NCAAF Game Recap - Ohio State at Indiana
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

Clem
41
Syr
6
F
Ala
47
SCar
23
F
ArkSt
0
UGA
55
F
NWSt
14
LSU
65
F
Okla
48
UCLA
14
F
OHSt
51
Ind
10
F
NM
14
ND
66
F
Kent
16
Aub
55
F
Fla
29
KY
21
F
IdSt
0
Utah
31
F
Tex
48
Rice
13
F
Pitt
10
PSU
17
F
Mont
3
Oreg
35
F
Lamar
3
TxAM
62
F
Stan
27
UCF
45
F
AzSt
10
MSU
7
F
Iowa
18
IASt
17
F
WaSt
31
Hou
24
F
MD
17
Temp
20
F
PorSt
10
Boise
45
F
Hawaii
20
Wash
52
F
USC
27
BYU
30
F OT
FlaSt
24
UVA
31
F
UNC
18
Wake
24
F
Kans
48
BC
24
F
K St
31
MisSt
24
F
E Mi
34
Ill
31
F
NCSt
27
WVU
44
F
Furm
17
VaTec
24
F
Chat
0
Tenn
45
F
MiaOH
13
Cin
35
F
Cit
27
GATec
24
F OT
AF
30
Colo
23
F OT
Norf
7
CoCar
46
F
FlAtl
41
Ball
31
F
Akr
24
C Mi
45
F
ECU
10
Navy
42
F
Army
31
UTSA
13
F
OkSt
40
Tuls
21
F
Mem
42
SoAl
6
F
UNLV
14
NW
30
F
GaSo
32
Minn
35
F
SouLA
29
Miss
40
F
Lou
38
W Ky
21
F
ColSt
34
Ark
55
F
B-C
0
MiaFL
63
F
CAPly
7
OreSt
45
F
NorTx
17
Cal
23
F
Idaho
16
Wyo
21
F
LaTec
35
BGSU
7
F
SMiss
47
Troy
42
F
SCSt
16
SoFL
55
F
Buff
17
Lib
35
F
UMass
17
Char
52
F
Ohio
31
Marsh
33
F
GASt
10
WestMI
57
F
Murr
0
Toled
45
F
Web
13
Nev
19
F
TxSt
17
SMU
47
F
Duke
41
MidTN
18
F
UNH
17
FLInt
30
F
SEMO
0
Mizzu
50
F
TxSo
6
ULLaf
77
F
TCU
34
Purd
13
F
MoStU
6
Tul
58
F
SDSU
31
NMSt
10
F
NIU
8
Neb
44
F
TxTch
14
Ariz
28
F

Sep 14, 2019, 12:00 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

(6) Ohio State (3-0)

7

23

21

0

51

Indiana (2-1)

3

7

0

0

10

Dobbins, Fields help No. 6 Ohio St. knock out Indiana 51-10
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:17 PM

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) Justin Fields and J.K. Dobbins keep finding holes in opposing defenses.

Their ability to take advantage of them quickly is turning Ohio State's dynamic duo into an unbeatable combination.

Dobbins ran for 193 yards and one touchdown, caught one of Fields' three touchdown passes and then watched most of the second half from the bench as the sixth-ranked Buckeyes blew out Indiana 51-10 on Saturday.

"I just told the offensive line I was going to meet them in the end zone and I think that gets them excited," Dobbins said. "I love those guys. I love them like they're my own brother. I think that helps us. We have a great bond."

It shows.

The Buckeyes (3-0, 1-0 Big Ten) have won each game this season by at least 24 points, and they've won nine straight overall and 24 in a row against the Hoosiers. Their 41-point victory margin Saturday was the largest in the series since 2006, and it was the most lopsided road win for the Buckeyes in a series that dates to 1901.

Dobbins perfectly played the role of setup man by repeatedly crashing through the middle, breaking tackles and leaving Indiana defenders on the ground . He only needed 22 carries to eclipse the 181-yard game he had in his only other trip to Bloomington in 2017.

Fields took care of the rest, going 14 of 24 for 199 yards while starting the scoring with a 3-yard TD run. Since transferring from Georgia, Fields has logged nine TD passes and four touchdown runs.

Just four plays after Chris Olave caught a 37-yard TD pass to give Ohio State a 14-3 lead, he blocked a punt out of the end zone for a safety. On Ohio State's next offensive play, Dobbins sprinted up the middle for 56 yards and, four plays after that, K.J. Hill Jr. caught a 9-yard TD pass to put the Hoosiers on their heels and the game out of reach.

"We've got a lot of weapons," Dobbins said. "You've got to watch out for us."

Indiana's hopes seemed doomed even before kickoff.

Peyton Ramsey replaced the injured Michael Penix Jr. as the starting quarterback and about the only thing that went right after that was a trick play in which Ramsey threw the ball to Donovan Hale, who turned and threw a 49-yard TD pass to a wide open Peyton Hendershot.

That cut the Buckeyes' lead to 30-10 just before halftime.

Otherwise, it was pure misery for the Hoosiers (2-1, 0-1).

They ran 31 times for 42 yards, the offensive line allowed five sacks, Damon Arnette Jr. picked off Ramsey and ran it back 96 yards for a touchdown, and the defense gave up 528 yards - 314 of it on the ground, including a 40-yard TD run by Master Teague III, who had 10 carries for 106 yards.

"Rough day for the Hoosiers. Very disappointed with how we performed," Indiana coach Tom Allen said. "But I stand before you, take responsibility for how our team takes the field and plays each and every week, and it wasn't good enough."

THE TAKEAWAY

Ohio State has been everything expected of the Buckeyes. Fields was efficient, Dobbins proficient and the defense almost impenetrable. Ohio State scored in all three phases, including Arnette's pick-six - the fifth-longest interception return for a touchdown in school history.

Indiana found out how far it needs to go to compete against the conference's best teams. With the running game stalled, Ramsey had to rely almost exclusively on his arm. And when the Hoosiers couldn't sustain drives, their defense wore down fast.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

Ohio State easily avoided an early-season stumble, but a third straight blowout in a one-sided series probably won't impress the voters.

MISSING MAN

Penix Jr. missed the game with an undisclosed injury, giving Ramsey a chance to play against his home-state team. It didn't go well for the Hoosiers, who didn't gain a yard on their first two series and only put together two scoring drives. Ramsey wound up 19 of 33 with 162 yards, no touchdowns, the interception and four sacks. It's also unclear whether Penix could play next week.

UP NEXT

Ohio State hosts Miami of Ohio next Saturday.

Indiana closes out the non-conference season against Connecticut next Saturday.

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Passing

OHSt Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Fields 24 14 58.3 3 199 37 0 124.8
G. Hoak 1 1 100.0 0 9 9 0 104.2
Ind Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
P. Ramsey 33 19 57.6 0 162 28 1 57.9
D. Hale 1 1 100.0 1 49 49 0 158.3

Rushing

OHSt Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
J. Dobbins 22 193 8.8 56 1
M. Teague III 10 106 10.6 40 1
Ind Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
R. Walker Jr. 1 0 0.0 0 0
S. James 4 14 3.5 9 0

Receiving

OHSt Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
C. Olave 3 70 23.3 37 1
B. Victor 4 66 16.5 21 0
Ind Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
P. Hendershot 4 70 17.5 49 1
W. Philyor 3 41 13.7 28 0

Fumbles

Ind F FL
T. Fryfogle 1 0
P. Ramsey 1 0

Returning

OHSt KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
D. McCall 2 16.0 0 16 1 1.0 0 1
C. Olave 0 - 0 0 1 18.0 0 0
Ind KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
D. Ellis 6 18.3 0 25 0 - 0 0
W. Philyor 0 - 0 0 1 -1.0 0 0

Punting

OHSt Punt Yds Avg LgPu
D. Chrisman 3 132 44.0 54
Ind Punt Yds Avg LgPu
H. Whitehead 7 270 38.6 52

Takeaways

OHSt Int Yds InTD
D. Arnette 1 96 1

Team Stats Comparison

OHSt Ind
Points For 51 10
Total Yards 520 257
Rushing Yards 306 42
Passing Yards 214 215
Passing Completions / Attempts 17/29 21/36
Turnovers 1 1
Interceptions Thrown 0 1
Fumbles - Lost 2/1 2/0
First Downs 30 15
Penalties - Yards 5/45 5/54
Time Of Possession 50:50 10:10
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 5/10 3/17
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/0 1/2
Punts - Average Yards 3/44 8/34

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter OHSt Ind
OHSt 7:32 TD Justin Fields 3 yd run (Blake Haubeil kick) 7 0
Ind 11:15 FG Logan Justus 29 yd FG 7 3
2nd Quarter OHSt Ind
OHSt 3:34 TD Chris Olave 37 yd pass from Justin Fields (Blake Haubeil kick) 14 3
OHSt 4:45 SF Team safety 16 3
OHSt 6:30 TD K.J. Hill 9 yd pass from Justin Fields (Blake Haubeil kick) 23 3
OHSt 10:51 TD J.K. Dobbins 26 yd run (Blake Haubeil kick) 30 3
Ind 13:53 TD Peyton Hendershot 49 yd pass from Donavan Hale (Logan Justus kick) 30 10
3rd Quarter OHSt Ind
OHSt 2:45 TD J.K. Dobbins 4 yd pass from Justin Fields (Blake Haubeil kick) 37 10
OHSt 10:02 TD Master Teague III 40 yd run (Blake Haubeil kick) 44 10
OHSt 15:00 TD Damon Arnette 96 yd interception return (Blake Haubeil kick) 51 10
4th Quarter OHSt Ind
No scores this quarter

Game Information

Stadium: Memorial Stadium, Bloomington, Indiana
Attendance: 47,945
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