Nebraska is defeated by Ohio State football 26-17.
With just four games left in the regular season, the 7-1, No. 5 Ohio State football Buckeyes can’t afford to make any errors if they want to catch the top four teams in the College Football Playoff rankings (Georgia, Alabama, Michigan State and Oregon).
Who will win: Experts predict the winner of the Ohio State football vs. Nebraska game.
After last week’s troubles, Ohio State’s offensive line is eager to improve.
Tyreke Smith’s meteoric climb and triumph over hardship have left an indelible impact on his career. Tyreke Smith’s football career at Ohio State football is coming to an end.
The message was conveyed on Tuesday when the initial rankings were released: If Ohio State football wins out (meaning a victory over one of three rated Big Ten West teams in the Big Ten Championship Game on Dec. 4), the Buckeyes will make the field.
But first, they must defeat Nebraska, a struggling Big Ten West squad. The Cornhuskers haven’t lost a game by more than eight points in their history, but they’re 14.5-point underdogs against the Buckeyes at home.
The Columbus Dispatch crew will provide live commentary and score updates throughout the game.
Adrian Martinez has been playing this season with a fractured jaw and a high-ankle sprain, according to Scott Frost.
After today’s game, Nebraska coach Scott Frost informed reporters that quarterback Adrian Martinez had overcome a lot this season, including a fractured jaw and a high-ankle sprain. Frost also said that the quarterback has left the worst of his injury troubles behind him, which is encouraging given the Huskers’ upcoming bye week.
Jaxon Smith-Njigba of Ohio State football had a career day, catching 15 passes for 240 yards and a score. OSU has set a new record with 15 catches.
Smith-Njigba was targeted 18 times, with his biggest score coming on a 75-yard catch-and-run. Smith-“gritty” Njigba’s performance was complimented by coach Ryan Day after the game, who said the receiver played despite cramps.
Buckeyes 26, Huskers 17 in the last game of the Ohio State football football season.
Ohio State football is now 8-1 on the season and will play Purdue on November 13 at home.
Steele Chambers of OSU essentially finishes today’s game.
Steele Chambers of the Ohio State footballBuckeyes had six tackles and a game-winning interception of Nebraska’s Adrian Martinez in only one half of play after missing the opening thirty minutes due to a targeting expulsion last week.
Noah Ruggles of Ohio State football is flawless, leading the Buckeyes to a 26-17 victory against the Huskers.
Ohio State football kicker Noah Ruggles has gone 4 for 4 on field goal attempts for the second week in a row. He’s good from 46 yards with 1:29 left.
Nebraska misses another field goal attempt.
Nebraska’s Chase Contreraz went wide left on a kick for the second time today. It was a 31-yard field goal attempt. Everything had looked to be going the Huskers’ way up until that point. Adrian Martinez was gaining ground on the ground with his legs. The Cornhuskers converted their first third-down conversion of the day. (They’re currently 0 for 11 in that department.) The Huskers’ special teams, though, once again lost them points.
C.J. Stroud of Ohio State football gets picked off for the second time.
Stroud throws interception deep into double coverage. And for good measure, a late hit penalty on the return.
The poor performance of the Ohio State football Buckeyes has continued into the fourth quarter. C.J. Stroud first threw a pass that Nebraska’s Myles Farmer intercepted. Tight end Jeremy Ruckert was also penalised for a late hit out of bounds following the fumble. It’s OSU’s sixth penalty of the second half.
Nebraska’s Adrian Martinez scores a running touchdown, and the Buckeyes defeat the Huskers 23-17.
A defensive holding call on Steele Chambers was Ohio State’s seventh foul of the quarter, but more importantly, Samori Toure grabbed another deep pass against the Buckeyes’ defence. His 53-yard catch set up Adrian Martinez’s 1-yard scoring run.
Noah Ruggles of Ohio State football keeps his winning streak alive, leading the Buckeyes to a 23-10 victory against the Huskers.
Noah Ruggles is 3 for 3 today, and has made all 14 field goals this season. His most recent kick was 35 yards in length.
Ohio State football is now being booed.
Since halftime, the Buckeyes have been penalised for four penalties with around four minutes left in the quarter. If a holding call on Paris Johnson hadn’t been denied, the total would have been five. In the first half, Ohio State football was not punished at all.
Buckeyes 20-Huskers 10 OSU kicker Noah Ruggles has a new season-long field goal as he connects on a 46-yard effort to increase the Buckeyes advantage.
TreVeyon Henderson, the Ohio State football Buckeyes’ running back, has been injured. When Nebraska’s Ben Stille, a 6-5, 290-pound defensive lineman, collided with TreVeyon Henderson, he planted his foot. As a consequence, Henderson needed the care of OSU’s medical personnel. We’ll keep you updated on his situation as we learn more.
Steele Chambers has returned to Ohio State football.
Steele Chambers, who was forced to sit out the first half after being dismissed for targeting during Ohio State’s game against Penn State, is now eligible to play in the second half against Nebraska.
Ronnie Hickman is now leading the way for the OSU defence. He has five tackles and a sack on the season. Today, Ohio State football had a total of seven tackles for loss.
Bucekyes 17, Huskers 10: Adrian Martinez brings Nebraska closer.
Nebraska answered with a two-play touchdown drive following Ohio State’s one-play scoring effort. The last of them was a 72-yard pass to Samori Toure down the middle of the field.
Jaxson Smith-Njigba of Ohio State football scores on what has already been a career day, as the Buckeyes defeat the Huskers 17-3.
Jaxson Smith-Njigba had seven receptions for 140 yards and a touchdown on C.J. Stroud’s 75-yard catch-and-run. Stroud has a total of 200 yards and two touchdowns on 16-of-24 passing. On OSU’s touchdown drive, it was the only play they needed.
Adrian Martinez’s 26-yard throw to Austin Allen, Nebraska’s biggest play so far today, helped the Huskers get into field goal range. Chase Contreraz kicked a 39-yard field goal as a consequence of this.
Buckeyes 10, Huskers 0: Chris Olave scores his tenth receiving touchdown of the season.
Chris Olave now has 32 touchdown receptions in his career. His 3-yard catch from C.J. Stroud concluded an Ohio State football seven-play, 49-yard drive that took 3:24.
Ohio State football takes the lead thanks to Noah Ruggles’ goal, 3 to 0 for the Buckeyes.
Noah Ruggles is now 12 for 12 on the season, with his 26-yard field goal giving OSU the lead in the second quarter.
Ohio State’s red zone struggles continue to upset C.J. Stroud.
Ohio State football quarterback C.J. Stroud knelt in agony after taking a hit from Nebraska’s Caleb Tannor, as the Buckeyes failed to score a touchdown in the red zone once again. Ohio State went 5-of-6 in the red zone last week against Penn State, but only one of those visits resulted in a touchdown.
Dawand Jones of Ohio State returns after missing the first half of the game due to sickness.
Dawand Jones, the Buckeyes’ offensive tackle, is sick today, but he has just returned to the lineup for OSU after sitting out the first half of the game and watching warmups. Thayer Munford was at left tackle, Matt Jones was at left guard, and Nicholas Petit-Frere was at right tackle while he was absent.
The offensive line for Ohio State is coming off a game against Penn State in which none of the guys up front gave what the coaches called a champion effort a good grade.
C.J. Stroud of Ohio State football intercepted Jaxon Smith-Njigba, who had caught five of C.J. Stroud’s first eight completions, but Nebraska was ready the sixth time Stroud targeted the receiver. JoJo Domann intercepted it and lingered barely inbounds to give the ball to the Huskers. Domann is still working today. This afternoon, he’s already had a tackle and a pass breakup.
Henderson is now up and seems OK. Jogs to sideline.
On fourth and one, Ohio State football quarterback C.J. Stroud completed five of his first six ball attempts, but an incompletion occurred when Luke Reimer did an outstanding job breaking up a pass intended for Buckeyes tight end Jeremy Ruckert. The Huskers gained possession of the ball on their own 43-yard line and drove into field goal range, but Luke Contreraz’s 45-yard effort went wide left.
Officials for today’s game between Ohio State football and Nebraska
Michael Cannon is the official referee.
Ken Zelmanski is the umpire.
Bruce Keeling is the lineman.
Jeff Meslow is the line judge.
Robert Smith Jr. is the back judge, while Stephen Hassel is the field judge.
Grady Smith is the side judge, while Bryan Banks is the centre judge.
With Garrett Wilson out, who will step up?
Although Ohio State football will be without its best receiver today (Garrett Wilson has 43 receptions for 687 yards), the Buckeyes will rely on Jaxon Smith-Njigba, who has 35 grabs for 648 yards, and Chris Olave, who has 35 receptions and leads the team with nine receiving touchdowns. Julian Fleming is expected to be the Buckeyes’ third receiver this afternoon, according to early indications.
C. J. Stroud, the quarterback, may also throw it to tight end Jeremy Ruckert. He has 19 catches for 243 yards and three touchdowns this season.
Quinn Ewers has been added to Ohio State’s travel roster in the absence of Jack Miller.
Buckeyes quarterback Quinn Ewers has been added to the OSU travel roster for today, after quarterback Jack Miller’s suspension following his arrest on an OVI charge.
After sitting out the first two series, Dawand Jones is in at right tackle for Ohio State. Maybe a lift for the ground game.
He had not been to Indiana for the last road trip two weeks prior, but he was with the Buckeyes against Rutgers on Oct. 2. J.P. Andrade, an experienced walk-on who filled in for Ewers against the Hoosiers, was also on the road for the second consecutive game. He and Ewers have yet to appear in a game this season.
Garrett Wilson is set to face Nebraska.
Garrett Wilson, a three-year starter at Ohio State football, is out for the first time in his career.
In first pregame reps, Julian Fleming was taking first-team WR reps with Chris Olave and Jaxon Smith-Njigba.
Wilson will miss Ohio State’s game against Nebraska on Saturday after playing in 30 straight games for the Buckeyes, including the whole COVID-19-affected season last fall.
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Wilson has been the Buckeyes’ best receiver through eight games, catching 43 catches for 687 yards and six scores.
On the pregame status report, he is one of 13 players that are classified as unavailable. He has not been provided a reason for his absence, since the programme is often silent in such circumstances. Wilson, on the other hand, claims to be OK.
For those asking, I am all good! I appreciate the prayers. Can’t wait to watch them boys ball here soon against Nebraska. Go Bucks!
Ohio State football quarterback C.J. Stroud was recently touted by USA Today as a Heisman Trophy contender, despite the fact that he revealed last week that he suffered an A.C. joint issue that caused him to miss the Akron game in September.
The red-shirt freshman quarterback is the second-most efficient quarterback in the nation, with 23 touchdowns and just three interceptions entering this weekend.
This week, USA Today reporter Jace Evans wrote, “Ohio State football quarterback C.J. Stroud can ride the #narrative wave to the Heisman.”
The top 25 teams in the College Football Playoff
The inaugural rankings, which will be updated every Tuesday until the selection show on Dec. 5, the day after the Big Ten Championship Game, put Ohio State football in a terrific situation.
This week’s top 25 College Football Playoff rankings are shown below.
Georgia won with a score of 8-0, while Alabama lost by a score of 7-1
Oregon 7-1 Michigan State 8-0
7-1 Ohio State football
8-0 Cincinnati, 7-1 Michigan
Wake Forest 8-0 Oklahoma 9-0
7-1 Notre Dame
7-1 Oklahoma State
Auburn 6-2 Baylor 7-1
Texas A&M wins 6-2.
Ole Miss 6-2 BYU 7-2
Kentucky 6-2 Mississippi State 5-3
6-2 North Carolina State, 6-2 Minnesota
Wisconsin wins 5-3.
Iowa wins 6-2.
7-2 Fresno State
Pittsburgh 6-2 San Diego State 7-1
To tie the game, Chris Olave needs three touchdown receptions. Boston, David
Chris Olave, a senior receiver who opted to return to college this season, is three touchdown grabs away from matching former Ohio State football great David Boston, a 1998 All-American, for the most touchdown receptions in school history.
Last week, Olave passed Devin Smith for second place after catching his 31st scoring grab.
This season, he has nine touchdown receptions.
Ohio State football Buckeye football schedule for 2021
The Ohio State football schedule is shown below.
Ohio State football defeats Minnesota 45-45 on September 2nd. Oregon beats Ohio State football 35-35 on September 11th. Tulsa defeats Ohio State football 41-41 on September 28. Ohio State football defeats Akron 59-59 on September 20. Ohio State football defeats Rutgers 52-52 on October 2nd. Ohio State football defeats Maryland 66-66 on October 9th. Ohio State football defeats Indiana 54-54 on October 17th. On the 30th of October, Ohio State football defeated Penn State by a score of 33 to 33. Nebraska, November 6th, 12 p.m.
Purdue, TBA, Nov. 13
TBA, Nov. 20: Michigan State
Nov. 27: 12 p.m., FOX, at Michigan
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