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1997 Ohio State Buckeyes Stats

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Record: 10-3, .769 W-L% (13th of 112) ▪ Rank: 12th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Big Ten (Schedule and Results)
Coach: John Cooper (10-3)

PS/G: 30.3 (30th of 112) ▪ PA/G: 13.1 (3rd of 112)
SRS: 17.41 (9th of 112) ▪ SOS: 4.18 (34th of 112)

Bowl Game: Lost Sugar Bowl 31-14 versus Florida State

Team Stats

Most values are per game averages
Passing Rushing
Split G Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Att Yds Avg TD
Offense 13 17.1 28.6 59.7 242.0 2.0 42.7 164.1 3.8 1.4
Defense 13 14.0 30.2 46.3 158.3 0.5 37.5 119.3 3.2 0.8
Difference +3.1 -1.6 +13.4 +83.7 +1.5 +5.2 +44.8 +0.6 +0.6

Passing

Stats include bowl game
Passing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate
1 Joe Germaine 129 210 61.4 1847 8.8 8.4 16 9 151.9
2 Stanley Jackson 81 135 60.0 1055 7.8 8.0 8 3 140.8
3 Mark Garcia 9 23 39.1 175 7.6 6.5 1 1 108.7
4 Michael Wiley 3 4 75.0 69 17.3 22.3 1 0 302.4

Rushing & Receiving

Stats include bowl game
Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
1 Pepe Pearson 192 869 4.5 10 9 104 11.6 0 201 973 4.8 10
2 Michael Wiley 105 588 5.6 6 9 83 9.2 0 114 671 5.9 6
3 Stanley Jackson 81 217 2.7 2 81 217 2.7 2
4 Matt Keller 59 257 4.4 0 19 139 7.3 0 78 396 5.1 0
5 Joe Germaine 32 -132 -4.1 0 32 -132 -4.1 0
6 Joe Montgomery 30 105 3.5 0 2 7 3.5 0 32 112 3.5 0
7 Derek Combs 25 82 3.3 0 25 82 3.3 0
8 Sean Penny 9 54 6.0 0 1 12 12.0 0 10 66 6.6 0
9 Nick Goings 9 24 2.7 0 3 70 23.3 0 12 94 7.8 0
10 Mark Garcia 4 -23 -5.8 0 4 -23 -5.8 0
11 Jerry Rudzinski 2 44 22.0 0 2 44 22.0 0
12 Charlie Sanders 2 15 7.5 0 2 15 7.5 0
13 Ken-Yon Rambo 2 0 0.0 0 7 145 20.7 1 9 145 16.1 1
14 Dee Miller 1 19 19.0 0 58 981 16.9 5 59 1000 16.9 5
15 David Boston 1 7 7.0 0 73 970 13.3 14 74 977 13.2 14
16 Steve Gehlert 1 7 7.0 0 1 7 7.0 0
17 John Lumpkin 17 320 18.8 3 17 320 18.8 3
18 Steve Wisniewski 12 175 14.6 2 12 175 14.6 2
19 Vanness Provitt 6 56 9.3 0 6 56 9.3 0
20 Darik Warnke 2 20 10.0 0 2 20 10.0 0
21 Kevin Griffin 2 18 9.0 0 2 18 9.0 0
22 Tom Hoying 1 29 29.0 1 1 29 29.0 1
23 Reggie Germany 1 17 17.0 0 1 17 17.0 0

Defense & Fumbles

Stats include bowl game
Tackles Def Int Fumbles
Rk Player Solo Ast Tot Loss Sk Int Yds Avg TD PD FR Yds TD FF
1 Gary Berry 5 166 33.2 1
2 Ahmed Plummer 5 83 16.6 1
3 Damon Moore 3 38 12.7 0
4 Antoine Winfield 2 25 12.5 0
5 Kevin Johnson 1 8 8.0 0
6 Percy King 1 0 0.0 0
7 Rolland Steele 1 7 7.0 0
8 Clinton Wayne 1 38 38.0 1

Kick & Punt Returns

Stats include bowl game
Kick Ret Punt Ret
Rk Player Ret Yds Avg TD Ret Yds Avg TD
1 Michael Wiley 13 344 26.5 1
2 Ken-Yon Rambo 4 100 25.0 0
3 Gary Berry 3 59 19.7 0 3 17 5.7 1
4 Matt Keller 2 27 13.5 0
5 Steve Wisniewski 2 9 4.5 0
6 Jerry Rudzinski 1 10 10.0 0
7 John Lumpkin 1 -2 -2.0 0
8 David Boston 47 392 8.3 0
9 Marcel Willis 1 34 34.0 0

Kicking & Punting

Stats include bowl game
Kicking Punting
Rk Player XPM XPA XP% FGM FGA FG% Pts Punts Yds Avg
1 Dan Stultz 47 48 97.9 15 25 60.0 92
2 Brent Bartholomew 72 3252 45.2