COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — J.T. Barrett threw for 2 touchdowns and ran for 2 extra, and Mike Weber rushed for 162 yards and pair of scores as No. eleven Ohio State bounced again from a deflating loss final week to rout No. thirteen Michigan State forty eight-three on Saturday.
The Buckeyes (eight-2, 6-1 Massive Ten, CFP No. thirteen) scored on 5 of their first six possessions, led 35-three on the half and cruised the remainder of the best way to say sole possession of first place within the Huge Ten East with two video games remaining.
In a season already marked by radical highs and lows, the Buckeyes took out their frustrations on the Spartans, utilizing a run-heavy assault to dominate them on each side of the ball.
Ohio State outgained Michigan State 524-195, and a Buckeyes protection that was smoked by unranked Iowa within the fifty five-24 loss restricted Michigan State quarterback Brian Lewerke — who threw for 445 yards final week towards Penn State — to 131 yards and compelled two interceptions.
Barrett was 14 for 21 for 183 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. J.Okay. Dobbins, who cut up time with Weber, rushed 18 occasions for 124 yards.
Coach City Meyer confronted questions this week about not utilizing the gifted tailbacks sufficient. He put these considerations to relaxation on Saturday, with Weber and Dobbins combining for 286 yards on the bottom.
Michigan State: The Spartans suffers an enormous letdown after beating Penn State final week and watch their hopes of profitable the Huge Ten East dissolve within the chilly Ohio afternoon. They might by no means get any vital offensive traction towards the stout Buckeyes protection, which was intent on redemption.
Ohio State: The Buckeyes shook off a mystifying loss that took them out of nationwide championship rivalry by bullying a divisional rival that has given them complications up to now. A spot within the Massive Ten title recreation is theirs in the event that they win out.
Michigan State: Hosts Maryland subsequent Saturday.
Ohio State: The Buckeyes heat up for the Michigan finale with a house recreation towards Illinois subsequent week.