OSU stops Michigan State, 34-10


Buckeyes overcome slow start, remain unbeaten

By Jim Naveau - jnaveau@limanews.com



Ohio State quaterback Justin Fields (1) looks for someone to pass to as Michigan State’s linebacker Joe Bachie Jr (35) and Michigan State’s linebacker Antjuan Simmons (right) close in on Fields at Ohio Stadium on the campus of The Ohio State University Saturday

Ohio State quaterback Justin Fields (1) looks for someone to pass to as Michigan State’s linebacker Joe Bachie Jr (35) and Michigan State’s linebacker Antjuan Simmons (right) close in on Fields at Ohio Stadium on the campus of The Ohio State University Saturday


Don Speck | The Lima News

Ohio State linebacker Tuf Borland (left) Ohio State defensive tackle Jashon Cronell and Ohio State defensive tackle Davon Hamilton (53_ combine to stop Michigan State \running back Elijah Collins (24) at Ohio Stadium on the campus of The Ohio State University Saturday.

Ohio State linebacker Tuf Borland (left) Ohio State defensive tackle Jashon Cronell and Ohio State defensive tackle Davon Hamilton (53_ combine to stop Michigan State \running back Elijah Collins (24) at Ohio Stadium on the campus of The Ohio State University Saturday.


Don Speck | The Lima News

Ohio State cornerback Damon Arnette (3) and Ohio State safety Jordan Fuller (4) cause Michigan State wide receiver Cody White to fumble to the ball in the first quarter at Ohio Stadium on the campus of The Ohio State University Saturday.


Don Speck | The Lima News

Ohio State wide reciever Chris Olave (17) goes high to catch the ball as Michigan State #22 cornerback Josiah Scott (left) and Michigan State safety Xavier Henderson watch Olave was ruled out of bounds on the catch at Ohio Stadium on the campus of The Ohio State University Saturday.


Don Speck | The Lima News

Ohio State wide reciever Garrett Wilson (5) tries to head upfield as Michigan State cornerback Josiah Scott (22) has hold of his shirt at Ohio Stadium on the campus of The Ohio State University Saturday.


Don Speck | The Lima News

Ohio State running back J.K. Dobbins (2) tries to stiff arm Michigan State safety Xavier Henderson during a run in the first half at Ohio Stadium on the campus of The Ohio State University Saturday.


Don Speck | The Lima News

Ohio Staterunning back J.K. Dobbins (2) fights for yards as Michigan State linebacker Joe Bachie Jr. (35) makes the stop at Ohio Stadium on the campus of The Ohio State University Saturday.


Don Speck | The Lima News

Ohio State wide reciever K.J. Hill Jr.stretches for extra yards as Michigan State \ linebacker Antjuan Simmons holds on to Hills foot at Ohio Stadium on the campus of The Ohio State University Saturday.


Don Speck | The Lima News

Michigan State\cornerback Josiah Scott (22) goes low to upend Ohio State running back J.K. Dobbins at Ohio Stadium on the campus of The Ohio State University Saturday.


Don Speck | The Lima News

Michigan St. 0 10 0 0—10

Ohio St. 3 24 0 7—34

First Quarter

OSU_FG Haubeil 39, 8:04

Second Quarter

OSU_Victor 60 pass from Fields (Haubeil kick), 12:12

MSU_Stewart Jr. 20 pass from Lewerke (Coghlin kick), 10:36

OSU_Farrell 21 pass from Fields (Haubeil kick), 8:09

MSU_FG Coghlin 39, 3:36

OSU_Dobbins 67 run (Haubeil kick), 2:24

OSU_FG Haubeil 43, :05

Fourth Quarter

OSU_Fields 1 run (Haubeil kick), 10:41

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MSU OSU

First downs 18 23

Rushes-yards 27-67 49-323

Passing 218 206

Comp-Att-Int 20-38-1 17-25-1

Return Yards 0 0

Punts-Avg. 7-41.14 4-48.25

Fumbles-Lost 2-2 1-1

Penalties-Yards 4-30 10-85

Time of Possession 28:23 31:37

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INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING_Michigan St., Collins 12-63, C.White 2-8, Williams Jr. 3-2, Jefferson 1-0, (Team) 1-(minus 2), Lewerke 8-(minus 4). Ohio St., Dobbins 24-172, Teague 14-90, Fields 11-61.

PASSING_Michigan St., Lewerke 20-38-1-218. Ohio St., Fields 17-25-1-206.

RECEIVING_Michigan St., Stewart Jr. 6-68, C.White 4-42, Gillison 3-34, Seybert 2-37, Hayes 2-17, Dotson 1-9, Barnett 1-9, Collins 1-2. Ohio St., Hill 7-57, Victor 3-79, Wilson 2-24, Dobbins 2-2, Farrell 1-21, Mack 1-19, Ruckert 1-4.

MISSED FIELD GOALS_Michigan St., Coghlin 27. Ohio St., Haubeil 37

COLUMBUS – Ohio State checked a new box in its 34-10 win over Michigan State on Saturday night.

The No. 4 Buckeyes (6-0, 3-0 Big Ten) had sailed through their first five games without facing much, if any, adversity.

They faced some of it early on Saturday night and responded in a big way.

Ohio State started slowly and left some opportunities unused early in the game but made up for it in the second quarter.

The Buckeyes’ offense was frustrated on every level – running, passing and blocking – early and totaled only 16 yards total offense in the first quarter.

Also, Michigan State lost fumbles twice in its first four plays but Ohio State could convert those mistakes into only three points. Blake Haubeil missed a 37-yard field goal after the first fumble, then came back to hit a 39-yard field goal after the second one.

The second quarter was a completely different story, though. OSU rolled up 296 yards of offense in that quarter and scored all four times it had the ball to take a 27-10 halftime lead.

“We got off schedule a little bit. We knew it was going to be hard to run against these guys, it always is,” Ohio State coach Ryan Day said. “We hit a big third-down conversion to K.J. Hill in the second quarter and then we got into a rhythm. And I think we wore them down a little in the second quarter.

“We did face adversity (in the first quarter) and it was not a good quarter of football on offense. When you’re playing against a team like Michigan State things like that are going to happen. We had to respond and I thought we did,” he said.

In the end, OSU rolled up 529 yards total offense, 323 of it on rushing plays. J.K. Dobbins ran for 172 yards on 24 carries and Master Teague had 90 yards on 14 carries. Justin Fields was 17 of 25 for 206 yards passing and rushed for 61 yards on 11 carries.

Fields threw a touchdown pass and ran for a touchdown but had his first interception of the season and also lost a fumble.

Michigan State quarterback Brian Lewerke was 20 of 38 for 218 yards and a touchdown. The No. 25 Spartans (4-2, 2-1 Big Ten) finished with only 67 yards rushing.

A 60-yard touchdown pass from Fields to Binjimen Victor with 12:12 left in the first half put Ohio State up 10-0 after a 5 play, 86-yard drive. It was the longest scoring play Michigan State had given up this season at that point, but Ohio State would top that a few minutes later.

Michigan State responded to Victor’s touchdown with a 5 play, 75-yard scoring drive that ended with a 20-yard touchdown pass from Lewerke to Darrell Stewart to cut the lead to 10-7 with 10:36 left in the opening half.

After that, it was almost all Ohio State in the first half and beyond.

Fields found tight end Luke Farrell with a 21-yard touchdown pass for a 17-7 lead with 8:09 left in the first half. That score came at the end of a 7 play, 75-yard drive.

Matt Coghlin’s 39-yard field goal reduced the lead to 17-10 with 3:36 left in the first half before Ohio State put 10 points on the scoreboard in the last 2:24 of the half.

J.K. Dobbins’ 67-yard touchdown run gave Ohio State a 24-10 lead, then Haubeil kicked a 43-yard field goal with five seconds left in the first half to make it 27-10.

“That was a home run hit that really changed the game,” Day said about Dobbins’ touchdown.

Fields’ 1-yard touchdown run at the end of an 80-yard drive in the fourth quarter was the only scoring by either team in the second half.

Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio said, “We needed to play mistake free football but we were unable to do that. We had to play at our best, which I don’t think we did. Also you have to give Ohio State credit. They’re a very explosive team.”

Ohio State quaterback Justin Fields (1) looks for someone to pass to as Michigan State’s linebacker Joe Bachie Jr (35) and Michigan State’s linebacker Antjuan Simmons (right) close in on Fields at Ohio Stadium on the campus of The Ohio State University Saturday
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2019/10/web1_Ohio-State-vs-Michigan-State-DS1.jpgOhio State quaterback Justin Fields (1) looks for someone to pass to as Michigan State’s linebacker Joe Bachie Jr (35) and Michigan State’s linebacker Antjuan Simmons (right) close in on Fields at Ohio Stadium on the campus of The Ohio State University Saturday Don Speck | The Lima News
Ohio State linebacker Tuf Borland (left) Ohio State defensive tackle Jashon Cronell and Ohio State defensive tackle Davon Hamilton (53_ combine to stop Michigan State \running back Elijah Collins (24) at Ohio Stadium on the campus of The Ohio State University Saturday.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2019/10/web1_Ohio-State-vs-Michigan-State-DS2.jpgOhio State linebacker Tuf Borland (left) Ohio State defensive tackle Jashon Cronell and Ohio State defensive tackle Davon Hamilton (53_ combine to stop Michigan State \running back Elijah Collins (24) at Ohio Stadium on the campus of The Ohio State University Saturday. Don Speck | The Lima News
Ohio State cornerback Damon Arnette (3) and Ohio State safety Jordan Fuller (4) cause Michigan State wide receiver Cody White to fumble to the ball in the first quarter at Ohio Stadium on the campus of The Ohio State University Saturday.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2019/10/web1_Ohio-State-vs-Michigan-State-DS3.jpgOhio State cornerback Damon Arnette (3) and Ohio State safety Jordan Fuller (4) cause Michigan State wide receiver Cody White to fumble to the ball in the first quarter at Ohio Stadium on the campus of The Ohio State University Saturday. Don Speck | The Lima News
Ohio State wide reciever Chris Olave (17) goes high to catch the ball as Michigan State #22 cornerback Josiah Scott (left) and Michigan State safety Xavier Henderson watch Olave was ruled out of bounds on the catch at Ohio Stadium on the campus of The Ohio State University Saturday.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2019/10/web1_Ohio-State-vs-Michigan-State-DS10.jpgOhio State wide reciever Chris Olave (17) goes high to catch the ball as Michigan State #22 cornerback Josiah Scott (left) and Michigan State safety Xavier Henderson watch Olave was ruled out of bounds on the catch at Ohio Stadium on the campus of The Ohio State University Saturday. Don Speck | The Lima News
Ohio State wide reciever Garrett Wilson (5) tries to head upfield as Michigan State cornerback Josiah Scott (22) has hold of his shirt at Ohio Stadium on the campus of The Ohio State University Saturday.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2019/10/web1_Ohio-State-vs-Michigan-State-DS8.jpgOhio State wide reciever Garrett Wilson (5) tries to head upfield as Michigan State cornerback Josiah Scott (22) has hold of his shirt at Ohio Stadium on the campus of The Ohio State University Saturday. Don Speck | The Lima News
Ohio State running back J.K. Dobbins (2) tries to stiff arm Michigan State safety Xavier Henderson during a run in the first half at Ohio Stadium on the campus of The Ohio State University Saturday.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2019/10/web1_Ohio-State-vs-Michigan-State-DS9.jpgOhio State running back J.K. Dobbins (2) tries to stiff arm Michigan State safety Xavier Henderson during a run in the first half at Ohio Stadium on the campus of The Ohio State University Saturday. Don Speck | The Lima News
Ohio Staterunning back J.K. Dobbins (2) fights for yards as Michigan State linebacker Joe Bachie Jr. (35) makes the stop at Ohio Stadium on the campus of The Ohio State University Saturday.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2019/10/web1_Ohio-State-vs-Michigan-State-DS4.jpgOhio Staterunning back J.K. Dobbins (2) fights for yards as Michigan State linebacker Joe Bachie Jr. (35) makes the stop at Ohio Stadium on the campus of The Ohio State University Saturday. Don Speck | The Lima News
Ohio State wide reciever K.J. Hill Jr.stretches for extra yards as Michigan State \ linebacker Antjuan Simmons holds on to Hills foot at Ohio Stadium on the campus of The Ohio State University Saturday.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2019/10/web1_Ohio-State-vs-Michigan-State-DS5.jpgOhio State wide reciever K.J. Hill Jr.stretches for extra yards as Michigan State \ linebacker Antjuan Simmons holds on to Hills foot at Ohio Stadium on the campus of The Ohio State University Saturday. Don Speck | The Lima News
Michigan State\cornerback Josiah Scott (22) goes low to upend Ohio State running back J.K. Dobbins at Ohio Stadium on the campus of The Ohio State University Saturday.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2019/10/web1_Ohio-State-vs-Michigan-State-DS6.jpgMichigan State\cornerback Josiah Scott (22) goes low to upend Ohio State running back J.K. Dobbins at Ohio Stadium on the campus of The Ohio State University Saturday. Don Speck | The Lima News
Buckeyes overcome slow start, remain unbeaten

By Jim Naveau

jnaveau@limanews.com

Michigan St. 0 10 0 0—10

Ohio St. 3 24 0 7—34

First Quarter

OSU_FG Haubeil 39, 8:04

Second Quarter

OSU_Victor 60 pass from Fields (Haubeil kick), 12:12

MSU_Stewart Jr. 20 pass from Lewerke (Coghlin kick), 10:36

OSU_Farrell 21 pass from Fields (Haubeil kick), 8:09

MSU_FG Coghlin 39, 3:36

OSU_Dobbins 67 run (Haubeil kick), 2:24

OSU_FG Haubeil 43, :05

Fourth Quarter

OSU_Fields 1 run (Haubeil kick), 10:41

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MSU OSU

First downs 18 23

Rushes-yards 27-67 49-323

Passing 218 206

Comp-Att-Int 20-38-1 17-25-1

Return Yards 0 0

Punts-Avg. 7-41.14 4-48.25

Fumbles-Lost 2-2 1-1

Penalties-Yards 4-30 10-85

Time of Possession 28:23 31:37

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INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING_Michigan St., Collins 12-63, C.White 2-8, Williams Jr. 3-2, Jefferson 1-0, (Team) 1-(minus 2), Lewerke 8-(minus 4). Ohio St., Dobbins 24-172, Teague 14-90, Fields 11-61.

PASSING_Michigan St., Lewerke 20-38-1-218. Ohio St., Fields 17-25-1-206.

RECEIVING_Michigan St., Stewart Jr. 6-68, C.White 4-42, Gillison 3-34, Seybert 2-37, Hayes 2-17, Dotson 1-9, Barnett 1-9, Collins 1-2. Ohio St., Hill 7-57, Victor 3-79, Wilson 2-24, Dobbins 2-2, Farrell 1-21, Mack 1-19, Ruckert 1-4.

MISSED FIELD GOALS_Michigan St., Coghlin 27. Ohio St., Haubeil 37

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