Before he was a surefire Pro Football Hall of Famer, Peyton Manning was a collegiate standout at Tennessee. He had his chance to face Ohio State on Jan. 1, 1996, in the Citrus Bowl. The Buckeyes led, 7-0, early, but Manning led his team to a 20-14 victory.
It was a pedestrian day from the future NFL quarterback, who completed 20 of 35 passes for 182 yards with one touchdown. Ohio State’s Bobby Hoying was 19 for 38 for 246 yards with a touchdown and an interception.
Also included in these reprints is a story about defensive coordinator Bill Young, who left John Cooper’s staff for Oklahoma. Early this year, Ohio State co-defensive coordinator Alex Grinch left to join the Sooners as well.
These reprints are a continuation of the series BSB printed during the 2018 season looking at the evolution of the Ohio State quarterback. With the campaign wrapped up, we’re shifting our focus to take a look at some of the great quarterbacks who have faced the Buckeyes during the BSB era.
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