An Ohio State Buckeyes offense that never seemed to get on track in 2015 — at least until the last two games against Michigan and Notre Dame —sprinted out of the gates Saturday in the season opener against Bowling Green.
In front of a crowd of 107,193 at Ohio Stadium, J.T. Barrett threw six touchdown passes and rushed for another in a 77-10 victory. He set an Ohio State record for being responsible for seven touchdowns.
Star of the game: Barrett completed 21 of 31 passes for 349 yards. He tied a school record he already shared with six touchdown passes.
Freshman standouts: Redshirt freshman Mike Weber carried 19 times for 136 yards. Freshman defensive end Nick Bosa saw some action in the second half and recorded his first career sack. He did the shrug celebration just like his brother.
Redshirt freshman Joe Burrow made his debut and threw a 36-yard touchdown pass to freshman Demario McCall, who also ran for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Freshman Rodjay Burns returned an interception 75 yards for a score in the fourth quarter.
Top receiver: Curtis Samuel, who Urban Meyer called the team’s top playmaker, had nine catches for 177 yards and two touchdowns. He had a 79-yard touchdown catch in the first half.
Fun fact: This was Ohio State’s highest scoring game of the Urban Meyer era. They beat Florida A&M 76-0 in 2013.
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