Buckeyes Pummel Spartans, 49-37
The Spartans drew first blood after Connor Cook completed a 15 yard pass to Keith Mumphery for a touchdown. Ohio State responded quickly after T.J. Barrett rushed for 5 yards to tie up the game. A fumble from a punt kicked by Mike Sadler would allow Jeremy Langford to later rush 33 yards for a TD to re-take the lead, 14-7. Barrett rushed for another 5 yards early in the second quarter to tie up the game again. Langford broke the tie with a 1 yard rush TD. But the Buckeyes came back after Barrett threw a 78 yard pass to Michael Thomas for a TD to keep the game tied. Ohio State took the lead late in the 2nd quarter after Barrett made a 44 yard TD pass to Devin Smith to make it 28-21 going into halftime. To start the 3rd quarter, Michael Geiger kicked a 40 yard field goal to make it 28-24 OSU. The Buckeyes increased their lead after Ezekiel Elliot rushed a yard for a TD. In the 4th, Barrett threw 7 yards to Dontre Wilson for another TD, giving the Buckeyes a 42-24 lead. The Spartans started to fight back after Cook threw a 17 yard pass to Josiah Price for a TD. The Buckeyes responded in kind after Barrett rushed for 55 yards, allowing Elliot to rush 17 yards for another TD. Langford rushed for a yard for his third TD of the night, 49-37 OSU. Connor Cook led the game in passing for 358 yards, Ezekiel Elliot rushed for 154 yards, and Devin Smith led in receiving for 129 yards. The Spartans head out to Maryland to take on the Terrapins, pregame coverage starts at 6:30 PM On Lansing's Big Talker, 1240 AM, WJIM and Classic Rock 94.9 FM WMMQ.