COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — C.J. Stroud threw 5 touchdowns movees, Ohio State scored on 9 straight possessions and the No. 7 Buckeyes steamrolled Maryland 66-17 on Saturday.
Stroud and the Buckeyes (5-1, 3-0 Huge Ten) had their method with Terps. The freshman quarteragain was 24 for 33 for 406 yards and threw two touchdown movees every to star broadouts Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson in the direction of a depleted Maryland secondary earlier than taking a seat after three quarters.
“I really feel his preparation has been fantastic,” Ohio State coach Ryan Day said. “I really feel he sees The sector properly. He is acquired some good recreationrs round him, however he’s additionally making actually good throws. His timing Is true, he’s seeing The sector, making good selections. And So as That is permitting us to run the offense and to be very environment nice.”
Buckeyes freshman TreVeyon Henderson, after managing simply 17 yards dashing Inside The primary half, accomplished with 102 and two touchdowns. He additionally caught a 26-yard TD move Inside The primary half.
Grasp Teague additionally had a touchdown plunge as Ohio State beat Maryland for the seventh consecutive time.
It wasn’t till the Buckeyes’ Tenth and final drive of The sport, when the regulars have been all out of The sport, that the Terps managed to cease them on downs.
Ohio State “had guys Appear to be they fell out of airplanes, they have been so broad open,” Terps coach Mike Locksley said.
Maryland was routed for the second straight week. Taulia Tagovailoa threw 5 interceptions final week as Iowa upended the Terps 51-14. Tagovailoa threw two late picks in the direction of the Buckeyes on Saturday, however turnovers have beenn’t actually The drawback. The Terps offense Might not string collectively enough constructive performs collectively — and their protection simply Might not cease Ohio State.
“I felt The problem wAs a Outcome of there — the execution was poor,” Locksley said. “We’re having fun with by way of some accidents, which to me are An factor of The sport.”
Tagovailoa, who acquired here Inside The sport main The big Ten in completion proportion, was 28 for 39 for 279 yards and two touchdowns for Maryland (4-2, 1-2).
Maryland: After reeling off three straight wins To start out the season and Tagovailoa placing up big numbers, the Terps have been Full of confidence. That was till they Bumped into two straight Prime-10 teams that confirmed Locksley’s squad that it nonetheless has An prolonged Method to go Inside the rugged Huge Ten East.
Ohio State: Stroud has been spectacular The Earlier couple of couple weeks, and the Buckeyes are choosing up steam with every recreation. They’ve an open week earlier than touring to Indiana and hope to peak earlier than a essential currentdown with Penn State on Oct. 30.
Ohio State’s flashy offensive current ought to garner some extra consideration And maybe A pair of extra ballot factors.
Maryland: The Terps have been with out their main receiver, Dontay Demus Jr., who suffered a season-ending knee damage final week. WR Jeshaun Jones went out with an damage on the second play of Saturday’s recreation and Did not return. … CBs Kenny Bennett and Jakorian Bennett additionally Did not play.
Ohio State: DT Haskell Garrett limped off The sector with an apparent leg damage Inside the third quarter. … Miyan Williams, who started the season As a Outcome of the No. 1 working again, was listed as unavailable for the second straight week. Ohio State has not provided a set off.
Maryland: After Each week off, the Terps host Minnesota.
Ohio State: The Buckeyes play at Indiana on Oct. 23.
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