Ohio State Buckeyes wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba (11) celebrates scoring a touchdown with offensive lineman Thayer Munford (75) during the second quarter of the NCAA football game against the Michigan State Spartans at Ohio Stadium in Columbus on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. Michigan State Spartans At Ohio State Buckeyes Football
Ohio State football dominates Michigan State
The Ohio State football team came into today’s game agains Michigan State very confident. This was despite the fact that it was supposed to be a close game. It turns out that the Buckeyes shouldn’t have been that concerned.
Ryan Day had his team prepared for this one. Ohio State had a 49-0 lead at half. Ohio State ended up winning the game 56-7. C. J. Stroud had 6 touchdowns in the first half, tying the school record for touchdown passes in a game. He had that in the first half against a top 10 opponent. That’s simply ridiculous.
Stroud very well could have had his Heisman moment today. He only threw three incompletions and had 432 yards. He was sensational the entire time he was out there and could have put up more numbers had Day not pulled gum after one series on the second half.
Chris Olave had himself a game too. He caught two first half touchdowns and broke the record for career touchdown receptions that was formally held by David Boston. The Buckeyes showed that any given receiver can beat any defense on any given day. They just have too many weapons.
The Ohio State football team’s defense was also really good in this game. They didn’t allow a score until late in the game when all of the starters were pulled. They played a really strong game, especially against Kenneth Walker. He had no room to run the entire game. He only had six carries for a paltry 25 yards.