Ohio State Buckeyes Football News: #2 Ohio State 21 vs. #5 Notre Dame 10 — Sept. 3, 2022

WR Xavier Johnson was the unlikely star Saturday night
QB C.J. Stroud was 24-34 passing for 223 yards and 2 TD’s
DT Mike Hall Jr. was disruptive all night against Notre Dame with 4 tackles, 1 sack and 3 TFL’s
70,267 C.J. Stroud OSU QB On who is WR Xavier Johnson. WR corps is deep OSU 21 ND 10 9 3 2022.mp3
70,268 Xavier Johnson OSU WR On where he has been and coming up huge vs Notre Dame OSU 21 ND 10 9 3 2022.mp3
70, 269 Xavier Johnson OSU WR Going to be remembered in OSU history forever. Isnt that crazy OSU 21 ND 10 9 3 2022.mp3
70,272 Mike Hall Jr. OSU DT On shutting out Irish in 2nd half 0 pts OSU 21 ND 10 9 3 2022.mp3
70,273 Xavier Johnson OSU WR Countless nights dreaming of being able to help win a game OSU 21 ND 10 9 3 2022.mp3

COLUMBUS, Ohio – No. 2 Ohio State (1-0) scored a third-quarter touchdown to take the lead and added another score in the fourth to defeat No. 5 Notre Dame (0-1) 21-10 in an early-season battle at Ohio Stadium.

After the Buckeyes took the lead in the third, Notre Dame punted on its fifth-consecutive possession early in the fourth quarter, giving the Buckeyes the ball on the Irish 5-yard line.

Behind the running of Miyan Williams, the Buckeyes went 95 yards on 14 plays to put the game away on a 2-yard Williams touchdown rush to give Ohio State a 21-10 lead. Williams finished the game with 84 yards on 14 carries and a score. TreVeyon Henderson led the running backs with 91 yards on 15 carries.

C.J. Stroud completed 24 of 34 passing attempts for 223 yards and two touchdowns. Emeka Egbuka led the receivers with nine catches for 90 yards and a touchdown.

Defensively, linebacker Tommy Eichenberg paced the Buckeyes with nine tackles, three for loss and a pair of sacks.

Ohio State will continue its stretch of five consecutive home games to start the season against Arkansas State at noon next Saturday at Ohio Stadium, which is celebrating its 100th year as the home of the Buckeyes in 2022. The game will be televised by Big Ten Network.