That’s good news for Oregon, which is coming off a game in which it only managed 358 yards of offense. If Oregon is to have a chance to beat Ohio State, Anthony Brown, who completed 15 of 24 passes for 172 yards against Georgia, would need to have a much better game. If he improves from Week 1, he has a chance to lead the Ducks to their first series win against the Scarlet and Gray in ten tries.
In the same way, expect Stroud to correct some minor inaccuracies and errors against Minnesota. Whether or not Oregon can put pressure on him will have a big impact on how he plays. As a result, the departures of defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux and linebacker Justin Flowe might be a major blow to Oregon’s defense.
With that, Sporting News has live updates and highlights from Oregon’s game against Ohio State in Columbus:
Ohio State vs. Oregon score
Ohio State vs. Oregon live updates, highlights
OHIO STATE TOUCHDOWN AT 2:15 P.M. To put the Buckeyes back in the game, Jaxon Smith-Njigba catches a 20-yard throw from Stroud and dashes into the endzone. The Buckeyes finally get some offensive traction, finishing the seven-play drive in under three minutes. The Buckeyes are still behind 21-7 after Ruggles’ extra point.
2:15: The Ohio State offense gains some traction as Garrett Wilson and Chris Olave both complete passes from Stroud for first downs.
TOUCHDOWN OREGON AT 2:09 p.m. CJ Verdell scores on a 77-yard run breakaway into the endzone for his third touchdown of the game. Lewis adds the extra point to help Oregon expand its lead over Ohio State to 21-7.
2:05: Mycah Pittman recovers the kickoff to start the second half for Oregon, and goes down at the 15-yard line to set up the Ducks’ drive.
Halftime: Oregon 14, Ohio State 7
1:42: Oregon punts once more, giving Ohio State a chance to make a short drive down the field with less than 30 seconds left in the half.
1:39: Mycah Pittman brings the Ducks inside the 20-yard line with a 23-yard reception. The Ducks are pushed back to the 46-yard line on second down and 20 after an offensive holding penalty is called on the play.
1:34: Ducks’ Noah Sewell makes a great tackle on Miyan Williams, forcing a turnover on downs and giving the Ducks a first down at the 39-yard line. The Ducks are up 14-7 on the Buckeyes.
1:28: On third down, C.J. Stroud completes a pass to Olave on the sideline, and the play is reviewed. The reception call was upheld, and Ohio State will try for it on 4th and 2 from the 39-yard line.
1:26: Embuka returns the kickoff for Ohio State, forcing them to start at their own 19-yard line.
OREGON TOUCHDOWN AT 1:24. CJ Verdell scores on a 14-yard touchdown reception to put the Ducks up. With little under five minutes left in the half, Lewis kicks the extra point to give Oregon a 14-7 lead.
1:18: Brown catches a pass from receiver Kris Huston. Before starting on first down on the Buckeyes’ 22-yard line, the Ducks take a timeout.
1:16: Noah Ruggles of the Ohio State Buckeyes deflects the kickoff out of bounds, giving Oregon to take over at their own 35-yard line.
OHIO STATE TOUCHDOWN AT 1:12. Garrett Wilson runs it into the endzone after C.J. Stroud completes a 27-yard pass. The Buckeyes tie the game at 7-7 with an extra point.
1:10: C.J. Stroud completes the pass for a 15-yard gain, putting the Buckeyes in field-goal range.
1:08: Snee punts the ball 44 yards, and Garrett Wilson of the Buckeyes catches it. Before going down at the Ohio State 30-yard line, he almost loses control of the ball. The Ducks have a 7-0 advantage.
1:03: On third down and eight, both Oregon and Ohio State call timeouts at the three-yard line. Brown completes a 16-yard pass to tight end Cam McCormick, giving Oregon the ball at the 22-yard line. Following the play, McCormick fell down with an apparent injury.
12:54: Verone McKinley makes another stop, forcing Ohio State to punt the ball away due to an incompletion by Garret Wilson. The Ducks will get the ball on their one-yard line.
12:51: On the kickoff return, McKinley causes Embuka to drop the ball, almost allowing Oregon’s offense to reclaim possession. Ohio State kicks off at the Ducks’ 36-yard line, behind 7-0.
TOUCHDOWN OREGON AT 12:45 A.M. CJ Verdell sprints 14 yards into the endzone to start the Ducks’ opening scoring drive. Camden Lewis kicks the extra point, putting Oregon up 7-0. The Ducks’ first drive covered 99 yards in ten plays.
First Quarter: Ohio State 0, Oregon 0 12:40: Brown completes a 20-yard pass to CJ Verdell, forcing a first down at the Ohio State 39-yard line.
12:38: Anthony Brown completes a 19-yard pass to Devon Williams for a first down at the Ducks’ 42-yard line.
12:33: The Buckeyes punted instead of shooting for the field goal from the Ducks’ 34-yard line, giving Oregon the first down at their own one-yard line.
12:32: Ducks safety Verone McKinley makes another defensive play to keep Cade Stover from catching a pass on second down for the Buckeyes.
Stroud runs 14 yards for the first down at 12:28. He takes a hit while heading out of bounds, and the Ducks’ Dontae Manning is flagged for a penalty, resulting in a 15-yard penalty and a first down for the Buckeyes.
12:22: Miyan Williams gains four yards on the ground to give the Buckeyes their first down.
Tom Snee of Oregon punts the ball inside the Ohio State 5-yard line at 12:16.
12:08: Stroud attempts a deep pass down the middle but fails to complete it at the Ducks’ 31, resulting in a turnover on downs. On the first drive, Stroud completed 4-of-6 throws for 25 yards.
C.J. Stroud lofts a high pass to Jaxon Smith-Njigba at 12:06. On 4th-and-7, the Buckeyes go for it.
12:00: Oregon wins the coin toss and chooses to defer, giving Ohio State the ball first.
Ohio State vs. Oregon start time
- Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. ET | 4:30 p.m. PT
Kickoff for Ohio State vs. Oregon is scheduled for noon ET on Saturday, Sept 11.
How to watch Ohio State vs. Oregon
- TV channel: Fox
- Live stream: fuboTV, Fox.com
Ohio State vs. Oregon will be shown live on Fox at 12:00 ET. The game will be streamed live on Fox.com or on fuboTV, which provides a free seven-day trial.
The game will be called from the booth by Gus Johnson (play-by-play) and Joel Klatt (analysis), with Jenny Taft serving as sideline reporter.
Ohio State football schedule 2021
|Sept. 5||Ohio State 45, Minnesota 31|
|Sept. 11||vs. No. 12 Oregon|
|Sept. 18||vs. Tulsa|
|Sept. 25||vs. Akron|
|Oct. 2||at Rutgers|
|Oct. 9||vs. Maryland|
|Oct. 23||at Indiana|
|Oct. 30||vs. No. 11 Penn State|
|Nov. 6||at Nebraska|
|Nov. 13||vs. Purdue|
|Nov. 20||vs. Michigan State|
|Nov. 27||at Michigan|
Oregon football schedule 2021
|Sept. 5||Oregon 31, Fresno State 24|
|Sept. 11||at No. 3 Ohio State|
|Sept. 18||vs. Stony brook|
|Sept. 25||vs. Arizona|
|Oct. 2||at Stanford|
|Oct. 15||vs. Cal|
|Oct. 23||at No. 16 UCLA|
|Oct. 30||vs. Colorado|
|Nov. 6||at Washington|
|Nov. 13||vs. Washington State|
|Nov. 20||at No. 20 Utah|
|Nov. 27||vs. Oregon State|