September 7, 2019

🏈 Buckeyes Shutout Bearcats, Take Battle of I-71


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Ohio State rushed for four touchdowns in a balanced offensive attack to defeat Cincinnati 42-0 Saturday at Ohio Stadium.

The Buckeyes (2-0) racked up 270 rushing yards while throwing for 238 more to finish with 508 yards of offense in the win over the Bearcats (1-1).

Quarterback Justin Fields completed 20 of 25 passes with two scoring strikes. He also rushed for 42 yards and a pair of scores on nine carries. J.K. Dobbins tallied 141 yards on the ground on 17 carries and two scores.

K.J. Hill led with eight receptions for 57 yards and a touchdown. Garrett Wilson collected Ohio State’s other receiving score on a 9-yard grab.

The Buckeyes (2-0) racked up 270 rushing yards while throwing for 238 more to finish with 508 yards of offense in the win over the Bearcats (1-1).

Ohio State 7, Cincinnati 0

Ohio State was forced to punt on its opening possession, pinning the Bearcats inside their own 1-yard line. Cincinnati was able to move the ball to its 3 before a punt gave the Buckeyes possession on the UC 41. The Buckeyes would score five plays later.

Aided by a Cincinnati 10-yard defensive-holding penalty added to a 12-yard Justin Fields scramble, Ohio State scored two plays later from the UC 27 after a 20-yard pass play to Austin Mack and a Fields 7-yard TD run to put the Buckeyes up 7-0 with 8:28 left in the quarter. The score was the second rushing TD of the season by the sophomore quarterback.

The Buckeyes totaled 100 yards of offense in the opening quarter while holding the Bearcats to 54 total yards. Ohio State’s defense held the Bearcats to -1 yard rushing on six carries.

In the frame, Fields completed 6 of 8 passes for 48 yards while rushing for 28 yards on five carries.

🔉 J.K. Dobbins 4-yd TD Run

Ohio State: 28, Cincinnati: 0

Cincinnati drove to the Ohio State 14 early in the quarter but was forced to attempt a 32-yard field goal. The attempt was blocked by Chase Young of the Buckeyes, who took possession at their 13.

Ohio State flipped the field and eventually scored on a 4-yard run by J.K. Dobbins six plays later. The drive covered 87 yards to give the Buckeyes a 14-0 lead with 9:40 remaining in the half.

Dobbins struck paydirt again on Ohio State’s next possession scored, this time darting 60 yards down the left sideline to put the Buckeyes up 21-0 with 7:26 on the clock.

Cincinnati again punted giving the ball to the Buckeyes on its 12. Ohio State scored eight plays later on a 9-yard pass from Fields to Garrett Wilson for a 28-0 Buckeyes lead. The drive covered 88 yards in just over three and a half minutes.

Ohio State racked up 338 yards of first half offense with Fields connecting on 14 of 16 passes for one score. Dobbins rushed for 123 yards in the half and two scores on 14 carries.

Ohio State: 35, Cincinnati: 0

Neither team was able to generate much offense following the halftime break until the Buckeyes drove 54 yards on nine plays to score on a 4-yard Fields rush to put Ohio State up 35-0 with 3:32 showing on the clock.

Cincinnati then drove to the Ohio State 9 before Tuf Borland intercepted a tipped pass and returned it 52 yards to the OSU 45 just before the end of the quarter.

Ohio State’s score was the fourth rushing touchdown, two each by Dobbins and Fields. Entering the fourth quarter, Ohio State had rushed for 227 yards while passing for 226.

Ohio State: 42, Cincinnati: 0

Cincinnati threatened to spoil the shutout late in the fourth quarter, but a fumble on the one-yard line was recovered by Ohio State in the endzone. The Buckeyes ran out the clock on its ensuing possession.

Ohio State’s defense allowed 273 yards of offense and just 107 on the ground in the shutout. Damon Arnett led with six tackles. The Buckeyes recorded seven tackles for losses of 33 yards. OSU also had five sacks for -30 yards.

The Buckeyes are 184-48-15 all-time vs. teams from the state of Ohio and have won the last 42 games vs. Ohio teams. Ohio State has won its last 33 games that have kicked off at noon. The Buckeyes are 15-2 all-time vs. the Bearcats

Ohio State travels to Indiana for a noon game next Saturday.

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