Smothered – OSU 58, RUTGERS 0

By Jim Baird | AM Football Briefing | Sunday, October 2

SMOTHERED – OSU 58, RUTGERS 0: Urban on OSU’s commanding 58-0 shutout victory against Rutgers: “I thought our defense just smothered them. I think we gave up some passing yardage early but we have respect for the team we played and the scheme that they play. And they were hitting a couple of crossing routes on us. But I feel our defense all over the field. Even when they do get a play, they’re not usually solo tackles, usually a few people getting hats on them. I was very impressed with our defense for — someone said 33 yards in the second half. Wow. Very good defense.”

HEADLINES: AP: Barrett sets record, Ohio State blows out Rutgers 58-0; Columbus Dispatch: Ohio State 58, Rutgers 0 | October surprise? Hardly; Plain Dealer: No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes rout Rutgers 58-0 in Big Ten opener; Asbury Park Press: Rutgers football clobbered by Ohio State; Toledo Blade: Ohio State thumps Rutgers 58-0; Eleven Warriors: Ohio State’s Offense Generates Headlines, Breaks Records but the Buckeyes’ Defense is Also Among the Nation’s Best.

AROUND THE B1G: No. 4 TSUN beats No. 8 Wisconsin 14-7, stays undefeated; Indiana uses late rally to upset No. 17 Spartans 24-21 in OT; Carr’s 3 TD catches help Northwestern down Iowa 38-31; Unbeaten Maryland wallops Purdue 50-7 in Big Ten opener; Barkley’s run lifts Penn State over Minnesota 29-26 in OT; Newby’s late flurry sends No. 15 Huskers past Illini 31-16.

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1) Defense could rank among best at Ohio State, Rob Oller, Columbus Dispatch  – October 2
2) Barrett sets TD record in Buckeyes’ rout, Nicholas Piotrowicz, Toledo Blade – October 2

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