Jan 15, Ohio State (8-6) Loss vs. Michigan, 50-61, 15. Ohio State then drove down to the Miami 5 (after converting a 4th-and-14 on a 17-yard completion from Krenzel to WR Michael Jenkins), and faced a 4th-and-3 from there. (Keels p.35). The next week, on the road against the Northwestern Wildcats, which entered the game with a 2-3 record and 0-1 in conference play, Ohio State played a night game in Evanston, Illinois, in accordance with a scheduling agreement between the Big Ten and ESPN (Keels, p.41). 1999 Football Roster; 1998 Football Roster; 1997 Football Roster; . 25 to 10 Gee Scott Jr., TE No. The next week, on the road against the Northwestern Wildcats, which entered the game with a 2-3 record and 0-1 in conference play, Ohio State played a night game in Evanston, Illinois, in accordance with a scheduling agreement between the Big Ten and ESPN (Keels, p.41). The Buckeyes took only 47 snaps compared to 80 by the Golden Flashes and actually had a 2:1 deficit in time of possession, but outgained Kent State by 60 yards. As a matter of policy, Sports Reference only reports the results of games as played on the field. The team was the first in NCAA Division I-Anow known as NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS)history to finish its season at 140 following BYU's 141 season in 1996. We present them here for purely educational purposes. Ohio State, now ranked 8th in the AP Poll, built a 38-0 lead before halftime against the Kent State Golden Flashes, with quarterback Craig Krenzel completing his first 11 passes, safety Mike Doss and freshman linebacker A. J. Hawk returning interceptions for touchdowns, and Maurice Clarett scoring twice. Trailing 97 in the fourth quarter, Krenzel engineered a drive from the Michigan 43 with 8:30 remaining. 1999 Football Roster; 1998 Football Roster; 1997 Football Roster; . Backup quarterback Derek Crudup, who came in for a play after Dorsey was shaken up, converted a fourth down pass to Winslow, which was followed by facemask and pass interference penalties against Ohio State that now gave Miami an identical first-and-goal situation at the two-yard line. Elg. To this day, many Miami fans (undoubtedly fueled by commentator Dan Fouts' infamous "Bad call! The 2002 Ohio State Buckeyes football team was the national champion of the 2002 college football season. Playing both defense and offense, Chris Gamble scored on a 43-yard reverse on the first drive of the 3rd quarter. Ohio State took over at the Indiana 18 and scored on a short pass from Krenzel to Michael Jenkins to take a 3510 lead. 2002 Football Roster; 2001 Football Roster; 2000 Football Roster; 1990's Football Rosters. In the second half Clarett picked up 44 yards on his first rush and destroyed the Cougar defense with 194 second-half yards. Second year coach (and former Ohio State assistant) Larry Coker had yet to lose a game as head coach of the Hurricanes, and the school was gunning for their 35th straight win overall. The key play of the game, however, came on the first series of the 3rd quarter with Penn State in possession and having the lead, 73. The 2002 season. Jenkins caught the pass at the goal line and scored. On their first possession in overtime, the Hurricanes scored a touchdown on a 7 yard pass to Kellen Winslow. 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. (Lindy's, p.50) Clarett played only the first series of the game before injuring his shoulder again and leaving the game. As a matter of policy, Sports Reference only reports the results of games as played on the field. On Miami's first play after getting the ball back, Dorsey dropped back to pass and was sacked by OSU DT Darrion Scott. The Big Ten Conference summer media day sessions predicted Ohio State to finish second in the conference behind Michigan and ahead of Michigan State. Feb 5, Ohio State (11-9) Win vs. Minnesota, 73-68, 21. Kent State scored twice in the last 4 minutes of the first half but never threatened an upset. Craig Krenzel, who had scrambled for 64 yards on 14 carries in the first three games, scored the winning touchdown with less than 4 minutes to play, twisting and spinning through the Bearcat defenders for 6 yards. For the first time in the school's history, they were scheduled to play 13 regular season games. 2002 Ohio State Buckeyes Roster Previous Year Next Year Record: 14-0 (1st of 117) ( Schedule & Results ) Rank: 1st in the Final AP poll Conference: Big Ten Conference Record: 8-0 Coach: Jim Tressel (14-0) Points For: 410 Points/G: 29.3 (41st of 117) Points Against: 183 More Team Info Ohio State School History 2002 Ohio State Statistics . Several members of Ohio States 2002 national championship team appeared on ESPNs College GameDay on Saturday morning and paid tribute to four late members of that team in the process. Following their defeat of Michigan, Ohio State faced the number one ranked and heavily favored (11.5 points) Miami Hurricanes in the Fiesta Bowl on January 3, 2003, selected that year as the championship game for the teams ranked first and second in the BCS ratings. Defensive lineman Tim Anderson knocked down the final attempt to keep the Buckeyes undefeated. They managed to gain a first down and run some time off the clock, but on a 3rd down pass Chris Gamble caught the ball out of bounds (maybe) and Ohio State was forced to punt. The Illini appeared to make two touchdown receptions in their possession but the first was out-of-bounds and the second a bobbled incompletion. 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. 1, and now we're going straight to No. 1999 Football Roster; 1998 Football Roster; 1997 Football Roster; . Instead they had to punt and Groom punted the ball 44 yards. Kent State scored twice in the last 4 minutes of the first half but never threatened an upset. Dec 21, Ohio State (4-3) Win vs. Seton Hall, 71-54, 8.  The intensity of the Michigan-Ohio State rivalry was increased by the stakes: a victory by the 12-0 Buckeyes would secure a spot for them in the BCS National Championship game. However Ohio State's defense stymied Washington State throughout the game, intercepting Gesser twice and forcing the Cougars to surrender the ball on downs twice in Buckeye territory. The Buckeyes settled for a field goal and a ten-point lead. Do you have a sports website? Ohio State coach Jim Tressellreached into his bag of tricks and called for a fake FG, but apparently not everyone got the call and the fake was unsuccessful. 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. On their 2nd possession, Miami scored when Dorsey hit Roscoe Parrish on a 25-yard touchdown strike. 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. Jan 11, Ohio State (8-5) Win vs. Indiana, 81-69, 14. He scrambled in the passing pocket and completed a pass along the sideline to tight end Ben Hartsock but came up a yard short of a first down at the 37-yard line with just over 2:00 remaining in the game. After a Gamble interception of Purdue quarterback Kyle Orton stifled any comeback by the Boilermakers, the Buckeyes escaped West Lafayette with a victory, 10-6. April 29, 2023. Do you have a sports website? Ohio State football is back in Ohio Stadium. 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. Mar 16 (Neutral), Ohio State (17-14) Loss vs. Illinois, 59-72, 32. The Buckeyes compiled a 7-5 record, capped by a 26-20 victory over their rival the Michigan Wolverines in Ann Arbor in the regular season finale. The following week, on October 26, the Buckeyes returned to Columbus to face Joe Paterno's Penn State Nittany Lions, ranked 17th in the AP, with a 52 overall record and a 12 conference record, its losses to Iowa and Michigan. Most Recent Games and Any Score Since 1869. (2002 archive October 12, 2002). Ohio State's many close calls during the season had earned them the nickname "Luckeyes" from critics and pundits, and they were installed as 14-point underdogs for the game. Find out more. Home . With a first down Ohio State would have been in a position to run the clock out and win the game without it going to overtime. Illinois took the lead in the 3rd quarter, only to lose it on a 50-yard strike from Krenzel to Jenkins. 2001 Roster # Player Position Birthday Hometown High School Height Weight; 1: Bobby Britton: CB, ST: 9/28/1981: Jacksonville, FL: Raines: 5'11" 194: 1 . As it had on its earlier road games, Ohio State struggled offensively with an inconsistent running game minus Maurice Clarett. A successful 2022. Though initially shrouded in controversy, "The Call" has since been defended by sportswriters as a good one, was validated by the National Association of Sports Officials, and was selected by Referee Magazine as one of the "Best 18 Calls of All Time.". 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). The Big Ten champion Buckeyes thus wrapped up a perfect 14-0 season, setting an NCAA Division 1A record for most wins in a season. Twice All-American safety Mike Doss, in an emotional announcement on January 9, 2002, advised that he would not declare himself for the NFL draft and would return to Ohio State for his senior season. The Illini appeared to make two touchdown receptions in their possession but the first was out-of-bounds and the second a bobbled incompletion. See our list of forfeits and vacated games for more details. (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. (Lindy's, p.42) The offense ran up 567 yards, a season-high, with Krenzel and backup Scott McMullen combining for 355 yards passing on only 19 completions. 2003 LSU Fighting Tigers Roster Previous Year Next Year Record: 13-1 (1st of 117) ( Schedule & Results ) Rank: 2nd in the Final AP poll Conference: SEC (West Division) Conference Record: 7-1 Coach: Nick Saban (13-1) Points For: 475 Points/G: 33.9 (19th of 117) Points Against: 154 More Team Info LSU School History 2003 LSU Statistics Craig Krenzel, who had scrambled for 64 yards on 14 carries in the first three games, scored the winning touchdown with less than 4 minutes to play, twisting and spinning through the Bearcat defenders for 6 yards. Replays however seem to show that: 1) Gamble had his jersey grabbed on this play which could have resulted in pass interference call and a consequent Ohio State first down. On 3rd down, Dorsey connected with McGahee on a swing pass to the right side, but as the Heisman Trophy finalist turned to go upfield, OSU safety Will Allen came crashing into McGahee, sending him to the ground for a 2-yard loss. On their first possession in overtime, the Hurricanes scored a touchdown on a 7-yard pass to Kellen Winslow. The Buckeyes had risen in the polls to now rank 2nd, and concluded their season road games in Champaign, Illinois, taking on the 4-6 Illinois Fighting Illini. (Lindy's p.62: Keels, p.74-75). Northwestern had a 6-0 lead after the 1st quarter but had had two drives stopped inside the Ohio State ten yard line. Visit ESPN to view the Ohio State Buckeyes team roster for the current season If supporting an indie site is your thing, please considerbecoming a 12th Warrior,buying our merch, or contributing in other ways. A Willis McGahee touchdown run brought the Hurricanes within 3 points by the beginning of the fourth quarter. Record: 14-0 (1st of 117) (Schedule & Results), Bowl Game: Won Fiesta Bowl 31-24 versus Miami (FL), Every Sports Reference Social Media Account, Site Last Updated: Sunday, April 30, 6:46AM. The Hurricanes were stuffed on the first three plays, and 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. The 3rd quarter was scoreless, but midway through the 4th, on a 3rd and 6 from its own 16, Krenzel delivered a high pass 45 yards to Michael Jenkins, who out-jumped two defenders to give the Buckeyes a first down in Wisconsin territory. 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In fact, Field Judge Terry Porter had thrown his flag late and he signaled pass interference on Sharpe. Miami went 3-and-out on their next possession, but then their defense rose up and forced OSU to punt, which gave the Hurricanes excellent field position at their own 45. Also a key player in the victory was punter Andy Groom, whose six punts averaged 50.2 yards, with a 4th quarter punt that went for 74 yards and another that was downed at the Wisconsin 1-yard line. Language links are at the top of the page across from the title. Dec 3 (Neutral), Ohio State (1-2) Loss vs. Duke, 76-91, 4. In 2002, Ohio State became the first team in college football history to finish 14-0, winning the Big Ten outright and beating the University of Miami (Fla.) 31-24 in the BCS Championship. Gamble "jumped the route" of the Penn State receiver, intercepted the ball at the Nittany Lion 40, and returned it down the sideline for a touchdown, the only one scored by Ohio State in the game. 2005 Ohio State Buckeyes Roster. Wide receiver Chris Gamble had practiced all week as a defensive back and was used on a 3rd down for UC from the Ohio State 29 in the 4th quarter, making an interception in the end zone. Maurice Clarett, returning from injury, scored an early touchdown to put the team ahead 73, and the defense held Michigan to three first half field goals that included a crucial stop inside the Ohio State ten just before the half. The first of many nailbiters for Buckeye fans came September 21 against the 11 Cincinnati Bearcats as the team required an interception in the end zone by safety Will Allen with 32 seconds remaining to seal a 2319 victory. View the Ohio State Buckeyes roster for the 2022 FBS college football season. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the 2002 @OhioStateFB national championship team pic.twitter.com/nMnkl5v0Lr. Krenzel completed the drive with a short touchdown pass to tight end Ben Hartsock, and although a try for a 2-point conversion failed, the Buckeyes led 19-14. Defensive linemen Darrion Scott, Simon Fraser, and David Thompson recorded 4 sacks and were instrumental in stopping the run. Washington State appeared to live up to its billing with an 11-play 80-yard drive midway through the 1st quarter that was capped by short touchdown pass from Gesser. 67 to. The 2002 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented Ohio State University during the 2002 NCAA Division I-A football season. Nov 29 (Neutral), Ohio State (1-1) Loss vs. Alabama, 48-54, 3. Ohio State Seasons 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 Post-OSU Update: Matt Wilhelm was selected in the 4th round (112th overall) in the 2003 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers. The Terps enter 2023 coming off their most successful season in years in 2022, going 8-5, the most wins for the program in a single season since 2010. The game featured Chris Gamble starting on both offense and defense (which had last occurred for Ohio State in 1963) and playing 89 of the game's 138 plays (51 on defense, 31 on offense, and 7 on punt returns). The Ohio State offense struggled throughout the game, exemplified by Craig Krenzel losing a fumble at the Penn State one on Ohio State's first possession, but the defense held Penn State's offense to only seven points and a season-low 179 yards and 8 first downs (tying the Penn State school record for fewest first downs, which surprisingly occurred in Penn State's memorable 14-10 upset of the Miami Hurricanes in the 1987 Fiesta Bowl that grabbed them the national championship). Lydell Ross and Maurice Hall, playing in place of the injured Clarett, rushed for 89 and 93 yards respectively, as Ohio State scored 34 unanswered points. As Gamble came off the line, Miami CB Glen Sharpe grabbed him with both arms and held up his pattern. The Gophers blocked a punt that led to the first score of the day, a field goal, but Ohio State's defense throttled the Minnesota rushing attack, which had been averaging 271 yards a game, (Lindy's, p.54) holding it to 53 yards and the passing attack to 59, and Minnesota, despite starting its next two possessions at its 45, was unable to score further. On their subsequent possession, Clarett would scamper 5 yards to put Ohio State ahead. College Football at Sports-Reference.com Blog and Articles. Find out more. KANSAS CITY, Mo. The game was one for the ages, and will live on for many years as a collectors item in the homes of many OSU fans all over the world. The Buckeye defense was equally stellar, limiting Purdue to a pair of field goals on four possessions inside the Ohio State 20, and an interception by middle linebacker Matt Wilhelm allowed Mike Nugent to kick a tying field goal as the clock ran out in the first half. HornetownMigh School or J.C. Coach WR 5-1 1 175 Sr. Jr. Columbus, Ohionifffln University Cam Cruickshank OL 6-4 270 Fr. Nov 25 (Neutral), Ohio State (1-2) Win vs. Central Michigan, 77-71 4. Twice All-American safety Mike Doss, in an emotional announcement on January 9, 2002, advised that he would not declare himself for the NFL draft and would return to Ohio State for his senior season. Former San Diego State Offensive Tackle Josh Simmons Transferring to Ohio State, Former Notre Dame Wide Receiver Lorenzo Styles Transferring to Ohio State As Cornerback, Joining Brother in Buckeyes Secondary. Instead, Krenzel went deep to wide receiver Michael Jenkins, jostling with defensive back Antwaun Rogers. at RossAde Stadium, West Lafayette, Indiana. Ohio State had no choice but to play for another overtime, with Krenzel completing a fourth and 14 pass to Michael Jenkins, giving Ohio State new life. 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. Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.iDillard Joe Redmond . Feb 22, Ohio State (13-11) Win vs. Purdue, 52-44, 25. Nov 24 (Neutral), Ohio State (0-2) Loss vs. San Diego State, 61-83 3. Washington State appeared to live up to its billing with an 11-play 80-yard drive midway through the 1st quarter that was capped by a short touchdown pass from Gesser. All logos are the trademark & property of their owners and not Sports Reference LLC. Copyright 2000-2023 Sports Reference LLC. Record: 10-2 (8th of 119) (Schedule & Results) Rank: 4th in the Final AP poll. PUR Berin Lacevic 21-yard field goal, 0:42. Maurice Clarett, returning from injury, scored an early touchdown to put the team ahead 73, and the defense held That Team Up North to three first half field goals that included a crucial stop inside the Ohio State ten just before the half. The 2002 national champions will also be honored during Saturday nights game against Notre Dame at Ohio Stadium, where members of that team will be recognized on the field at the end of the first quarter. Ohio High School Athletic Association 2002 Football Championships . On the play, McGahee tore 3 ligaments in his knee and was out for the remainder of the game (watch, if you can take it). Shane Olivea, Member of Ohio State's 2002 National Championship Team, Dies at Age 40 Scott Polacek March 3, 2022 Paul Nisely/Sporting News via Getty Images via Getty Images The Los Angeles. The sculpture, which was designed by Los Angeles-based artist Michael Kalish,is now set to be auctioned on ood, a collectibles marketplace. Jim Tressel, Mark Dantonio, Mike Doss, Maurice Clarett, Craig Krenzel and more participating in a chalk talk. (Lindy's, p.15; SI p.16), Prior to the 2002 season, the Buckeyes were ranked thirteenth in the AP Poll after losing the Outback Bowl on a last second field goal to the South Carolina Gamecocks. Gamble had begun the season playing receiver only, but had shown so much defensive talent in practice that he eventually took over the primary CB position. Feb 12 @ Penn State, Ohio State (12-10) Win vs. Penn State, 76-67, 23. In the second half Clarett picked up 44 yards on his first rush and destroyed the Cougar defense with 194 second-half yards. The former safety returned it 12 yards but OSU stalled and the field goal unit came out. Play Index. Fresh cotton and other wares at Eleven Warriors Dry Goods. More than 50 members of the 2002 team were in attendance for the event, which featured a panel discussion with Tressel, former Ohio State defensive coordinator Mark Dantonio and six star players from the 2002 team: Doss, quarterback Craig Krenzel, running back Maurice Clarett, defensive end Kenny Peterson, linebacker Matt Wilhelm and punter Andy Groom. 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. Hancock will wear No.. As an independent site, we're committed to delivering Buckeye fans the news and analysis they deserve, all while remaining free. We want to make sure thattheir voices are still heard. Animosity simmered in both teams as each had resented the other dancing on their logos after road wins in the immediately preceding years.
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