By Lewis Gould
C.J. Stroud threw five touchdowns in the No. 7 Ohio State’s 66-17 pounding of Maryland.
Ohio State scored on nine straight possessions and piled up 598 yards of offense as the Buckeyes (5-1, 3-0 Big Ten) had their way with the Terps (4-2, 1-2).
Stroud threw for 406 yards, including two touchdown passes each to star wideouts Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson against a depleted Maryland secondary.
“Last week and this week, we were damn near perfect,” Olave said.
Buckeyes freshman TreVeyon Henderson, after managing just 17 yards rushing in the first half, finished with 102 and two touchdowns. He also caught a 26-yard TD pass in the first half. Master Teague had a touchdown plunge as Ohio State beat Maryland for the seventh consecutive time.
It wasn’t until the Buckeyes’ 10th and final drive of the game, when the regulars were all out of the game, that the Terps managed to stop them on downs.
Ohio State “had guys look like they fell out of airplanes, they were so wide open,” Terps coach Mike Locksley said.