The Ohio State Buckeyes travelled to Evanston, Illinois last night for a matchup against Big Ten Conference opponent Northwestern. There wasn’t much for the Wildcats to write home about, as the Bucks beat the socks off the home team by a score of 52-3.
The offense never missed a beat. OSU quarterback Justin Fields led the display of pure domination with four touchdown passes. For the game, the transfer signal-caller went 18/23 passing for 194 yards to go along with the TD passes. Sophomore wide-receiver Chris Olave was the recipient of two of them, including a 20 yard catch to kick off the scoring in the first-quarter.
The Ohio State ground-attack was also dominant. The Buckeyes averaged 7.5 yards per carry, while piling up 279 total rushing yards. Inching closer to the one-thousand yard mark, J.K. Dobbins managed to gain 121 yards on 18 carries, while also scoring a touchdown. He was spelled by Master Teague III during the game. Teague was explosive in his efforts, averaging 13.7 yards per rush on 96 yards. He also contributed a touchdown.
However, the Ohio State defense provided the most impressive performance of the night. As a unit, they held Northwestern to only a field goal, while allowing just 199 yards and forcing two turnovers for the game.
With the win, Ohio State improves to 7-0 (4-0 Big Ten).They return to action next Saturday for a clash of the juggernauts with #6 Wisconsin at noon on FOX.
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