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Ohio State vs Akron Highlights (2011)

No. 18 Ohio State Opens Fickell Era with 42-0 Shutout of Akron Bauserman and Stoneburner combine for three TDs

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| Photo Gallery | Photo Gallery 2 | Postgame Transcript | Postgame Press Conference (video)
Source: OSU Official Site


10 Things We Learned: Fickellís First Win September 4, 2011 Source: The Ozone Click to Read the rest



How the team sees it: To our critics: Shutout. So shut up.

How the pollsters will see it: Get back to us after the NCAA gets back to you.

How Buckeye Nation will see it: Promising beginning, but itís where you finish that counts.
September 4, 2011 Source: Columbus Dispatch Click to Read the rest


Five Things: Akron September 4, 2011 Source: Eleven Warriors Click to Read the rest


Listen to the audioJake Stoneburner after 42-0 win September 3, 2011 Source: Yahoo Sports Radio


The Bottom Line
September 4, 2011 Source: Columbus Dispatch
Offense (4 leaves), Defense (4 leaves), Special teams (3 leaves), Coaching (4 leaves) Click to Read the rest


Buckeyes grade well against Akron, but it's not exactly football weather: Ohio State Report Card
September 4, 2011 Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer Click to Read the rest


Ohio State quarterbacks Joe Bauserman, Braxton Miller both show encouraging signs; Freshman decisions; Williams as Vrabel
September 4, 2011 Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer Click to Read the rest


VideoOhio State Postgame Report September 3, 2011 Source: Big Ten Network


Coaches, players relieved to talk about on-field matters Source: News Herald Click to Read the rest


Three points September 4, 2011 Source: Columbus Dispatch

Star of the game
Seven years after high school and starting his fifth year at Ohio State, 25-year-old Joe Bauserman made his first start at quarterback. He was nearly flawless, hitting 12 of 16 passes for 163 yards and three touchdowns (all to tight end Jake Stoneburner) and scrambling 15 yards for the first TD of the game.

Turning point
Andrew Sweatís sweet leaping interception, courtesy of a tip from cornerback Dominic Clarke, late in the second quarter at the Akron 35-yard line. Four plays later, Bauserman hooked up with Stoneburner on a 2-yard TD pass, putting Ohio State up 21-0.

It was Luke Fickellís first victory as a coach, and it was a dominating performance. Still, it came over a team that went 1-11 a year ago. Bigger challenges await, obviously, and that includes Saturday, when Mid-American Conference favorite Toledo comes to town. Click to Read the rest


VideoOhio State Akron Highlights September 3, 2011 Source: ESPN

It was over when... Ohio State's marching band dotted the "I". The Buckeyes never let Akron into the game.

Gameball goes to... Joe Bauserman. Terrelle Pryor's replacement finished with 195 total yards and four TDs.

Stat of the game... 1892. The last Ohio State coach to lose his debut was Jack Ryder in 1892.
Source: ESPN


VideoBraxton Miller answered questions from reporters September 4, 2011 Source: The Ozone



Ohio State's Evan Spencer Makes Incredible One-Handed Catch


Photo GalleryPhoto GalleryOSU Akron:
The OZone



 Luke Fickell will make his head coaching debut this Saturday September 3, 2011 against Akron. Fickell focused: In big life moments such as today, heís intent on doing job amid roar of crowd or spotlight on rookie coach

Ohio State Game Notes

Akron Game Notes
Source: OSU Official Site
5 Questions: Akron at Ohio State
Aug 30, 2011 Source: BuckeyeSports.com

Zips Bring New Look To Ohio Stadium
Aug 31, 2011 Source: BuckeyeSports.com

Game Data: Akron at OSU
Aug 31, 2011 Source: Bucknuts

2011 Buckeye Football Depth Chart
OSU State Depth Chart
as of August 29, 2011

OhioState Akron game tracker; live stats and more Source: OSU Official Site

Ohio State-Akron: Will Buckeyes be a focused group? September 3, 2011 Source: Columbus Dispatch

Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Akron Zips: Inside the Game September 3, 2011 Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer

On the edge: Akron vs. Ohio State September 2, 2011 Source: Columbus Dispatch

Preview: Akron at #19 Ohio State September 2, 2011 Source: Eleven Warriors

@GerdOZone's Ohio State vs. Akron Preview September 2, 2011 Source: The Ozone

2011 Akron Zips Game Preview August 31, 2011 Source: BuckeyePlanet

GameDay Plus September 1, 2011 Source: Columbus Dispatch

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