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Ohio State 56, Indiana 14

(AP Photo/Paul Vernon)

By MITCH STACY
AP Sports Writer

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Miyan Williams rushed for 147 yards and a touchdown before leaving with an injury late in the first half, C.J Stroud threw five TD passes and No. 2 Ohio State buried Indiana 56-14.

Williams went down awkwardly on his right ankle and had to be helped to a cart and taken to the locker room with 2:17 left in the half. That came after the Buckeyes had pushed the score to 28-7 on Williams' 48-yard scoring run.

Williams has carried the load of the Ohio State running game the last two games with TreVeyon Williams out with injury. Ohio State hasn't disclosed a timetable for Henderson's return but could certainly run into some difficulty if both experienced backs are still on the shelf for the showdown with No. 3 Michigan in two weeks.

Freshman Dallen Hayden moved up to be the No. 1 back, rushing for 102 yards and a touchdown. Wide receiver Xavier Johnson lined up as a back and ran for a 71-yard TD in the fourth quarter.

The Buckeyes (10-0, 7-0 Big Ten, No. 2 CFP) had piled up 377 yards by the time Williams left the game and seemed to be back on track after struggling to beat Northwestern on a windy day the previous week. They finished with 662.

Stroud, who passed for a season-low 76 yards against Northwestern, was 17 for 28 for 297 yards against the Hoosiers (3-7, 1-6), throwing two touchdown passes to tight end Cade Stover and one each to Emeka Egbuka, Marvin Harrison Jr. and Kamryn Babb.

Indiana's starting quarterback Connor Bazelak, who returned after sitting out last week's loss to Penn State with an injury, didn't last long. After the Hoosiers went three-and-out on their first three possessions, Bazelak was benched in favor of Dexter Williams II, who threw for two touchdowns, their only scores of the day.

THE TAKEAWAY

Indiana: The Hoosiers' disappointing season continues with another rout. Coach Tom Allen committed to Bazelak as the starting QB early in the week, but Williams might be his No. 1 guy now.

Ohio State: The health of the two star running backs will be the big issue going forward as the Buckeyes travel to Maryland next week and host Michigan on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Given how little the program will disclose about injuries, it may remain murky. On the bright side, there's nothing wrong with the Buckeyes' passing game.

November 12, 2022


Scoring Summary
First Quarter IndOhioSt
OhioSt TD 9:42 Emeka Egbuka 6 yard TD pass from C.J. Stroud (Noah Ruggles Extra Point) 0 7
OhioSt TD 4:31 Dallan Hayden 14 yard TD run (Noah Ruggles Extra Point) 0 14
OhioSt TD 2:37 Marvin Harrison Jr. 58 yard TD pass from C.J. Stroud (Noah Ruggles Extra Point) 0 21
Ind TD 0:04 AJ Barner 7 yard TD pass from Dexter Williams II (Charles Campbell Extra Point) 7 21
Second Quarter IndOhioSt
OhioSt TD 10:41 Miyan Williams 48 yard TD run (Noah Ruggles Extra Point) 7 28
Third Quarter IndOhioSt
OhioSt TD 9:33 Cade Stover 1 yard TD pass from C.J. Stroud (Noah Ruggles Extra Point) 7 35
OhioSt TD 7:38 Cade Stover 12 yard TD pass from C.J. Stroud (Noah Ruggles Extra Point) 7 42
Fourth Quarter IndOhioSt
OhioSt TD 14:07 Xavier Johnson 71 yard TD run (Noah Ruggles Extra Point) 7 49
Ind TD 12:03 Donaven McCulley 19 yard TD pass from Dexter Williams II (Charles Campbell Extra Point) 14 49
OhioSt TD 8:49 Kamryn Babb 8 yard TD pass from C.J. Stroud (Noah Ruggles Extra Point) 14 56
Team Stats
  Indiana Ohio State
First downs 10 26
  Rushing 7 12
  Passing 3 14
  Penalty 0 0
3rd Down Efficiency 3-17, 18% 7-14, 50%
4th down efficiency 0-1, 0% 0-1, 0%
Rushes-Yards 40-150 43-340
Passing Yards 119 322
Return Yards 80 49
Completions-Attempts-Int 9-24-0 19-30-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 4-29 0-0
Punts 12 5
Fumbles Lost 1-0 2-1
Penalties - Yards 2-20 3-15
Indiana Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
D. Williams II 6 19 107 2 0
C. Bazelak 3 5 12 0 0
Ohio State Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
C. Stroud 17 28 297 5 0
K. McCord 2 2 25 0 0
Indiana Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
D. Williams II 16 46 2.9 0
E. Simmons 1 44 44.0 0
J. Henderson 7 25 3.6 0
S. Shivers 8 20 2.5 0
J. Lucas 6 17 2.8 0
C. Bazelak 2 -2 -1.0 0
Ohio State Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
M. Williams 15 147 9.8 1
D. Hayden 19 102 5.4 1
X. Johnson 1 71 71.0 1
M. Harrison Jr. 1 18 18.0 0
C. Stroud 4 8 2.0 0
M. Rossi 1 -1 -1.0 0
Indiana Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
A. Coby 1 49 49.0 0
M. Holt-Bennett 1 28 28.0 0
D. McCulley 1 19 19.0 1
E. Simmons 1 9 9.0 0
A. Barner 4 8 2.0 1
J. Lucas 1 6 6.0 0
Ohio State Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
M. Harrison Jr. 7 135 19.3 1
X. Johnson 2 47 23.5 0
C. Stover 3 45 15.0 2
E. Egbuka 2 38 19.0 1
J. Fleming 2 24 12.0 0
J. Ballard 1 24 24.0 0
K. Babb 1 8 8.0 1
J. Royer 1 1 1.0 0
Indiana Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Ohio State Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Indiana Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
J. Evans 11 500 45.5
Ohio State Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
J. Mirco 5 202 40.4
Indiana Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
C. Delp 1 -2 -2.0
Ohio State Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
R. Stocksdale 2 0 0
E. Egbuka 2 -2 -1.0
Indiana Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Lucas 4 82 20.5
Ohio State Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
X. Johnson 2 51 25.5
Indiana Missed FG
Player Length
Ohio State Missed FG
Player Length




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