NCAAF Game Recap - Cincinnati at Ohio State
Sat Sep 7, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

TxAM
10
Clem
24
F
NMSt
10
Ala
62
F
Murr
17
UGA
63
F
SD
14
Okla
70
F
Cin
0
OHSt
42
F
LSU
45
Tex
38
F
Army
21
Mich
24
F(1OT)
Tul
6
Aub
24
F
UT-M
0
Fla
45
F
NIU
17
Utah
35
F
Cal
20
Wash
19
F
Buff
13
PSU
45
F
Nev
6
Oreg
77
F
C Mi
0
Wisc
61
F
UCF
48
FlAtl
14
F
WestMI
17
MSU
51
F
Rut
0
Iowa
30
F
Syr
20
MD
63
F
NoCol
17
WaSt
59
F
Stan
20
USC
45
F
Marsh
7
Boise
14
F
Neb
31
Colo
34
F OT
Wake
41
Rice
21
F
W&M
17
UVA
52
F
SacSt
7
AzSt
19
F
Ohio
10
Pitt
20
F
(N/A)
23
Kent
26
F
WVU
7
Mizzu
38
F
Sou
24
Mem
55
F
BGSU
0
K St
52
F
OD
17
VaTec
31
F
ChaSo
10
SCar
72
F
Vand
24
Purd
42
F
UAB
31
Akr
20
F
WCU
0
NCSt
41
F
SoFL
10
GATec
14
F
Ford
29
Ball
57
F
TnTec
17
MiaOH
48
F
SMiss
15
MisSt
38
F
Gram
14
LaTec
20
F
SIU
45
UMass
20
F
E Il
0
Ind
52
F
Ill
31
UConn
23
F
Rich
13
BC
45
F
Char
41
App
56
F
WIl
13
ColSt
38
F
UTSA
14
Bayl
63
F
SDSU
23
UCLA
14
F
ULMon
44
FlaSt
45
F OT
Maine
18
GaSo
26
F
GWebb
9
ECU
48
F
NCAT
13
Duke
45
F
Furm
42
GASt
48
F
Wyo
23
TxSt
14
F
JacSt
14
SoAl
37
F
NorTx
27
SMU
49
F
McNee
14
OkSt
56
F
TnSt
26
MidTN
45
F
CoCar
12
Kans
7
F
BYU
29
Tenn
26
F(1OT)
E Ky
0
Lou
42
F
W Ky
20
FLInt
14
F
Stony
7
UtSt
62
F
Ark
17
Miss
31
F
Lib
14
ULLaf
35
F
E Mi
17
KY
38
F
UTEP
3
TxTch
38
F
PVAM
17
Hou
37
F
MiaFL
25
UNC
28
F
Tuls
34
SJSU
16
F
ArkSt
43
UNLV
17
F
Minn
38
Fres
35
F(1OT)
NoAZ
41
Ariz
65
F
OreSt
28
Hawaii
31
F

Sep 7, 2019, 12:00 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Cincinnati (1-1)

0

0

0

0

0

(5) Ohio State (2-0)

7

21

7

7

42

Fields, No. 5 Ohio State bury Cincinnati 42-0
Sat Sep 7, 2019 5:22 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The hopes for a shocking upset that Luke Fickell and Cincinnati carried with them up Interstate 71 didn't take long to dissipate into the late summer air at Ohio Stadium on Saturday.

The long afternoon started when quarterback Justin Fields dashed up the middle for a 7-yard touchdown run on Ohio State's second drive of the day. And it got worse for the Bearcats from there.

Fields, the Georgia transfer in his first year starting for the Buckeyes, was prolific the rest of the day with help from tailback J.K. Dobbins and an angry Ohio State defense in the 42-0 rout of Cincinnati, which last beat the Buckeyes in football 122 years ago.

"We got our absolute butts whipped," said Fickell, the third-year Bearcats coach who played and coached for years at Ohio State.

Fields ran for a second score and passed for two as No. 5 Ohio State (2-0) dismantled Cincinnati in Fickell's return to Ohio Stadium.

"They just ruined any sentimental thought you had," he said. "I'm disappointed we couldn't give them a real game."

The Bearcats (1-1) came in with confidence after an opening week home win over UCLA but couldn't get it together. By halftime it was 28-0.

The Ohio State defense held down Cincinnati and shut the door with a blocked field goal, an interception and, late in the game, a fumble for a touchback on the only occasions the Bearcats threatened. The Buckeyes sacked quarterback Desmond Ritter five times.

"I think today was another step in the journey, the right step - where we want to be," Ohio State coach Ryan Day said.

THE TAKEAWAY

Cincinnati: With the drama surrounding the return of Fickell, the Bearcats were expected by many to give Ohio State more of a game. But the Buckeyes defensive line made it tough to establish any ground game. Ritter hit a few passes for big gains but otherwise the Bearcats' offensive highlights were few.

"They just made it really hard for us to run the ball up front," Ridder said. "Usually we're a run-first offense. Today we had to be a pass first offense and then we really couldn't get it going in the passing game, whether that was up front or me just connecting with the receivers."

Ohio State: The Buckeyes exploited the talent deficit, and their skill players and defense were better than last week and made fewer mistakes just in time for Big Ten play to begin next week.

DOBBINS RUNS WILD

The Ohio State tailback was disappointed at not being able to break a long run in last week's win over FAU. He got it against Cincinnati, a 60-yard scoring rumble in the second quarter .

"It was great, but I've got to keep getting better," Dobbins said. "Maybe next week I'll have a longer one."

The junior rushed for 141 yards and pair of touchdowns - all in the first half. He came back for one play in the third quarter and threw a beautiful block to spring Fields on a 4-yard touchdown run.

MIGHTY CHASE

Ohio State defensive end Chase Young was a disruptive presence again.

He was credited with three tackles and 1.5 sacks, but that doesn't tell the whole story. With Ohio State leading 7-0 in the first quarter, Young blocked a 32-yard field goal attempt by Cincinnati's Sam Crosa. Then he sacked Ridder to force a punt in the Bearcats' first drive of the second half. He also had a near interception.

"I feel we were clicking on all cylinders today, but I feel like the best is yet to come," he said.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

Beating a 16-point underdog in blowout fashion probably won't get the Buckeyes up into to the top four.

UP NEXT

Cincinnati: Hosts Miami (Ohio) on Saturday.

Ohio State: Opens Big Ten play Saturday at Indiana.

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Passing

Cin Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
D. Ridder 20 13 65.0 0 166 46 1 70.0
B. Bryant 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 39.6
OHSt Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Fields 25 20 80.0 2 224 39 0 130.7
C. Chugunov 2 2 100.0 0 14 9 0 95.8

Rushing

Cin Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
T. Thomas 11 58 5.3 15 0
B. Bryant 3 25 8.3 21 0
OHSt Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
J. Dobbins 17 141 8.3 60 2
M. Teague III 11 60 5.5 13 0

Receiving

Cin Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
A. Pierce 4 93 23.3 46 0
J. Deguara 3 46 15.3 21 0
OHSt Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
B. Victor 5 69 13.8 20 0
C. Olave 2 60 30.0 39 0

Fumbles

Cin F FL
D. Ridder 1 0
OHSt F FL
K. Hill 1 0

Returning

Cin KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
T. Tucker 3 20.3 0 30 0 - 0 0
OHSt KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
K. Hill 0 - 0 0 3 8.3 0 9
D. McCall 1 25.0 0 25 1 3.0 0 3

Punting

Cin Punt Yds Avg LgPu
J. Smith 8 335 41.9 48
OHSt Punt Yds Avg LgPu
D. Chrisman 3 129 43.0 46

Takeaways

OHSt Int Yds InTD
T. Borland 1 42 0

Team Stats Comparison

Cin OHSt
Points For 0 42
Total Yards 273 508
Rushing Yards 107 270
Passing Yards 166 238
Passing Completions / Attempts 13/23 22/27
Turnovers 2 0
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Fumbles - Lost 2/1 2/0
First Downs 13 31
Penalties - Yards 10/78 2/25
Time Of Possession 39:39 21:21
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 3/14 7/11
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 1/1 0/1
Punts - Average Yards 8/42 3/43

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Cin OHSt
OHSt 6:32 TD Justin Fields 7 yd run (Blake Haubeil kick) 0 7
2nd Quarter Cin OHSt
OHSt 5:20 TD J.K. Dobbins 4 yd run (Blake Haubeil kick) 0 14
OHSt 7:34 TD J.K. Dobbins 60 yd run (Blake Haubeil kick) 0 21
OHSt 13:07 TD Garrett Wilson 9 yd pass from Justin Fields (Blake Haubeil kick) 0 28
3rd Quarter Cin OHSt
OHSt 11:28 TD Justin Fields 4 yd run (Blake Haubeil kick) 0 35
4th Quarter Cin OHSt
OHSt 3:30 TD K.J. Hill 5 yd pass from Justin Fields (Blake Haubeil kick) 0 42

Game Information

Stadium: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
Attendance: 104,089
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