Putting Ohio State's 23-game Big Ten winning streak in perspective
Ohio State hasn’t lost a Big Ten regular-season game since Nov. 26, 2011, a span that includes a Big Ten-record 23 straight wins following Saturday’s 42-27 victory over Indiana.
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To get a sense of just how long ago Ohio State’s last Big Ten loss was, here’s some context.
- It’s been 1,093 days.
- Ohio State quarterbacks have accounted for 132 touchdowns.
- Devin Gardner was wearing No. 7, his first of three numbers.
- Jared Sullinger was in his final year in Columbus.
- Nick Swisher was still with the New York Yankees.
- Robert Griffin III was on his way to winning the Heisman Trophy.
- Melvin Gordon had one career touchdown.
- Allen Robinson had three career receptions for 29 yards.
- Nebraska was in its first year in the Big Ten.
- The NBA was in a lockout.
- LeBron James had zero NBA titles.
- Colt McCoy was the Cleveland Browns starting QB.
- Rihanna’s “We Found Love” was the No. 1 song.
- Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol was a month away from being released.
Want more? Here’s a look at how many Big Ten games every Big Ten team has lost since Ohio State last tasted conference defeat.
Illinois – 20
Indiana – 18
Iowa – 12
Michigan – 11
Michigan State – 6
Minnesota – 12
Nebraska – 7
Northwestern – 14
Penn State – 11
Purdue – 19
Wisconsin – 7
Incredible. Just think, if Ohio State beats heated rival Michigan on Saturday, it would be its third straight 8-0 Big Ten campaign.
And just to cover my back, yes, Ohio State lost the 2013 Big Ten title game to Michigan State, the eventual Rose Bowl Game champion. That was a postseason game, which doesn’t count toward Big Ten records.