Thursday, August 31, 2000

Ohio State Scouting Report




Date Opponent Time
Sep 2FRESNO STATE12 pm
Sep 9at Arizona10:05 pm
Sep 16 MIAMI (OHIO)12 pm
Sep 23 PENN STATE2 pm
Oct 7at Wisconsin2 pm
Oct 14MINNESOTATBA
Oct 21at IowaTBA
Oct 28at PurdueTBA
Nov 4MICHIGAN ST.TBA
Nov 11 at IllinoisTBA
Nov 18MICHIGANTBA
        • Location: Columbus, Ohio

        • Conference: Big Ten

        • In '99: 6-6 (3-5 Big Ten)

        • Coach: John Cooper

        (13th year, 103-39-4)

        • Starters returning: 13

        • Starters lost: 9

        • Offense: I-formation

        • Defense: 4-3

        • Opponents fear this: Ken-Yon Rambo (41 catches, 833 yards, 6 TDs in 1999) is one of the most dangerous receivers in the conference.

        • Opponents love this: A rebuilt offensive line that was weak last year; quarterback Steve Bellisari's erratic throws; inexperience at tailback, where Derek Combs (173 yards in 1999) replaces Michael Wiley; a defense that had trouble tackling last season.

        • Circle these dates: Oct.7 at Wisconsin, Nov.18 vs. Michi gan. The Buckeyes can't be a serious Big Ten contender if they can't beat the favorites.

        • See OSU at:

        Ohio Stadium (95,346)

        • Tickets: 1-800-GO-BUCKS; 614-292-2624

        • On TV: Saturday vs. Fresno State (ESPN local); Sept.9 at Arizona (Fox); Sept.16 vs. Miami (ESPN Regional); Oct.14 vs. Minnesota (ESPN Regional); Nov.18 vs. Michigan (ABC)

        • On radio: WBOB-AM (1160)

        • On the Web: www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com

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