COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — No. 3 Ohio State is striking the right balance.
C.J. Stroud threw five touchdown passes, and both top running backs had 100-yard games as the Buckeyes blew by Wisconsin early and cruised to a 52-21 win on Saturday night.
Wisconsin (2-1) at No. 3 Ohio State (3-0), Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ET (ABC)
Line: Ohio State by 18 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Ryan Day distributed the obligatory praise of his players after their score-at-will rout of Toledo, but the No. 3 Buckeyes won’t dwell on it long with the Big Ten schedule around the next corner.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — No. 3 Ohio State tried last week to smooth out its early season wrinkles against a heavy underdog.
Buckeyes coach Ryan Day doesn't think they've ironed out enough of them to be a championship contender just yet.
Arkansas State (1-0) at No. 3 Ohio State (1-0), Saturday, noon ET (BTN)
Line: Ohio State by 44 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney has a reworked contract that will pay him $115 million over 10 seasons through 2031.
Swinney's enhanced contract follows megadeals given to Alabama's Nick Saban, Georgia's Kirby Smart and Ohio State's Ryan Day earlier this season.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Coach Ryan Day had no apologies for No. 2 Ohio State's low-scoring, “clunky” win over No. 5 Notre Dame.
Saturday night's underwhelming 21-10 victory was less about the Buckeyes showing off their sleek, high-scoring offense and more about grinding it out in the second half just to survive a difficult season opener.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — With its vaunted offense bogged down, No. 2 Ohio State leaned on its revamped defense in a top-five opener against a former Buckeye that tested its toughness.
C.J. Stroud threw two touchdown passes and Ohio State shut out No.
No. 5 Notre Dame (0-0) at No. 2 Ohio State (0-0), Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ET (ABC)
Line: Ohio State by 17 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Things to watch during Week 1 of play in the Big Ten Conference:
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban is getting a new eight-year contract worth at least $93.6 million, eclipsing the recent megadeal of Southeastern Conference rival Kirby Smart.
The University of Alabama trustees compensation committee on Tuesday approved a one-year extension through Feb.
The Big Ten shook up college athletics this summer by announcing the additions of Southern California and UCLA in 2024 and negotiating a blockbuster multimedia rights deal.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Nine months later, the sting of losing to Michigan is still fresh for No. 2 Ohio State.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kevin Warren introduced Ohio State's Ryan Day at Big Ten media day, the final coach to take the stage at the two-day event, and the two men exchanged a hearty hug and smiles before posing for a photo.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia's Kirby Smart has agreed to a contract extension through the 2031 season, a 10-year agreement worth more than $110 million that makes him the latest coach to land the type of megadeal that is becoming increasingly common in college football.
Ohio State is hiking Ryan Day's annual salary to $9.5 million as part of a two-year contract extension that will put him among the nation's highest-paid college football coaches.
Day’s raise makes him the latest coach to crack $9 million per year, making him one of the highest-paid coaches along with Alabama’s Nick Saban and Clemson’s Dabo Swinney and putting his contract in line with recent deals given to Michigan State’s Mel Tucker and LSU’s Brian Kelly.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Former teammates and coaches bid farewell to Dwayne Haskins during an emotional memorial service on Friday, a little less than two weeks after the 24-year-old quarterback died after being struck while walking on a South Florida highway.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State offensive lineman Harry Miller said he's retiring from football because of mental health issues that pushed him to the brink of taking his own life.
Miller made the retirement announcement in a two-page letter posted on Twitter on Thursday in which he shared details of his struggle with mental illness and credited Ohio State coach Ryan Day with getting him help.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Ryan Day continued to revamp his coaching staff by hiring of two defensive assistants Friday.
Tim Walton, a former Ohio State player who spent the last 13 years coaching in the NFL, most recently with the Jacksonville Jaguars, was added as cornerbacks/secondary coach.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — During Ohio State’s visit to Disneyland celebrating its appearance in the Rose Bowl, quarterback C.J. Stroud was looking forward to visiting Tomorrowland.
“I rode Space Mountain in eighth grade and I want to get back on there,” he said.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Ohio State wide receiver Garrett Wilson is skipping the Rose Bowl to enter the NFL draft.
Wide receiver Chris Olave, offensive tackle Nicholas Petit-Frere and defensive tackle Haskell Garrett are also bypassing the game, coach Ryan Day said during the Buckeyes' visit to Disneyland to celebrate their New Year’s Day showdown against Pac-12 champion Utah.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State has hired defensive coordinator Jim Knowles away from Oklahoma State.
Buckeyes coach Ryan Day announced Tuesday that Knowles will take over as defensive coordinator on Jan.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Run over by Michigan and buried by its own miscues, Ohio State felt the sting of losing its rivalry game for the first time in a long time.
“We haven’t been in this position forever,” Buckeye receiver Chris Olave said.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — C.J. Stroud lit up No. 7 Michigan State early and gave his coach the rare luxury of being able to let his mind wander to next week’s showdown with Michigan.
Stroud tied a school record with six touchdown passes -- all in the first half -- as No.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — When Mel Tucker took the coaching job at Michigan State, he promised his players they would play for championships.
The second-year coach has the Spartans knocking at the door already.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — After two weeks of some uneven offensive play, the No. 6 Buckeyes were understandably anxious this week with giant-killer Purdue coming to town.
Ohio State had reason to be wary of the Boilermakers, who had already upset two top-five teams this season.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A nine-point win over the last-place team in the Big Ten West might not satisfy Ohio State's fan base.
Buckeyes coach Ryan Day was just fine with it.
C.J. Stroud threw for 405 yards and two touchdowns, Ohio State's defense came up with a pair of stops after Nebraska had pulled within six points, and the sixth-ranked Buckeyes got out of Memorial Stadium with a 26-17 win on Saturday.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Garrett Wilson, Ohio State's leading receiver, will not play against Nebraska on Saturday.
Wilson's name was listed on Ohio State's pregame report of unavailable players. The Buckeyes do not announce the reason for a player's absence.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — No. 6 Ohio State has outscored Nebraska by an average of 53-18 while winning six straight against the Cornhuskers.
The last thing Buckeyes coach Ryan Day wants his players to do is look at the recent history of the series and think they're in for an easy afternoon Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Facing adversity for the first time in more than a month, Ohio State showed off the mettle the Buckeyes believe they'll need to get through the rest of a rugged Big Ten schedule.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — C.J. Stroud and TreVeyon Henderson provided Ohio State’s offense with a refreshingly familiar look Saturday.
Even a persistently rainy night couldn't derail the Buckeyes' two big stars.
Ohio State has righted itself after an early loss to Oregon, winning four straight games in mostly blowout fashion.
On the latest AP Top 25 Podcast presented by Regions Bank, Buckeyes coach Ryan Day joins AP’s Ralph Russo to talk about striking a balance between the urgency of high expectations and keeping a team from panicking after an early misstep.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — C.J. Stroud, who didn't throw a pass in a college football game until five weeks ago, says he's getting better at relaxing amid the chaos.
With his sore shoulder feeling better and some early wobbles behind him, Stroud is beginning to look less like an inexperienced freshman and more like Justin Fields, his unflappable predecessor at quarterback who led Ohio State to the College Football Playoff in both years as a starter.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State dismissed senior linebacker K’Vaughan Pope on Sunday after he was sent off the field by his own team during the 10th-ranked Buckeyes' rout of Akron.
“K’Vaughan will continue to have the use of programs that benefit our student-athletes, such as our Student-Athlete Support Services Office, and we will support him with his progress toward graduation,” Ohio State Ryan Day said in a statement.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The upset of Ohio State by two-touchdown underdog Oregon last weekend led to some serious introspection at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center.
Perennial powerhouse Ohio State is not accustomed to losing games during the regular season. The Buckeyes especially aren't used to losing in September to two-touchdown underdogs, which happened last week.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — C.J. Verdell watched on TV last week as Minnesota's Mohamed Ibrahim shredded Ohio State's disheveled defense early. The Oregon running back thought he could take advantage in the same fashion.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — C.J. Stroud's mind was not right as he sparred with first-game jitters, feeling “kind of all over the place" in his debut as Ohio State’s starting quarterback.
Playing for the Buckeyes comes with plenty of pressure.
C.J. Stroud passed for 294 yards and four touchdowns in his debut as the Ohio State starter and the fourth-ranked Buckeyes kept coach Ryan Day unbeaten in Big Ten play with a 45-31 victory over Minnesota on Thursday night.
No. 4 Ohio State (0-0, 0-0 Big Ten) at Minnesota (0-0, 0-0 Big Ten), 8 p.m. EDT (Fox).
Line: Ohio State by 13 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Freshman C.J. Stroud will start at quarterback for No. 4 Ohio State in the season opener against Minnesota, coach Ryan Day said Saturday.
Stroud, who had been the apparent leader in the quarterback derby since spring practice, was chosen over fellow second-year player Jack Miller and true freshmen Kyle McCord and Quinn Ewers.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — None of the three freshmen competing to start at quarterback for No. 4 Ohio State has thrown a pass in a college football game.
That's unfamiliar and unsettling for third-year Ohio State coach Ryan Day, who had the luxury of the record-shattering Justin Fields running the offense the past two seasons.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Third-year Ohio State coach Ryan Day on Wednesday opened a preseason camp for the first time without a good idea of who's going to start at quarterback.
“If I did, I'd probably sleep a little better right now, but I don't,” Day said at Big Ten media days last month.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Big Ten is mostly embracing the notion of College Football Playoff expansion.
Commissioner Kevin Warren has not definitively backed the proposal to grow the CFP from four to 12 teams, wanting to give time for his constituents to chime in.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio became the 18th state Monday to allow college athletes to earn money off their name, image and likeness after a GOP attempt to add a transgender sports ban to the bill forced the governor to issue an executive order.
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