Ohio State earned a bunch of “for the first time since” distinctions on Saturday, but mostly ones that they didn’t want.
A 35-28 defeat against Oregon was their first regular-season loss since 2018, and their first home loss since 2017. It was the first-ever regular-season loss for a Ryan Day-coached team.
However, there were some positives, too. It was also the first time since 2019 that the Ohio State Marching Band attended a Buckeye game, and the first time in more than 560 days that the Horseshoe was packed with Ohio State fans.
You can find our photo gallery from the game below.
Cam Brown signals incomplete Denzel Burke breaks up a pass Denzel Burke breaks up a pass JT Tuimoloau JT Tuimoloau Tyreke Smith, Haskell Garrett, Taron Vincent Cade Stover and Luke Wypler TreVeyon Henderson Mario Cristobal Chris Olave Tyreke Smith, Tommy Eichenberg, Ronnie Hickman, Taron Vincent Tyreke Smith, Ronnie Hickman, Taron Vincent Tyreke Smith and Taron Vincent Taron Vincent Tommy Eichenberg Denzel Burke Luke Wypler snaps it Luke Wypler points out a blitzer A third-down pass falls incompete Jaxon Smith-Njigba can’t pull in a pass Thayer Munford and Nick Petit-Frere blocking Thayer Munford and Nick Petit-Frere blocking Thayer Munford and Nick Petit-Frere blocking CJ Stroud takes the snap Garrett Wilson goes up to catch a pass Garrett Wilson goes up to catch a pass Haskell Garrett Tommy Eichenberg and Bryson Shaw Lathan Ransom Tyreke Smith closes in Jaxon Smith-Njigba downs a punt at the 1. Jaxon Smith-Njigba downs a punt at the 1. Jaxon Smith-Njigba downs a punt at the 1. Oregon fans cheer after a third-down stop Opening kickoff Josh Proctor Teradja Mitchell Teradja Mitchell Craig Young Teradja Mitchell and Tyreke Smith
Tyreke Smith, Cody Simon, Taron Vincent The Buckeyes stuff a run and drive the ballcarrier back Miyan Williams Miyan Williams Jeremy Ruckert Jeremy Ruckert Zach Harrison pressures Anthony Brown Cody Simon and Jack Sawyer Jack Sawyer Haskell Garrett Denzel Burke and Haskell Garrett Denzel Burke and Haskell Garrett Denzel Burke Cody Simon and Javontae Jean-Baptiste An incomplete pass to Chris Olave The Ohio State offensive line Miyan Williams Emeka Egbuka returns a kickoff CJ Verdell gets the edge and scores CJ Verdell gets the edge and scores Ronnie Hickman A wide-open receiver Tommy Eichenberg, Steele Chambers, and Zach Harrison JT Tuimoloau JT Tuimoloau JT Tuimoloau Tyleik Williams, Steele Chambers, JT Tuimoloau, and Denzel Burke Noah Ruggles Noah Ruggles Cade Stover Cade Stover and Enokk Vimahi Garrett Wilson celebrates a touchdown Garrett Wilson celebrates a touchdown Garrett Wilson celebrates a touchdown Garrett Wilson celebrates a touchdown Jaxon Smith-Njigba Jaxon Smith-Njigba Jaxon Smith-Njigba Julian Fleming downs a punt at the 1. Julian Fleming downs a punt at the 1. Ryan Day CJ Stroud
TreVeyon Henderson TreVeyon Henderson TreVeyon Henderson TreVeyon Henderson TreVeyon Henderson TreVeyon Henderson Garrett Wilson can’t quite pull this pass in Garrett Wilson making people miss CJ Verdell scores his third touchdown of the day Tyreke Smith arrives just a second too late Ronnie Hickman gives chase CJ Verdell finds a hole Lejond Cavazos tries to deflect a pass Josh Proctor makes a big hit Anthony Brown splits OSU defenders Block O Garrett Wilson and Jaxon Smith-Njigba Jaxon Smith-Njigba scores a touchdown TreVeyon Henderson Garrett Wilson Garrett Wilson CJ Verdell hits the hole and runs 77 yards for a touchdown Zach Harrison arrives just after the pass is thrown Zach Harrison pressures Anthony Brown Marcus Crowley Garrett Wilson CJ Stroud Josh Proctor
Fourth Quarter and Postgame
Chris Olave Lejond Cavazos JT Tuimoloau Dawand Jones Sam Hart Tommy Eichenberg Thayer Munford Javontae Jean-Baptiste Andre Turrentine Gee Scott, Jr. Quinn Ewers Oregon celebrates their win JT Tuimoloau A pass falls just out of Garrett Wilson’s reach Jaxon Smith-Njigba, CJ Stroud, and Thayer Munford Jaxon Smith-Njigba and Jeremy Ruckert celebrate Jaxon Smith-Njigba scores a touchdown Jaxon Smith-Njigba scores a touchdown Jaxon Smith-Njigba scores a touchdown Nick Petit-Frere celebrates TreVeyon Henderson celebrates a touchdown Zach Harrison, Ty Hamilton, and Tyreke Smith close in Anthony Brown throws downfield Lathan Ransom Teradja Mitchell and Ronnie Hickman Teradja Mitchell, Ronnie Hickman, and Javontae Jean-Baptiste Teradja Mitchell, Ronnie Hickman, and Javontae Jean-Baptiste Chris Olave looks for a penalty flag that isn’t coming Paris Johnson and Luke Wyple block for CJ Stroud Luke Wypler blocks for CJ Stroud Kerry Coombs Kerry Coombs Haskell Garrett Teradja Mithcell Jaxon Smith-Njigba Thayer Munford Teradja Mitchell CJ Stroud Ryan Day Ryan Day CJ Stroud Emeka Egbuka Cody Simon Chris Booker Steele Chambers Cameron Martinez Cormontae Hamilton Brutus and Erin Dunston The punt block unit can’t get there Bryan Shaw, Taron Vincent, and Tommy Eichenberg Bryson Shaw and Cody Simon give chase Haskell Garrett tries to wrap up CJ Verdell Ronnie Hickman, Javontae Jean-Baptiste, and Bryson Shaw Cj Stroud gets sacked Cody Simon celebrates an incomplete pass Kerry Coombs Kerry Coombs Jesse Mirco catches the snap Bradley Robinson snaps to Jesse Mirco Mario Cristobal checks on Noah Sewell Chris Olave Jaxon Smith-Njigba Garrett Wilson Javontae Jean-Baptiste Javontae Jean-Baptiste The Ohio State defense Haskell Garrett Noah Ruggles Chris Olave pulls in a long pass Chris Olave pulls in a long pass Anthonuy Brown throws a touchdown to make it 35-21 Tyreke Smith Cade Kacherski covers a kickoff Noah Ruggles kicks off Kerry Coombs Kerry Coombs Kerry Coombs Kerry Coombs Block O North Ryan Day