2012: a look at 15 Ohio State season openers in 15 days

Staff Writer
Buckeye Xtra

Ohio State 56, Miami University 10

Sept. 1, 2012

The Buckeyes had nothing to lose, so amazingly, they won them all. A one-year postseason ban for infractions under previous coach Jim Tressel meant Ohio State could not contend for the national championship or even play in a bowl game. But with Urban Meyer installed as coach, the Buckeyes showed immediately the type of team they would be under him. Devin Smith made a jaw-dropping, one-handed catch off a 23-yard pass from Braxton Miller for a touchdown early in the second quarter, and the Buckeyes were on their way. They built a 21-3 halftime lead, kept piling on the points in the second half and kept piling up the wins all season. The RedHawks' one-dimensional offense (313 yards passing, minus-1 rushing) kept the Buckeyes busy but produced far too few points.

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