BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — J.T. Barrett threw for 304 yards & three touchdowns & ran for a score to assist No. 2 Ohio State to a 49-21 success over Indiana on Thurs. night in a season opener for the Big Ten teams.
Trailing 21-20 with under 5 minutes left within the 3rd quarter, Ohio State scored 4 consecutive touchdowns to push the result in 49-21.
Ohio State freshman J.K. Dobbins rushed for 181 yards on 29 carries. Indiana quarterback Richard Lagow passed for 410 yards & three touchdowns & two interceptions. The- Hoosiers rushed just 17 yards on 27 carries.
Barrett gave the Buckeyes the direct at 20-14 on a 2-yard touchdown run with 6:57 left within the 3rd quarter. It was Ohio State’s 1st direct since Three-Zero.
On the following possession, a 35-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown by Buckeyes defensive tackle Robert Landers was overturned when the play was dominated an incomplete pass by Lagow. Indiana was capable of keep the drive alive & regained the direct at 21-20 on a 2-yard scoring pass from Lagow to Ian Thomas.
It was short-lived as Barrett connected with Parris Campbell on 74-yard touchdown pass. For Campbell, it was redemption after dropping a 41-yard pass in the long run zone on the opening drive of the 2nd half. J.K. Hill was stopped for no achieve on fourth and a couple of on the subsequent play.
Ohio State made it 35-21 on a 59-yard touchdown pass from Barrett to Johnnie Dixon & two-point conversion run by Barrett with 1:47 left within the 3rd quarter. Barrett then connected with Binjimen Victor for an 11-yard touchdown pass.
Richard Lagow threw for 278 yards & two touchdowns within the 1st half to steer the Hoosiers to a 14-13 direct at intermission.
The- Buckeyes marched down the sector on the game’s opening possession before the drive stalled, settling for a 27-yard field goal by Sean Nuernberger.
On their 1st possession, the Hoosiers moved ahead 7-Three on 18-yard touchdown pass from Lagow to Thomas. The- pass was initially dominated incomplete still a replay showed Thomas dragged his back foot in bounds before his direct foot touched the road.
An Indiana drive was snuffed out on third-and-5 from Ohio State 14 when Jordan Fuller intercepted a tipped Lagow pass on the goal line & returned it 40 yards. The- Buckeyes drove to Hoosiers 2-yard line before being stopped short on 3rd down. Nuernberger kicked a 19-yard field goal with 10:15 left within the 2nd quarter.
The- Hoosiers proceeded to go 80 yards in 10 plays in 2:03, capped by Lagow’s Eight-yard touchdown pass to Simmie Cobbs Jr. to take a 14-6 lead.
The- Buckeyes narrowed the deficit to 14-13 on Antonio Williams’ 1-yard touchdown run with 2:55 left within the 1st half. Dobbins provided the noteworthy thing play with a 27-yard run.
NOTES: Ohio State QB J.T. Barrett moved in to 1st place on the school’s profession total offense list, passing QB Art Schlichter (1978-81). … This was the 11th time Indiana had opened the season against a ranked team & the 1st time in Bloomington. … Thurs. marked the 1st visit by ESPN College GameDay. The- crew consists of former Indiana coach Lee Corso (1973-82). … Former Hoosiers coach Kevin Wilson, who resigned after the 2016 usual season after philosophical variations with athletic director Fred Glass, became Ohio State offensive coordinator in Jan..