NCAAF Game Recap - Miami (OH) at Ohio State
Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:30 PM EDT

Char
10
Clem
52
F
SMiss
7
Ala
49
F
ND
17
UGA
23
F
LSU
66
Vand
38
F
MiaOH
5
OHSt
76
F
Aub
28
TxAM
20
F
Tenn
3
Fla
34
F
Utah
23
USC
30
F
Mich
14
Wisc
35
F
OkSt
30
Tex
36
F
UCF
34
Pitt
35
F
Oreg
21
Stan
6
F
UCLA
67
WaSt
63
F
AF
19
Boise
30
F
OD
17
UVA
28
F
Wash
45
BYU
19
F
Cal
28
Miss
20
F
Colo
34
AzSt
31
F
SMU
41
TCU
38
F
Hou
31
Tul
38
F
FLInt
31
LaTec
43
F
MSU
31
NW
10
F
ULMon
20
IASt
72
F
Elon
7
Wake
49
F
WestMI
33
Syr
52
F
BC
30
Rut
16
F
UConn
3
Ind
38
F
Mor
21
Army
52
F
CoCar
62
UMass
28
F
ULLaf
45
Ohio
25
F
CenCt
29
E Mi
34
F
Troy
35
Akr
7
F
BGSU
20
Kent
62
F
SoAl
3
UAB
35
F
Wyo
21
Tuls
24
F
App
34
UNC
31
F
Lou
24
FlaSt
35
F
Temp
22
Buff
38
F
SCar
14
Mizzu
34
F
KY
13
MisSt
28
F
C Mi
12
MiaFL
17
F
NMSt
52
NM
55
F
WVU
29
Kans
24
F
W&M
7
ECU
19
F
Hamp
27
Lib
62
F
Wagn
7
FlAtl
42
F
GASt
34
TxSt
37
F(2OT)
SIU
28
ArkSt
41
F
Bayl
21
Rice
13
F
Ball
23
NCSt
34
F
UTSA
3
NorTx
45
F
SJSU
31
Ark
24
F
Nev
37
UTEP
21
F
Neb
42
Ill
38
F
SacSt
20
Fres
34
F
Toled
41
ColSt
35
F
UtSt
23
SDSU
17
F
C Ark
16
Hawaii
35
F

Sep 21, 2019, 3:30 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Miami (OH) (1-3)

5

0

0

0

5

(6) Ohio State (4-0)

7

42

14

13

76

Fields shines as No. 6 Ohio State trounces Miami (Ohio) 76-5
Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:27 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Ohio State coach Ryan Day says he's still trying to determine just how good the Buckeyes are after a fourth straight blowout win.

He might start to find out more next week.

The sixth-ranked Buckeyes (4-0, 1-0 Big Ten) trounced Miami (Ohio) 76-5 on Saturday and now prepare for a rugged stretch of Big Ten games beginning with a visit to Nebraska and then a home game against Michigan State.

"Maybe midway through the season, we'll have a better idea," Day said. "I do think that we're playing with a lot of passion, we're playing hard, we're playing tough. That's clear to see, but again, we go on the road and that's a big test next week. I think I'll have a better idea next week."

One thing for sure is that quarterback Justin Fields is turning out to be something special.

The sophomore Georgia transfer threw four touchdown passes and rushed for two more scores in the second quarter alone before taking a seat and letting his two backups mop up in the second half. Fields has accounted for 19 touchdowns in the first four games.

The Buckeyes - victimized by an early Fields end-zone fumble and safety - only led 7-5 after the first quarter. But that changed quickly as Fields hit K.J. Hill with a 53-yard touchdown pass - the longest of his career - and then ran for a 7-yard score just 32 seconds later. It was all Ohio State the rest of the way.

Fields finished 14 for 21 for 223 yards, also throwing two touchdown passes to Chris Olave and another to Binjimen Victor .

"We defended him as well as we could," Miami coach Chuck Martin said. "We just couldn't get the big son of a gun on the ground."

Miami freshman quarterback Brett Gabbert was 5 for 15 for 48 yards and an interception before getting injured and leaving the game in favor of Jackson Williams in the second quarter. The RedHawks (1-3) were held to 130 total yards.

The game was suspended because of lightning with 2:40 left and then was declared over by consent of the two head coaches.

BAD BREAK EARLY

Fields committed his first turnover of the season when Miami linebacker Myles Reid batted the ball out his hand and it trickled out of the back of the end zone for a safety that gave the RedHawks an early lead. Miami kicked a field goal and led 5-0 before Ohio State scored the next 76 points.

Fields says falling behind didn't startle him.

"Coach always tells us we're eventually going to get punched in the face," he said. "It's just about how we respond."

THE TAKEAWAY

Miami: The RedHawks, despite hanging tough in the opening quarter, are probably glad to have this one behind them. They didn't have the talent to keep it close.

"We got a good bounce early and that helped us early, and then they settled in," Martin said.

Ohio State: The Buckeyes are speeding along and flattening overmatched opponents. Fields continues to show his immense potential. The larger challenges are still ahead in the dog days of a tough Big Ten stretch.

"We've got a lot of momentum right now," linebacker Baron Browning said. "We just need to keep our momentum going and keep getting better, not focus on who we're playing, just keep getting better. That was our focus and the mission for the day."

POLL IMPLICATIONS

Another blowout of an overmatched team likely isn't going to impress voters, even with gaudy numbers from Fields.

CHASING THE QB

All-America defensive end Chase Young delivered two sacks, both of which led to Miami fumbles that the Buckeyes recovered. Young has recorded seven sacks this season.

"It was just a good, good defensive effort," Young said. "Hopefully we can try to do that against Nebraska."

QUOTABLE

"It's pretty awesome, it's not fun to go against, but pretty awesome to see how many explosive athletes they got," Martin said.

UP NEXT

Miami: Hosts Buffalo next Saturday.

Ohio State: At Nebraska next Saturday night.

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Passing

MiaOH Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
B. Gabbert 15 5 33.3 0 48 13 1 15.4
J. Williamson 5 2 40.0 0 12 8 0 47.9
OHSt Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Fields 21 14 66.7 4 223 53 0 141.5
C. Chugunov 7 6 85.7 2 86 38 0 157.4

Rushing

MiaOH Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
M. Thomas 8 44 5.5 23 0
M. Burton 5 12 2.4 9 0
OHSt Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
S. Chambers 8 63 7.9 15 1
J. Dobbins 8 52 6.5 26 1

Receiving

MiaOH Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
J. Sorenson 4 42 10.5 13 0
L. Mayock 1 10 10.0 10 0
OHSt Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
K. Hill 2 78 39.0 53 1
J. Williams 2 74 37.0 61 1

Fumbles

OHSt F FL
J. Fields 1 0
M. Teague III 1 1

Returning

MiaOH KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
M. Thomas 2 5.5 0 11 0 - 0 0
OHSt KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
S. Banks 0 - 0 0 1 5.0 0 0
G. Wilson 0 - 0 0 1 52.0 0 52

Punting

MiaOH Punt Yds Avg LgPu
K. Kramer 9 409 45.4 53
OHSt Punt Yds Avg LgPu
D. Chrisman 2 107 53.5 54

Takeaways

OHSt Int Yds InTD
J. Okudah 1 0 0

Team Stats Comparison

MiaOH OHSt
Points For 5 76
Total Yards 130 601
Rushing Yards 70 227
Passing Yards 60 374
Passing Completions / Attempts 7/20 22/30
Turnovers 3 1
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Fumbles - Lost 2/2 2/1
First Downs 10 30
Penalties - Yards 4/50 6/52
Time Of Possession 58:58 2:02
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 4/17 1/5
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 1/1 2/2
Punts - Average Yards 10/41 2/54

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter MiaOH OHSt
MiaOH 3:00 SF Team safety 2 0
MiaOH 7:35 FG Sam Sloman 21 yd FG 5 0
OHSt 9:44 TD J.K. Dobbins 26 yd run (Blake Haubeil kick) 5 7
2nd Quarter MiaOH OHSt
OHSt 0:24 TD K.J. Hill 53 yd pass from Justin Fields (Blake Haubeil kick) 5 14
OHSt 0:56 TD Justin Fields 7 yd run (Blake Haubeil kick) 5 21
OHSt 6:23 TD Justin Fields 6 yd run (Blake Haubeil kick) 5 28
OHSt 9:54 TD Chris Olave 13 yd pass from Justin Fields (Blake Haubeil kick) 5 35
OHSt 12:46 TD Binjimen Victor 30 yd pass from Justin Fields (Blake Haubeil kick) 5 42
OHSt 14:07 TD Chris Olave 10 yd pass from Justin Fields (Blake Haubeil kick) 5 49
3rd Quarter MiaOH OHSt
OHSt 6:00 TD Garrett Wilson 38 yd pass from Chris Chugunov (Blake Haubeil kick) 5 56
OHSt 12:45 TD Marcus Crowley 7 yd pass from Chris Chugunov (Blake Haubeil kick) 5 63
4th Quarter MiaOH OHSt
OHSt 1:01 TD Jameson Williams 61 yd pass from Gunnar Hoak (Blake Haubeil kick) 5 70
OHSt 11:58 TD Steele Chambers 2 yd run (missed kick) 5 76

Game Information

Stadium: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
Attendance: 103,190
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