Ohio State was a heavy favorite heading into its contest against Nebraska on Saturday night, but many believed the Cornhuskers would at least keep the game competitive early. It’s been nothing short of a massacre in Lincoln.
Despite College GameDay being on campus, it’s the Buckeyes who came out fired up and ready to go for the contest. At the end of the first half, it’s 38-0 Ohio State.
The Buckeyes have excelled on both sides of the ball. Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez, who was getting Heisman hype before the season, is 2-of-8 for 10 yards with three interceptions. Ohio State signal-caller Justin Fields, meanwhile, is 10-of-14 for 148 yards with two scores. He’s also added a touchdown on the ground.
Nebraska gained just 76 yards total in the first half.
Many are starting to wonder just how good the Buckeyes are.
Nebraska has completed more passes to Ohio State than Nebraska
— Matt Brown (@MattSBN) September 29, 2019
I know this isn’t 1997 Nebraska, but think about how amped up that stadium was at kickoff. Ohio State up 31-0 with five minutes left in the first half. This is something.
— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) September 29, 2019
This definitely feels like the best Ohio State team since winning the title in 2014.
— Chris Biderman (@ChrisBiderman) September 29, 2019
Barring an insane comeback, Ohio State is going to move to 5-0 with a date against Michigan State looming. The Buckeyes will be a favorite in every game they play during the regular season moving forward.
As for Nebraska, this is certainly a wake-up call. The Scott Frost era is only in year two, but the Cornhuskers have a long way to go.