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2017 Schedule
11-2, 1st in Big Ten - East
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Ohio State-USC will be thrilling Cotton Bowl (1:00)
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1dCraig Haubert

Scout's Take: DT Tommy Togiai to Ohio State

The Buckeyes have two commitments from defensive tackles ranked among the top 53 in the country with the pledge of DT Tommy Togiai of Pocatello, Idaho.

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1dGerry Hamilton

Buckeyes add 2 top-100 recruits to No. 1 class

No. 53 recruit Tommy Togiai and No. 81 Kamryn Babb both committed to Ohio State, adding to an already impressive haul for the nation's top-ranked class.

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2dAdam Rittenberg

2017 ESPN All-America team

Headlined by Heisman winner Baker Mayfield at QB and Butkus winner Roquan Smith at linebacker, here is ESPN's 2017 All-America team.

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Mayfield opens, closes awards night with wins

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield won three awards and Alabama safety Minkah Fitzpatrick took home two as college football's best were recognized for their talents Thursday at the 2017 Home Depot College Football Awards.

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8dTom VanHaaren Tom VanHaaren

Five-star DE Cox decommits from Ohio State

After taking an official visit to Alabama, five-star defensive end Brenton Cox announced he was decommiting from Ohio State. Cox initially committed to the Buckeyes over Georgia in April.

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The plays that shaped the College Football Playoff

On the road to the College Football Playoff, one play can often determine a team's fate. A timely kick return here or a defensive stop there can be the difference between being in the top four and being on the outside looking in.

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9dGerry Hamilton

Tyreke Johnson, No. 38 overall, picks Buckeyes

Tyreke Johnson, ranked No. 38 in the class of 2018, committed to Ohio State on Tuesday. Johnson picked the Buckeyes over Clemson, Florida, UCLA and others. He is the latest highly touted recruit from Florida to choose the Buckeyes.

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10dGerry Hamilton and Tom VanHaaren

Recruiting Insiders: Week 14 news

The season is over and the top-10 teams are gearing up for the early signing period. Here's who they're targeting.

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11dAlex Scarborough

Saban: I tried to 'influence' for final CFP spot

Alabama coach Nick Saban said he actively tried to "influence" the selection committee's decision-making and make the case for the Crimson Tide's inclusion in the College Football Playoff.

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USC-Ohio State headline Cotton Bowl Classic (1:17)

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For the second straight year, USC gets the first team left out of the College Football Playoff in a New Year's Six bowl. The Trojans beat Penn State, the Big Ten champion, in a memorable Rose Bowl and this year will get a crack at Ohio State, also the Big Ten champion, in the Cotton Bowl.

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Meyer hoped good wins outweighed tough losses (2:21)

Team Stats

Passing Yards274.2
Rushing Yards249.4
Points For42.5
Points Against19.922nd