Columbus, Ohio • No. 11 Ohio State put to leisure any perception that it would not be motivated to complete robust after a shocking loss ultimate week dropped the Buckeyes out of nationwide championship rivalry.
The Buckeyes got here out rapid, scoring on 5 in their first six possessions on the best way to a 48-Three rout of No. 13 Michigan State, a group that has given them complications in recent times.
The blowout in entrance of the house enthusiasts helped Ohio State (Eight-2, 6-1 Big Ten, CFP No. 13) bury ultimate week’s mystifying loss to Iowa, and put it in sole ownership of first position within the Big Ten East with two video games closing.
J.T. Barrett threw two landing passes and ran for 2 extra rankings, and Mike Weber rushed for 162 yards and pair of touchdowns for Ohio State.
“We can’t go back in the past, of course, so I mean we try to just move on, learn from things, learn from losses, and I think that’s what we did (after last week’s game), grew from it.” Barrett mentioned.
In a season already marked through radical highs and lows, the Buckeyes took out their frustrations at the Spartans (7-Three, Five-2 Big Ten, CFP No. 12), the use of a run-heavy assault to dominate them on either side of the ball.
“I wouldn’t have thought this was going to happen,” Michigan State trainer Mark Dantonio stated.
Ohio State outgained Michigan State 524-195, and a Buckeyes protection that used to be smoked through unranked Iowa within the 55-24 loss restricted Michigan State quarterback Brian Lewerke — who threw for 445 yards ultimate week towards Penn State — to 131 yards and compelled two interceptions.
“We took that one on the chin today,” Michigan State middle Brian Allen mentioned. “Didn’t see that coming, but it happened and it kind of sucks.”
Barrett, who threw 4 interceptions ultimate week towards Iowa, used to be 14 for 21 for 183 yards Saturday with two touchdowns. He additionally ran 9 instances for 55 yards, together with a couple of Four-yard landing runs. J.Okay. Dobbins, who cut up time with Weber within the backfield, rushed 18 instances for 124 yards.