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Buckeyes roll past Golden Gophers

Buckeyes roll past Golden Gophers

Troy Smith passed for 233 yards and three touchdowns to lead the No. 12 Ohio State Buckeyes to a 45-31 win over the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Saturday.

The Buckeyes were listed as 4.5-point favorites in this one and easily cover the spread on this day. The game’s combined 76 points went OVER the posted total (50).

Antonio Pittman rushed for 186 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries. Santonio Holmes had two touchdown catches and Anthony Gonzalez caught one touchdown ball in the win for Ohio State.

Gary Russell had two rushing touchdowns and Laurence Maroney ran for 126 yards and a TD for the Golden Gophers. Bryan Cupito threw for 397 yards and tossed a touchdown to Jared Ellerson in the loss.