No. 12 Oregon stuns No. 3 Ohio State on the road
No. 12 Oregon shocks No. 3 Ohio State on the road
No. 12 Oregon stunned No. 3 Ohio State on the road 35-28. It's the first Duck win against the Buckeyes in the two school's history.
Oregon RB CJ Verdell stole the show on Saturday afternoon. Verdell had 161 rushing yards and three total touchdowns in the victory. QB Anthony Brown made timely plays for the Ducks, throwing for two touchdowns including a 14-yard strike to put Oregon up 14 points in the fourth quarter.
While Oregon's defense allowed 484 passing yards, they played a bend-but-don't-break style that held Ohio State scoreless on six drives into Duck territory. DB Mykael Wright led the team in tackles. DB Verone McKinley III's fourth-quarter interception helped seal the Ducks victory.
A bright spot for Ohio State was WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba. He led a trio of 100+ yard recievers with seven catches for 145 yards and two touchdowns.
With the win Oregon moves to 2-0. Ohio State falls to 1-1.
How we feeling Ducks fans?!?!?!— Oregon Football (@oregonfootball) September 11, 2021
First road win over a top-five team since 2011.#GoDucks pic.twitter.com/upu0jChjxR
Final: Oregon defeats Ohio State 35-28
No. 12 Oregon upsets No. 3 Ohio State in Columbus, 35-28. See the final stats below.
Interception Ducks! Oregon 35, Ohio State 28 | 02:50 4Q
Oregon DB Verone McKinley III picked off Ohio State QB C.J. Stroud late in the fourth quarter. Ohio State has three timeouts, but less than three minutes remain.
PICKED OFF!@oregonfootball gets the ball back up a TD with under 3 minutes left in the game pic.twitter.com/y20H9oIAf2— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) September 11, 2021
Under 5 minutes remain
Ohio State has the ball down seven points with under five minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. The Buckeyes are driving in hopes of tying the game. Oregon leads 35-28.
Ohio State strikes back! Oregon 35, Ohio State 28 | 07:55 4Q
Ohio State strikes back with a 15-yard Jaxon Smith-Njigba catch and run. Smith-Njigba has five catches for 111 yards and two touchdowns.
CJ Stroud has 437 passing yards— PFF College (@PFF_College) September 11, 2021
🎯 3 TDs
🎯 0 TDs
We’ve got a ballgame in Columbus
Brown throws for 6! Oregon 35, Ohio State 21 | 10:10 4Q
Oregon QB Anthony Brown tossed a 14-yard pass to TE Moliki Matavao for the score. Oregon once again leads by two touchdowns.
Back to a 14-point lead in Columbus!#GoDucks— Oregon Football (@oregonfootball) September 11, 2021
TD Buckeyes! Oregon 28, Ohio State 21 | 12:52 4Q
Freshman RB TreVeyon Henderson ran in from two yards away for the touchdown. The touchdown followed a key first-down reception by WR Garrett Wilson on fourth down. Oregon remains in front with plenty of time left to play.
This one's not over yet!@TreVeyonH4 pulls @OhioStateFB back to within one score vs Oregon 🌰 pic.twitter.com/dkyX3cNuqI— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) September 11, 2021
Fourth Quarter, Oregon leads 28-14
Buckeyes fall short in the redzone
On fourth-and-two at the Oregon eight-yard line, a pass from QB C.J. Stroud to WR Chris Olave fell incomplete. The Ducks take over with 03:43 remaining in the third quarter
Make that THREE fourth-down stops for the @oregonfootball defense 😤 pic.twitter.com/3QGuuWqITz— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) September 11, 2021
TD Ducks! Oregon 28, Ohio State, 14 | 07:38, 3Q
RB Travis Dye ran in for a 5-yard touchdown to push the Duck lead back to 14. We're halfway through the third quarter.
ANOTHER ONE 😤🦆@oregonfootball takes a 28-14 lead in Columbus! pic.twitter.com/ciSL8eX62k— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) September 11, 2021
The Buckeyes respond! Oregon 21, Ohio State 14 | 10:25 3Q
QB C.J. Stroud found WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba for a 26-yard touchdown to cut the deficit to seven points. The first Buckeye second-half drive took less than four minutes.
👏👏 @OhioStateFB answers with a touchdown from @jaxon_smith1 pic.twitter.com/8rr5DX7oZL— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) September 11, 2021
A hat trick for Verdell! Oregon 21, Ohio State 7 | 13:38 3Q
RB CJ Verdell strikes again with a 77-yard touchdown run, his third score of the day.
CJ VERDELL— Oregon Football (@oregonfootball) September 11, 2021
Another one!#GoDucks | @Cjverdell_
Halftime update: Oregon 14, Ohio State 7
The first half is in the books and Oregon leads Ohio State 14-7.
Oregon RB CJ Verdell scored both of the touchdowns for the Ducks, one on the ground and one through the air. In total, Verdell has 83 yards on 12 touches. Oregon QB Anthony Brown has been efficient through the air; seven Ducks have caught a pass in the first half. Defensively, Oregon has played well, forcing two Buckeye turnovers on downs and two punts.
Ohio State's lone score came when QB CJ Stroud found WR Garrett Wilson for a 27-yard touchdown. The Buckeyes have struggled, coming up empty on four drives into Duck territory. Ohio State will look to get the pass rush going in the second half as they have zero sacks after 30 minutes.
Advantage: AB😤#GoDucks | @anthonybrown_2— Oregon Football (@oregonfootball) September 11, 2021
Noah Sewell makes the big time stop
Oregon LB Noah Sewell made a great tackle to stop Ohio State on fourth-and-two at the Oregon 39-yard line. Oregon has the ball with 02:32 remaining in the half.
4TH DOWN STOP#GoDucks | @B1essah pic.twitter.com/ffcZPhQtII— Oregon Football (@oregonfootball) September 11, 2021
Verdell strikes again! Oregon 14, Ohio State 7 | 4:51 2Q
RB CJ Verdell scored his second rushing touchdown of the day with a 14-yard catch and run on fourth-and-one for the score. Verdell has gained 77 yards this afternoon.
CJ VERDELL IS A BAD MAN— PFF College (@PFF_College) September 11, 2021