Why Was Ohio State's Win Over Indiana So Impressive?

By Jenna Aquino
Marc LeBryk – USA Today Sports

The Ohio State Buckeyes did not just beat the Indiana Hoosiers on Saturday.

They also broke some individual and team records. The most well-known of those is perhaps their winning streak. Going into the Indiana game, the Buckeyes had won 22 in a row and were tied for the school record with the 1967-1969 Ohio State teams. That streak ended with a loss in Ann Arbor to the Michigan Wolverines, which is ironic because the Buckeyes play the Wolverines this Saturday in Ann Arbor.

The 2013 Ohio State team now holds the record for the longest winning streak in school history at 23 games.

Running back Carlos Hyde set a record for both himself and coach Urban Meyer. Hyde became the first running back to rush for 1,000 yards in a season under Meyer. It’s also the first 1,000-yard season of Hyde’s career. He ran for 117 yards and two touchdowns against Indiana.

What’s the most impressive thing about this record is the fact that Hyde was able reach 1,000 yards rushing in just eight games. He was suspended the first three games of the season for an offseason incident, and the Buckeyes still have one more game this season to go, plus the Big Ten championship game and a bowl game. Hyde has definitely made the most out of his senior season.

Another record that many may not know about is their season points record. The previous record for the Buckeyes was 504 points in a season. They greatly surpassed this record in their win over Indiana, and now have 536 points on the season with more games to go.

Talk about a record-setting season. The Buckeyes just won’t quit, which is exactly what makes them one of the top teams in the country. Don’t expect these to be the last of the records that the Buckeyes will set this season.

Jenna Aquino is a Big Ten Football writer for RantSports.com. Follow her on Twitter, “Like” her on Facebook, add her to your network on Google, or reach her by e-mail at starz9815@hotmail.com.

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