Justin Fields followed a nice block by J.K. Dobbins on a 4-yard touchdown to make it 35-0 in the third quarter.
It stayed that way through the end of the stanza despite the Bearcats driving to the Ohio State 4-yard line.
That was as close as they would get to the goal line as a false start penalty moved them back and then the Buckeyes slammed the door with an interception that deflected off of Shaun Wade’s back and landed in the hands of Tuf Borland.
The Buckeyes took the ensuing possession and drove 55 yards for another touchdown, this one a 5-yard pass from Fields to K.J. Hill in the fourth quarter that made it 42-0 Buckeyes.
The Bearcats looked like they would score in the waning moments, but Dunbar grad Tavion Thomas fumbled inside the 5-yard line, and Ohio State recovered in the end zone.
FIRST HALF RECAP
Ohio State entered its game against Cincinnati Saturday on upset alert.