The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (2-0) visit the No. 6 Ohio State Buckeyes (2-0) at Ohio Stadium on Saturday, September 16, 2023.

Defensively, Ohio State has been a top-25 unit, ranking third-best by surrendering just 193.5 yards per game. The offense ranks 51st (431 yards per game). Western Kentucky has sputtering defensively, ranking 15th-worst with 454 total yards surrendered per game. It has been better on the other side of the ball, generating 449 total yards per contest (40th-ranked).

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Ohio State vs. Western Kentucky Game Info

  • Date: Saturday, September 16, 2023
  • Time: 4:00 PM ET
  • Channel: FOX
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo
  • City: Columbus, Ohio
  • Venue: Ohio Stadium

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Ohio State vs. Western Kentucky Key Statistics

Ohio State Western Kentucky
431 (66th) Off. Yards Avg. (Rank) 449 (55th)
193.5 (2nd) Def. Yards Avg. (Rank) 454 (107th)
133 (87th) Rush Yards Avg. (Rank) 122 (98th)
298 (30th) Pass Yards Avg. (Rank) 327 (12th)
1 (9th) Turnovers (Rank) 0 (1st)
1 (109th) Takeaways (Rank) 6 (6th)

Ohio State Stats Leaders

  • Kyle McCord has thrown for 497 yards (248.5 ypg) to lead Ohio State, completing 64.2% of his passes and collecting three touchdown passes compared to one interception this season.
  • The team's top rusher, TreVeyon Henderson, has carried the ball 17 times for 103 yards (51.5 per game), scoring two times.
  • DeaMonte Trayanum has carried the ball 14 times for 77 yards (38.5 per game).
  • Marvin Harrison Jr.'s 178 yards as a receiver lead the team. He's been targeted 18 times and has totaled nine receptions and two touchdowns.
  • Emeka Egbuka has hauled in eight receptions totaling 110 yards, finding the end zone one time as a receiver so far this campaign.
  • Cade Stover has compiled five catches for 98 yards, an average of 49 yards per game.

Western Kentucky Stats Leaders

  • Austin Reed has recored 589 passing yards, or 294.5 per game, so far this season. He has completed 67.5% of his passes and has collected six touchdowns with zero interceptions. He's also helped out on the ground with 20.5 rushing yards per game while scoring as a runner two times.
  • Davion Ervin-Poindexter is his team's leading rusher with 15 carries for 78 yards, or 39 per game.
  • Markese Stepp has racked up 69 yards on 13 carries with one touchdown.
  • Easton Messer's 134 receiving yards (67 yards per game) are a team high. He has 11 receptions on 12 targets with one touchdown.
  • Dalvin Smith has caught nine passes and compiled 107 receiving yards (53.5 per game) with one touchdown.
  • Blue Smith's eight catches (on nine targets) have netted him 88 yards (44 ypg) and one touchdown.

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