Buckeyes defense comes up huge in 23-3 win at Indiana

OSU’s Ryan Day & Indiana’s Tom Allen shake hands after 23-3 Buckeyes win 9 2 2023. (courtesy IMAGN, photo by Adam Cairns of Columbus Dispatch, USA Today Sports Syndication)


71,592 Ryan Day OSU head coach Seems like McCord was the QB for today 9 2 2023 #3 OSU 23 Indiana 3.mp3


71,594 Ryan Day OSU head coach He was pleased with the defense. 9 2 2023 OSU 23 Indiana 3 .mp3


71,597 Ryan Day OSU HC Overall he liked Kyle McCord who had rhythm in game 9 2 2023 OSU 23 Indiana 3 .mp3


COLUMBUS, Ohio – No. 3 Ohio State (1-0, 1-0 Big Ten) earned a 23-3 win to open the 2023 season at Indiana (0-1, 0-1) Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington.

The Buckeyes outgained the Hoosiers 380-153 behind the passing of first-year quarterback Kyle McCord, who completed 20-of-33 passes for 239 yards.

TreVeyone Henderson led the Ohio State ground game with 12 carries for 47 yards. DeaMonte Trayanum gained 57 yards on eight efforts while Miyan Williams scored twice on seven attempts for 25 yards.

Cade Stover and Julian Fleming had five and six receptions, respectively, with Stover leading the receiving corps with 98 yards, including a 49-yard catch in the third quarter.

The Ohio State defense allowed the Hoosiers less than 100-yards rushing (71) and passing (82) with Steele Chambers leading with six total tackles.

Ohio State, winners of the last 29 games in the series with the Hoosiers, begins the home season at Ohio Stadium next week when Youngstown State and the Buckeyes kickoff at noon. The Big Ten Network will have the broadcast.