Ohio State football final score vs. Indiana 23-3: Replay of OSU at Indiana (2024)

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Ohio State's Ryan Day shares his thoughts. What did the Buckeyes coach say? What were Kyle McCord's final numbers for OSU: Ohio State football final stats: What's the final score of the Ohio State football game? Buckeyes 23, Hoosiers 3 Devin Brown gets another series - Buckeyes 23, Hoosiers 3 OSU defense makes another stand - Buckeyes 23, Hoosiers 3 Ohio State's Jayden Fielding connects again - Buckeyes 23, Hoosiers 3 Cade Stover making presence felt for Ohio State - Buckeyes 20, Hoosiers 3 Ohio State's Jayden Fielding adds another field goal - Buckeyes 13, Hoosiers 3 Marvin Harrison starts second half, Sonny Styles pacing Ohio State football defense - Buckeyes 10, Hoosiers 3 Ohio State quarterback numbers Ohio State leads at halftime - Buckeyes 10, Hoosiers 3 Ohio State's Jayden Fielding converts his first attempt - Buckeyes 10, Hoosiers 3 Marvin Harrison Jr. returns for OSU - Buckeyes 7, Hoosiers 3 Marvin Harrison slow to get up - Buckeyes 7, Hoosiers 3 Devin Brown takes over - Buckeyes 7, Hoosiers 3 Donk! Indiana gets on the board - Buckeyes 7, Hoosiers 3 Kyle McCord intercepted - Buckeyes 7, Hoosiers 0 JT Tuimoloau pacing the Ohio State defense - Buckeyes 7, Hoosiers 0 Kyle McCord, Ohio State go three and out - Buckeyes 7, Hoosiers 0 Ohio State forces another punt - Buckeyes 7, Hoosiers 0 Ohio State football takes the lead thanks to Miyan Williams - Buckeyes 7, Hoosiers 0 Ohio State defense holds - Buckeyes 0, Hoosiers 0 Ohio State football wins the toss What's the weather for today's Ohio State football game? Who are the officials for today's Ohio State football game at Indiana? Who is Ohio State's third starting safety? Ohio State starts 2023 at No. 3 in preseason AP poll Will Ohio State beat Indiana? ‘College GameDay’ thinks so Who will start at quarterback in Ohio State vs. Indiana? How has OSU done against spread under Ryan Day? Betting on Ohio State? Here’s the OSU vs. Indiana spread Ohio State’s last season-opening loss was in 1999 Hot and humid day for college football What Urban Meyer thinks of Ohio State QB Kyle McCord When was Ohio State’s last loss to Indiana? Ohio State vs. Indiana injury report What time does Ohio State play Indiana? How can I watch the OSU vs. Indiana game? How can I watch the Ohio State-Indiana game without cable? Is OSU vs. IU streaming? Who is announcing the Ohio State, Indiana game on CBS? How to listen to Ohio State vs. Indiana on the radio Ohio State football schedule 2023 Get more Ohio State football news by listening to our podcasts

The wait is over. The 2023 Ohio State football season is here.

Two hundred and forty five days ago, the Buckeyes ended their season with a 50-yard field goal miss by kicker Noah Ruggles, losing to Georgia 42-41 in the College Football Playoff semifinal at the Peach Bowl, and missing a chance to play for a national championship.

Now, Ohio State will take the field Saturday on the road against Indiana without players such as quarterback C.J. Stroud, offensive tackle Paris Johnson Jr. and wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba. Instead, players such as wide receivers Marvin Harrison Jr. and Emeka Egbuka, defensive end J.T. Tuimoloau and running back TreVeyon Henderson are expected to help lead the Buckeyes back to the Playoff in December, even with a seemingly ongoing quarterback battle between Kyle McCord, the starter vs. the Hoosiers, and Devin Brown.

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Ohio State's Ryan Day shares his thoughts. What did the Buckeyes coach say?

Describing the offense as a "mixed bag," OSU coach Ryan Day said the team needed to do better in short-yardage situations and third down. He said he would have liked to play quarterback Devin Brown more, but he didn't want to disrupt the team's rhythm, especially with as clunky as the performance already was early on.

What were Kyle McCord's final numbers for OSU:

Handling all but two series for Ohio State, quarterback Kyle McCord was 20 for 33 for 239 yards and a long of 49 yards. He had one interception, no touchdowns and utilized eight different receivers.

Ohio State football final stats:

STAT
TotalYds380153
PassYds23782
RushYds14371
Penalties5-418-75
1st Downs2310
3rd Downs2-125-15
4th Downs2-31-3
Total Plays6754
Avg Yds/Play5.72.8
Avg Yds/Completion11.39.1
Avg Yds/Rush4.62.2
Sack-Adj Rush Yd(Avg)143 (4.6)76 (2.4)
Red Zone4-40-0
Time ofPoss31:5528:05
Turnovers (Def Pts Off)1 (3)0 (0)
Fumbles-Lost0-00-0
Sacks (Def Yds)1 (5)0 (0)
TFL (Def Yds)6 (17)5 (13)

What's the final score of the Ohio State football game? Buckeyes 23, Hoosiers 3

Ohio State moves to 1-0 and beats Indiana for a 28th straight time thanks to today’s victory. Next up for the Buckeyes is a noon kickoff against Youngstown State next Saturday.

Devin Brown gets another series - Buckeyes 23, Hoosiers 3

With 1:44, remaining, Ohio State gave Devin Brown a chance to throw. His first collegiate pass attempt was incomplete before he made a short pass to Dallan Hayden that was actually a 2-yard loss. His final toss was also an incompletion.

OSU defense makes another stand - Buckeyes 23, Hoosiers 3

Steele Chambers has taken over as Ohio State's leading tackler with six. Sonny Styles has 1 ½ tackles for loss. Denzel Burke has recorded two pass breakups.

Ohio State's Jayden Fielding connects again - Buckeyes 23, Hoosiers 3

In his kicking debut, OSU's Jayden Fielding is 3 for 3, with his latest successful attempt coming from 22 yards in the fourth quarter.

Cade Stover making presence felt for Ohio State - Buckeyes 20, Hoosiers 3

Tight end Cade Stover leads Ohio State with five catches for 98 yards, including a muscular 49-yard gain that helped set up a Miyan Williams' 3-yard touchdown run.

Chip Trayum had four carries for 36 yards to set up the score.

Marvin Harrison had a 24-yard touchdown negated by an illegal touching penalty, the OSU receiver tip-toeing out of bounds before making the catch.

Ohio State's Jayden Fielding adds another field goal - Buckeyes 13, Hoosiers 3

Ohio State got as close as the 4-yard line but couldn't punch it in. Jayden Fielding came in at that point for a 22-yard field goal.

On back-to-back plays during the Buckeyes' scoring drive, Marvin Harrison Jr. drew an Indiana pass interference call, and then Julian Fleming caught a 27-yard pass from Kyle McCord.

Marvin Harrison starts second half, Sonny Styles pacing Ohio State football defense - Buckeyes 10, Hoosiers 3

Ohio State's offense started the second half with a three and out. On the bright side, after his injury scare, receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. was on the field when the Buckeyes had the ball.

When Indiana took over, the defense continued to hold the Hoosiers in check. Sonny Styles is leading OSU with four tackles, 1 ½ tackles for loss.

Ohio State quarterback numbers

Kyle McCord at halftime was 10 for 16 for 94 yards and a pick. His long was 24 yards. Devin Brown didn't record a passing attempt during his one drive.

Ohio State leads at halftime - Buckeyes 10, Hoosiers 3

First half stats

STAT
TotalYds17288
PassYds9427
RushYds7861
Penalties1-104-38
1st Downs104
3rd Downs1-62-7
4th Downs1-20-1
Total Plays3127
Avg Yds/Play5.53.3
Avg Yds/Completion9.413.5
Avg Yds/Rush5.22.8
Sack-Adj Rush Yd(Avg)78 (5.2)61 (2.8)
Red Zone1-10-0
Time ofPoss15:1214:48
Turnovers (Def Pts Off)1 (3)0 (0)
Fumbles-Lost0-00-0
Sacks (Def Yds)0 (0)0 (0)
TFL (Def Yds)3 (5)2 (5)

As for Ohio State receiver Marvin Harrison Jr., coach Ryan Day told CBS: "He should be fine."

Ohio State's Jayden Fielding converts his first attempt - Buckeyes 10, Hoosiers 3

OSU's Jayden Fielding was successful on his first collegiate kick. After the 40 yarder, there were just three seconds on the clock until halftime.

Marvin Harrison Jr. returns for OSU - Buckeyes 7, Hoosiers 3

Late in the first half, Ohio State fans were able to breathe a sigh of relief as their star receiver came back on the field.

Marvin Harrison slow to get up - Buckeyes 7, Hoosiers 3

Kyle McCord came back to lead the Ohio State offense after Indiana stalled. His first attempt saw Marvin Harrison Jr. stretch out and hit the ground hard. He was slow to get up.

Jaylin Lucas had started Indiana off with a 29-yard punt return to begin at their own 42-yard line. The Hoosiers, however, weren't able to take advantage of the field position, failing to convert on fourth and 4.

Devin Brown takes over - Buckeyes 7, Hoosiers 3

As Ohio State started its fourth offensive drive, Devin Brown had taken over at quarterback. OSU went three and out with him behind center.

When Kyle McCord left the game, he was 9 of 12 for 70 yards and had hit five different receivers, including Marvin Harrison with a team-leading 18 yards on two catches. Emeka Egbuka has three receptions for 16 yards.

Donk! Indiana gets on the board - Buckeyes 7, Hoosiers 3

Chris Freeman's 42-yard field goal attempt hit the uprights but still went through to give Indiana 3 points.

The big play for Indiana on the Hoosiers' first scoring drive of the season was a 24-yard Tayven Jackson pass to Cam Camper, who did most of the work by getting yards after catch.

Ohio State's Sonny Styles made two tackles, one for loss on that drive. He has three stops, 1 ½ TFLs on the day, leading the Buckeyes in both categories

Kyle McCord intercepted - Buckeyes 7, Hoosiers 0

On the Buckeyes' second fourth-and-two try, Ohio State's Kyle McCord was intercepted by Indiana safety Phillip Dunnam, and the Hoosiers took over at their own 33-yard line.

JT Tuimoloau pacing the Ohio State defense - Buckeyes 7, Hoosiers 0

Indiana did manufacture their first, first down of the day, but OSU's JT Tuimoloau already has three tackles and ½ tackle for loss as the Ohio State defense continues to hem the Hoosiers in.

Kyle McCord, Ohio State go three and out - Buckeyes 7, Hoosiers 0

McCord attempted a deep throw to Julian Fleming that went incomplete. Other than that overthrow, there wasn't much to note on OSU's second drive that ended with a Jesse Mirco 31-yard punt.

Ohio State forces another punt - Buckeyes 7, Hoosiers 0

Indiana has just 12 yards of offense after its first two drives, and 9 of those yards are off the rush.

Ohio State football takes the lead thanks to Miyan Williams - Buckeyes 7, Hoosiers 0

Miyan Williams' 7-yard run opened today's scoring, and there was an interesting look on the play as Chip Trayanum lined up at fullback. Paving the way to OSU's scoring drive: TreVeyon Henderson rushed right for 19 yards. Shortly thereafter, Ohio State converted on fourth and 2 when Kyle McCord threw a 10-yard pass to Gee Scott Jr.

Overall on the drive, McCord went 3 for 4 for 28 yards, and he made an important 8-yard scramble.

Ohio State defense holds - Buckeyes 0, Hoosiers 0

The Hoosiers started quarterback Brendan Sorsby, and there was a brief scare for OSU's Davison Igbinosun, who was flagged for targeting on a call that was overturned. Otherwise, the game's opening drive is most notable for Indiana traveling just 7 yards.

Ohio State football wins the toss

"It's a great day for football," referee Bryan Banks says before Ohio State captain Tommy Eichenberg calls heads and wins the toss. The Buckeyes will defer their choice until the second half, and Indiana starts with the ball.

What's the weather for today's Ohio State football game?

Around the time of kickoff, it was 84 degrees in Bloomington, Indiana, with a heat index of 89 degrees. The humidity was 65%, and the wind was blowing in variable directions at about 6 mph.

Who are the officials for today's Ohio State football game at Indiana?

Officials:
Referee:Bryan Banks
Umpire:Edward Feaster
Head Linesman:Rod Ammari
Line Judge:Sergio DeHoyos
Back Judge:Dennis Morris
Field Judge:Phil Hicks
Side Judge:Steven Thielen
Center Judge:Ron Kay

Who is Ohio State's third starting safety?

It looks like Josh Proctor will get the first reps for the Ohio State defense Saturday against Indiana.

Proctor lined up with the Ohio State first-team defense along with Lathan Ransom and Sonny Styles. Malik Hartford and Ja'Had Carter had been battling for the first-team reps with Proctor throughout the fall.

Ohio State starts 2023 at No. 3 in preseason AP poll

Ending the 2022 season in the College Football Playoff semifinal against Georgia, Ohio State begins 2023 back in the top four.

According to the Associated Press preseason poll, Ohio State is the No. 3 team in the country, sitting behind Georgia, who received 60 of 63 possible first-place votes, and Michigan. The Buckeyes got one first-place vote, while the Wolverines received two.

Ohio State is one of five Big Ten teams in the AP preseason top 25 along with No. 2 Michigan, No. 7 Penn State, No. 19 Wisconsin and No. 25 Iowa.

Will Ohio State beat Indiana? ‘College GameDay’ thinks so

It didn’t take long for ESPN’s “College GameDay” to pick Ohio State vs. Indiana.

Desmond Howard, Pat McAfee, Kirk Herbstreit, Lee Corso and celebrity guest picker Darius Rucker each picked the Buckeyes to beat the Hoosiers Saturday afternoon.

"Ohio State is -30, right?" Corso asked. "Indiana runs the ball and the Buckeyes only win by 29."

Who will start at quarterback in Ohio State vs. Indiana?

Ohio State will have a new quarterback behind center.

Ohio State coach Ryan Day confirmed Tuesday that Kyle McCord will start Saturday against Indiana Saturday, but said redshirt freshman Devin Brown will also play after battling for C.J. Stroud’s starting spot this offseason.

"Kyle has done a great job over the last two weeks of showing consistency," Day said. "He's played very well in practice. But Devin has also shown throughout the body of the preseason that he deserves to play. We have confidence in both of them.

"I think that's significant that we have two guys that we feel confident playing in the game. This is a little bit (of) uncharted territory for me, but you just go on what you see every day in practice."

How has OSU done against spread under Ryan Day?

Ohio State has not been the most reliable against the spread with Ryan Day at the helm.

Day-led Ohio State teams have covered 28 of 51 games, per Covers.com. After the Buckeyes covered 11 of their first 17 games under Day from 2018-19, finishing 4-4 in 2020 and 6-6-1 in each of the past two seasons.

Last season, the Buckeyes covered their matchups against Toledo, Wisconsin, Michigan State. Iowa, Indiana and Georgia — coming in as a 4.5-point underdog — while they failed to cover against Notre Dame, Arkansas State, Penn State, Northwestern Maryland and Michigan. Ohio State pushed in its 39-point win against Rutgers.

Betting on Ohio State? Here’s the OSU vs. Indiana spread

Ohio State is a significant favorite for its season opener against Indiana Saturday.

The Buckeyes are 30.5-point favorites against the Hoosiers with the money line set at -10000 on DraftKings Sportsbook. The over/under total is set at 59.5 points.

On FanDuel Sportsbook, the spread is set at 29.5 points with the money line at -10000 and the over/under at 59.5 points.

Ohio State’s last season-opening loss was in 1999

It has been a long time since Ohio State has lost a season-opening game.

The Buckeyes’ last loss to begin a season was in 1999 when they lost to Miami 23-12 on a neutral site in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Since then, Ohio State has won 23 straight season-opening games.

Hot and humid day for college football

It's a steamy 90 degrees in Bloomington, which means staying hydrated is a priority. I asked former OSU lineman/current OSU radio voice Jim Lachey the record for IVs received during a game. Answer: 12. Did he appreciate the sideline cooling benches on days like this? "Didn't have those. We were lucky to get Gatorade." -- Rob Oller

What Urban Meyer thinks of Ohio State QB Kyle McCord

Urban Meyer expects a big day in Kyle McCord’s 2023 debut. But it’s not solely because of McCord.

"First of all, (McCord is) throwing to the best player in college football — I felt he was the best player last year, Marvin Harrison Jr," the former Ohio State coach said on FOX’s “Big Noon Kickoff” Saturday. "But he's also got the best wide receiver room in college football again. The best thing about Ohio State's new, young quarterback, they feel the running game is back. TreVeyon Henderson has had a great training camp. They don't have one, twom three. They have four tail backs they feel great about."

Meyer said the only question Ohio State has heading into its season opener against the Hoosiers Saturday is the lack of experience on the offensive line, bringing in Josh Simmons, Josh Fryar and Carson Hinzman to fill spots previously held by Paris Johnson Jr., Dawand Jones and Luke Wypler in 2022.

But if the offensive line shows consistency, Meyer said, Ohio State's offense should perform well not only against Indiana, but for the rest of the season.

"How will the offensive line perform?" Meyer asked. "If they perform well, with those great running backs, Kyle McCord's going to have a big year and a big day today."Meyer did not mention redshirt freshman quarterback Devin Brown, who Day said will play against the Hoosiers Saturday after battling against McCord for the starting quarterback spot.

When was Ohio State’s last loss to Indiana?

Ohio State has not lost a game to Indiana since 1988.

After losing back-to-back matchups against the Hoosiers in 1987-88, the Buckeyes won 28 of their next 29 games against Indiana, tying the Hoosiers in 1990. Ohio State’s 27-game win streak does not include its vacated 2010 win against Indiana.

The Buckeyes' 27-game win streak against the Hoosiers is their longest conference win streak by 16 games.

In those 27 games, Ohio State has won by an average of nearly 23 points, with Indiana coming within a touchdown or less five times.

Ohio State vs. Indiana injury report

Ohio State will be without four scholarship players against Indiana Saturday afternoon.

Wide receiver Kyion Grayes, defensive lineman Will Smith Jr., linebacker Kourt Williams and safety Jayden Bonsu are listed as unavailable ahead of the Buckeyes’ opener against the Hoosiers.

Running back T.C. Caffey, tight end Zak Herbstreit, wide receiver Joop Mitchell and wide receiver Reis Stocksdale are also out.

What time does Ohio State play Indiana?

Kickoff: 3:30 p.m., Memorial Stadium, Bloomington

How can I watch the OSU vs. Indiana game?

Ohio State's season opener against Indiana is on CBS.

How can I watch the Ohio State-Indiana game without cable? Is OSU vs. IU streaming?

Ohio State will open the 2023 season on national television.

The Buckeyes' matchup against Indiana will be available on any platform that offers CBS such as YouTubeTV, Hulu Live and Fubo TV, whichoffers a free trial.

Who is announcing the Ohio State, Indiana game on CBS?

Ohio State and Indiana get CBS' top college football crew for their 2023 season opener.

Here are the announcers for the Ohio State-Indiana game:

  • Brad Nessler (play-by-play)
  • Gary Danielson (analysis)
  • Jenny Dell (sideline)

How to listen to Ohio State vs. Indiana on the radio

Ohio State football is on WBNS-FM/AM (97.1/1460)

Here's who will announce Ohio State vs. Indiana:

  • Paul Keels (play-by-play)
  • Jim Lachey (analysis)
  • Matt Andrews (sideline)

Ohio State football schedule 2023

Here's what Ohio State's 2023 football schedule looks like.

  • Sept. 2: Ohio State vs. Indiana, Memorial Stadium, Bloomington, Indiana, 3:30 p.m., CBS
  • Sept. 9: Ohio State vs. Youngstown State, Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio, 12 p.m., Big Ten Network
  • Sept. 16: Ohio State vs. Western Kentucky, Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio, 4 p.m., FOX
  • Sept. 23: Ohio State vs. Notre Dame, Notre Dame Stadium, South Bend, Indiana, 7:30 p.m., NBC
  • Oct. 7: Ohio State vs. Maryland, Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio, 3:30 p.m., Peaco*ck
  • Oct. 14: Ohio State vs. Purdue, Ross-Ade Stadium, West Lafayette, Indiana, 12 p.m., FOX
  • Oct. 21: Ohio State vs. Penn State, Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
  • Oct. 28: Ohio State vs. Wisconsin, Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, Wisconsin
  • Nov. 4: Ohio State vs. Rutgers, SHI Stadium, Piscataway, New Jersey
  • Nov. 11: Ohio State vs. Michigan State, Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio, 7:30 p.m., NBC
  • Nov. 18: Ohio State vs. Minnesota, Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
  • Nov. 25: Ohio State vs. Michigan, Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 12 p.m., FOX

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