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OHIO STATE'S GREATEST DRIVES
The 2005 season's come-from-behind win over rival Michigan capped off by an epic, last-minute drive by the Buckeyes got me to thinking.  Where would that drive rank among all fabled marches in OSU history?  There are many terrific books and videos with various countdowns of Ohio State's greatest games, players and moments.  But with Troy Smith and Company's heroics in Ann Arbor that season, I decided to compile a list of the great drives that the men of Scarlet and Gray have put together over the years.  The dramatic, game-deciding series where your heart was in your throat, where the stars who came through time and time again led the Bucks down the field, and where role players you didn't always see in the headlines chipped in their part or made that one memorable big play that defined their career.  As always, I welcome your feedback.  As Casey Kasem would say, "And now, on with the countdown". - Joe-S-U

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By Joe-S-U
DRIVE #27
September 11, 2004

#9 Ohio State 24
Marshall 21
DRIVE #26
October 26 1968

#2 Ohio State 31
Illinois 24
DRIVE #25
November 11, 2000

#13 Ohio State 24
Illinois 21
DRIVE #24
November 14, 1970

#3 Ohio State 10
Purdue 7
DRIVE #23
November 1, 2003

#8 Ohio State 21
Penn State 20
DRIVE #22
October 16, 1993

#5 Ohio State 28
#25 Michigan State 21
DRIVE #21
October 28, 1989

Ohio State 41
Minnesota 37
DRIVE #19
September 29 1979

#14 Ohio State 17
#17 UCLA 13
DRIVE #18
November 20, 1965

Ohio State 9
Michigan 7
DRIVE #14
October 11 , 1984

#8 Ohio State 45
Illinois 38
DRIVE #9
October 7 , 1995

#5 Ohio State 28
#12 Penn State 25
DRIVE #5
November 19 , 2005

#9 Ohio State 25
#17 Michigan 21
          DRIVE #1
                   January, 1, 1997



    #4 Ohio State 20      
  #2 Arizona State 17        

DRIVE #4
November 22, 1975

#1 Ohio State 21
#4 Michigan 14
DRIVE #3
November 23, 2002

#2 Ohio State 14
#12 Michigan 9
DRIVE #2
January 3, 2003

#2 Ohio State 31
#1 Miami 24
DRIVE #6
November 20 , 1954

#1 Ohio State 21
#12 Michigan 7
DRIVE #8
November 25 , 1944

#3 Ohio State 18
#6 Michigan 14
DRIVE #7
November 9 , 2002

#3 Ohio State 10
Purdue 6
DRIVE #13
November 21, 1981

#5 Ohio State 14
#12 Michigan 9
DRIVE #10
November 21, 1987

Ohio State 23
Michigan 20
DRIVE #11
November 16, 1957

#5 Ohio State 17
#12 Iowa 13
DRIVE #15
September 24, 1988

Ohio State 36
#7 LSU 33
DRIVE #16
January 2, 1984

#14 Ohio State 28
#15 Pittsburgh 23
DRIVE #17
November 10, 1990

Ohio State 27
#6 Iowa 26
DRIVE, DRIVE ON DOWN THE FIELD
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DRIVE #20
October 4, 2008

#12 Ohio State 20
#17 Wisconsin 17
GREATEST
DRIVES
'DEDICATION'
DRIVE #12
October 16, 1916

Ohio State 7
Illinois 6
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