No. 3 Ohio State overcame a crucial mistake and established a big lead in the second quarter to carry a 35-13 lead into the locker room at halftime against Michigan State. This is the first true road game of the season for C.J. Stroud and the Buckeyes, so when the star quarterback threw an interception that led to an early Michigan State touchdown, the potential for a real test seemed to be in the air in East Lansing, Michigan.
But the crowd that was rocking early started to sense the game get away as Stroud and Ohio State scored touchdowns on all four of the ensuing drives after the interception. While Michigan State has struggled to move the ball consistently, the Buckeyes have capitalized on alignment errors by the Spartans defense and their wealth of pass-catching options — three Ohio State receivers have between 80 and 110 yards through just two quarters — to continue to pour on the points through the afternoon.
In total, Stroud has completed 15 of 18 passes for 285 yards and four touchdowns to go with that interception while star running back TreVeyon Henderson, back in the lineup after missing last week’s win, has already totaled 117 yards and a touchdown on 18 attempts.
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