Ohio State Pulverizes Nebraska, 48-7, For Fifth Straight Lopsided Win to Start the 2019 Season | Eleven Warrio – Eleven Warriors

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LINCOLN, Neb. – In the week leading up to Ohio State’s fifth game of the season at Nebraska, Ohio State head coach Ryan Day said the Buckeyes would face their “first real adversity” of the season.

He surely didn’t mind being wrong.

Just as it did in its first four games of the season, Ohio State rolled to a blowout victory on Saturday, defeating the Cornhuskers 48-7 to improve to 5-0 and make its strongest case of the season yet that the scarlet and gray are one of college football’s elite teams this year.

 

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Ohio State scored on each of its first six possessions of the game and gained more than 500 yards for the game while its defense intercepted three passes and held Nebraska to just 76 yards before halftime.

The game started going the Buckeyes’ way right off the bat, as Jeff Okudah intercepted an Adrian Martinez pass to end Nebraska’s opening possession at the 50-yard line. Justin Fields took advantage of the short field, capping a five-play drive with a 15-yard touchdown run, his seventh touchdown run of the season and the fourth time in five games he has rushed for the first touchdown of the game.

Ohio State forced a 3-and-out on Nebraska’s second offensive series of the game, and after retaking possession at the 36-yard line, the Buckeyes drove 64 yards in 10 plays – capped by a 2-yard touchdown pass from Fields to Hill – to take a 14-0 lead just 10 minutes and 23 seconds into the game.

Nebraska drove into Ohio State territory on its third possession of the game, but that possession ended with Okudah intercepting Martinez again – Okudah’s third interception in

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