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Final Score: Ohio State 52-21
Ohio State began conference play in the Big Ten with a statement victory over the now (2-2) Wisconsin Badgers. The offense that was absent in the first two games of the season has reappeared in a massive way as they have earned over twelve-hundred-yards in the last two games played and put up over one-hundred-and-twenty-points to go along with it.
The Buckeyes defense showed up big as well as they did not allow Braelon Allen to get moving as they held him to under sixty yards in the first three quarters of the game. Braelon eventually got going in the fourth quarter as the Buckeye's defense began to letup. In the final quarter Allen would put up one hundred yards and grab his only rushing touchdown on the night on a seventy-five-yard run. The defense would also hold Graham Mertz to around fifty percent completion and they snagged an interception.
The Buckeyes came into the game as a nine point favorite, but they jumped out to a twenty-one-point lead in the first quarter and never looked back. Miyan Williams and TreVeyon Henderson finished with over two-hundred rushing yards combined on the night and really got the offense fired up early and often. C.J. Stroud was able to find three different wideouts for touchdowns including two first half touchdowns to Cade Stover. Stroud finished another stellar performance with five passing touchdowns and almost three-hundred yards, but he also threw his first interception of the season as the Buckeyes led big in the second half. Emeka Egbuka also snagged two touchdowns in tonight's contest. Julian Fleming would grab one of his own to go along with sixty-seven receiving yards on the night. Marvin Harrison had a handful of big receptions but missed out on the end zone for the second time this season.
Player of the Game: RB Miyan Williams
Miyan Williams was the first running back to hit one-hundred-yards on the night to go along with two rushing touchdowns. Williams would hit triple digits on just eleven carries averaging over nine yards a carry.
C.J. Stroud: 17/27, 281 yds, 5 TD, 1 INT
M. Williams: 11 rushes, 101 yds, 2 TD
T. Henderson: 21 rushes, 121 yds
E. Egbuka: 6 rec, 118 yds, 2 TD
J. Fleming: 4 rec, 67 yds, TD
C. Stover: 4 rec, 51 yds, 2 TD
vs Rutgers Oct. 1, 3:30PM
at Michigan State Oct. 8 TBD
Bye Week Oct. 15
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