Ohio State Falls 34-27 to Cornhuskers - Recap
|Ohio State Falls 34-27 to Cornhuskers - Recap|
Rex Burkhead tore up the turf for 119 rushing yards on Saturday to lead the Cornhuskers to a 34-27 win over the Buckeyes at Memorial Stadium.
Nebraska did not, however, defeat the Buckeyes against the spread, which closed at 10.5 at most sportsbooks. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 44.5.
Taylor Martinez completed 16 of 22 pass attempts for 191 yards for the Cornhuskers in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Buckeyes defense.
Carlos Hyde rushed for 104 yards for Ohio State, while Braxton Miller added 91 yards. Braxton Miller threw for 95 yards for the Buckeyes, while receivers Corey Brown and Jake Stoneburner had 61 and 32 yards respectively.
Nebraska outgained Ohio State 423-351 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 25-16 by the Cornhuskers.
Ohio State lost the time of possession battle 30:43/29:17, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.
Nebraska looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against Minnesota. Ohio State will aim to get back on the winning track at Illinois.