Ohio State beats Maryland 52-51 in overtime
COLLEGE PARK, Maryland – No. 10 ranked Ohio State Buckeyes (9-1) travel to College Park to take on the Maryland Terrapins on Saturday afternoon.
Maryland was first to score in Saturday’s game. Running back Anthony McFarland ran 81 yards for a touchdown.
Ohio State placekicker Blake Haubeil then kicked a 36 yard field goal, putting points on the board for the Buckeyes.
However, Terrapins’ McFarland scored another touchdown on a 75 yard run, followed by placekicker Joseph Petrino kicking a 36 yard field goal. Maryland led Ohio State 17-3 at the end of the first quarter.
The Buckeyes were first to score in the second quarter. Quarterback Dwayne Haskins passed 68 yards to wide receiver Terry McLaurin for a touchdown, raising the score 17-10.
However, Maryland running back Javon Leake ran 16 yards for a touchdown, increasing their lead 24-10.
Running back J. K. Dobbins then scored a touchdown on a 1 yard run. Maryland still led Ohio State 24-17 at the half.
During the third quarter both team struggled to put points on the board.
Haskins’ pass was intercepted and the Terrapins returned the ball for a touchdown
Haskins then scored a touchdown on a 2 yard run. Maryland led OSU 31-24 at the end of the third quarter.
The Buckeyes were fighting hard during the fourth quarter. They were first to score after Haskins’ passed to wide receiver K. J. Hill for a touchdown. The score was tied 31-31.
However, Maryland was quick to regain the lead. Terrapins’ quarterback Tyrrell Pigrome passed to wide receiver Jeshaun Jones for goal, raising the score 38-31.
The Buckeyes tied it up again though after Haskins scored a touchdown on a 1-yard run. The score was 38-38 at this point.
This pattern continued throughout the rest of the fourth quarter. The Terrapins scored a touchdown, raising the score 45-38. Then, with 40 seconds left to play, Ohio State wide receiver Binjimen Victor scored a touchdown on a 3-yard pass from Haskins.
At the end of the fourth quarter Ohio State and Maryland were tied 45-45. The teams then entered overtime.
The Bucks scored first in overtime when Haskins ran 5-yards for goal, raising the score 52-45.
Maryland then scored a touchdown and went for a two point conversion and failed. The final score was 52-51.
Ohio State won.