COLUMBUS, Ohio – Behind the running of Miyan Williams, No. 3 Ohio State (5-0, 2-0) scored 28 first-half points and added 21 in the second to defeat Rutgers (3-2, 0-2) 49-10 Saturday at Ohio Stadium.
Williams rushed for 189 yards on 21 carries. He became the third Buckeye all-time to score five rushing touchdowns in a game, matching Pete Johnson in 1974 vs. North Carolina and Keith Byars in 1984 vs. Illinois. Johnson rushed for 148 yards on 26 carries vs. the Tar Heels. Byars carried it 39 times for 274 yards vs. the Illini.
The Buckeyes struggled early in each half, giving the Scarlet Knights the ball deep in Ohio State’s territory on a muffed punt in the first half and then started the second with an interception. The turnovers led to all of Rutgers’ 10 points in the game.
C.J. Stroud finished with 154 yards passing, completing 13-of-22 attempts with two touchdowns.
Emeka Egbuka and Julian Fleming each had four catches to lead the receivers. Egbuka led with 70 yards while Fleming had 51 with a score. Marvin Harrison Jr. had three grabs for 18 yards and a touchdown.
Steele Chambers led the defense with 11 tackles, including eight solos, two tackles-for-loss and an interception.
COURTESY OSU ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS