Star of the game

It was J.T. Barrett, but he definitely had some help from his friends, including receiver Binjimen Victor, who made another competitive catch for a touchdown. Otherwise, Barrett was 20-of-31 passing for 261 yards with three touchdowns, and he ran for another TD.

Turning point

It would have been the fumble that Nick Bosa forced and Jerome Baker scooped and scored with for Ohio State’s second touchdown. But when Maryland’s Ty Johnson took the ensuing kickoff back 100 yards, the answering drive by Barrett and company — capped by an 8-yard TD pass to Victor — took the nod.


Oklahoma, which beat Ohio State four weeks ago and was ranked No. 3 in the latest polls, was upset at home by 30-point underdog Iowa State. Ohio State, whose only loss is to Oklahoma, ripped 30-point underdog Maryland by 48. The poll voters have a conundrum.