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5 Greatest Moments in Ohio State Buckeyes Football History

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#3. 1970's Win Over Michigan

One year after being knocked from its perch atop the national rankings in a stunning upset by Michigan, the Buckeyes earned an emotional win in Columbus over their bitter rivals, 20-9.

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#2. The USC Title Win

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The Buckeyes forced five USC turnovers and rode an efficient offense to a 27-16 victory over the Trojans and the national championship. Before a crowd littered with celebrities, including President Richard Nixon, OSU’s “Super Sophs” corralled ‘SC star O.J. Simpson and capped one of the greatest seasons in school history.

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#1. The 2002 National Championship

After Ohio State survived in the first overtime on a latepass interference call, Buckeye running back Maurice Clarett scored on a five-yard run in the second OT period to give the Buckeyes a 31-24 lead, and OSU stuffed high-powered Miami four times inside the two to clinch the Fiesta Bowl title and its first national championship since 1968. Miami entered the game having won 34 straight and averaging 42 ppg, but the Buckeye defense controlled the ‘Canes and secured the victory.

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