GAMEDAY College Football

Ohio State 41, Tulsa 20

By MITCH STACY
AP Sports Writer

COLUMBUS, Ohio - TreVeyon Henderson broke Archie Griffin's 49-year-old freshman rushing record, romping for 277 yards and three touchdowns as No. 9 Ohio State pulled away late to beat Tulsa 41-20.

Henderson ran for scores of 5, 48 and 52 yards, which managed to paper over some of the same weaknesses Ohio State showed in the 32-25 upset by Oregon last week that sent the Buckeyes tumbling in the AP Top 25 poll.

As a team, the Buckeyes (2-1) were not sharp. But Tulsa (0-3) couldn't match them blow for blow, and Henderson, who ran for 69 yards in the first two games combined, broke through with some huge plays at critical times. A late interception that Cameron Martinez returned for a 61-yard touchdown made the score look worse than it was for the persistent Golden Hurricane.

The Ohio State defense, while holding Tulsa to 73 yards on the ground, allowed Tulsa quarterback Davis Brin to throw for a career-high 428 yards and the team's first two touchdown passes this season. Josh Johnson caught eight passes for a career-high 149 yards.

Henderson's first big run came in the third quarter with Ohio State hanging on to a 13-6 lead. He bounced right and blew past defensive backs for the 48-yard touchdown. Then at the end of the quarter, after Tulsa had pulled to 20-13, he broke through a hole in the middle and headed for the left sideline and the 52-yard score.

Ohio State's freshman quarterback, C.J. Stroud missed some receivers, tossed an interception and lost a fumble. He threw for 185 yards and a late touchdown to Garrett Wilson that gave the Buckeyes some breathing room.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter TulsaOhioSt
Tulsa FG 5:40 Zack Long 32 yard field goal 3 0
OhioSt FG 0:57 Noah Ruggles 44 yard field goal 3 3
Second Quarter TulsaOhioSt
Tulsa FG 10:47 Zack Long 31 yard field goal 6 3
OhioSt TD 8:44 TreVeyon Henderson 5 yard TD run (Noah Ruggles Extra Point) 6 10
OhioSt FG 0:47 Noah Ruggles 44 yard field goal 6 13
Third Quarter TulsaOhioSt
OhioSt TD 12:12 TreVeyon Henderson 48 yard TD run (Noah Ruggles Extra Point) 6 20
Tulsa TD 1:00 Cannon Montgomery 21 yard TD pass from Davis Brin (Zack Long Extra Point) 13 20
OhioSt TD 0:00 TreVeyon Henderson 52 yard TD run (Noah Ruggles Extra Point) 13 27
Fourth Quarter TulsaOhioSt
Tulsa TD 12:07 Josh Johnson 22 yard TD pass from Davis Brin (Zack Long Extra Point) 20 27
OhioSt TD 3:07 Garrett Wilson 12 yard TD pass from C.J. Stroud (Noah Ruggles Extra Point) 20 34
OhioSt TD 1:50 Cameron Martinez 61 yard interception return for TD (Noah Ruggles Extra Point) 20 41
Team Stats
  Tulsa Ohio State
First downs 25 25
  Rushing 5 14
  Passing 18 11
  Penalty 2 0
3rd Down Efficiency 10-18, 56% 6-11, 55%
4th down efficiency 0-0, -% 0-0, -%
Rushes-Yards 28-73 41-323
Passing Yards 444 185
Return Yards 37 203
Completions-Attempts-Int 32-55-2 15-25-1
Sacks-Yards Lost 2-27 2-14
Punts 6 3
Fumbles Lost 0-0 3-1
Penalties - Yards 11-100 7-65
Tulsa Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
D. Brin 32 55 444 2 2
Ohio State Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
C. Stroud 15 25 185 1 1
Tulsa Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
D. Prince 10 37 3.7 0
S. Brooks 10 31 3.1 0
A. Watkins 4 25 6.3 0
J. Ford 1 3 3.0 0
D. Brin 3 -23 -7.7 0
Ohio State Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
T. Henderson 23 270 11.7 3
M. Teague III 15 69 4.6 0
C. Stroud 2 -14 -7.0 0
Tulsa Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Johnson 8 149 18.6 1
J. Santana 8 94 11.8 0
E. Naylor II 5 81 16.2 0
S. Crawford Jr. 5 44 8.8 0
C. Montgomery 1 21 21.0 1
E. Hall 2 19 9.5 0
D. Prince 1 18 18.0 0
S. Brooks 1 10 10.0 0
A. Watkins 1 8 8.0 0
Ohio State Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
G. Wilson 6 70 11.7 1
J. Smith-Njigba 2 33 16.5 0
J. Ruckert 2 30 15.0 0
C. Stover 1 17 17.0 0
G. Scott Jr. 1 16 16.0 0
J. Fleming 1 7 7.0 0
M. Teague III 1 7 7.0 0
T. Henderson 1 5 5.0 0
Tulsa Interceptions
Player Int Yards
T. Fuller 1 0
Ohio State Interceptions
Player Int Yards
C. Martinez 1 61
R. Hickman 1 19
Tulsa Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
L. Wilson 6 285 47.5
Ohio State Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
J. Mirco 3 133 44.3
Tulsa Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Ohio State Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
G. Wilson 1 20 20.0
Tulsa Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
A. Watkins 2 23 11.5
J. Ford 1 14 14.0
Ohio State Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
X. Johnson 2 37 18.5
E. Egbuka 2 53 26.5
S. Chambers 1 13 13.0
Tulsa Missed FG
Player Length
Ohio State Missed FG
Player Length




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