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Ohio State 63, Western Kentucky 10



By CRAIG MERZ
Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Kyle McCord threw for three touchdowns and 318 yards and No. 6 Ohio State used a 35-point second quarter to rout Western Kentucky 63-10 at Ohio Stadium.

McCord’s 75-yard TD pass to Marvin Harrison Jr. on the first play from scrimmage after Western Kentucky had pulled to within four points gave the Buckeyes (3-0) a 21-10 lead and Chip Trayanum ran for a 40-yard score on the first play of their next series to make it 28-10.

The last time OSU scored five TDs in a quarter was Sept. 21, 2013, vs. Florida A&M.

TreVeyon Henderson ran for 88 yards and his touchdowns of 21 and 10 yards put the Buckeyes ahead 14-3 nearly five minutes into the second quarter against the Hilltoppers (2-1), but Austin Reed tossed a 2-yard TD to Malachi Corley to pull to within 14-10 before the Ohio State onslaught.

Harrison had four of his five catches and 118 of his 126 yards in the first half.

The Buckeyes’ secondary got their first test of the season going against Reed, the FBS active career leader in passing yards per game (333.4) and total yards per game (350.0).

Reed, who threw for 589 yards and six TDs in his first two games, was 21 for 37 for 207 yards with the TD and an interception before being pulled in the fourth quarter.

Coach Ryan Day officially named McCord the starter over Devin Brown after the two shared snaps in the first two games. McCord played eight of the first nine possessions against Indiana in the opener and six of the first seven drives vs. Youngstown State on Sept. 9.

Brown took over with 1:00 left in the third quarter and threw a 28-yard -yard touchdown to Carnell Tate for a 56-10 score.

Ohio State athletics press release

September 16, 2023


Scoring Summary
First Quarter WestKyOhioSt
OhioSt TD 11:32 TreVeyon Henderson 21 yard TD run (Jayden Fielding Extra Point) 0 7
WestKy FG 1:07 Lucas Carneiro 43 yard field goal 3 7
Second Quarter WestKyOhioSt
OhioSt TD 10:53 TreVeyon Henderson 7 yard TD run (Jayden Fielding Extra Point) 3 14
WestKy TD 8:10 Malachi Corley 2 yard TD pass from Austin Reed (Lucas Carneiro Extra Point) 10 14
OhioSt TD 8:00 Marvin Harrison Jr. 75 yard TD pass from Kyle McCord (Jayden Fielding Extra Point) 10 21
OhioSt TD 4:13 Chip Trayanum 40 yard TD run (Jayden Fielding Extra Point) 10 28
OhioSt TD 1:55 Emeka Egbuka 15 yard TD pass from Kyle McCord (Jayden Fielding Extra Point) 10 35
OhioSt TD 0:08 Emeka Egbuka 14 yard TD pass from Kyle McCord (Jayden Fielding Extra Point) 10 42
Third Quarter WestKyOhioSt
OhioSt TD 4:38 Tyleik Williams 0 yard fumble return for TD (Jayden Fielding Extra Point) 10 49
Fourth Quarter WestKyOhioSt
OhioSt TD 12:37 Carnell Tate 28 yard TD pass from Devin Brown (Jayden Fielding Extra Point) 10 56
OhioSt TD 5:26 Jermaine Mathews Jr. 58 yard interception return for TD (Jayden Fielding Extra Point) 10 63
Team Stats
  Western Kentucky Ohio State
First downs 17 24
  Rushing 5 9
  Passing 10 15
  Penalty 2 0
3rd Down Efficiency 4-15, 27% 5-10, 50%
4th down efficiency 3-6, 50% 2-2, 100%
Rushes-Yards 33-80 33-204
Passing Yards 204 358
Return Yards 13 116
Completions-Attempts-Int 22-39-2 22-27-1
Sacks-Yards Lost 2-11 1-3
Punts 4 2
Fumbles Lost 3-2 2-1
Penalties - Yards 3-21 4-35
Western Kentucky Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
A. Reed 21 37 207 1 1
B. Barron 1 2 -3 0 1
Ohio State Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
K. McCord 19 23 318 3 0
D. Brown 3 4 40 1 1
Western Kentucky Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
L. Sanders 7 26 3.7 0
D. Ervin-Poindexter 5 22 4.4 0
M. Stepp 8 19 2.4 0
A. Reed 7 14 2.0 0
E. Young 4 8 2.0 0
M. Corley 1 0 0.0 0
B. Barron 1 -9 -9.0 0
Ohio State Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
T. Henderson 13 88 6.8 2
C. Trayanum 5 56 11.2 1
M. Williams 5 23 4.6 0
X. Johnson 2 13 6.5 0
E. Pryor 3 12 4.0 0
M. Harrison Jr. 1 7 7.0 0
D. Brown 2 4 2.0 0
K. McCord 2 1 0.5 0
Western Kentucky Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
M. Corley 8 88 11.0 1
R. Helms 2 41 20.5 0
B. Smith 2 30 15.0 0
C. Burt Jr. 3 20 6.7 0
D. Ervin-Poindexter 2 10 5.0 0
E. Messer 1 7 7.0 0
E. Young 1 6 6.0 0
M. Stepp 2 5 2.5 0
B. Barron 1 -3 -3.0 0
Ohio State Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
M. Harrison Jr. 5 126 25.2 1
C. Stover 5 90 18.0 0
E. Egbuka 4 57 14.3 2
C. Tate 2 40 20.0 1
T. Henderson 1 27 27.0 0
J. Fleming 2 17 8.5 0
G. Scott Jr. 2 1 .5 0
X. Johnson 1 0 0.0
0
Western Kentucky Interceptions
Player Int Yards
H. Wheeler 1 0
Ohio State Interceptions
Player Int Yards
J. Mathews Jr. 1 58
S. Chambers 1 0
Western Kentucky Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
T. Ellard 4 166 41.5
Ohio State Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
J. Mirco 2 74 37.0
Western Kentucky Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Ohio State Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Ballard 1 18 18.0
Western Kentucky Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
E. Young 1 13 13.0
Ohio State Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
X. Johnson 2 40 20.0
Western Kentucky Missed FG
Player Length
Ohio State Missed FG
Player Length






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