The Ohio State Buckeyes held off a Cincinnati Bearcats rally to beat them, 50-28, and improve to 3-1. The Bearcats suffered their first loss of the season.
No. 22 Ohio State held off a furious rally by Cincinnati and pulled away to win, 50-28. The Buckeyes held a 30-7 lead in the second quarter, but the Bearcats scored 14 points to trim the lead before halftime.
The Bearcats eventually trimmed the lead even more to trail the Buckeyes, 33-28. The Buckeyes put the upset bid to rest and scored 17 unanswered points.
Despite the closeness of the game in the third quarter, the Buckeyes controlled time of possession with 42 minutes against only 18 minutes for the Bearcats. The Buckeyes also gained a total of 710 yards.
Quarterback J.T. Barrett threw for 330 yards and four touchdowns on 26-of-36 passing, and running back Ezekiel Elliott ran for 182 yards and a touchdown on 28 carries. Barrett added another 74 yards on the ground on 18 carries.
For the Bearcats, quarterback Gunner Kiel had himself an impressive performance as he threw for 352 yards and four touchdown passes on 21-of-32 passing.
Wide receiver Chris Moore exploded with three catches for 221 yards, which all went for touchdowns.