Second Half Surge – Ohio State 49; Indiana 21

After an out of sync first half, the Buckeyes found their footing and blew out Indiana 49 to 21. It was the first time Ohio State had won by more than a touchdown in Bloomington since 2009. A star was born in true freshman running back J.K. Dobbins, who set a school record by rushing for 181 yards in his debut. And while uneven, OSU showed big play explosiveness in the passing game that was lacking last year. Work remains prior to Oklahoma, who no doubt licked their chops at the sight of a green OSU secondary allowing 420 yards through the air, including 149 yards receiving by Simmie Cobbs (who caught everything but a cold last night).

Headlines: Columbus DispatchBuckeyes prevail, but it was far from a cakewalkCleveland.comJ.K. Dobbins shines as Ohio State’s offense finds itself in 49-21 win over IndianaBig 10 Network: Buckeyes’ opening salvo impressive in 49-21 win at Indiana; Yahoo Sports: No. 2 Ohio State’s torrid second half dispatches Indiana; Indianapolis Star: Talk is cheap as IU defense falls flat in second halfChicago Tribune: Ohio State strong in second half for 49-21 victory over Indiana; NBC Sports: No. 2 Ohio State struggles early but eventually routs pesky Indiana

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