No. 5 Ohio State tops Oregon State 77-31 in season opener


COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 1: Mike Weber #25 of the Ohio State Buckeyes scores a touchdown on a 49-yard run in the second quarter against the Oregon State Beavers at Ohio Stadium on September 1, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

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COLUMBUS — With coach Urban Meyer serving a suspension, new starting quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr. had a record-setting day, throwing for five touchdowns as No. 5 Ohio State routed Oregon State 77-31 in the opener for both teams Saturday.

The Beavers came into Ohio Stadium Saturday as 38-point underdogs.

Ohio State was first to put points on the board as Haskins connected with wide receiver Kay Jay Hill for a 27 yard touchdown.

An 80 yard touchdown run put Beavers’ running back Artavis Pierce in the end zone, raising the score 7-7.

Buckeyes’ running back Mike Weber scored a 16 yard touchdown, raising the score 14-7.

Ohio State tight end Rashod Berry received a 6 yard pass from Haskin ended in another touchdown. The Buckeyes led the Beavers 21-7 at the end of the first quarter.

During the second quarter the Buckeyes put 21 points on the board.

Weber scored a 49 yard running touchdown raising the score 28-7.  He then received a 3 yard pass from Haskins, scoring another touchdown.  The Buckeyes led the Beavers 35-7.

Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa scored a touchdown as a result of a fumbke return.  Buckeyes maintain their lead 42-7.

Beavers’ quarterback Conor Blount sent a 7 yard pass to wide receiver Trevon Bradford for score. At halftime the Buckeyes led the Beavers 42-14.

Before the start of the second half, the game was delayed 82 minutes due to inclement weather.

Both teams scored in the first minute of the third quarter.

Haskins sent a 75 yard pass to wide receiver Terry McLaurin.  Buckeyes led the Beavers 49-14.

Pierce scored an 85 yard touchdown run for the Beavers, raising the score 49-21.

Bcukeyes’ wide receiver Parris Campbell catches an 8 yard pass from Haskins, scoring another touchdown.  Ohio State led 56-21.

Beavers’ quarterback Pierce than scored another touchdown, riasing the score 56-28.

Before the end of the third quarter, Beavers’ placekicker Jordan Choukair scored a field goal.  The Buckeyes still maintained the lead 56-31.

During the fourth quarter the Buckeyes were the only team to put points in the board.

Weber, running back Brian Snead and runningback Master Teague each scored a touchdown.

The Buckeyes beat the Beavers 77-31.

Ohio State will remain without coach Urban Meyer, who is serving a three-game suspension for his handling of domestic-abuse allegations against a now-fired assistant coach, for the next two games. However, Meyer will be allowed to return to practice on Monday.

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