Ohio State beats Army Black Knights

The Ohio State Buck­eyes beat the Army West Point Black Knights 38-7 at Ohio Sta­dium.

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - FRONT PAGE - By Mitch Stacy

COLUM­BUS, OHIO » Fresh­man J.K. Dob­bins ran for 172 yards and a pair of touch­downs as No. 8 Ohio State re­bounded from a de­flat­ing loss to rout Army 38-7 on Satur­day.

Dob­bins broke away for an elec­tri­fy­ing 52-yard touch­down run to open the se­cond half af­ter romp­ing for 22 yards on the pre­vi­ous play, ex­tend­ing Ohio State’s 17-7 half­time lead. The Buck­eyes (2-1) then got touch­downs on two of their next three drives to pull away.

J.T. Bar­rett, the tar­get this week of crit­ics who sug­gested he should be benched af­ter the 31-16 loss to Ok­la­homa , was 25 for 33 for 270 yards and two touch­downs, al­beit against a less-tal­ented de­fense than last week.

He looked slick on a drive in the third quar­ter when he hit Mar­cus Baugh for 31 yards, then threw a per­fect 20-yard scor­ing strike on a post route to Terry McLau­rin in the end zone. That score gave him 106 touch­downs re­spon­si­ble for in his ca­reer, ty­ing him for the all­time Big Ten lead with Pur­due’s Drew Brees. He broke the record on the next pos­ses­sion when he tossed a 9-yard scor­ing pass to Austin Mack.

Army’s triple-op­tion threw off the Buck­eyes at times and ex­tended some drives, but OSU’s ath­letic de­fen­sive ends kept it mostly con­tained. The out­manned

Black Knights (21) com­piled 278 of­fen­sive yards but didn’t score af­ter a 3-yard Dar­nell Wool­fork touch­down run in the se­cond quar­ter.

THE TAKE­AWAY

Army: The Black Knights looked re­spectable in the first half, but couldn’t run

with the Buck­eyes in the se­cond.

Ohio State: Af­ter drop­ping the big one to Ok­la­homa last week, the Buck­eyes took care of busi­ness against an out­gunned team.

POLL IM­PLI­CA­TIONS

Ohio State: Prob­a­bly

won’t move much af­ter dom­i­nat­ing in a game it was sup­posed to dom­i­nate.

UP NEXT:

Army: Plays Tu­lane at New Or­leans.

Ohio State: Gets an­other tune-up game at home against UNLV.

JAY LAPRETE — THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Ohio State quar­ter­back J.T. Bar­rett throws a pass against Army dur­ing the first half of an NCAA col­lege foot­ball game, Satur­day in Colum­bus, Ohio. Ohio State de­feated Army 38-7.

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