs coach Tim Spencer on the sidelines (Keels, p. 42), but he also carried the ball for 140 yards and two scores as Ohio State prevailed 27-16. What Did the Nation Think...About The Call?

Copyright © 2000-2020 Sports Reference LLC. With the victory, Ohio State finished the 2002 season by sharing the conference crown with the Iowa Hawkeyes, who also went undefeated in Big Ten play. Ohio State got pressure on Dorsey forcing a prayer that went nowhere, and the Buckeyes had the national title. This page was last edited on 5 June 2020, at 21:40. (Lindy's, p. 15; SI p. 16), Prior to the 2002 season, the Buckeyes were ranked thirteenth in the AP Poll after losing the 2002 Outback Bowl on a last second field goal to the South Carolina Gamecocks. On 4th and goal, pressure forced a desperation throw by Dorsey that fell incomplete in the endzone, ending the game with Ohio State as the 2002 football national champions.

More season info. His 230 yards rushing for the day was the 6th best in Buckeye history and just short of Archie Griffin's freshman record of 239. The team was far more dominant on November 2, posting an impressive 34-3 rout of the 19th-ranked Minnesota Golden Gophers. Basketball. Carson Palmer (Sr.), QB, USC (1,328 points), 2002 Atlantic Coast Conference football standings, 2002 Big 12 Conference football standings, 2002 Big East Conference football standings, 2002 Big Ten Conference football standings, 2002 Mid-American Conference football standings, 2002 Mountain West Conference football standings, 2002 Pacific-10 Conference football standings, 2002 Southeastern Conference football standings, 2002 Sun Belt Conference football standings, 2002 Western Athletic Conference football standings, 2002 NCAA Division I-A independents football records, "2002 NCAA Football Rankings - AP Top 25 Postseason (Jan. 5)",, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.

All players are required to wear facemasks of the same color. Trailing 9–7 in the fourth quarter, Krenzel engineered a drive from the That Team Up North 43 with 8:30 remaining. Most Recent Games and Any Score Since 1869.

Wide receiver Chris Gamble, who had played defensive back on key downs earlier in the season, was sent into the game when Wisconsin faced a 3-and-11 at the Buckeye 29-yard line. No. Sports Reference; Baseball; Football; Basketball; Hockey; Soccer; Blog; Stathead; ... More 2002 Ohio State Pages.

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