Maryland had an entire calendar year to figure out a way to at least make Ohio State sweat a little bit on its way to the end zone, but it was apparent it would be a track meet from the get-go when Parris Campbell caught 19-, 10- and 6-yard passes from J.T. Barrett and Johnnie Dixon deep-friend a defensive back for a 37-yard catch on the first series of the game.

It was more of the same from the Buckeyes on their second possession. This time, Weber blazed 53 yards to the 12 after being wide open in the flat when wideout Binjimen Victor cleared out the area for him by luring the cornerback inside to 

But, oh, my, those special-teams coaches and players are going to have a colorful video review. Ty Johnson ran 100 yards until finding a potential tackler at the goal line on a touchdown on a kickoff return and Chandler Burkett barged through the left side to get one of his mitts on a 47-yard field goal attempt in blocking Sean Nuernberger as if he were zooming in for a slam dunk.


Scoring summary

OSU: Barrett 1 run (Nuernberger kick), 11:32; Drive: Nine plays, 70 yards, 3:35; Key plays: Campbell 19-yard reception for first down to OSU 40; Campbell 10-yard reception for first down to 50; Dixon 37-yard reception for first down to Maryland 9; pass interference call on Maryland in end zone, taking ball from 7-yard line to 2 for first-and-goal; two plays later, Barrett ran over the right side for the touchdown. Ohio State 7, Maryland 0.

OSU: Baker 20 fumble return (Nuernberger kick), 9:56; Key play: Bosa knocked ball away from Bortenschlager rushing from the blind side. Ohio State 14, Maryland 0.

MARYLAND: Ty Johnson 100 kickoff return (Darmstadter kick), 9:40.  Ohio State 14, Maryland 7.

OSU: Victor 8 pass from Barrett (Kick failed), 7:14; Drive: Five plays, 70 yards, 2:25; Key plays: Weber 53-yard reception for first down to Maryland 12; Dobbins 5-yard run to 7 on first-and-goal; On third-and-goal, Victor beat Jackson on post pattern just in front of goalposts. OSU 20, Maryland 7.