Star of the game

Dwayne Haskins Jr., who had his most effective outing. He was 21-of-24 passing for 304 yards and five touchdowns, and all in the first half. That was worth a 262.7 passer rating, which is, uh, very good.

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Turning point

With Tulane determined to stop the run, it was a day for passing, so Haskins obliged. And when he hit Terry McLaurin for the second of his TD passes at 6:56 of the first quarter, the scales tipped decidedly.



Ohio State was a heavy favorite, so the 42-6 lead at the half told the tale. The starting offense sat in the second half. The second real test of the season comes Saturday night at Penn State.