COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — C.J. Stroud lit up No. 7 Michigan State early and gave his coach the rare luxury of being able to let his mind wander to next week’s showdown with Michigan.
Stroud tied a school record with six touchdown passes -- all in the first half -- as No.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — When Mel Tucker took the coaching job at Michigan State, he promised his players they would play for championships.
The second-year coach has the Spartans knocking at the door already.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — After two weeks of some uneven offensive play, the No. 6 Buckeyes were understandably anxious this week with giant-killer Purdue coming to town.
Ohio State had reason to be wary of the Boilermakers, who had already upset two top-five teams this season.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A nine-point win over the last-place team in the Big Ten West might not satisfy Ohio State's fan base.
Buckeyes coach Ryan Day was just fine with it.
C.J. Stroud threw for 405 yards and two touchdowns, Ohio State's defense came up with a pair of stops after Nebraska had pulled within six points, and the sixth-ranked Buckeyes got out of Memorial Stadium with a 26-17 win on Saturday.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Garrett Wilson, Ohio State's leading receiver, will not play against Nebraska on Saturday.
Wilson's name was listed on Ohio State's pregame report of unavailable players. The Buckeyes do not announce the reason for a player's absence.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — No. 6 Ohio State has outscored Nebraska by an average of 53-18 while winning six straight against the Cornhuskers.
The last thing Buckeyes coach Ryan Day wants his players to do is look at the recent history of the series and think they're in for an easy afternoon Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Facing adversity for the first time in more than a month, Ohio State showed off the mettle the Buckeyes believe they'll need to get through the rest of a rugged Big Ten schedule.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — C.J. Stroud and TreVeyon Henderson provided Ohio State’s offense with a refreshingly familiar look Saturday.
Even a persistently rainy night couldn't derail the Buckeyes' two big stars.
Ohio State has righted itself after an early loss to Oregon, winning four straight games in mostly blowout fashion.
On the latest AP Top 25 Podcast presented by Regions Bank, Buckeyes coach Ryan Day joins AP’s Ralph Russo to talk about striking a balance between the urgency of high expectations and keeping a team from panicking after an early misstep.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — C.J. Stroud, who didn't throw a pass in a college football game until five weeks ago, says he's getting better at relaxing amid the chaos.
With his sore shoulder feeling better and some early wobbles behind him, Stroud is beginning to look less like an inexperienced freshman and more like Justin Fields, his unflappable predecessor at quarterback who led Ohio State to the College Football Playoff in both years as a starter.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State dismissed senior linebacker K’Vaughan Pope on Sunday after he was sent off the field by his own team during the 10th-ranked Buckeyes' rout of Akron.
“K’Vaughan will continue to have the use of programs that benefit our student-athletes, such as our Student-Athlete Support Services Office, and we will support him with his progress toward graduation,” Ohio State Ryan Day said in a statement.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The upset of Ohio State by two-touchdown underdog Oregon last weekend led to some serious introspection at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center.
Perennial powerhouse Ohio State is not accustomed to losing games during the regular season. The Buckeyes especially aren't used to losing in September to two-touchdown underdogs, which happened last week.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — C.J. Verdell watched on TV last week as Minnesota's Mohamed Ibrahim shredded Ohio State's disheveled defense early. The Oregon running back thought he could take advantage in the same fashion.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — C.J. Stroud's mind was not right as he sparred with first-game jitters, feeling “kind of all over the place" in his debut as Ohio State’s starting quarterback.
Playing for the Buckeyes comes with plenty of pressure.
C.J. Stroud passed for 294 yards and four touchdowns in his debut as the Ohio State starter and the fourth-ranked Buckeyes kept coach Ryan Day unbeaten in Big Ten play with a 45-31 victory over Minnesota on Thursday night.
No. 4 Ohio State (0-0, 0-0 Big Ten) at Minnesota (0-0, 0-0 Big Ten), 8 p.m. EDT (Fox).
Line: Ohio State by 13 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Freshman C.J. Stroud will start at quarterback for No. 4 Ohio State in the season opener against Minnesota, coach Ryan Day said Saturday.
Stroud, who had been the apparent leader in the quarterback derby since spring practice, was chosen over fellow second-year player Jack Miller and true freshmen Kyle McCord and Quinn Ewers.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — None of the three freshmen competing to start at quarterback for No. 4 Ohio State has thrown a pass in a college football game.
That's unfamiliar and unsettling for third-year Ohio State coach Ryan Day, who had the luxury of the record-shattering Justin Fields running the offense the past two seasons.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Third-year Ohio State coach Ryan Day on Wednesday opened a preseason camp for the first time without a good idea of who's going to start at quarterback.
“If I did, I'd probably sleep a little better right now, but I don't,” Day said at Big Ten media days last month.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Big Ten is mostly embracing the notion of College Football Playoff expansion.
Commissioner Kevin Warren has not definitively backed the proposal to grow the CFP from four to 12 teams, wanting to give time for his constituents to chime in.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio became the 18th state Monday to allow college athletes to earn money off their name, image and likeness after a GOP attempt to add a transgender sports ban to the bill forced the governor to issue an executive order.
Nine of the 14 teams in the Big Ten appear set at quarterback heading into the fall. The five others will continue auditions in August, and no competition will be more closely watched than the one at Ohio State...
Justin Fields and the prolific Ohio State offense, fresh from piling up 639 yards in a semifinal win over Clemson, couldn’t find the same groove against Alabama on Monday night...
The end of the college football season began with a scene that would have looked bizarre 12 months ago — and will likely appear just as strange looking back years from now — but seemed entirely unremarkable Monday night...
Much has been made of Alabama’s transformation from a dynasty built on Nick Saban’s calling card lock-down defense to one powered by a prolific offense...
Ohio State coach Ryan Day said he expects Justin Fields to play in the College Football Playoff national championship game against Alabama after the quarterback was banged up during the semifinals.
A season filled with uncertainty brought on by the pandemic will end with a perfectly predictable College Football Playoff...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ohio State running back Trey Sermon got the message Saturday.
He'd heard coach Ryan Day preach about everything the Buckeyes overcame to reach this season's Big Ten championship game...
Among the teams contending for a playoff spot, the intrigue is not about who No. 3 Ohio State is playing as much as who will be play playing for the Buckeyes this weekend...
No. 3 Ohio State’s game at Illinois on Saturday has been canceled because the Buckeyes have had a spike of COVID-19 cases this week, leaving the the Big Ten's best team precariously close to being ineligible to play for the conference title...
The wait is almost over for the Big Ten.
The ACC, Big 12 and SEC have been playing anywhere from three to five weeks amid the pandemic, and all the players and coaches around the Big Ten could do is watch...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two Ohio State University football players were kicked off the team Wednesday after being charged with rape and kidnapping...
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney grew up an Alabama fan, when crowning a champion in college football was all about polls and bowls and the best teams often never got a chance to settle it on the field...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields looked frazzled and frustrated in the first half Saturday night...
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Ohio State has turned what’s known as The Game into ITS Game, making one of the greatest rivalries in sports a one-sided series with little suspense...