OCTOBER 9, 2021
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Besides taking a knee at the end of the first half, No. 7 Ohio State scored on each of its first nine possessions in dominating Maryland, 66-17, Saturday in front of 99,277 in Ohio Stadium.
For the second game in a row, quarterback C.J. Stroud threw for five touchdowns. Overall, he was an efficient 24-for-33 for 406 yards.
The three-headed monster at wide receiver again turned in a stellar day as Chris Olave moved into sole possession of third place in Ohio State annals with his 28th and 29th career TD catches. He finished with seven balls for 120 yards. Jaxson Smith-Njigba had five catches for 103 and Garrett Wilson accounted for the first score of each half en route to a five-grab, 84-yard day.
Freshman standout TreVeyon Henderson accounted for a hat trick in the scoring department with a pair of rushing touchdowns and a six-point reception. He finished with 16 totes for 102 yards and then added 67 receiving on four catches.
Defensively, the Buckeyes limited Maryland to 335 yards of total offense with five sacks and two interceptions.
The No. 7 ranked Buckeyes are now 5-1 on the season and 3-0 in B1G play, while Maryland falls to 4-2 / 1-2. The Buckeyes are off next week and then travel to Indiana Oct. 23. Kick off is TBA.
COURTESY OHIO STATE ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS AND MARYLAND ATHLETIC COMUNICATIONS