Ohio State stays perfect, rolls Nebraska, 63-38

Braxton Miller rushed for 186 yards, zig-zagging 72 yards for one score and passing for another, to lead No. 12 Ohio State past No. 21 Nebraska 63-38 on Saturday night before the largest crowd ever at Ohio Stadium.

Miller broke his own QB rushing mark at Ohio State (6-0, 2-0 Big Ten). Corey Brown returned a punt 76 yards for a TD, Bradley Roby brought back an interception 41 yards and Carlos Hyde scored on four runs before a raucous crowd of 106,102 in the Horseshoe’s 90th season.

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Taylor Martinez ran for two scores but was intercepted three times for defenseless Nebraska (4-2, 1-1). Leading rusher Rex Burkhead injured his left knee early in the third quarter and did not return.

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Ohio State 63, Nebraska 38
Nebraska Ohio State
First downs 21 19
  Rushing 10 13
  Passing 7 5
  Penalty 4 1
3rd Down Efficiency 5-14, 36% 5-11, 45%
4th down efficiency 2-2, 100% 1-2, 50%
Rushes-Yards 46-223 48-371
Passing Yards 214 127
Return Yards 177 200
Completions-Attempts-Int 15-25-3 7-14-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 4–30 2–8
Punts 4 4
Punts-Average 43.5 43.8
Fumbles Lost 2-1 3-1
Penalties – Yards 9-75 9-76
Time of Possession 31:52 28:08

FINAL: Carlos Hyde broke out against No. 20 Nebraska, piling up 140 rushing yards and scoring four touchdowns to lead No. 12 Ohio State to a 63-38 victory on Saturday at Ohio Stadium. Defense was an afterthought, as both teams lit up the scoreboard. The teams went wild on the attacking side of the ball, racking up 935 total yards combined.

Home run plays keyed the Buckeyes’ scoring attack. The Cornhuskers’ defense gave up seven plays of at least 20 yards. With 11:59 to go in the second quarter, Braxton Miller scrambled 72 yards, Ohio State’s biggest gain of the game. Later in the drive, Hyde turned a handoff into a one-yard touchdown, which cut Nebraska’s lead to 17-14.

Miller threw for 127 yards while going 7-14 for the Buckeyes. He tossed one touchdown and no interceptions. Miller also ran for 186 yards and one touchdown on 16 attempts.

Bradley Roby showed good hands on defense for Ohio State, picking off two Nebraska passes. His biggest play came on a critical drive in the second quarter, when he intercepted Taylor Martinez on third-and-5.

The Buckeyes racked up 498 total yards. Ohio State’s rushing attack contributed 371 yards on 48 carries in addition to Miller’s passing effort.

The Cornhuskers’ Martinez passed for 214 yards, completing 15 of 25 throws. He threw one touchdown and three interceptions. Martinez also ran for 40 yards and two touchdowns on 18 attempts. Martinez had a trusted receiver in Kenny Bell. He hauled in five catches for 133 yards.

Nebraska’s offense finished the game having gained 437 yards. In addition to Martinez’s efforts through the air, the Cornhuskers also rushed 46 times for 223 yards.

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