COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Grasp Teague ran a career-high 169 yards and two touchdowns, Justin Fields accounted for 3 scores and No. three Ohio State held off a comeback bid by Michael Penix Jr., Ty Fryfogle and No. 9 Indiana to win 42-35 on Saturday.
The Hoosiers (4-1) rallied from a four-touchdown deficit within the second half and made it a one-score recreation with 10:26 left, when Penix and Fryfogle linked on a 56-yard landing.
Penix was 27 for 51 for a career-high 491 yards and 5 landing passes for Indiana.
The Buckeyes (4-0) put up 607 yards and led 35-7 early within the second half, however struggled to comprise Penix and Fryfogle, who caught seven passes for 218 yards and three touchdowns.
Fields was 18 for 30 for 300 yards and two landing passes, however he additionally threw his first three interceptions of the season and was sacked 5 occasions.
Garrett Wilson had seven catches for 169 yards – his fourth straight recreation of 100-plus yards – and two scores for the Buckeyes.
The working recreation helped Ohio State regular preserve management when issues have been getting dicey.
Penix handed for 4 touchdowns within the second half but additionally made a essential error, tossing an interception that Ohio State’s Shaun Wade returned for a landing on the finish of the third quarter.
Indiana had climbed its highest rating within the AP High 25 in additional than a half-century, and the Hoosiers had pumped up their confidence by beating convention rivals Penn State, Michigan and Michigan State for the primary time in program historical past.
Indiana: Penix had an amazing day however got here up simply wanting having the ability to dig the Hoosiers out of the opening and Indiana has now misplaced 26 straight to the Buckeyes.
Ohio State: The Buckeyes took awhile to get going, and Fields had a couple of tough patches. Getting outscored within the second half for the second straight recreation has be to regarding.
Indiana: After reaching its highest ballot rating in over a half century, the Hoosiers will tumble barely.
Ohio State: Beating one other High 10 crew ought to get the Buckeyes some consideration and presumably some extra votes.
Indiana is scheduled to go on the street towards Maryland, which has had its final two video games canceled due to constructive COVID checks there.
Ohio State is at Illinois.
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