Things didn’t look good for the Ohio State football team early. They were down 9-7 at the half and didn’t look like they could move the ball at all on offense. Their defense was the only reason why they were still in the game. They needed to pick things up in the second half.
That’s exactly what they did thanks to the defense. The defense got the scoring started for the Buckeyes in the second half with a. 93-yard interception return for a touchdown by Jordan Hancock after Josh Proctor knocked the ball into the air.
That play was exactly what the Ohio State football team needed at that time. It gave them a 14-9 lead and they never relinquished it, ultimately beating the Scarlet Knights 35-16. The defense did struggle to stop the run but came up with that big pick and a big fourth-down stop.
TreVeyon Henderson was outstanding on offense. He had 22 carries for 128 yards and a touchdown on the ground but also caught five passes for 80 yards. He was the best player on offense for the Buckeyes and is really the reason why Ohio State was able to win the game.
Marvin Harrison Jr. continued to do great things. He caught two touchdown passes even though he only had 25 yards receiving. Rutgers really focused their defense on him and did everything they could to prevent Kyle McCord from being able to throw him the ball.
Speaking of McCord, he did not have a very good game. He was 19/26 for just 189 yards, but he did throw three touchdowns. He had an awful pick right before the end of the half that led to a Rutgers field goal that gave them the lead. It wasn’t the performance Buckeye fans were hoping for.
All that matters is that the number-one team in the country got another win and stays undefeated. Ohio State now stays at home for their next two games before finishing in Ann Arbor.