A look back at each game from this past Ohio State Buckeyes football season

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Sep 27, 2014; Columbus, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bearcats safety Andre Jones (29) tackles Ohio State Buckeyes wide receiver Corey Smith (84) by his shirt at Ohio Stadium. Ohio State won the game 50-28. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

Week 4- Cincinnati

There had been a lot of trash talk leading up to this match up between arguably the two best football programs in Ohio. Long time little brother Cincinnati wanted to be respected on the same level as top dog Ohio State. The Buckeyes entered the game ranked 20th in the country.

The Bearcats came into the game with a high powered passing attack that planned to carve up what had been a poor Ohio State secondary during the past season. Co-defensive coordinator Chris Ash had been brought on to the Buckeye staff to fix that problem, and this would be the first legitimate offense that the team faced so far during season.

It was a solid game under the lights a the ‘Shoe which proved to live up to the prime-time hype. Campus was packed with not only the usual swarms of Ohio State fans, but also Cincinnati fans who had made the drive up Interstate 71. The Buckeyes led at halftime 30-21, although a penalty against Cincinnati brought back a touchdown that would have made the score even closer.

Both the Buckeyes and Bearcats brought offensive power to the game, which seemed like a shootout for most of the night. Barrett passed for 330 yards for Ohio State, while Gunner Kiel had a solid night himself, throwing for 352 yards. Kiel connected on three long passes with Chris Moore for 221 yards and three touchdowns.

Ezekiel Elliott had his first big-time game of the season and rushed for 182 yards on 28 carries.

The Bearcats pulled to as close as five points away from the Buckeyes during the third quarter, but Ohio State would pull away and win 50-28.

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