Buckeyes roll over UNLV 54-21

Seven different Ohio State receivers caught touchdown passes and the Buckeyes threw for a school-record 474 yards as they rolled to a 54-21 victory over UNLV on a hot September afternoon in Ohio Stadium.

The seven receivers catching TD passes was also an OSU single-game record, breaking the old mark of five which was set four times previously. In all, 13 Buckeyes caught passes on the day for a record 474 yards. That total surpassed the 459 yards at Penn State in 1997.

Three Buckeye quarterbacks combined to set the mark as J.T. Barrett completed 12-of-17 passes for 209 yards and five touchdowns. Freshman Dwayne Haskins didn’t miss a beat when he stepped in late in the second quarter as he finished the day 15-of-23 for 228 yards and two scores. Sophomore Joe Burrow completed the Buckeye QB quartet as he completed all four passes he threw for 37 yards on the game’s final drive.

C.J. Saunders and Parris Campbell each had 100-yard receiving games. Saunders had career highs of six catches for 102 yards and a score while Campbell notched 105 yards on just three catches. Campbell’s 35 yards per catch is the most by a Buckeye in a game since 1996. Defensively, the Buckeyes had 13 tackles for loss, six pass breakups and two interceptions. That was the most tackles for loss by the Buckeyes in a game since also notching 13 against Michigan in 2008. Nick Bosa led the way with four total tackles, three tackles for loss, including a sack, and a pass breakup.

Two plays into the game and Campbell found himself in the endzone. He took a swing pass and went 69 yards for a score. The second OSU drive ended with the same result as Barrett was 4-of-5 passing and found Johnny Dixon for a 16-yard touchdown pass. Dre’Mont Jones then took down UNLV’s Lexington Thomas in the endzone for the Buckeyes’ first safety of the year and the hosts led 16-0 at the end of one. Campbell registered all 187 of his all-purpose yards in the opening quarter.

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