November 23, 2013

For one final time

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COLUMBUS, Ohio-BeforeJack Mewhort could walk off the Ohio Stadium field for the final time, he had to capture the moment. "We need to get a picture," the senior offensive tackle yelled out.

Joined by his position coach, Ed Warinner, and three of his fellow offensive linemen-seniors Marcus Hall and Andrew Norwell and sophomore Taylor Decker-Mewhort smiled for the camera.

Then, he was able exit The Horseshoe tundra, covered in snow Saturday evening, for the last time as a player.

"This is sad," he said walking up the scarlet-tented ramp on way to the locker room.

Ohio State (11-0, 7-0) beat Indiana (4-7, 2-5), 42-14, wrapping up a second-straight undefeated season at home on a day when 18 Buckeye seniors were honored. The win was the team's 23rd in a row, the most in program history.

"It's bittersweet," Mewhort said. "I've had my time here and it's time for me to move on, but also, you know, the next time I'll be in the stadium, I'll be a visitor. I'm going to be irrelevant. I was kind of enjoying it a little bit. I've had some great memories there. I guess I was just, kind of, getting a picture to capture a moment in time."


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