IU football vs. Ohio State — Live blog and discussion thread (Ohio State 56 Indiana 14 — FINAL)

Indiana and Ohio State are set to kick off at Noon in Columbus. Stay tuned to this thread for updates.

INDIANA (3-6, 1-5) at No. 2 OHIO STATE (9-0, 6-0)

  • Kickoff:  12:00 p.m. Eastern, Saturday
  • Location:  Columbus, Ohio (102,780; field turf)
  • Television: Fox — Gus Johnson (pbp), Joel Klatt (analyst), Jenny Taft (sideline)
  • Stream:  Fox Sports
  • Radio:  IU Football radio network
  • Odds:  Ohio State is a 40-point favorite
  • Weather at kickoff:  37 degrees, cloudy, wind 7 mph, light rain and possible snow.

Fourth Quarter
FINAL: Ohio State wins 56-14.

Kyle McCord is in at quarterback for Ohio State.

TOUCHDOWN OHIO STATE: Stroud to Kamryn Babb for an eight-yard touchdown. A six-play, 75-yard drive. Ohio State leads 56-14.

TOUCHDOWN INDIANA: Williams finds Donaven McCulley for a 18-yard touchdown pass. A two-play, 18-yard touchdown drive. Ohio State leads 49-14.

Bryson Bonds recovers a fumble, and IU is set up with the ball at the OSU 18.

TOUCHDOWN OHIO STATE: Xavier Johnson weaves through the entire IU defense for a 71-yard touchdown run. A one-play, 71-yard drive. Ohio State leads 49-7.

Third Quarter

End of the third quarter: Ohio State leads Indiana 42-7. IU ball with 2nd and 11 on their own 9.

TOUCHDOWN OHIO STATE: It’s Stroud to Stover again, this time from 12 yards out. A 3-play, 52-yard scoring drive. Ohio State leads 42-7.

TOUCHDOWN OHIO STATE: Buckeyes quickly capitalize on the punt block on a C.J. Stroud pass to Cade Stover from one yard out. A two-play, two-yard drive. 35-7, Ohio State leads.

James Evans’ punt is blocked and recovered by Ohio State at the IU two-yard-line.

Emery Simmons takes a reverse 44 yards on IU’s first play from scrimmage. Hoosiers are marching to open the second half, but the drive stalls out and OSU gets the ball back.

Halftime Stats


HALFTIME: Ohio State 28, Indiana 7

A pair of sacks push IU out of field goal range.

Dexter Williams leads IU’s two-minute offense down the field. The Hoosiers have the ball at the OSU 29 with just under 30 seconds to play in the first half.

Indiana’s Dasan McCullough picks up a stop on 4th and 1. Hoosiers take over at their own 18.

Ohio State running back Miyan Williams is off the field with an injury. Williams is starting in place of TreVeyon Henderson today.

Dexter Williams could not find a complete pass on Indiana’s most recent drive, but threw a pair of relatively impressive incompletions, including a perfectly-placed deep ball to Donaven McCulley, broken up by an OSU defender.

TOUCHDOWN OHIO STATE: Miyan Williams breaks free for a a 48-yard touchdown run. A three-play, 57-yard scoring drive. Ohio State leads 28-7.

IU goes three-and-out on its first drive of the second quarter. Buckeyes are set up with the ball on their own 43.


End of the first quarter. Ohio State leads 21-7 with 1st and 10 on their own 33.

TOUCHDOWN INDIANA: Dexter Williams finds A.J. Barner on 3rd and Goal for a 7-yard touchdown pass. A six-play, 75-yard scoring drive. Ohio State leads 21-7.

Dexter Williams is in at quarterback for IU. Williams picked up a 16-yard first-down run and found Andison Coby for a 49-yard gain through the air.

TOUCHDOWN OHIO STATE: Marvin Harrison Jr. scores on the first play of the drive, a 58-yard reception. A one-play, 58-yard drive. Ohio State leads 21-0.

After three drives, Indiana’s offense has a net total of 15 yards and no first downs.

True freshman and Ohio native Carter Smith is in at right tackle for the Hoosiers.

OHIO STATE TOUCHDOWN: Running back Dallan Hayden goes untouched for a 14-yard touchdown. An 8-play, 78-yard scoring drive. Ohio State leads 14-0.

OHIO STATE TOUCHDOWN: C.J. Stroud finds Emeka Egbuka on 3rd and Goal for a 6-yard touchdown pass. A 6-play, 65-yard drive. Ohio State leads 7-0.

IU and Ohio State trade three-and-outs and punts to open the game. It looked like an OSU player may have touched James Evans’ punt as it rolled, but a Buckeye jumped on the ball before any IU players could get to it.

Indiana has won the coin toss and will defer. Ohio State will have the ball to open today’s contest.