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August 19, 2008
BEST IN THE WESTThe 1916 Buckeyes (striped jerseys) capped an unbeaten season in which they outscored opponents 258-29 by beating Northwestern 23-3 in the game that decided the championship of the Western Conference (which a year later became the Big Ten).
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August 19, 2008

Leading Off

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BEST IN THE WEST
The 1916 Buckeyes (striped jerseys) capped an unbeaten season in which they outscored opponents 258-29 by beating Northwestern 23-3 in the game that decided the championship of the Western Conference (which a year later became the Big Ten).

ROSE BOWL CLEANUP
It wasn't pretty, but on their third trip to Pasadena, the Buckeyes beat USC 20-7 in the '55 Rose Bowl. Linebacker Hubert Bobo (42) and his teammates became the first OSU squad to win 10 games and earned Woody Hayes his first national title.

CATCHING A WAVE
Craig Krenzel was on top of the world after a 14-9 win over Michigan earned the '02 Buckeyes a Fiesta Bowl berth. Six weeks later Ohio State snapped Miami's 34-game win streak to capture the school's first consensus national title since '68.

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