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Recap - Buckeyes Defeat Navy 34-17

The Buckeyes grabbed a Week 1 victory over the Midshipmen on Saturday, winning 34-17 at M & T Bank Stadium.

Bettors who backed the Buckeyes were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of -13.5 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 54.

J.T. Barrett completed 12 of 15 pass attempts for 226 yards for the Buckeyes in the win.

Ryan Williams-Jenkins rushed for 118 yards for Navy, while Geoffrey Whiteside added 44 yards. Keenan Reynolds threw for 20 yards for the Midshipmen, while receivers Brandon Colon and Geoffrey Whiteside had 17 and 3 yards respectively.

Ohio State outgained Navy 420-390 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 22-19 by the Midshipmen.

Ohio State lost the time of possession battle 32:26-27:34, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.

Next game, Ohio State takes its act home to face Virginia Tech looking for another win. For Navy, they head on the road to face Temple.