SECOND QUARTER

Scoring summary

OSU: Weber 3 run (Nuernberger kick), 14:56. Drive: Eight plays, 87 yards, 2:56. Key plays: Interception by Booker gave OSU first down at its 13; Dobbins 34 run for first down at Rutgers 44; Campbell 20 pass from Barrett for first down at 24; Hill 8 pass from Barrett for first-and-goal at the 10; on second down, Weber bolted into the end zone over left tackle. Ohio State 14, Rutgers 0

OSU: Dixon 70 pass from Barrett (Nuernberger kick), 7:34. Drive: Three plays, 63 yards, 1:03. Key play: On third-and-17 from the OSU 30, Barrett scrambled right, then found Dixon all alone down the right sideline; the receiver caught the ball inside the Rutgers 30 and streaked to the end zone. Ohio State 21, Rutgers 0

OSU: Dixon 39 pass from Barrett (Nuernberger kick), 4:08. Drive: Six plays, 50 yards, 1:46. Key plays: Barrett 2 run on fourth-and-1 from the Rutgers 41; two plays later, Barrett threw left to Dixon, who had found an open spot in the zone, wheeled to the left sideline after he caught the pass and tigft-roped down the sideline and into the end zone. Ohio State 28, Rutgers 0

OSU: Weber 2 run (Nuernberger kick), :46. Drive: Seven plays, 75 yards, 1:47. Key plays: Victor 46 pass from Barrett on third-and-13 from the OSU 22; McLaurin 13 pass from Barrett for first down at the 13; pass-interference penalty on Wharton gave OSU first-and-goal at the 2; Weber scored on the next play. Ohio State 35, Rutgers 0

Analysis: Familiar territory

They’ve seen this show before at Rutgers: Ohio State had its way with the Scarlet Knights in the second quarter and essentially wrapped up another decisive win over their Big Ten subject. The Buckeyes ran 20 plays in the quarter, gained a total of 155 yards on three of them and had touchdowns on four of them to expand their lead to 35-0 at intermission. Ohio State’s domination was complete. It had 208 yards in the quarter, limited Rutgers to a net of 1 yards and one first down. Mike Weber scored on the first play of the quarter on a 3-yard run off left tackle for a 14-0 lead. OSU punted on its next possession, but scored on each of its next three. The first was a 70-yard pass play from a scrambling J.T. Barrett to a wide-open Johnnie Dixon on a third-and-17 play. After forcing a three-and-out, Barrett and Dixon hooked up again on a 39-yard score in which the receiver barely stayed inbounds along the left sideline. After another three-and-out by Rutgers, OSU went 75 yards in seven plays, the big one a 46-yard strike from Barrett to Binjimen Victor on third-and-13. Three plays later, Weber crashed in from 2 yards out for his single-game career-high third TD of the game, and the rout was on. – Ray Stein

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