COLUMBUS, Ohio — The two teams rolled up more than 1,100 yards in total offense but in the end it was defense that made the difference. After losing a 31-7 halftime lead, the Buckeyes were backed up against their own goal line with time running out. But when linebacker Derek Isaman and tackle Mike Showalter stopped fullback Ed Toner dead in his tracks on fourth-and-one at the OSU three yard line, the Buckeyes were able to run out the clock and preserve the win.

OSU piled up 602 yards in total offense, the eighth best one-game total in school history. Eighty of those yards came on a Greg Frey to Jeff Graham TD pass on OSU’s first play from scrimmage. Scottie Graham and Carlos Snow each topped the 100-yard mark as the Buckeyes rushed for a then season-high 350 yards.



Date League Season Attendance
September 30, 1989 Ohio State 1989 88,936


Ohio State102130434Win
Boston College07166429Loss


Ohio Stadium