OCTOBER 9, 2021
Ohio State 66, Maryland 17
October 9, 2021
Ohio Stadium — 99,277
- Ohio State defeated Maryland 66-17 in front of 99,277 fans at Ohio Stadium to improve to 5-1 on the season and 3-0 in Big Ten play.
- The Buckeyes are 7-0 all-time against Maryland — 4-0 at Ohio Stadium and 3-0 in College Park.
- This is the Buckeyes’ 99th Homecoming game in school history. Ohio State is now 74-19-5 in Homecoming games, a win-loss mark that does not include the 2010 win.
- This was Ohio State’s fifth-consecutive game with more than 500 yards of offense.
- This was the fourth-consecutive game with an interception return for a touchdown.
- C.J. Stroud was 24-of-33 for 406 yards, his second 400-yard game in five career starts. It is the eighth 400-yard game in program history and the sixth-most in a single game.
- Stroud has three 300-yard games in five career starts, tied for the fifth-most in a season in school history. Dwayne Haskins holds the record with nine 300-yard games in 2018.
- Chris Olave has five touchdown catches in the last three games combined. He has 29 in his career, which gives him sole possession of third place on Ohio State’s all-time list. The only two WRs with more are Devin Smith (30) and David Boston (34).
- Olave had two touchdown receptions vs. Maryland and finished with 120 yards on seven catches. It was his 10th two-touchdown game as well as his 10th 100-yard receiving game.
- Olave passed Ted Ginn Jr. in receptions, moving him into ninth all-time in Ohio State history with 141 career receptions.
- Garret Wilson hauled in his 100th career reception for Ohio State in the first quarter. He now has 104 receptions, 1,701 total yards and 17 touchdowns as a Buckeye. He is the 22nd player in program history to reach 100 or more career receptions.
- Wilson has caught a pass in 27-consecutive games.
- Ohio State’s opening touchdown drive spanned 88 yards in 17 plays. The 17-play scoring drive marked the longest of the season. It was the longest drive since 2015, when Ohio State had a 17-play scoring drive against Hawaii. The longest drive prior to those 17-play drives was a 19-play drive vs. Wisconsin in 2010.
- Ohio State’s next four touchdown drives vs. Maryland totaled 18 plays.
- The Buckeye defense had nine tackles for loss, marking the third game this season with six or more tackles for loss.
- The Buckeyes have not allowed a rushing touchdown since Week 2 against Oregon.
- The Buckeyes are averaging 54.5 points in the last four games combined.
COURTESY OHIO STATE ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS & MARYLAND ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS