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23:00  07 september  2019
23:00  07 september  2019 Source:   ap.org

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Fields, No. 5 Ohio State bury Cincinnati 42-0
Fields, No. 5 Ohio State bury Cincinnati 42-0
Fields, No. 5 Ohio State bury Cincinnati 42-0

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Justin Fields passed for two touchdowns and ran for two more scores, and No. 5 Ohio State cruised to a 42-0 rout of Cincinnati on Saturday.

Fields tosses 4 TDs, Ohio State's Day era starts with rout

Fields tosses 4 TDs, Ohio State's Day era starts with rout Justin Fields threw four touchdown passes and ran for a score in his first game for Ohio State and the fifth-ranked Buckeyes rolled over FAU 45-21 on Saturday in the season opener. © Jay LaPrete Ohio State head coach Ryan Day, center, celebrates their touchdown against Florida Atlantic during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete) Fields, the five-star transfer from Georgia, made it look easy early, engineering touchdowns on Ohio State's first four drives.

J.K. Dobbins rushed for 141 yards and two touchdowns -- all in the first half -- as the Buckeyes (2-0) dismantled Cincinnati in Luke Fickell's return to Ohio Stadium. The third-year Bearcats coach played at Ohio State then spent years on the other sideline as an assistant, and interim coach in 2011.

"They just ruined any sentimental thought you had," Fickell said. "I'm just disappointed we couldn't give them a real game."

BOX SCORE: NO. 5 OHIO STATE 42, CINCINNATI 0

The Bearcats (1-1) came in with confidence after an opening week win over UCLA but their chances of beating Ohio State for the first time in 122 years began to dissipate when Justin Fields scurried up for the middle for a 7-yard touchdown run on the Buckeyes' second drive of the game. By halftime it was 28-0.

Cincinnati Safety Kyriq McDonald Collapses on Field in Freak Injury vs. Ohio State

Cincinnati Safety Kyriq McDonald Collapses on Field in Freak Injury vs. Ohio State Cincinnati safety Kyriq McDonald collapsed in the middle of a play on Saturday against Ohio State without being touched. McDonald went into convulsions on field after the non-contact collapse and immediately signaled for trainers. © Colin Haas Hill via TwitterNo replay of the injury was shown but the redshirt sophomore was carted off the field shortly after being attended to. Ohio State's K.J. Hill went to block McDonald before he collapsed but held off, presumably realizing something was wrong The Bearcats entire team gathered around McDonald as he was being helped onto the cart to leave the field.

The Ohio State defense held down Cincinnati and shut the door with a blocked field goal, an interception and fumble for a touchback on the three occasions the Bearcats threatened. The Buckeyes sacked quarterback Desmond Ritter five times.

"I think today was another step in the journey, the right step -- where we want to be," Ohio State coach Ryan Day said.

THE TAKEAWAY

Cincinnati: With the drama surrounding the return of Fickell, the Bearcats were expected by many to give Ohio State more of a game. But the Buckeyes' defensive line made it tough to establish any ground game. Ritter hit a few passes for big gains but otherwise the offensive highlights were few.

Ohio State: The Buckeyes exploited the talent deficit, and their skill players and defense improved from last week. The team made fewer mistakes and is clicking as it heads into Big Ten play next week.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

Dobbins, Fields help No. 6 Ohio St. knock out Indiana 51-10

Dobbins, Fields help No. 6 Ohio St. knock out Indiana 51-10 J.K. Dobbins ran for 193 yards and scored twice Saturday while Justin Fields threw three touchdown passes to lead No. 6 Ohio State to a 51-10 rout at Indiana. The Buckeyes (3-0, 1-0 Big Ten) have won each of their first three games by at least 24 points and extended their winning streak in the series to 24, dating to a tie in 1990. Ohio State hasn't lost to Indiana since 1988. And with Peyton Ramsey starting at quarterback in place of the injured Michael Penix Jr., the Hoosiers (2-1, 0-1) never had a chance. It might not have mattered with Dobbins and Fields gashing Indiana's defense. BOX SCORE: NO.

Beating a 16-point underdog in blowout fashion probably won't get the Buckeyes up into to the top four.

UP NEXT

Cincinnati: Hosts Miami (Ohio) on Saturday.

Ohio State: Opens Big Ten play Saturday at Indiana.

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