Ohio State did not do much after a dominating first quarter against Florida Atlantic.
Of course, not much was necessary after the fifth-ranked Buckeyes ran out to a 28-0 lead against the Owls on Saturday at Ohio Stadium.
Justin Fields hit Jeremy Ruckert on a 3-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter and J.K. Dobbins leapt over the line for a 1-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter for the Buckeyes, who were outscored 18-17 in the second half after leading 28-3 at halftime.
Barely two minutes later, he hooked up with Jeremy Ruckert from 25 yards out for his first touchdown pass in scarlet and gray, then he found Binjimen Victor with a 32-yard touchdown pass at the 9:12 mark of the first quarter.
Fields completed the first quarter hat trick with a 29-yard touchdown toss to Chris Olave, who badly beat a defensive back on a post pattern.
That made it 28-0 with more than half of the first quarter to go, but the Owls defense started figuring a few things out after the early barrage.
After scoring touchdowns on their first four possessions, the Buckeyes went punt, punt fumble lost, punt, fumble lost.
The Owls capitalized on the second fumble when Vladmir Rivas banged through a 28-yard field goal with :33 on the clock. That capped a 22-yard scoring drive that began at the OSU 32 when J.K. Dobbins lost a fumble fighting for more yards on a third down carry.