At halftime, the second-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes lead the Buffalo Bulls, 30-13, at Ohio Stadium in Columbus.
The Buckeyes scored 23-straight points in the opening period as Devin Smith scored on a 47-yard touchdown pass from Braxton Miller, who then connected on a 7-yard scoring strike to Chris Fields three-plus minutes later, and Jordan Hall added a 49-yard TD run with 38 seconds left.
Ohio State also went for two twice, converting both attempts.
But it was a tale of two quarters.
After leading 23-0 at the end of the first, the Bulls rattled off 13 unanswered points as Matt Weiser scored on a 16-yard touchdown pass from Joe Licata, and Khalil Mack returned an intercepted pass from Miller 49 yards for another score to cut into Ohio State’s lead at 23-13 with 7:10 to go in the second period.
The Buckeyes padded their cushion on a 37-yard TD run from Hall with 6:53 remaining to go up 30-13.
Ohio State outgained Buffalo, 310-125. The Buckeyes got 172 yards through the air and another 138 on the ground. The Bulls had 30 yards rushing and 95 yards passing. OSU also holds a 13-10 advantage in first downs, though UB leads in time of possession 15:32-14:28.
Miller was 13-of-18 passing for 172 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. Jordan Hall had 126 yards rushing on 12 attempts and two TDs. Six different Buckeyes have two receptions each.