Ohio State Throttles Nebraska
The Ohio State Buckeyes made its case to be the top team in the country rolling Nebraska on the road
The Buckeye defense got off to a strong start as Jeff Okduah intercepted an Adrian Martinez pass at
midfield setting up a Justin Fields 15-yard touchdown run to give the Buckeyes an early 7-0 lead 4:25
into the game.
The Buckeye defense then held the Cornhuskers to a 3 & out resulting in another scoring drive of 60
yards culminating in a Fields 2-yard touchdown pass to K.J. Hill with 4:37 left in the opening quarter for a
Nebraska looked as if it had an answer driving down to the Buckeye 26, but a Martinez pass was tipped
and intercepted by Okduah ending the drive.
Ohio State then cashed in on the turnover with a Blake Haubeil 23-yard field goal making it 17-0 with
9:32 left in the half. The score was set up by a Fields to Austin Mack 38-yard pass play.
They were in business again less than a minute later as Martinez was intercepted for a third time by
Jordan Fuller. Fields began the series with a 41-yard run and two plays later Master Teague III ran it in
from 8 yards away making it 24-0.
Teague III then helped put the game away for good on the Buckeyes next possession catching the ball
once for 28 yards and rushing twice for 27 yards and a score pushing the Ohio State lead to 31-0.
Ohio State then finished its best first half of football this season with a Fields to Mack 18-yard scoring
pass making it 38-0 at the break.
The Buckeyes scored its final 10 points in the third quarter on a Haubeil 36-yard field goal and a Garrett
Wilson 6-yard touchdown reception from Fields.
Nebraska ended the shutout with 2:07 left in the third quarter when Martinez set up the score with a 56-
yard run. Dedrick Mills then finished the drive with a 9-yard touchdown run making it 48-7.
Fields ended the day 15-of-21 passing for 212 yards and 3 touchdowns while rushing 12 times for 72
yards and a score.
J.K. Dobbins didn't reach the end zone, but paced the offense rushing 24 times for 177 yards. He
surpassed the 3,000 yard mark for his career in the game becoming the 11th Buckeye to do so.
Ohio State will be back in action Saturday night as they host 4-1 Michigan State.