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Buckeyes Win on The Road – Take down the Spartans 49-20

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C.J. Stroud put on another Heisman caliber performance Saturday afternoon as the Buckeyes traveled to

East Lansing to battle the Spartans. The star QB completed 21 of 26 passes for 361 yards and six

touchdowns, his third career six touchdown game, to lead the Buckeyes to a 49-20 win over their

conference rival. Marvin Harrison Jr., Emeka Egbuka, and Julian Fleming reminded everyone who yields

the best wide receiver room in the country and Jim Knowles impact on the defensive side of the ball

continues to shine week in and week out.

First quarter

Stroud and Harrison Jr. would get the contest rolling with a 19-yard TD to put the Buckeyes on the board

first and take an early 7-0 lead. Michigan State would answer on the Buckeyes next possession when CB

Charles Brantley would take a C.J. Stroud interception to the house for 32 yards and the score, tying the

game at 7 apiece midway through the first quarter. Not letting the prior interception rattle him, Stroud

found Emeka Egbuka open for a 69-yard TD pass to take the lead to put the Buckeyes back on top to

close out the first quarter.

Second quarter

C.J. Stroud would get the offense moving right out of the gate to begin the second quarter with a 51-

yard TD pass to Julian Fleming, Stroud’s third touchdown of the game. The Spartans would answer back

with a touchdown pass of their own, this time to Jayden Reed for an 18-yard score to cut the lead 21-13.

The rest of the first half would be all Buckeyes as TreVeyon Henderson would cross the goal line with a

1-yard carry of his own and Marvin Harrison Jr. would haul in another touchdown pass for the 28-yard

grab to increase the Buckeyes lead 35-13 heading into halftime.

Third quarter

Ohio State would continue to pour it on with two more touchdowns in the third quarter. Marvin

Harrison Jr. caught his third touchdown pass of the day; a highlight reel catch that will be shown for

years to come, and a Gee Scott Jr. two-yard catch, his first touchdown of his career for the Buckeyes and

Stroud’s sixth of the day. The Spartans would score the last touchdown with a Montorie Foster 25-yard

touchdown catch to give Michigan State 20 points for the day.

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Marvin Harrison Jr. broke the Buckeyes record for most three receiving touchdown games with his

performance Saturday. He passed Joey Galloway for the most in program history

C.J. Stroud’s six touchdown performance moved him into sole first place in the country for passing

touchdowns with 24 so far on the season. Stroud is currently on pace to beat his own personal best of

44 touchdowns throw last season and has a shot to take the Ohio State record of single season

touchdown passes thrown; a record held by the late Dwayne Haskins who threw 50 touchdowns back in


Jim Knowles’ defense continues to impress each time they take the field. The Buckeyes defense is

currently 10 th in the nation while holding opponents to 263 yards per game. They held Michigan State to

a total of 202 yards, including a season low 7 yards on the ground, while only allowing the Spartans to

convert 3-11 on 3rd down. The defense recorded four sacks and five tackles for loss, with Michael Hall Jr

accounting for 2.5 each, in route to another dominating performance.

The Buckeyes have a bye week this week but will return to action on 10/22 when they welcome Iowa to




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