OHIO STATE POSTGAME NOTES
No. 6 Ohio State 28, No. 9 Washington 23
The Rose Bowl Game | Jan. 1, 2019
Head coach Urban Meyer concluded his Ohio State career with a 83-9 record over seven seasons and a 5-2 record in bowl games.
The game’s Offensive Most Valuable Player was Dwayne Haskins (251 yards passing, three TDs) and the Defensive Most Valuable Player was Brendon White (eight tackles, two tackles-for-loss).
Ohio State’s Rose Bowl Game record improves to 8-7 and it now has victories in its last three appearances. Its overall bowl record improves to 24-25.
Meyer’s teams at Utah, Florida and Bowling Green were 12-3 in bowl games and 8-1 against top-10 ranked teams.
Parris Campbell became just the fifth Buckeye wide receiver to eclipse 1,000 yards receiving. He also set Ohio State’s single-season record for receptions, breaking David Boston’s 20-year-old record.
Haskins threw his 50th touchdown pass of the season at the end of the first half. He’s just the sixth FBS quarterback to throw 50 or more TD passes in a single season.
Ohio State is 3-0 in New Year’s Six bowl games, with wins over Notre Dame (2016 Fiesta Bowl), USC (2017 Goodyear Cotton Bowl) and Washington (2019 Rose Bowl).
The three passing touchdowns by Haskins is a Ohio State Rose Bowl record, topping the two thrown by Rex Kern (1969 vs. USC), Joe Germaine (1997 vs. Arizona State) and Terrelle Pryor (2010 vs. Oregon).
Ohio State improves to 9-3 all-time against Washington.
Johnnie Dixon finished his final two seasons with 16 touchdown catches in 17 games.
This year’s Ohio State team is just the third in program history with 13 or more wins.