* Defending champion Georgia has the longest winning streak in the country with 13 wins in a row. Ohio State is next with 12, dating back to the Rose Bowl victory over Utah. Michigan and TCU are next with 11 in a row all season.
* With the win over Indiana, Ohio State’s Ryan Day improved to 45-4 overall. The Buckeyes are 31-1 against Big Ten teams in the regular season under Day. They also have wins over Northwestern and Wisconsin in the Big Ten championship game.
Day has a 25-1 record at home as Ohio State coach. The only loss was against Oregon last season.
* Day’s Ohio State teams have scored 30 or more points 40 times in his 49 games as head coach. Ohio State is 40-0 in those games. His teams are 5-4 in games if they score less than 30 points.
* Ohio State’s current streak of 72 consecutive games with 20 or more points is an FBS record.
Oklahoma held the record with 69 consecutive games of 20 or more points from 2016-21. USC did it in 63 straight games from 2002-2006.
* Undefeated Ohio State and Georgia are the only teams in the top 10 nationally in both total offense and total defense. Ohio State is eighth in total offense (492.7 ypg) and ninth in total defense (283.4 ypg). Georgia is seventh in total offense (496.3 ypg) and fifth in total defense (272.1 ypg).
Michigan is 23ed in total attack (452.6 ypg) and first in total defense (241.3 ypg).
* Ohio State QB CJ Stroud is No. 1 nationally in passing efficiency (183.3) and touchdown passes (35). He is also first nationally in yards per pass attempt and third in yards per completion. Stroud is the first Big Ten QB to have three games with six TD passes.
Stroud ranks second on OSU’s career touchdown passing list with 79. Only JT Barrett, who threw a Big Ten record 104 touchdown passes, has thrown for more at OSU. Stroud now ranks fourth all-time in Big Ten annals for touchdown passes. In addition to Barrett, Stroud follows Drew Brees (90) of Purdue and Chad Henne (87) of Michigan.
In his career, Stroud threw for 7,426 yards. He is now third on OSU’s passing distance list. He trails Barrett (9,434 yards) and Art Schlichter (7,547). He passed Bobby Hoying (7.232) at last week’s game in Maryland.
Stroud’s total of 2,991 yards this season is the seventh in a year in OSU history. There have been six 3,000-yard seasons in OSU history. Dwayne Haskins set the OSU and Big Ten records with 4,831 yards in 2018. Stroud threw for 4,435 yards in 12 games last year.
* Ohio State WR Marvin Harrison is third nationally with 11 touchdown catches. He is less than six TD catches off the OSU school record of 17, set by Fred Biletnikoff Award winner Terry Glenn in 1995.
* Ohio State LB Tommy Eichenberg is third in the Big Ten and fifth among players at Power Five schools with 105 tackles. He leads the Big Ten with 68 solo tackles.
*Michigan RB Blake Corum is fourth nationally in rushing yards (1,457 yards) and fifth in rushing yards per game (132.5 ypg). He is tied for the national lead in touchdowns scored with 19.
* The Game matches two of the top three all-time teams in college football in wins and winning percentage. Michigan is first all-time with 987 wins and second in winning percentage with .731. Ohio State is second all-time in wins with 953 and first all-time in winning percentage at .732.
* As of 2012, Ohio State has a 38-3 record in games played in November. The losses were to Michigan State in 2015, Iowa in 2017 and Michigan in 2021.
* This is the 25e time the teams will meet as AP top 10 teams. OSU always has a 12-10-2 lead in those games.
* Looking at the teams’ six common opponents (the five other Eastern Division teams and Iowa), Ohio State defeated those opponents by an average margin of 30 points. Michigan took those six wins with a 20.3-point average.
* The winner of the Ohio State-Michigan game will become the Big Ten Eastern Division champion and advance to the conference title game on Saturday, December 3 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. That game starts at 8 p.m. and will be broadcasted by FOX.
The Western Division title is still up for grabs. Iowa (7-4, 5-3) can put the crown on the line with a victory over Nebraska on Friday. Purdue (7-4, 5-3) can take the title with a win over Indiana and a loss for Iowa against Nebraska. Illinois (7-4, 4-4) has another shot, but the Illini must beat Northwestern and hope that both Iowa and Purdue lose. If all three of those teams lose, Iowa would have the tiebreaker over Purdue and go to the title game.
Including ties, here are the leaders in Big Ten division titles: Ohio State, 10; Wisconsin, six; State of Michigan, three; Northwest, Michigan, Iowa, two; Minnesota, Penn State and Nebraska, one each.
Michigan leads the way with 43 all-time Big Ten championships. OSU is second with 40 (including 2010 title vacated by NCAA sanctions).
* In four years under Ryan Day, Ohio State is 15-4 against AP top 25 opponents. These are per season:
2018 (1-0) – Defeated No. 15 TCU 40-28 (Day was OSU’s acting head coach)
2019 (5-1) – Defeated No. 25 Michigan State 34-10, No. 13 Wisconsin 38-7, No. 9 Penn State 28-17, No. 10 Michigan 56-27 and No. 10 Wisconsin 34-21; lost to No. 3 Clemson 29-23.
2020 (4-1) – Defeated No. 18 Penn State 38-25, No. 9 Indiana 42-35, No. 15 Northwestern 22-10 and No. 2 Clemson 49-28; lost to No. 1 Alabama 52-24.
2021 (3-2) – Lost to No. 12 Oregon 35-28; defeated No. 20 Penn State 33-24; defeated No. 7 Michigan State 56-7; lost to No. 6 Michigan 42-27; defeated No. 10 Utah 48-45.
2022 (2-0) – Defeated No. 5 Notre Dame 21-10; defeated No. 13 Penn State 44-31.
* Records against ranked opponents: When Ohio State is in the top 10, 408-89-9; when Ohio State is ranked against opponents, 541-149-14; when both teams are ranked, 152-94-10; when the opponent is in the top 10, 89-59-8; when the opponent is ranked against Ohio State, 161-129-12.
Ohio State is 39-9 against AP top 25 ranked teams in the last 10 seasons (since 2012).
* In eight seasons under Jim Harbaugh, Michigan is 14-18 against ranked teams. That includes a 3-14 record against top 10 teams. The three wins were over No. 8 Wisconsin in 2016, No. 8 Notre Dame in 2019 and No. 2 Ohio State in 2021.
* ESPN’s College GameDay and FOX’s Big Noon Kickoff will broadcast their pregame shows from Columbus this weekend.
GameDay is located on the south lawn in front of the St. John Arena. Big Noon is adjacent to Ohio Stadium’s SE Tower near the RPAC.
Ohio State leads all schools in GameDay times (22nd), appearances (55th), and wins (38 vs. 16 losses).
Ohio State hosts Big Noon for the eighth time and is 6-1 in previous Big Noon appearances; 11-2 all time on a Big Noon site.
* Prior to the game, Ohio State Football will honor 23 seniors who will be at Ohio Stadium for the last time as players.
Those seniors are: CB/42 Lloyd McFarquhar, OL/60 Ryan Smith, SAF/15 Tanner McCalister, LB/21 Palaie Gaoteote, K/96 Michael O’Shaughnessy, OL/76 Harry Miller, RB/24 Marcus Crowley, 95/ K Noah Ruggles, DT/86 Jerron Cage, SAF/41 Josh Proctor, DE/8 Javontae Jean-Baptiste, CB/26 Cam Brown, OT/79 Dawand Jones, OG/55 Matt Jones, DT/6 Taron Vincent, WR/ 10 Xavier Johnson, LS/42 Bradley Robinson, LB/3Teradja Mitchell, SAF/14 Ronnie Hickman, TE/34 Mitch Rossi, DE/9 Zach Harrison, DE/54 Tyler Friday, and WR/Block O Kam Babb.
* Five Buckeyes are from the state of Michigan: Jr. DB Cam Martinez (Muskegon), So. R. B. Cayden Saunders and Fr. WR Kai Saunders (Northville), GR LS Bradley Robinson (Troy) and Soph. OL Grant Toutant (Warren).