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Ohio State 52, Nebraska 17

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Justin Fields completed 20 of 21 passes for two touchdowns and ran for another, Master Teague III rushed for a pair of scores and No. 5 Ohio State rolled over Nebraska 52-17 Saturday in the Big Ten teams' pandemic-delayed opener.

Fields, a Heisman Trophy finalist last season, completed his first 12 passes and threw for 276 yards. He ran for another 52 - including a stunning 17-yard third-quarter touchdown scramble around the left side that saw him spin past a defender into the end zone.

"You guys saw the arm we saw," Nebraska linebacker Collin Miller said. "He's making throws guys on Sundays make."

The Ohio State defense took most of the first half to figure out a way to contain quarterback Adrian Martinez, who marched the Huskers down for a touchdown in the opening 2 minutes of the game.

Nebraska (0-1, 0-1 Big Ten) tied the score at 14 in the second quarter, but an Ohio State (1-0, 1-0 Big Ten) field goal, a defensive stop and Teague's second TD run gave the Buckeyes a 24-14 lead at the half. Then came Fields' nifty touchdown run and a 55-yard scoop and score by Buckeyes cornerback Sevyn Banks, and Ohio State had it under control.

"Just to go 1-0 is a great day," Ohio State coach Ryan Day said. "We're very proud of what we did today."


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October 24, 2020


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