Ohio State cruises past Indiana 42-14

11/23/2013
BLADE STAFF
Ohio State RB Carlos Hyde (34) scores a touchdown against Indiana safety Greg Heban (9) during the first quarter of a football game Saturday.
Ohio State RB Carlos Hyde (34) scores a touchdown against Indiana safety Greg Heban (9) during the first quarter of a football game Saturday.

COLUMBUS — No. 4 Ohio State cruised to a 42-14 win over Indiana today on an afternoon that transformed Ohio Stadium into an oversized snow globe.

Quarterback Braxton Miller accounted for four touchdowns — two running, two passing — running back Carlos Hyde became the first 1,000-yard back in Urban Meyer's head coaching career, and OSU sent off its 18 seniors with a record win.

The Buckeyes (11-0, 7-0 Big Ten) won their school-record 23rd straight game — the longest streak in the Big Ten in 64 years — and clinched the Leaders Division title. They will play No. 13 Michigan State, which iced the Legends Division with a 30-6 win over Northwestern, in the Big Ten championship game Dec. 6 in Indianapolis.

Miller completed 11 of 17 passes for 160 yards and ran for 144 yards on 13 carries. Hyde rushed for 117 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries.

 

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HALFTIME

Ohio State added a pair of second-quarter touchdowns to take a 28-0 halftime lead over Indiana today at Ohio Stadium.

After cornerback Bradley Roby blocked a punt at the Hoosiers 8-yard line, quarterback Braxton Miller scored on a 5-yard reverse for his second TD of the afternoon. Running back Carlos Hyde also scored again, punching in a 5-yard TD run just before the half.

The Buckeyes found the end zone on their first two drives to burst past Indiana 14-0 in the first quarter.

Running back Carlos Hyde capped a five-play, 71-yard opening drive with a 16-yard touchdown run and Miller followed with a 37-yard TD run on the next possession.