2019 Ohio State Buckeyes Football Season In Review

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

In this post, we’ll look back on the 2019 Ohio State Buckeyes football season. The team finished with a 13-1 record.

The Buckeyes made it to the College Football Playoff Semifinals, before losing 29-23 to the Clemson Tigers in the Fiesta Bowl.

Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields attempts to throw a pass against the Clemson Tigers during the first half of the Fiesta Bowl in the 2019 College Football Playoff Semifinal
Justin Fields attempts to throw a pass against the Clemson Tigers during the first half of the Fiesta Bowl in the 2019 College Football Playoff Semifinal (Photo by the Associated Press/Rick Scuteri)

Ohio State averaged 46.9 points per game, which was third-best in the FBS level. Their defense allowed 13.7 points per contest, which was fourth-best in the country.

Justin Fields — who was a Heisman Trophy finalist in his first-year at the school following a transfer from the Georgia Bulldogs — went 238 of 354 for 3,273 yards. He also had 41 touchdowns and three interceptions.

Chris Chugunov, Gunnar Hoak, and Due Chrisman also completed at least one pass during the season.

J.K. Dobbins led the team with 301 carries for 2,003 yards and 21 touchdowns. Master Teague and Fields also made significant impacts in the running game, as Teague had 135 carries for 789 yards and four touchdowns.

Fields also had 137 carries for 484 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Chris Olave led the team with 48 receptions for 840 yards and 12 touchdowns. K.J. Hill and Binjimen Victor also made significant impacts in the passing game.

Hill had 57 receptions for 636 yards and 10 touchdowns. Victor had 35 receptions for 573 yards and six touchdowns.

Malik Harrison led the team with 75 tackles on the season. Chase Young also led the team with 21.0 tackles for a loss.

Young — who is expected to be the second overall pick by the Washington Redskins on April 23rd — also had 16.5 sacks. Young also had a team-high seven forced fumbles.

Jeffrey Okudah led the team with three interceptions. He also led the team with nine pass deflections.

Malik Harrison and Pete Werner led the team with two fumble recoveries each.

Demario McCall led the team with 10 kickoff returns for 232 yards. Xavier Johnson, Marcus Crowley, and Olave also had one kickoff return each.

Garrett Wilson led the team with 14 punt returns for 86 yards. McCall, Hill, Olave, and Sevyn Banks also had at least one punt return each.

Blake Haubeil went 13 of 15 in field goal attempts. He was a perfect 85 for 85 in extra points.

Dominic DiMaccio also converted 2 of 3 extra point attempts.

Drue Chrisman had 46 punts on the season for 2,037 yards. He averaged 44.3 punts per average.

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