September 23, 2017

Game Notes: Ohio State 54, UNLV 21


Sept. 23, 2017

• The Buckeyes threw for a school-record 474 yards, breaking the mark of 459 set at Penn State in 1997.

• Ohio State had a school record seven players with a touchdown catch in the game. It broke the previous mark of five, set four times previously: 2016 vs. Bowling Green, 2014 vs. Kent State, 2013 vs. Florida A&M and 1995 vs. Pitt.

• The Buckeyes had 13 tackles for loss in the game, the most since matching that number against Michigan in 2008. Nick Bosa led the Buckeyes with a career-high three TFL.

J.T. Barrett moved to second place on Ohio State’s all-time passing list with his 20-yard completion to K.J. Hill in the first quarter.

• Barrett finished the game with 9,982 career yards of total offense, 14 short of becoming the first Buckeye to reach 10,000 yards for his career.

• Barrett won his 29th game as the starting quarterback for Ohio State. He is one win shy of tying Bobby Hoying for third in Buckeye history.

• Barrett recorded his third career game with five or more passing touchdowns. His previous two were vs. Bowling Green in 2016 and Kent State in 2014.

• The Buckeyes recorded their first safety since September 27, 2014 against Cincinnati.

Parris Campbell has recorded a kick return of 40-plus yards in three consecutive games. Campbell ended the game with 105 yards on three catches, including a 69-yard catch and run for a score. It was his second 100-plus yard game this season after 136 at Indiana. Campbell’s 35 yards per catch is the most by a Buckeye in a game since 1996.

Damon Arnette recorded his first interception of the season and the second of his career. Ohio State has three interceptions this year.

Terry McLaurin has now recorded a receiving touchdown in back-to-back games and four career touchdown receptions.

K.J. Hill marked his first receiving touchdown of the season and the second of his career on an 11-yard completion from Barrett in the second quarter.

Dwayne Haskins recorded his first career touchdown pass on a 28-yard strike to C.J. Saunders in the second quarter. The catch marked Saunders’ first career touchdown reception.

• Saunders caught six passes for 102 yards in the contest, both career highs.

Rashod Berry scored his first career touchdown in the third quarter on a 38-yard pass from Haskins.