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Rebels of UNLV Outmatched by Ohio State in 54-21 Beatdown

By Michael Bohm

UNLV’s reputation had preceded them going into Saturday’s noon matchup, after losing the single largest upset in history to Howard on opening weekend. However, they brought a high-flying passing attack that surely would have given the Buckeyes fits…If they could actually get their passes off.

Not to mention, two Buckeye offense records were set en route to a 54-21 slaughtering.

Three quarterbacks, 13 receivers, six ball-carriers…the ball was certainly spread around the field plenty Saturday for the Buckeyes.

JT Barrett and the Ohio State offense were rolling early, after a short completion to Parris Campbell turned into a 69-yard touchdown and Johnnie Dixon dove into the end zone to make the score 14-0 in the first.

With a minute left, an Ohio State turnover on the goal-line gave the Rebels some hope, but that optimism was quickly shattered as the Buckeye defense forced a safety to get the ball back, along with two points.

This would again lead to a Buckeye touchdown on a nice three-yard grab from Binjamin Victor.

See a pattern emerging here?

Ohio State would lead 44-7 entering halftime. The Silver Bullet offense would go on to break a Big Ten record, with seven total receivers hauling in touchdown receptions. They would also top the previous Ohio State record in total passing yards with 474.

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