GAMEDAY College Football

Ohio State 45, Arkansas State 12

By MITCH STACY
AP Sports Writer

COLUMBUS, Ohio - C.J. Stroud threw three touchdown passes to Marvin Harrison Jr., TreVeyon Henderson ran for another two scores and No. 3 Ohio State raced past Arkansas State 45-12.

Harrison had a career-best seven catches for 184 yards. Coupled with his three-touchdown performance as a first-year player in the Rose Bowl last season, Harrison became only the second Ohio State receiver to have a pair of three-touchdown games in his career. Joey Galloway had multiple touchdown games in 1993 and '94.

Stroud, a Heisman Trophy favorite, had 207 passing yards and a pair of 42-yard touchdowns to Harrison in the first half. He finished 16 for 24 for 351 yards and four touchdowns as the Buckeyes (2-0) rolled up 538 yards.

Henderson busted through for an 8-yard scoring run in the first quarter and a 23-yard romp to open the second half. He finished with 10 carries for 87 yards.

Kicker Dominic Zvada was responsible for all of Arkansas State's scoring, but Ohio State miscues set up the first two field goals.

Penalties helped put the Red Wolves in range for a 30-yard Dominic Zvada boot in the first quarter. Blown coverage and a missed tackle on a long James Blackman pass to Champ Flemings got them in range for another.

Blackman was 20 for 34 for 188 yards. Flemings caught 10 passes for 105.

The TAKEWAY

Arkansas State: The Red Wolves looked for a short time like they might keep up, but once Ohio State cleaned up its mistakes the rout was on. The Arkansas State offense couldn't get any traction against ever-changing Ohio State defensive looks.

Ohio State: After taking a while to get going, the Buckeyes rolled over the out-manned Sunbelt Conference squad. Stroud, who was still trying to shake off the preseason rust in last week's 21-10 win over Notre Dame, showed that he's regained his touch.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter ArkStOhioSt
OhioSt TD 10:04 Marvin Harrison Jr. 42 yard TD pass from C.J. Stroud (Noah Ruggles Extra Point) 0 7
ArkSt FG 5:56 Dominic Zvada 29 yard field goal 3 7
OhioSt TD 4:23 TreVeyon Henderson 8 yard TD run (Noah Ruggles Extra Point) 3 14
Second Quarter ArkStOhioSt
OhioSt FG 14:56 Noah Ruggles 24 yard field goal 3 17
ArkSt FG 13:33 Dominic Zvada 38 yard field goal 6 17
ArkSt FG 5:22 Dominic Zvada 34 yard field goal 9 17
OhioSt TD 4:24 Marvin Harrison Jr. 42 yard TD pass from C.J. Stroud (Noah Ruggles Extra Point) 9 24
Third Quarter ArkStOhioSt
OhioSt TD 13:40 TreVeyon Henderson 23 yard TD run (Noah Ruggles Extra Point) 9 31
OhioSt TD 10:30 Emeka Egbuka 51 yard TD pass from C.J. Stroud (Noah Ruggles Extra Point) 9 38
ArkSt FG 2:49 Dominic Zvada 45 yard field goal 12 38
OhioSt TD 0:04 Marvin Harrison Jr. 30 yard TD pass from C.J. Stroud (Noah Ruggles Extra Point) 12 45
Team Stats
  Arkansas State Ohio State
First downs 16 18
  Rushing 4 5
  Passing 9 12
  Penalty 3 1
3rd Down Efficiency 5-20, 25% 5-11, 45%
4th down efficiency 1-2, 50% 0-0, -%
Rushes-Yards 34-53 26-171
Passing Yards 223 370
Return Yards 88 13
Completions-Attempts-Int 25-42-0 19-28-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 2-15 1-2
Punts 7 5
Fumbles Lost 0-0 1-1
Penalties - Yards 6-63 9-85
Arkansas State Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
J. Blackman 20 34 188 0 0
A. Mayer 5 8 35 0 0
Ohio State Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
C. Stroud 16 24 351 4 0
K. McCord 3 4 19 0 0
Arkansas State Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
J. Lang 13 21 1.6 0
C. Flemings 2 20 10.0 0
A. Mayer 4 12 3.0 0
M. Murray 6 11 1.8 0
M. Sharpe II 2 4 2.0 0
J. Cross 2 -4 -2.0 0
J. Blackman 4 -10 -2.5 0
Ohio State Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
T. Henderson 10 87 8.7 2
M. Williams 8 46 5.8 0
E. Egbuka 1 27 27.0 0
D. Hayden 4 13 3.3 0
C. Stroud 2 2 1.0 0
Arkansas State Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
C. Flemings 10 105 10.5 0
A. Jones 2 31 15.5 0
J. Milliner 1 18 18.0 0
S. Traore 2 17 8.5 0
E. Stevenson 3 16 5.3 0
R. Ealy 1 13 13.0 0
O. Walker 2 11 5.5 0
M. McCrumby 1 9 9.0 0
M. Murray 2 6 3.0 0
J. Cross 1 -3 -3.0 0
Ohio State Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
M. Harrison Jr. 7 184 26.3 3
E. Egbuka 4 118 29.5 1
C. Stover 2 40 20.0 0
X. Johnson 3 14 4.7 0
D. Hayden 2 13 6.5 0
M. Williams 1 1 1.0 0
Arkansas State Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Ohio State Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Arkansas State Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
R. Hanson 7 361 51.6
Ohio State Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
J. Mirco 5 216 43.2
Arkansas State Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Ohio State Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
E. Egbuka 1 13 13.0
J. Johnson 1 0 0
Arkansas State Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Lang 4 88 22.0
Ohio State Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Arkansas State Missed FG
Player Length
Ohio State Missed FG
Player Length




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