While Gator decapitation is never discouraged, Miami (Ohio) better be weary of being on the receiving end of such power moves.
Miami (OH) Redhawks at The Ohio State Buckeyes
Date: Saturday, September 1, 2012 | 12:00 PM EST
Location: Ohio Stadium Columbus, OH
Captains: Zac Dysert, Austin Brown, Jaytee Swason, and Andy Cruise (Miami). John Simon, Zach Boren, Etienne Sabino, Garrett Goebel, and Jordan Hall (Ohio State).
TV: Big Ten Network - Time Warner Columbus/Delaware 1333 HD/58 SD, WOW! 219 HD/87 SD, DirecTV 610, DISH 439
Radio: 97.1 FM, The Ohio State Radio Network
Braxton Miller - QB
Carlos Hyde - RB
Zach Boren - FB
Jake Stoneburner - WR (H)
Corey Brown - WR (Z)
Devin Smith - WR (X)
Nick Vannett/Jeff Heuerman - TE
Jack Mewhort - LT
Andrew Norwell - LG
Corey Linsley - C
Marcus Hall - RG
Reid Fragel - RT
John Simon - LDE
Garrett Goebel - NT
Johnathan Hankins - DT
Michael Bennett - SDE
Ryan Shazier - WOLB
Curtis Grant - MLB
Etienne Sabino - SOLB
Bradley Roby - LCB
C.J. Barnett - FS
Christian Bryant - SS
Travis Howard - RCB
OHIO STATE AT A GLANCE: Ohio State coaches are 21-1-1 in their debut games. The only Ohio State coach to lose his debut: Jack Ryder, in 1892...Ohio State coaches are also 21-1-1 in their home debuts. (Alexander Lilly the only non-winner; in 1890).
MIAMI (OHIO): Ohio State is 4-0 all-time against Miami...Ohio State won the last meeting with the Redhawks, 34-14, September 3rd, 2005 at Ohio Stadium...The RedHawks finished 4-8 last season and 3-5 in the MAC East Division, which tied for fourth... Miami was predicted to finish third in the mAC East Division in 2012 at the conference's media day in July.
AT HOME: Ohio State is 57-7 at Ohio Stadium since the start of the 2002 season... Ohio State has won 57 consecutive regular-season non-conference home games against teams not ranked in the AP Top 25. The last loss: 34-17 to Florida State, Oct. 2, 1982...Ohio State has won 33 consecutive home-opening games with the last loss happening 34 years ago to Joe Paterno's No. 5 Penn State team, 19-0, to open what would ultimately be Woody Hayes' final season as head coach... Ohio State has an all-time opening game record of 106-12-4.
SERIES: The Buckeyes lead the all-time series with Miami, 4-0: 1904 at Ohio State 80, Miami 0...1911: at Ohio State 3, Miami 0...2000: at Ohio State 27, Miami 16...2005: at Ohio State 34, Miami 14.
VS. OHIO SCHOOLS: Ohio State is 179-48-15 all-time vs. in-state schools and has won 37 consecutive games dating back to a 7-6 loss to Oberlin during the 1921 season.