The Buckeyes’ first-quarter scoring began on their initial possession of the game. Ohio State was able to make Nebraska pay for an early interception by Jeff Okudah, moving 50 yards in five plays and scoring on a 15-yard Justin Fields run. J.K. Dobbins rushed three times on the drive for 10 yards and picked up a key first down on a third-and-two.
Ohio State increased its lead to 14-0 when it marched 60 yards in 10 plays and capped off the drive with a two-yard Fields-to-KJ Hill touchdown. The key play on the drive was a 14-yard run by Fields on third-and-10 from the Nebraska 20 yard line. Dobbins rushed for 33 yards on the drive, including a 15-yarder in the first play.
A potential Nebraska scoring drive was thwarted late in the first quarter when Okudah made his second interception of the game deep in Ohio State territory. Okudah became the first player since Marshon Lattimore in 2016 to record multiple INTs in a game.
Ohio State outgained Nebraska 154-67 in the opening 15 minutes. Dobbins had 64 yards on 10 carries while Fields completed five of six passes for 61 yards.
🔊 Fields 15-yard TD run opens scoring
A 13-play, 90-yard drive to open the second quarter resulted in a 23-yard Blake Haubeil field goal that gave Ohio State a 17-0 lead.
Ohio State’s third interception of the first half – this one by Jordan Fuller at midfield – led to an eight-yard TD run by Master Teague. Fields had a 41-yard run on the first play of the drive to set the Buckeyes up in the red zone.
Teague found the endzone for the second time on the night when he barreled in from one yard out to give Ohio State a 31-0 lead with 5:42 remaining before halftime. The Buckeyes added another score on a 18-yard Fields-to-Austin Mack connection for a 38-0 lead.
Ohio State outgained Nebraska 378-76 in the first half and compiled 230 rushing yards – 114 on 17 carries from Dobbins and 80 on eight attempts from Teague. Fields was 10-of-15 passing for 148 yards and accounted for three touchdowns. Hill was the team’s leading receiver with four catches for 32 yards and a touchdown.
🔊 Master Teague’s first of two second-quarter TD runs
Ohio State took the second half kickoff and marched 57 yards in nine plays to increase its lead to 41-0 on Haubeil’s second field goal of the night.
Fields’ third touchdown pass of the night – a six-yarder in the corner of the endzone to Garrett Wilson – made the score 48-0 in favor of Ohio State. On the drive, Dobbins rushed for 47 yards and passed Pepe Pearson to move into 10th place on the school’s all-time career rushing list. Wilson, a freshman, how has a touchdown reception in consecutive games.
Nebraska got on the scoreboard at the 2:07 mark of the third quarter when Dedrick Mills ran in from nine yards out following a 56-yard run by quarterback Adrian Martinez to set up the score. It was the first touchdown that the Ohio State defense had allowed in eight quarters.
.@GarrettWilson_V didn’t flinch! 😱
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