Buckeyes Use Big First Quarter to Run Away from Buffalo

by Chase Evans on September 5, 2013 at 12:57 pm

Through the first 15 minutes on Saturday, Ohio State looked like the No. 2 team in the country. Braxton Miller threw a couple touchdown passes and the Buckeyes were up 23-0 after the first quarter. 

But after that, something seemed to click for Buffalo, or something snapped for Ohio State. Buffalo QB Joe Licata threw one of his two touchdowns and a Khalil Mack pick-six made it a 23-13 game. 

However, one of the Buckeye veterans decided to take over. Senior Jordan Hall rolled off a 49 yard touchdown run to make it 30-13 at half. Hall finished with 159 yards and 2 TD’s on the day. Another Miller touchdown pass to Chris Fields, and a 39 Drew Basil field goal capped off the second half scoring for the Buckeyes. 

Ohio State improves to 1-0 on the season, and extends the nation’s longest winning streak to 13 games. They host San Diego State next Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at Ohio Stadium. 

Ohio State    40
Buffalo           20