Ohio State Buckeyes Football
Ohio State has long been a dominant force in the Big Ten and last season was no different. Following an impressive 2013 that saw the team go 12-2 and 8-0 in Big Ten games, the Buckeyes will look to carry last season’s momentum into 2014 when they open against the Navy Midshipmen on August 30. The school’s football program has claimed seven national titles since its inception in 1890 and owns 36 Conference titles, claiming 34 in the Big Ten. With just over a month remaining before the 2014 season kicks off, Ohio State tickets for the upcoming season are among the top five most expensive college tickets on the secondary market, a testament to the ever-increasing expectations from fans each year.
Though the team went a flawless 8-0 in Big Ten games last season, consecutive losses against Michigan State in the Big Ten Championship Game and Clemson in the Discover Orange Bowl bitterly ended an otherwise successful Ohio State season. On the heels of two losses, the 2014 Ohio State football schedule will open up at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore against Navy next month. Ohio State will play its first home game against Virginia Tech the following week, beginning what is currently the most expensive home season average for secondary tickets in college football. Ohio State football tickets see a season average of $233.82 on the secondary market, surpassing both Georgia and Notre Dame in recent weeks as the priciest school this season.
Ohio State’s home opener against Virginia Tech is currently the second most expensive home game of the season at Ohio Stadium as average secondary price for September 6 Ohio State football tickets against Virginia Tech is $253.43, 8.38% above season average, with a get-in price of $108. The Ohio State football schedule will also welcome rival schools Illinois and Michigan at home this season, though a November 1 game against Illinois will see secondary ticket prices below season average. The average price for November 1 Ohio State football tickets against Illinois is currently $206.55 on the secondary market, 11.6% below season average, with a get-in price of $69. Michigan will serve as Ohio State’s most expensive game of the year on November 29 as average secondary price for Ohio State football tickets against Michigan is $432.58, 85% above season average.
The Ohio State football schedule will also see home games against Kent State, Cincinnati, Rutgers and Indiana. The Buckeyes’ cheapest game will be against Kent State on September 13 as average price for Ohio State football tickets against Kent State is currently $150.26, 35.7% below season average, with a get-in price of $60. A September 27 game with Cincinnati will be the second cheapest home game on the Ohio State football schedule as average secondary price is $176.51, 24.5% below season average, with a get-in price of $63.
Secondary ticket prices have significantly increased for the upcoming season as the Ohio State football schedule saw just one rival game at home against Penn State during the 2013 season. The secondary season average for Ohio State football tickets last season was $208.13, marking a 12.3% jump in average price at Ohio Stadium this season. With the Buckeyes expected to continue their dominance on the field, they will also see increasing secondary ticket prices as the school gears up for its September 7 opening date.
2014 Ohio State Football Schedule
8/30/2014 vs. Navy - Baltimore, Md. (M&T Bank Stadium)
9/6/2014 vs. Virginia Tech - Columbus, Ohio
9/13/2014 vs. Kent State - Columbus, Ohio
9/27/2014 vs. Cincinnati - Columbus, Ohio
10/4/2014 at Maryland - College Park, Md.
10/18/2014 vs. Rutgers - Columbus, Ohio
10/25/2014 at Penn State - State College, Pa.
11/1/2014 vs. Illinois - Columbus, Ohio
11/8/2014 at Michigan State - East Lansing, Mich.
11/15/2014 at Minnesota - Minneapolis, Minn.
11/22/2014 vs. Indiana - Columbus, Ohio
11/29/2014 vs. Michigan - Columbus, Ohio
12/6/2014 Big Ten Championship Game - Indianapolis, Ind.
Ohio State Buckeyes News
10-27-14: J.T. Barrett had two rushing touchdowns in overtime, as Ohio State beat Penn State 31-24 in two overtimes Saturday night in Happy Valley. The Buckeyes were up 17-0 in the game, before seeing their lead evaporate into thin air. Barrett ran for 75 yards but only threw for 74 yards with a touchdown and two picks. The OSU defense held Penn State to just 16 rushing yards. The Buckeyes host Illinois this week.
10-20-14: Why is nobody talking about the Buckeyes? Yes, I know they haven’t played anyone substantial but quarterback J.T. Barrett continues to impress. Ohio State beat Rutgers 56-17. Barrett threw for 261 yards and three touchdowns. He also rushed for 107 yards and two scores. Since getting intercepted three times in a loss to Virginia Tech in September, Barrett has thrown 17 TD passes with just one interception. AP No. 13 Ohio State travels to Happy Valley this week to take on Penn State.
10-15-14: OSU had a bye this week, but quietly the Buckeyes are a contender for the elusive college football playoff this season. Since getting upset at home by Virginia Tech in September, OSU has averaged 56 points in their last three games. Quarterback J.T. Barrett has 14 touchdowns and just one interception since getting picked off three times against the Hokies. Sophomore Ezekiel Elliott leads a Buckeye attack that averages 247 rushing yards per game. OSU hosts Rutgers this weekend.
10-6-14: Ohio State scored 50 points for the third straight game, jumping out to a 31-10 lead against Maryland and then cruised to an easy 52-24 road win in their Big Ten opener. QB J.T. Barrett was 18 of 23 passes for 267 yards and four touchdowns. He also ran for 71 yards and a TD. Ezekiel Elliott added 139 rushing yards for Ohio State. The Buckeyes have now outscored its opponents 168-52 since losing at home to Virginia Tech. They have a bye this week.
10-1-14: The Buckeyes offense rolled past Cincinnati 50-28, racking up 710 total yards and tying an FBS record with 45 first downs. Ohio State trailed 7-0 after the opening possession but then scored the game's next 30 points. OSU finished the game on a 17-0 run, after the Bearcats got to within five points. Buckeye quarterback J.T. Barrett had 409 yards of total offense, completing 26 of 36 passes for 330 yards and four touchdowns. He also ran for 79 yards. Ohio State opens up conference play this week when they travel to Maryland.
9-22-14: The Buckeyes had a bye this past week after easy win against Kent State. They should be healthy as they host a good Cincinnati team in their final nonconference game of the season. Ohio State hasn't lost a game to a team from Ohio since falling to Cincy in 1910. The Bearcats are explosive on offense so the Buckeye defense will be tested no doubt. On offense, I can’t see Ohio State struggling.
9-15-14: The Buckeyes bounced back rather nicely from their loss to Virginia Tech last weekend as they crushed Kent State 66-0. J.T. Barrett matched a school record with six touchdown passes (five in the first half). The game was over very early with the Buckeyes up 14-0 after the opening 5:30 minutes, 21-0 after a quarter and 45-0 at the half. The win was the 39th in a row over an in-state opponent for the Buckeyes, who haven't lost since a 7-6 defeat to Oberlin College in 1921. They will look to increase that streak to 40 games this weekend as they host Cincinnati.
9-9-14: The Buckeyes 34-21 loss to Virgina Tech this past Saturday capped off an awful day for the Big Ten Conference. Ohio State saw its 64-game home winning streak against unranked nonconference opponents come to an end in their first-ever meeting with the Hokies. Urban Meyer lost his first home game as head coach at OSU, the Buckeyes national title dreams were crushed. Quarterback J.T. Barrett struggled mightily. Barrett threw for 219 yards but completed just nine of 29 passes with one touchdown and three interceptions. He was picked off twice in the fourth quarter when it counted the most. Ohio State plays in-state Kent State this Saturday in Columbus.
9-4-14: After spending much of the first half on major upset alert last Saturday, the Buckeyes recovered in the final 30 minutes to roll past Navy 34-17. Redshirt freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett, who was making his first career start in place of the injured Braxton Miller, threw for 226 yards and two touchdowns. His 80-yard TD bomb to Devin Smith late in the third quarter gave the Buckeyes the lead for good. One thing for sure is OSU will need to block better up front with Virginia Tech coming into Columbus this weekend.