The Ohio State Buckeyes looked to be in trouble as Minnesota Golden Gophers led 14-10 at halftime, and it looked like we might see an upset to open Week 1 in the Big Ten.
But a nice TD 56-yard pass from CJ Stroud to Garrett Wilson but the Buckeyes back in front 24-21 late in the third quarter. And before the period ended, D-lineman Haskell Garrett found a fumbled football from Minny quarterback Tanner Morgan after a strip-sack, and we got a scoop and score.
Fat Guy Touchdown!
Haskell The Rascal! Love it!pic.twitter.com/GFBmtNCYvn— The Buckeye Nut (@TheBuckeyeNut) September 3, 2021
Ohio State now leads 31-21, and looks to be salting this one away. As the fourth quarter begins, we’ll see if Minnesota can get back into threatening range here.
Stroud is 11-19, for 163 yards and two touchdowns with an interception, while Morgan is 9-17 for 114 yards and a touchdown, but also that interception.
Ohio State was a 14-point favorite at kickoff at DraftKings Sportsbook.