NCAAF Game Recap - Ohio State at Rutgers
Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:30 PM EST

LSU
58
Miss
37
F
OHSt
56
Rut
21
F
Wake
3
Clem
52
F
Ala
38
MisSt
7
F
UGA
21
Aub
14
F
Ariz
6
Oreg
34
F
Minn
19
Iowa
23
F
UCLA
3
Utah
49
F
Ind
27
PSU
34
F
Okla
34
Bayl
31
F
Fla
23
Mizzu
6
F
MSU
10
Mich
44
F
Wisc
37
Neb
21
F
Navy
20
ND
52
F
Cin
20
SoFL
17
F
Mem
45
Hou
27
F
NM
9
Boise
42
F
Tex
21
IASt
23
F
Kans
13
OkSt
31
F
E Mi
42
Akr
14
F
WestMI
37
Ohio
34
F OT
NIU
31
Toled
28
F
BGSU
3
MiaOH
44
F
Buff
27
Kent
30
F
UNC
27
Pitt
34
F OT
LaTec
10
Marsh
31
F
Fres
7
SDSU
17
F
Tul
21
Temp
29
F
TCU
33
TxTch
31
F
UMass
6
NW
45
F
AlaSt
12
FlaSt
49
F
VMI
6
Army
47
F
UTEP
10
UAB
37
F
Troy
63
TxSt
27
F
CoCar
27
ArkSt
28
F
ULMon
29
GaSo
51
F
IdSt
10
BYU
42
F
C Mi
45
Ball
44
F
KY
38
Vand
14
F
WVU
24
K St
20
F
VaTec
45
GATec
0
F
(N/A)
28
NMSt
41
F
Hawaii
21
UNLV
7
F
Wyo
21
UtSt
26
F
Syr
49
Duke
6
F
Stan
22
WaSt
49
F
Rice
31
MidTN
28
F
ULLaf
37
SoAl
27
F
SMiss
36
UTSA
17
F
AF
38
ColSt
21
F
App
56
GASt
27
F
AzSt
34
OreSt
35
F
SCar
6
TxAM
30
F
Lou
34
NCSt
20
F
USC
41
Cal
17
F

Nov 16, 2019, 3:30 PM EST

Final

1

2

3

4

T

(2) Ohio State (10-0)

21

14

14

7

56

Rutgers (2-8)

7

0

7

7

21

Fields 4 TD passes, No. 2 Ohio State beats Rutgers 56-21
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:13 PM

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Fresh off another rout, Justin Fields and No. 2 Ohio State was looking ahead. Because chances are the next couple of games figure to be a bit tougher for the Buckeyes.

Fields threw for a career-high 305 yards and matched his best with four touchdown passes as Ohio State romped over Rutgers 56-21 on Saturday.

Ohio State (10-0, 7-0 Big Ten) posted its 16th straight win over the last two seasons. The Buckeyes had been outscoring opponents by over 42 points per game, the biggest margin in the nation, and were favored by 51 in this matchup.

The win keep the Buckeyes on the path toward a possible national championship with major games coming in the final two weeks of the regular season against No. 9 Penn State (9-1) and No. 14 Michigan (8-2).

Ohio State coach Ryan Day insisted his team was not complacent in beating Rutgers (2-8, 0-7) for the sixth straight time.

"I don't think so," Day said. "They're good coaches and playing hard until the end. They did a good job. Again, we're going to go through the film, but this is a sport where we're focused on the next opponent already."

J.K. Dobbins ran for two touchdowns for the Buckeyes and cornerback Shaun Wade set up two early TDs with an interception and a forced fumble.

Isaih Pacheco scored on a 26-yard run, Johnny Langan threw a 45-yard scoring pass to Bo Melton and ran a yard for another touchdown with 1:09 left for Rutgers. The loss was the 19th straight conference game for the Scarlet Knights, which fired coach Chris Ash in late September.

"I thought our kids played really hard," Rutgers interim coach Nunzio Campanile said. "They played really hard throughout. They competed for four quarters, all the things that we're asking them to do, and I think that when you do that, you're just going to get better. You're going to get growth."

Playing just over a half, Fields finished 15 of 19 in topping his previous best of 234 yards against Florida Atlantic in the season opener. His touchdown passes covered 11 and 24 yards to Binjimen Victor, 35 yards to K.J. Hill and 14 yards to Luke Farrell on the opening series of the second half. The Georgia transfer has thrown 31 touchdowns and one interception in his first season as the Buckeyes' starter.

Fields downplayed his numbers.

"Game, by game, whatever the stats are, that's what it is," he said. "I'm just glad we got the W."

Rutgers took the opening kickoff and turned the ball over twice in his first four plays from scrimmage, helping stake Ohio State to a 14-0 lead.

Wade intercepted Langan (12 of 26 for 121) on the second play from scrimmage, giving the Buckeyes the ball at their 40. Four plays later, Dobbins scored on an 18-yard run.

Wade forced receiver Isaiah Washington to fumble after a 6-yard catch on the second play of the next series and safety Jordan Fuller recovered at the Rutgers 33. Three plays later, Fields found Victor in the back of the end zone for a 14-0 lead 3:36 after the opening kickoff.

"I mean, they don't really need any help," Campanile said of Ohio State. "I mean, they are a pretty good team and we decided to give them a lot of help to start the game."

An 8-yard run by Dobbins pushed the lead to 21 points on the Buckeyes' next series.

Rutgers scored after Garrett Wilson muffed a punt and Lawrence Stevens caught the ball in midair. Pacheco, who had 56 yards on 17 carries, broke through the line on a quick opener and ran 26 yards into the corner of the end zone.

Fields threw for three more touchdowns to stretch the lead to 42-7. New Jersey resident Chris Chungunov replaced him and added two more TD tosses, a 4-yarder to Jake Hausmann and a 32-yarder to Jaelen Gill.

Langan split those touchdown throws with a scoring pass to Melton late in the third quarter. His late TD run needed a lengthy review to overturn a lost fumble call.

THE TAKEAWAY

Ohio State: Seemingly came out of the game healthy which is what it wanted with the closing stretch.

Rutgers: Not a bad effort. Scored three touchdowns against a team that had only given up eight all season. Had a goal-line stand in the second in the second quarter to force a change of possession, recovered two fumbles and even forced a couple of punts.

UP NEXT

Ohio State: Hosts No. 9 Penn State, looking for third straight win against Nittany Lions and seventh in eight games.

Rutgers: Hosts Michigan State in home finale.

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Passing

OHSt Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Fields 19 15 78.9 4 305 58 0 158.3
C. Chugunov 14 5 35.7 2 61 32 0 89.6
Rut Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Langan 26 12 46.2 1 121 45 2 40.7

Rushing

OHSt Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
J. Dobbins 17 89 5.2 18 2
S. Chambers 9 56 6.2 11 0
Rut Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
I. Pacheco 16 50 3.1 26 1
J. Langan 10 42 4.2 21 1

Receiving

OHSt Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
C. Olave 4 139 34.8 58 0
B. Victor 5 68 13.6 24 2
Rut Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
B. Melton 3 57 19.0 45 1
K. Adams 1 41 41.0 41 0

Fumbles

OHSt F FL
G. Wilson 1 1

Returning

OHSt KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
D. McCall 1 14.0 0 14 1 14.0 0 14
G. Wilson 0 - 0 0 1 0.0 0 0
Rut KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
A. Young 5 15.2 0 23 1 7.0 0 7

Punting

OHSt Punt Yds Avg LgPu
D. Chrisman 4 140 35.0 44
Rut Punt Yds Avg LgPu
A. Korsak 10 403 40.3 51

Takeaways

OHSt Int Yds InTD
S. Wade 1 0 0
K. Pope 1 3 0

Team Stats Comparison

OHSt Rut
Points For 56 21
Total Yards 594 231
Rushing Yards 217 110
Passing Yards 377 121
Passing Completions / Attempts 21/34 12/26
Turnovers 2 3
Interceptions Thrown 0 2
Fumbles - Lost 2/2 1/1
First Downs 31 10
Penalties - Yards 6/54 5/55
Time Of Possession 34:34 26:26
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 8/13 6/17
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/1 0/0
Punts - Average Yards 4/35 10/40

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter OHSt Rut
OHSt 2:01 TD J.K. Dobbins 18 yd run (Blake Haubeil kick) 7 0
OHSt 3:36 TD Binjimen Victor 11 yd pass from Justin Fields (Blake Haubeil kick) 14 0
OHSt 9:00 TD J.K. Dobbins 8 yd run (Blake Haubeil kick) 21 0
Rut 13:42 TD Isaih Pacheco 26 yd run (Justin Davidovicz kick) 21 7
2nd Quarter OHSt Rut
OHSt 0:06 TD K.J. Hill 35 yd pass from Justin Fields (Blake Haubeil kick) 28 7
OHSt 13:57 TD Binjimen Victor 24 yd pass from Justin Fields (Blake Haubeil kick) 35 7
3rd Quarter OHSt Rut
OHSt 1:27 TD Luke Farrell 14 yd pass from Justin Fields (Blake Haubeil kick) 42 7
OHSt 6:27 TD Jake Hausmann 4 yd pass from Chris Chugunov (Blake Haubeil kick) 49 7
Rut 14:00 TD Bo Melton 45 yd pass from Johnny Langan (Justin Davidovicz kick) 49 14
4th Quarter OHSt Rut
OHSt 6:41 TD Jaelen Gill 32 yd pass from Chris Chugunov (Blake Haubeil kick) 56 14
Rut 13:51 TD Johnny Langan 1 yd run (Justin Davidovicz kick) 56 21

Game Information

Stadium: SHI Stadium, Piscataway, New Jersey
Attendance: 33,528
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